Sheltered Assault is a skill available in Dragon's Dogma.


"An advanced form of Sheltered Spike that appends still more strikes to the onslaught while guarding from all directions but the rear."

Appends up to ten thrusting stabs to the foe in front, whilst behind the shield's guard.

An advanced version of Sheltered Spike. In Dark Arisen, it becomes Sheltered Fusillade with a suitable Fighter's Ring or Band equipped.

Notes and tactics

  • These skill strike very fast (on par with speed of Thousand Kisses), deploys quickly, and guards against frontal assaults, and allows quick recovery.
  • Damage is done with the primary weapon, the shield itself is not a factor in the damage done, or debilitations inflicted.
  • The user's block is held whilst using this skill - meaning attacks are deflected.
  • A fast multi-strike that is extremely useful for inflicting debilitations with Golden, Rusted or Aneled swords.
  • Some pawns may have issues using the skill, employing it at too far a range, resulting in none of the strikes hitting - as the foe is undamaged the pawn will continue this behaviour, eventually depleting their stamina.