- Attribute: Constitution
- Type: Defend
- Time: One action
- Description: Characters with this skill are able to block a melee attack with a proficient melee weapon or some type of directed melee shield. If the skill check is successful, all damage from the attack is negated by the block, however, the object used to make the block must be strong enough to resist damage, and may require a structural strength save. If the skill check fails, damage is taken normally.
- Specialization: (Required) Proficient weapon(s) and/or a specific type of shield, i.e. small, medium, large, physical, plasma, ionic, etc.