At 1st level, a Stalwart Defender can enter a defensive stance, a position of readiness and trance-like determination. A Stalwart Defender can mainain this stance for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + his Constitution modifier. At each level after 1st, he can maintain the stance for 2 additional rounds per day. Temporary increases to Constitution, such as those gained forom the Defensive Stance and Spells like bear's endurance, do not increase the total number of rounds that the Stalwart Defender can maintain a defensive stance per day. The Stalwart Defender can enter a defensive stance as a Free Action. The total number of rounds of defensive stance per day is renewed after resting for 8 hours, although these hours do not need to be consecutive. While in defensive stance, a Stalwart Defender gains a +2 bonus on melee attack rolls, melee damage rolls, thrown weapon damage rolls, and Will saving throws. In addition, he gains a +2 dodge bonus to Armor Class and 2 temporary hit points per Hit Die. While in a defensive stance, a Stalwart Defender cannot willingly move from his current position through any means.
The Stalwart Defender can end ihis defensive stance as a free action; after ending the stance, he is fatigued for a number of rounds equal to 2 times the number of rounds spent in the stance. A Stalwart Defender cannot enter a new defensive stance while fatigued or exhausted but can otherwise enter a stance multiple times during a single encounter or combat. If a Stalwart Defender falls unconscious, his defensive stance immediately ends, placing him in peril of death. A defensive stance requires a level of emotional calm, and it may no be maintained by a character in a rage (such as from the rage class feature or the rage spell).
Defensive Stance is one of many Class Features available in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Class Features are generally passive benefits that characters gain based on their Class but can also sometimes be active Skills that you can use in combat. Abilities in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous can be used for both dealing damage to Enemies, inflict Status Ailments, buff characters or just protect you.
Defensive Stance Information
How to Acquire Defensive Stance
Defensive Stance can be obtained by the following classes:
Defensive Stance can be cast by using the following Items:
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Defensive Stance Tips & Notes
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