|Bonus:||Armor Rating when using a Melee Weapon|
|Max Rank:||100 (Base Game)
150 (Only available whit Peril on Gorgon DLC)
Block in The Outer Worlds is a specialized skill found under the Core Skill: Defense. Skills are abilities that provide both passive and active bonuses to the player that heavily affects their gameplay in combat and interactions with NPCs and Companions that affects the player's reputation.
- Defense Skill
- The Block skill provides bonus Armor Rating while holding a melee weapon and can allow a Perfect Block (unlocked at 20)
Ways to Increase Block
Block Base Skill Unlocks
|Block Rank||Unlocks||Content Required|
|20 - NOVICE||Perfect Block: Block just before you get hit to Stagger your attacker||Base Game|
|40 - COMPETENT||Weapon Durability Loss from Blocking -25%||Base Game|
|60 - ADEPT||Walk Speed while Blocking +100%||Base Game|
|80 - EXPERT||No Weapon Durability Loss on a Perfect Block||Base Game|
|100 - MASTER||Perfect Blocks weaken opponents, increasing the damage they take by +100% for 5s||Base Game|
|150 - VIRTUOSO||Perfect Blocks cause the attacker to take damage instead||Peril on Gorgon|
Block Notes and Trivia
- Points are first placed into the core skill (e.g. Melee) of the specialized skill (e.g. 1-Handed Melee) which improves all of the specialized skills in that group up to Rank 50.
- Once it reaches Rank 50, skill points can be directly added to the specialized skill to increase the effect up to Rank 100/ 150 (Only available whit Peril on Gorgon DLC).
- Some armor, consumables and status effects can temporarily raise and lower the effects of your skills.