For the talents in Dragon Age: Origins, see Weapon and Shield talents (Origins).
For a list of shields requiring this talent tree, see Shields (Dragon Age II).
For a list of weapons requiring this talent tree, see Weapon and Shield weapons.

Weapon and Shield talents are talents available to the warrior class in Dragon Age II.

Ability tree[edit | edit source]

Weapon and Shield SkillSet DA2.png

Talents[edit | edit source]

Shield Defense Shield Defense
Upkeep: 15%
Cooldown: 5s
Requires: Level 3
The warrior assumes a defensive stance, reducing damage taken from the front. However, the warrior inflicts less damage against enemies and sacrifices the ability to make closing attacks.

Damage: -25%
Damage resistance: +25% vs. frontal attacks
Threat generation: +100%
Shield Wall Shield Wall
Requires: Level 8
Requires: 4 points in Weapon and Shield
Shield Defense now reduces the damage from all attacks, rather than just the front. Additionally, the warrior's shield deflects some regular strikes, shrugging of most of the damage.

Damage resistance: +50% vs. rear attacks
Effect: 20% chance that normal hits vs. the warrior become glancing blows
Shield Bash Shield Bash
Activation: 10
Cooldown: 15s
Requires: Level 2
The warrior's shield arcs out, striking foes like a battering ram.

Physical damage: 1.7x
Physical force: 12x
Pummel Pummel
Requires: Level 6
Shield Bash can be used more frequently, and enemies slammed by the warrior's shield are STAGGERED.

Cooldown: -5s (total: 10s)
STAGGERStaggered.pngchance: 100% for the primary target
STAGGERStaggered.pngchance: 40% for normal enemies within range
Assault Assault
Activation: 20
Cooldown: 20s
Requires: Level 5
Requires: Shield Bash
The warrior spins into a vicious assault that inflicts significant damage and often throws enemies back.

Physical damage: 1.7x (x3 hits)
Physical force: 2x (x3 hits)
Battery Battery
Requires: Level 9
Requires: 3 points in Weapon and Shield
Assault can now be used more frequently. It is also much more effective, particularly against enemies a rogue has left in a vulnerable state.

Cooldown: -5s (total: 15s)
Physical damage: +0.85x (total: 2.55x (x3 hits))
Physical damage: 400% vs. DISORIENTED Disoriented.png targets on final hit
Scatter Scatter
Range: Personal
Size: 6m (180° front)
Activation: 30
Cooldown: 25s
Requires: Level 6
Requires:  Shield Bash
Requires:  Shield Defense
Requires:  2 points in Weapon and Shield
The warrior clears a forward arc, throwing enemies back.

Physical damage: 4x
Physical force: 4x
Disperse Disperse
Requires: Level 10
Scatter now forces back even large creatures, and is particularly punishing against enemies whose defenses a rogue has lowered.

Physical damage: +2x (total: 6x)
Physical force: +2x (total: 6x)
Physical damage: 300% vs. DISORIENTED Disoriented.png targets
Perception Perception
Requires: Level 4
Requires: Shield Defense
The warrior maintains constant awareness of the battlefield. So long as the warrior has a shield equipped, enemies receive no bonus for attacking from behind.

Effect: Immune to flanking
Safeguard Safeguard
Requires: Level 7
Requires: Perception
Requires: Scatter
Requires: 4 points in Weapon and Shield
While a shield is equipped, the warrior shrugs off the extra damage from critical hits.

Effect: Immune to critital hits
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