Swashbuckler is Isabela's specialization in Dragon Age II.

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Requires: Isabela Friendship
Isabela's got your back.

Attack speed: +5% for Isabela
Attack speed: +5% for Hawke
Stick in the Mud Stick in the Mud
Requires: Isabela Rivalry
Isabela always says that the best way to avoid an argument is simply not to be there.

Dodge chance: +10%
Across the Bow Across the Bow
Activation: 20
Cooldown: 20s
Requires: Level 8
Isabela's issues an irresistible challenge to a single foe. The enemy abandons its other opponents and heads straight for the seafarer.

Enemy will engage Isabela
Below the Waterline Below the Waterline
Duration: 20s
Requires: Level 14
Requires: 4 points in Swashbuckler
Isabela's mocking demeanor erodes her opponent's confidence.

Enemy defense: -50%
Experienced Hand Experienced Hand
Requires: Level 10
Requires: Across the Bow
Requires: 2 points in Swashbuckler
This isn't Isabela's first dance. And it won't be her last.

Attack: +20%
Critical damage: +20%
Savvy Savvy
Size: 10m
Upkeep: 30%
Cooldown: 5s
Requires: Level 7
While this mode is active, Isabela's fighting instincts allow her to perceive enemy attacks before they happen, although she inflicts less damage. For every enemy near Isabela, these effects increase.

Damage: -10% per nearby enemy
Defense: +10% per nearby enemy
Buccaneer's Savvy Buccaneer's Savvy
Requires: Level 11
Requires: 2 points in Swashbuckler
Isabela's focus sharpens, cutting Savvy's damage penalty in half.

Damage: +5% per nearby enemy (total: -5%)
Sea Legs Sea Legs
Requires: Level 11
Requires: Savvy
Requires: 2 points in Swashbuckler
Isabela's extensive experience in combat grants her bonuses to critical chance and defense.

Defense: +25%
Critical chance: +20%
All Hands on Deck All Hands on Deck
Size: 8m sphere
Activation: 40
Cooldown: 30s
Requires: Level 9
Requires: Across the Bow
Requires: Savvy
Isabela appears to be everywhere at once, executing a lightning-quick series of backstabs to each target in a small area.

Physical damage: 1.8x
Shore Leave Shore Leave
Requires: Level 13
Requires: 2 points in Swashbuckler
Isabela's series of backstabs now leaves each opponent as stunned as the day they returned from shore leave.

Stun chance: 100% vs. normal enemies
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