Sergeant Knight at Arms
Sorry do you want xp for breathing too
Great question! No
I think getting exp for blocking the attack in the correct direction even with a shield as long as auto block is not selected would be much better.
Exactly, manually blocking takes skill to get good at and if the player has a Swordmaster type character blocking should be part of building the 1 or 2 hand skills. As of 1.03. two handed skill takes longer to level, my current character has 7 vigor and 5 focus points in two hand with a skill of 90 which is my primary weapon in battle. I have 3 focus points in 1 hand and only use it during tournament and my skill is like 170. So skill increases are trash anyways.