One of the most basic combat rules is 'always have your shield up', and true Soldiers follow this discipline religiously. When you have a shield equipped, all damage you take from enemies you are facing is reduced by 15%.
Main Class Skill. Soldier and its Promoted Classes only.
|Offensive||Shinken, Retreating Swipe, Thousand Stab, Turnover, Roundtrip, Mad Chop, Incise, Execute|
|Defensive||Protect, Watchful Eye, Enchant Shield|
|Passive||Weapon Discipline, Charging Strike, Flatfoot|
|Innate||Tenacity, Fortitude, Bulwark|