Dungeon Siege II Walkthrough

[6.2.1] Fighter
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Skill Paths:
* Weapon + Shield
* Two-handed Weapon
* Dual Wield (two one-handed weapons)

The weapon + shield fighter is your basic tank that sacrifices damage 
potential for extra defense. A common use for such a warrior is to send him 
into the middle of a mob and use his Provoke power to cause the monsters to 
focus their attacks on him. While he's standing there taking the hits--which 
aren't doing much damage because of his extra armor rating--rangers and 
casters can stand around picking off the mobs.

Both two-handed weapon and dual wielding fighters are damage-dealers that 
can't take quite as much punishment as a weapon + shield tank. The primary 
difference between the two--other than style--is two-handed weapon fighters 
have powers focused on stunning enemies, while dual-wielding skills and 
powers are focused on increasing the number of attacks. Also, a two-handed 
weapon wielder will get more mileage from front-loaded powers, such as brutal 
attack.

FIGHTER SKILL TREE

Level 1    Level 5     Level 12    Level 24       Level 36

           Barricade---------------Reinforced-----Rebuke
          /                        Armor
         /
Fortitude--------------Toughness
                              \
                               \
          Overbear-----------------Smite
          /
         /
Critical------------------------------------------Deadly
Strike   \                                        Strike
          \
          Dual---------Alacrity----Fierce
          Wield                    Renewal


FIGHTER SKILLS TABLES

FORTITUDE: "Ancient Half-Giant warriors developed grueling training regimens 
to toughen their bodies, allowing them to withstand an unnatural amount of 
punishment."

* Requires Melee level 1
* Increases maximum health

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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Health|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus |  6% | 10% | 14% | 18% | 21% | 24% | 26% | 28% | 30% | 32% |
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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Health|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus | 34% | 36% | 38% | 39% | 40% | 41% | 42% | 43% | 44% | 45% |
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CRITICAL STRIKE: "Using techniques developed by Elven masters, skillful 
warriors can occasionally slip their weapons through weaknesses in their 
enemies' defenses, dealing double damage with a single attack.

* Requires Melee level 1
* All critical strikes do 200% damage

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|Skill  |     |     |     |     |       |       |     |       |     |     |
|Level  |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |   5   |   6   |  7  |   8   |  9  | 10  |
|-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-------+-----+-------+-----+-----|
|Crit   |     |     |     |     |       |       |     |       |     |     |
|Chance |  8% | 14% | 18% | 22% | 25.5% | 28.5% | 31% | 33.5% | 36% | 38% |
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|Skill  |     |       |     |       |     |     |     |     |       |     |
|Level  | 11  |  12   | 13  |  14   | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  |  19   | 20  |
|-------+-----+-------+-----+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-----|
|Crit   |     |       |     |       |     |     |     |     |       |     |
|Chance | 40% | 41.5% | 43% | 44.5% | 46% | 47% | 48% | 49% | 49.5% | 50% |
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DEADLY STRIKE: "Expert warriors learn to take every opportunity they can, as 
each could be their last. Whenever Elven blademasters breach their enemies' 
defenses, the strike is incredibly devastating.

* Requires Critical Strike level 1
* Requires Melee level 36
* Increases Melee critical hit damage

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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Crit  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Damage| 224%| 242%| 256%| 268%| 279%| 288%| 296%| 303%| 310%| 316%|
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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Crit  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Damage| 322%| 327%| 332%| 336%| 340%| 343%| 346%| 348%| 349%| 350%|
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BARRICADE: "The training of Snowbrook Haven elite knights teaches them to 
wield their shields with unparalleled strength and tenacity. Phalanxes of 
knights can turn away nearly any attack."

