Parrying is the skill associated with taking hits. The higher your Parrying skill is, the higher chance you have of blocking attacks. Successes are gained by being hit by a foe. You can gain successes and have a chance to block attacks even if you don't have a shield equipped. Parrying could also be described as defense. Only Fighters and Rangers have the Parrying skill available. For Fighters it is a Prime, but for Rangers it is capped at Level 5.