Actively blocking(shield/weapon) and Parry (roll dodge/evasion) mechanics??
I hope were able to mitigate damage while either blocking actively with shields and/or roll dodging like the Elder scrolls online. If not, then blocking and parrying will only be a statistic and will not require for you to press a key on your keyboard. I feel like that will break immersion, imagine standing there with your shield and everything is calculated for you.