* Requires Fortitude level 1
* Requires Melee level 5
* Character can equip shields
* Provides a bonus to shield armor
* Provides a chance to block melee and ranged attacks

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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Shield|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus | 20% | 35% | 45% | 55% | 63% | 70% | 76% | 82% | 88% | 93% |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Block |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Chance|  2% |  4% |  6% |  8% |  9% | 10% | 11% | 12% | 13% | 14% |
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|Skill |     |     |       |      |       |     |       |     |       |     |
|Level | 11  | 12  |   13  |  14  |   15  | 16  |   17  | 18  |   19  | 20  |
|------+-----+-----+-------+------+-------+-----+-------+-----+-------+-----|
|Shield|     |     |       |      |       |     |       |     |       |     |
|Bonus | 98% | 102%|  106% | 109% |  112% | 114%|  116% | 118%|  119% | 120%|
|------+-----+-----+-------+------+-------+-----+-------+-----+-------+-----|
|Block |     |     |       |      |       |     |       |     |       |     |
|Chance| 15% | 16% | 16.5% |  17% | 17.5% | 18% | 18.5% | 19% | 19.5% | 20% |
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REINFORCED ARMOR: "The soldiers of Windstone Fortress learned to modify their 
armor to enhance its effectiveness and often emerged unscathed from even the 
most catastrophic battles."

* Requires Barricade level 1
* Requires Melee level 24
* Provides a bonus to armor

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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Level |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10   |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------|
|Armor |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Bonus |  4% |  7% | 10% | 13% | 15% | 17% | 19% | 21% | 23% | 24.5% |
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|Skill |     |       |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |
|Level | 11  |   12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  |   19  | 20  |
|------+-----+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-----|
|Armor |     |       |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |
|Bonus | 26% | 27.5% | 29% | 30% | 31% | 32% | 33% | 34% | 34.5% | 35% |
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REBUKE: "The final stage in the training of Snowbrook Haven elite soldiers is 
learning to use their shield as a weapon, striking back at those whose 
attacks they block and knocking them senseless.

* Requires Reinforced Armor level 1
* Requires Melee level 36
* Rebukes opponent when character blocks a melee attack
* Rebuke damage is multiplier of melee level

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| Skill | Rebuke | Rebuke     | Skill  | Rebuke | Rebuke     |
| Level | Damage | Stun Time  | Level  | Damage | Stun Time  |
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  1    |    0.4 | 1 second   | 11     |    2.0 | 1.5 seconds|
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  2    |    0.7 | 1 second   | 12     |    2.1 | 1.5 seconds|
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  3    |    0.9 | 1 second   | 13     |    2.1 | 1.5 seconds|
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  4    |    1.1 | 1 second   | 14     |    2.2 | 1.5 seconds|
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  5    |    1.3 | 1 second   | 15     |    2.3 | 1.5 seconds|
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  6    |    1.4 | 1.3 seconds| 16     |    2.3 | 2 seconds  |
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  7    |    1.6 | 1.3 seconds| 17     |    2.4 | 2 seconds  |
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  8    |    1.7 | 1.3 seconds| 18     |    2.4 | 2 seconds  |
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
|  9    |    1.8 | 1.3 seconds| 19     |    2.5 | 2 seconds  |
|-------+--------+------------+--------+--------+------------|
| 10    |    1.9 | 1.3 seconds| 20     |    2.5 | 2 seconds  |
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TOUGHNESS: "Tales tell of a Half-Giant wanderer who could survive in any 
climate shrug off many attacks entirely. He taught his secrets to those he 
met on his journeys, and they live on long after he has disappeared."

* Requires Fortitude level 1
* Requires Melee level 12
* Provides physical damage resistance.

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|Skill  |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |       |     |     |
|Level  |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |   6   |  7  |   8   |  9  | 10  |
|-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-----+-------+-----+-----|
|Dmg    |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |       |     |     |
|Resist |  3% |  5% |  7% |  9% | 11% | 12.5% | 14% | 15.5% | 17% | 18% |
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|Skill  |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |       |     |
|Level  | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  |  17   | 18  |  19   | 20  |
|-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-----+-------+-----|
|Dmg    |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |       |     |
|Resist | 19% | 20% | 21% | 22% | 23% | 24% | 24.5% | 25% | 25.5% | 26% |
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OVERBEAR: "Warriors who have mastered this skill can channel all their rage 
and anger into their attacks, adding huge power to every devastating two-
handed blow."

