Requires use of a shield, adds no attribute, -1 modifier if used untrained, melee defense
Your character can use a shield to block incoming melee attacks. You can only use this skill, while your character has a shield in their hand. This skill can be used untrained, but will suffer from a -1 penalty to the defense check if used that way.
Specialties: If you have at least one rank in the Block skill, you can spend 3 CP to aquire the Wooden Shield, Light Shield, Medium Shield, or Heavy Shield specialty. You can aquire more than one specialty, but you need to buy each of them separately.