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Job Ability Information
Job Warrior
Type Level  
Level Obtained 25
Description Enhances defense but weakens attacks.
Duration 00:03:00
Recast 00:03:00 (Base)
Cumulative Enmity 1 Volatile Enmity 80
Command /ja "Defender" <me> 
Merit Points
Group 1 Ranks Available 5
Effect of each Rank Decreases recast by 00:00:06 for every rank. 
Job Points
Category Defender Effect Ranks Available 20
Effect of each Rank Increase physical defense by 3.


  • Raises Defense by 25% and lowers Attack and Ranged Attack by 25%.
    • Defense effect increases 2% at levels 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90, capping at +35% while the penalty is a static -25%.
  • Since the duration is the same as the recast, it can be used full-time while tanking.