* Requires Critical Strike level 1
* Requires Melee level 5
* Character can equip two-handed melee weapons.
* Provides a bonus to two-handed melee weapon damage.

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|Skill |     |     |     |     |       |       |     |       |     |     |
|Level |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |   5   |   6   |  7  |   8   |  9  |  10 |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-------+-----+-------+-----+-----|
|Damage|     |     |     |     |       |       |     |       |     |     |
|Bonus |  8% | 14% | 18% | 22% | 25.5% | 28.5% | 31% | 33.5% | 36% | 38% |
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|Skill |     |       |     |       |     |     |     |     |       |     |
|Level | 11  |   12  | 13  |  14   | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  |   19  | 20  |
|------+-----+-------+-----+-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-----|
|Damage|     |       |     |       |     |     |     |     |       |     |
|Bonus | 40% | 41.5% | 43% | 44.5% | 46% | 47% | 48% | 49% | 49.5% | 50% |
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SMITE: "In the days after the cataclysm, a roaming band of barbarians used 
focused attacks from two-handed weapons to stun prey. Would-be thieves 
discovered they were equally effective on human opponents."

* Requires Overbear level 1
* Requires Toughness level 1
* Requires Melee level 24
* Gives a chance to stun opponents

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|Skill   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level   |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  |
|--------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Stun    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Chance  |  5% | 10% | 14% | 18% | 22% | 25% | 28% | 31% | 34% | 36% |
|--------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Stun    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Duration|  1s |  1s |  1s |  1s |  1s | 1.3s| 1.3s| 1.3s| 1.3s| 1.3s|
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|Skill   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level   | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  |
|--------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Stun    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Chance  | 38% | 40% | 42% | 44% | 45% | 46% | 47% | 48% | 49% | 50% |
|--------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Stun    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Duration| 1.5s| 1.5s| 1.5s| 1.5s| 1.5s|  2s |  2s |  2s |  2s |  2s |
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DUAL WIELD: "Elven warriors have long known techniques for wielding melee 
weapons in both hands. They require strength, coordination, and a reckless 
mindset willing to sacrifice defense for an extra blade."

* Requires Critical Strike level 1
* Requires Melee level 5
* Character can equip one-handed melee weapons in both hands
* Provides a bonus to damage from dual weapons

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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Damage|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus |  8% | 15% | 21% | 26% | 31% | 36% | 40% | 44% | 48% | 52% |
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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Damage|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus | 55% | 58% | 60% | 62% | 64% | 66% | 67% | 68% | 69% | 70% |
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ALACRITY: "Gifted Elven blademasters can harness the wind itself to hasten 
their attacks. Masters of this skill appear to be no more than a blur as they 
cut through their opponents."

* Requires Dual Wield level 1
* Requires Melee level 12
* Increases Melee attack speed

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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Speed |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus |  3% |  5% |  7% |  9% | 10% | 11% | 12% | 13% | 14% | 15% |
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|Skill |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  |
|------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Speed |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus | 16% | 17% | 18% | 19% | 20% | 21% | 22% | 23% | 24% | 25% |
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FIERCE RENEWAL: "Berserkers are always on the verge of flying into a blinding 
rage. They do not see this as a liability, but use their anger to recover 
from their most powerful attacks more quickly than normal."

