categories: Combat
optimal stat: Body
levels, 2 points per level

The ability to defend well with a melee weapon. By acquiring different levels of the Melee Attack and Melee Defense skills, a character's personal style can be simulated. For example, a conservative fighter would have high levels of Defense, while an aggressive attacker would specialize in Attack. This skill does aid in taking evasive maneuvers against unarmed combatants and firearms.

specializations: Ax, Baton/Club, Knife, Improvised Weapons, Polearms, Sword, Whip/Chain

Melee Defense is taken by these characters:
Caleb Lonergan, level 6
Elise LeBlanc, level 3
Gao, level 2

Other Combat Skills


The ability to accurately shoot with a bow or crossbow. Go »


The ability to accurately shoot with a hand-held firearm and to keep it properly maintained. Go »

Melee Attack

The ability to attack effectively with a hand-to-hand weapon. Go »

Thrown Weapons

Accurate throwing of weapons or objects to hit a target... Go »

Unarmed Attack

The ability to attack without weapons. Go »

Unarmed Defense

The ability to block unarmed or melee attacks with one's arms and legs, as well as to dodge effectively... Go »