Absolver combat is based around managing stamina. Attacking, dodging, blocking and using the combat style defensive ability consumes stamina. The endurance attribute improves your stamina level. Combat is comprised of physical attacks complimented by magical powers. There are two types of weapons available in the game, the swords and the wargloves. While wargloves share the same attack list as bare-fists, swords have their own learnable attacks related to each combat style. Both inflict cut damage, damage that bypasses blocking.
Powers consume Tension Shards. Successful use of the style ability and being hit by opponents store Tension Shards.
Offensive powers can be blocked by the player.