* Requires Alacrity level 1
* Requires Melee level 24
* Increases the recovery rate of Melee Powers

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|Skill  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |       |
|Level  |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |   8   |  9  |  10   |
|-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-----+-------|
|Recover|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |     |       |
|Bonus  |  3% |  6% |  8% | 10% | 12% | 14% | 16% | 17.5% | 19% | 20.5% |
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|Skill  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Level  | 11  | 12  | 13  | 14  | 15  | 16  | 17  | 18  | 19  | 20  |
|-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----|
|Recover|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|Bonus  | 22% | 23% | 24% | 25% | 26% | 26% | 27% | 28% | 29% | 30% |
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FIGHTER POWERS

BRUTAL ATTACK: "Though originated by Half-Giant warriors, many warriors learn 
this technique. Focusing all their strength into their next attack, fighters 
deal massive damage with a single, brutal strike."

* Can only be used with a melee weapon
* Automatically enhances next attack
* Fast recharge

Level 1: Requires Critical Strike level 1
Level 2: Requires Critical Strike level 5
Level 3: Requires Critical Strike level 8


PROVOKE: "Knights protect their allies by using their shields to provoke 
nearby enemies, causing them to become angry and attack the knight. The 
knight's concentration also temporarily increases his armor."

* Can only be used when equipped with a shield
* Automatically provokes enemies around self
* Fast recharge

Level 1: Requires Barricade level 1
Level 2: Requires Barricade level 6, Toughness level 4
Level 3: Requires Barricade level 10, Toughness level 10, Rebuke level 5


WHIRLING STRIKE: "A legendary fighter known only as the Tempest of Tel'kilae 
originated this technique, in which the fighter whirls his weapons in a 
circle, damaging and briefly stunning all nearby enemies."

* Can only be used with a melee weapon
* Automatically strikes enemies around self
* Normal recharge

Level 1: Requires Critical Strike level 6, Fortitude level 8
Level 2: Requires Critical Strike level 8, Fortitude level 10,
         Reinforced Armor level 6
Level 3: Requires Critical Strike level 12, Fortitude level 12,
         Reinforced Armor level 12


STAGGERING BLOW: "When a two-handed weapon master activates this ability, his 
next attack will be a staggering blow. He slams his weapon into his target, 
creating a shockwave that stuns any enemies caught within it."

* Can only be used with a two-handed melee weapon
* Automatically enhances next attack
* Normal recharge

Level 1: Requires Overbear level 1
Level 2: Requires Overbear level 5
Level 3: Requires Overbear level 12, Smite level 8, Toughness level 10


WAR CRY: "Barbarians of the Plain of Tears can unleash a deafening war cry, 
energizing themselves and terrifying their enemies, causing them to run in 
fear and leave their defenses open for a short time."

* Can only be used with a melee weapon
* Cone effect targets an enemy or terrain
* Normal recharge

Level 1: Requires Critical Strike level 8, Smite level 1
Level 2: Requires Critical Strike level 12, Smite level 8,
         Deadly Strike level 2
Level 3: Requires Smite level 12, Deadly Strike level 8


WAVES OF FORCE: "A student of Elven dual-weapon techniques learns to perform 
a beautiful sequence of rapid swings, each creating a wave of force that 
rushes out in front of her, tearing apart enemies caught in its wake."

* Can only be used when dual-wielding two weapons
* Targets an enemy or terrain
* Normal recharge

Level 1: Requires Dual Wield level 1
Level 2: Requires Dual Wield level 5, Alacrity level 4
Level 3: Requires Dual Wield level 10, Alacrity level 10,
         Deadly Strike level 8


ELEMENTAL RAGE: "The highest art of the Elven blademaster is a meditative 
frenzy that causes elemental energy to manifest in his weapons and speeds his 
attacks. Ignoring his own defense, he leaps into battle."

* Can only be used when dual-wielding two weapons
* Automatically enhances self
* Slow recharge

Level 1: Requires Critical Strike level 8, Fierce Renewal level 2
Level 2: Requires Critical Strike level 10, Fierce Renewal level 6,
         Deadly Strike level 1
Level 3: Requires Critical Strike level 14, Fierce Renewal level 12,
         Deadly Strike level 12
 

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