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Notable Passive Skill
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  • 3% additional Chance to Block with Shields
  • 25% increased Defences from equipped Shield
  • 20% increased Melee Physical Damage

Defiance is a notable passive skill that grants increased melee physical damage and additional chance to block with a shield equipped. It also grants increased armour rating, evasion rating, and energy shield from equipped shields.[1]

Version history

Version Changes
  • The Templar, Marauder, and Duelist starting areas have been reworked significantly.


  1. Mark_GGG (March 13, 2013). "Increased Shield Defenses?". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 19, 2013.