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For the ability tree from Dragon Age: Inquisition, see Vanguard abilities.

Vanguard talents are talents available to the warrior class in Dragon Age II.

Ability tree Edit

Vanguard DA2

Talents Edit

Control Control
Upkeep: 15%
Cooldown: 5s
Requires: Level 3
The warrior fights with discipline, not anger, making every swing count. (This mode cannot be used at the same time as Might.)

Attack: +10%
Control Command
Requires: Level 7
Requires: Points in Vanguard: 2
Control results in even more focused attacks. which increases the warrior's chance to land a critical hit.

Critical chance: +10%
Might Might
Upkeep: 20%
Cooldown: 5s
Requires: Level 3
The warrior focuses on heavy swings that cleave through foes. (This mode cannot be used at the same time as Control.)

Damage: +10%
Might Muscle
Requires: Level 7
Requires: Points in Vanguard: 2
While Might is active, the warrior's critical hits are more likely to be fatal.

Critical damage: +25%
Assail Assail
Activation: 20
Duration: 15s
Cooldown: 30s
Requires: Level 5
Requires:3 point in Vanguard
For a short time, the warrior throws more weight into each swing, significantly increasing the force of any attack, as well as boosting the damage output.

Damage: +10%
Physical force: 3x
Elemental force: 3x
Duration: 15s
Assail Besiege
Requires: Level 9
Requires: 4 point in Vanguard
When the warrior is using Assail, every attack now slams into other foes near the intended target.

Physical damage: 1x base damage vs. all nearby enemies
Cleave Cleave
Activation: 30
Duration: 10s
Cooldown: 25s
Requires: Level 6
Requires:2 points in Vanguard
For a short time, the warrior's damage output increases tremendously.

Damage: +75%
Duration: 10s
Cleave Claymore
Requires: Level 10
Requires: 4 points in Vanguard
The warrior now retains the damage bonus from Cleave for longer and leaves some opponents off-balance, ready for further exploitation by a mage or rogue.

Duration: +5s

STAGGER chance 10% vs. normal enemies
stun chance 100% vs. BRITTLE targets

Destroyer DA2 Destroyer
Requires: Level 7
Requires:3 points in Vanguard
The warrior is now an elite combatant, so experienced in battle that enemies suffer more pain when fighting the warrior than they would when fighting anyone else.

Enemy damage resistance: 90% vs. warrior's basic attacks
Enemy damage resistance: 50% vs. warrior's critical hits
Massacre DA2 Massacre
Requires: Level 12
Requires:4 points in Vanguard
The warrior culls the weak. In most cases, when an enemy falls below a certain health threshold, the next hit is fatal.

Effect: Deathblow vs. normal enemies below 20% health
Effect: Deathblow vs. lieutenants below 10% health

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