Online:Protective Scale

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ON-icon-skill-Draconic Power-Protective Scale.png Protective Scale
Line Draconic Power
Line Rank 30 Cost 3780 Magicka
Cast Time Instant Duration 6 seconds
Target Self
Morph ON-icon-skill-Draconic Power-Protective Plate.png Protective Plate
Gain immunity to snares and immobilizations. Cost reduces as ability ranks up.
ON-icon-skill-Draconic Power-Dragon Fire Scale.png Dragon Fire Scale
Incoming projectiles cause you to deal Flame Damage back to the attacker.
Values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 12000, Max Health 16000, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1000.
Protective Scale
Protective Scale: Cost: [4050 / 3960 / 3870 / 3780] Magicka.
Flex your scales, reducing your damage taken from projectiles by 50% for 6 seconds.
Protective Plate: Cost: [3780 / 3690 / 3600 / 3510] Magicka.
Flex your scales, reducing damage taken from projectiles by 50% for 6 seconds. Gain immunity to snares and immobilizations for 4 seconds.
Dragon Fire Scale: Flex your scales, reducing damage taken from projectiles by 50% for 6 seconds. When you are hit with a projectile, you retaliate by launching a fiery orb at the attacker that deals [4765 / 4816 / 4869 / 4921] Flame Damage. This effect can occur once every half second.

Protective Scale reduces damage from incoming projectiles for a short duration. Protective Plate also grants immunity to crowd control effects and reduces the cost, while Dragon Fire Scale, returns some Fire Damage back to the attacker.


  • Prior to Update 22, this skill was known as Reflective Scale, and completely blocked all damage from up to 4 projectiles and all morphs reflected damage back to the attacker. Prior to Patch 1.12, even the Meteor ultimate could be reflected by this skill.

Patch Notes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue where this ability was charging magicka and stamina for each ability reflected, and reflected projectiles would occasionally not do any damage.
  • Fixed an issue where health bars could become desynced when reflecting bow attacks with this ability active.
  • This ability and all its morphs will now reflect a maximum of four projectiles.
  • Reflective Plate (morph): This ability now provides the buff Minor Ward for 20 seconds. The duration increases with each rank.
  • Fixed an issue where spell reflection abilities (such as Reflective Scale) would charge the reflecting player the resource costs of that spell.
  • Increased the duration of this ability and it morphs to 6 seconds from 4 seconds.
    • Developer Comments: This new duration is consistent with similar abilities, such as Crystallized Shield or damage shields, and allows Dragonknights to maintain better uptime with less resources spent and global cooldowns used.
  • Fixed an issue where recasting this ability and its morphs would not refresh the amount of projectile reflections allowed.
  • Reflective Plate: This morph now removes all snare effects from you when you cast the ability.
  • Reflective Plate: This ability now also grants 2 seconds of immunity to snare and immobilization effects.
  • Renamed this ability to Protective Scale.
  • Converted the reflect function into a 50% damage reduction from projectiles. This happened to all 3 versions of the ability.
    • Dragon Fire Scale (morph): This ability no longer increases damage of reflected attacks, since it can no longer reflect. Incoming projectiles will now cause you to launch a fiery orb at the attacker that deals Flame Damage. Effect can occur once every half second.
    • Reflective Plate: Renamed this ability to Protective Plate. No other changes were made to the ability's functionality.
    • Developer Comment: Previously, reflects were allowing for extremely unhealthy gameplay that granted the caster an effective 100% damage mitigation on top of the ability to return harmful damaging or controlling effects back at their caster. Additionally, the target requirement made this ability extremely polarizing in performance, going from absolute denial of ranged attacks, to offering little effective power when being bombarded with multiple projectiles. We will be closely monitoring the performance of this ability in both operational power and mathematical balance.
  • This ability now grants damage mitigation to abilities more appropriately described in the tooltip.
  • Fixed an issue where this ability and its morphs’ animation was reversed.
  • Protective Plate (morph): Increased the duration of the Snare and Immobilization immunity to 4 seconds, up from 2.
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