Improved Defensive Stance (warrior talent)

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Improved Defensive Stance
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  • Improved Defensive Stance (3 ranks)
  • Protection, Tier 7
  • While in Defensive Stance all spell damage is reduced by 3/6% and when you Block, Parry or Dodge an attack you have a 50/100% chance to become Enraged, increasing Physical damage caused by 5/10% for 12 sec.
Points required


Talent required



Spell damage taken in [Defensive Stance], Enraged State

Related buff
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  • Enrage
  • Physical damage increased by Z%.
  • Duration: 12 seconds

Improved Defensive Stance is a Warrior talent that reduces the amount of spell damage done to the warrior while in [Defensive Stance]. It also induces an enraged state after a block, dodge or parry for 12 seconds. During the enraged state you deal 10% increased melee damage.


  • The enraged state can be consumed by [Enraged Regeneration], giving the protection warrior a pretty reliable heal on a 3 minute cooldown.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Reduced to 2 ranks, now reduces spell damage taken by 3/6% and any block/parry/dodge has a 50/100% chance to enrage the warrior causing 5/10% more damage for 12 sec.

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