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Striking Moment is a buff granted when the Open / Activate is pressed when holding the Brand of the Inferno or the Sergeant United Shield to successfully block an enemy attack with a shield accessory equipped, right before damage is taken. Striking an enemy with a melee weapon within 5 seconds of the block deals five times the usual damage, after which the buff will be removed. This bonus can be used with any melee weapon.


  • The buff tooltip claims that damage is increased by 500% (i.e., multiplied by 6), which is incorrect.


  • When using the Sergeant United Shield, a shield accessory is not required to be able to block, as long as the shield isn't being thrown. Otherwise, a shield accessory must be equipped.


  • Desktop Fixed tooltip incorrectly stating 500% increased damage, now correctly states 400% increased damage (500% total).
  • Desktop Changed tooltip; used to incorrectly state 300% increased damage, now incorrectly states 500%.
  • Mobile Introduced with changes from Desktop to Desktop