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|The Defense Skill is one of the most important fighting skills you should know. The Defense skill blocks your opponent's attacks as well as creates timing for you to attack. This book will briefly discuss how to use this skill.
How to use the defense skill
You can find the Defense skill in your Skills window.
Now, click the 'Use' button to use the skill.
Using hotkeys for quicker access
It is impossible to open the Skills window and press 'Use' each time in the midst of battle.
By place the skill icon on the Skill Bar, you can instantly access the skill.
The Skill Bar refers to the empty slots located on the upper left corner of your screen.
From the Skills window, drag the skill icon to an empty slot on the Skill Bar. By pressing the corresponding button (F3, for the image above), the skill can be instantly used.
When do I use the Defense skill?
The Defense skill will block an attack from your opponent, decreasing the inflicted damage.
Once you successfully block an attack, the opponent's guard is let down. Then you are able to attack safely.
It is a good idea to use the Defense skill immediately after your attack.
You have to take turns attacking in Mabinogi's battles, which means that after you attack, your opponent has the chance to attack.
By quickly using the Defense skill while your opponent recovers from your attack, you can block your opponent's next attack.
Even in the case where you are attacked first and you fall to the ground, don't panic, but quickly use the Defense skill.
Then, you will be able to block subsequent attacks.
Canceling the Defense skill
Sometimes, there comes a time where you need to cancel the skill after you activate it.
One is to click the icon above your head. When you click on the Defense icon above your head, the skill will cancel. This applies to all skills.
Another way is using the 'ESC' button. To use this option, you need to first select 'Cancel skill using ESC' in the Options window. (If you don't have this option on, pressing the ESC button will not do anything)
Master this important skill and be on your way to become a great warrior in Erinn!