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The Persuade skill is used in conversations and also has a chance to inflict Cower (crippling fear) when you first damage a Human target.


  • 20 NOVICE: Cower: Humans have a 20% chance to cower in fear for 3s after the first time you hit them
  • 40 COMPETENT: Cower Duration +7s
  • 60 ADEPT: Cowered Target's Armor -50%
  • 80 EXPERT: Human Cower Chance + 10%
  • 100 MASTER: When a Human cowers, you gain +25% Armor for 10s
  • 150 VIRTUOSO: Chance to cower resets after 10s, allowing a damaged Human to cower again
    • Requires Peril on Gorgon