The Defense Mastery Special Move was added during the Samurai Empire expansion. This special move allows the caster to increase their Physical Resist, which can exceed the individual's cap of 70%, for 5 seconds, at the expense of a damage penalty which scales between 60 - 10% with Bushido/Ninjitsu. The increase in Physical Resistance scales with Bushido/Ninjitsu and Parrying skills. This special move can be activated by setting a key macro for the appropriate primary or secondary weapon ability or double-clicking the icon in 2D. The icon will highlight red when activated.