List of guardian skills

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This is a list of guardian skills.

Profession mechanic[edit]

Virtues are the guardian's profession mechanic, occupying the F1F3 slots above the skill bar. Each one provides a continual passive effect, and they can be activated to provide a brief, but more powerful, effect to all nearby allies.

Skill Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Virtue of Justice.png
 Virtue of Justice
25 Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: You and your allies inflict burning on the next attack.
Virtue of Resolve.png
 Virtue of Resolve
50 Regenerates health.
Activate: Heal yourself and nearby allies.
Virtue of Courage.png
 Virtue of Courage
75 Grants aegis every few seconds.
Activate: Grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.

Weapon skills[edit]

Two-handed[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Greatsword[edit]

1
Strike.png
 Strike
0.5½ Strike your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Vengeful Strike.png
 Vengeful Strike
0.5½ Strike your foe again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Wrathful Strike.png
 Wrathful Strike
0.5½ Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.
2
Whirling Wrath.png
 Whirling Wrath
0.75¾ 10 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
3
Leap of Faith.png
 Leap of Faith
0.5½ 15 Leap at your foe. On hit, blind nearby foes.
4
Symbol of Wrath.png
 Symbol of Wrath
Symbol 0.25¼ 20 Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting retaliation to allies.
5
Binding Blade.png
 Binding Blade
0.75¾ 30 Throw blades at your foes, causing damage over time. Bound foes can be pulled to you. The effect ends when a foe moves out of range.
5 Redirect Arrow.png
Pull (guardian skill).png
 Pull
0.75¾ Pull your foes to you.

Hammer[edit]

1
Hammer Swing (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Swing
0.5½ Strike your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Hammer Bash (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Bash
0.5½ Bash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Symbol of Protection.png
 Symbol of Protection
Symbol 10.25¼ Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that gives protection to you and your allies.
2
Mighty Blow.png
 Mighty Blow
0.75¾ 5 Damage nearby foes with a mighty ground slam.
3
Zealot's Embrace.png
 Zealot's Embrace
1 15 Send a wave toward your foe that immobilizes foes in a line.
4
Banish.png
 Banish
1 25 Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
5
Ring of Warding.png
 Ring of Warding
Ward 0.75¾ 40 Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped enemies cannot exit the ring while it is active.

Staff[edit]

1
Wave of Wrath.png
 Wave of Wrath
0.5½ Make a powerful shock wave, hitting up to five foes.
2
Orb of Light.png
 Orb of Light
0.5½ 3 Fire a moving orb of light that damages enemies and heals allies it touches. Detonate the orb to heal nearby allies.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Detonate Orb of Light.png
 Detonate Orb of Light
Detonate the orb to heal nearby allies. Orb of Light takes four times longer to recharge if detonated.
3
Symbol of Swiftness.png
 Symbol of Swiftness
Symbol 0.75¾ 15 Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies.
4
Empower.png
 Empower
20.5½ 20 Channel might to yourself and allies around you. Heal nearby allies when it ends.
5
Line of Warding.png
 Line of Warding
Ward 1 40 Create a line in front of you that foes cannot cross.

Main-hand only[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Mace[edit]

1
True Strike.png
 True Strike
0.5½ Smash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Pure Strike.png
 Pure Strike
0.5½ Bash your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Faithful Strike.png
 Faithful Strike
1 Hit your foe with a final strike and heal nearby allies.
2
Symbol of Faith.png
 Symbol of Faith
Symbol 10.25¼ 8 Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that damages foes and regenerates allies.
3
Protector's Strike.png
 Protector's Strike
30.75¾ 15 Surround yourself and nearby allies with a shield. Damage foes that strike protected allies. Grant protection to yourself and nearby allies if you are not struck.

Scepter[edit]

1
Orb of Wrath.png
 Orb of Wrath
0.25¼ Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
2
Smite.png
 Smite
0.25¼ 6 Strike foes in the target area repeatedly.
3
Chains of Light.png
 Chains of Light
0.5½ 20 Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.

Sword[edit]

1
Sword of Wrath.png
 Sword of Wrath
Slash your foe once.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Sword Arc.png
 Sword Arc
0.5½ Slash your foe again.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Sword Wave.png
 Sword Wave
0.5½ Send out a cone attack, striking up to three foes.
2
Flashing Blade.png
 Flashing Blade
10 Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes.
3
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
0.5½ 15 Destroy ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.

Off-hand only[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Focus[edit]

4
Ray of Judgment.png
 Ray of Judgment
0.75¾ 20 Pass a ray over foes and allies. Foes are damaged and blinded. Allies gain regeneration and cure one condition.
5
Shield of Wrath.png
 Shield of Wrath
36 Create a shield to block the next three attacks. If the shield is not destroyed, it explodes and damages nearby foes.

Shield[edit]

4
Shield of Judgment.png
 Shield of Judgment
0.5½ 20 Create a shielding wave in front of you that damages foes and gives protection to yourself and up to five allies.
5
Shield of Absorption.png
 Shield of Absorption
10.5½ 24 Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.
5 Redirect Arrow.png
Shield of Absorption (sequence).png
 Shield of Absorption
Detonate the dome to heal nearby allies.

Torch[edit]

4
Zealot's Flame.png
 Zealot's Flame
15 Set yourself alight, periodically burning up to three nearby foes.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Zealot's Fire.png
 Zealot's Fire
0.75¾ Throw your Zealot's Flame to damage the targeted foe.
5
Cleansing Flame.png
 Cleansing Flame
40.25¼ 15 Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies.

Aquatic[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Spear[edit]

1
Spear of Light.png
 Spear of Light
0.5½ Throw a spear that makes your foe vulnerable.
2
Zealot's Flurry.png
 Zealot's Flurry
10.25¼ 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
3
Brilliance.png
 Brilliance
0.75¾ 15 Blind all nearby foes.
4
Spear Wall.png
 Spear Wall
0.5½ 20 Create a spear wall in front of you that damages foes passing through it.
5
Wrathful Grasp.png
 Wrathful Grasp
0.5½ 25 Throw a spear and pull your foe to you, burning them.

Trident[edit]

1
Light of Judgment.png
 Light of Judgment
0.5½ Fire a ball of light that heals allies and damages foes.
2
Purify.png
 Purify
0.5½ 12 Release an orb of cleansing light that cures conditions on allies it passes through. Detonate it to burn foes and cure conditions on allies in the blast radius.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Purifying Blast.png
 Purifying Blast
8 Detonate the orb to burn foes and cure conditions on allies in the blast radius.
3
Pillar of Light.png
 Pillar of Light
0.5½ 15 Create a pillar of light that does damage every second at your foe's location.
4
Refraction.png
 Refraction
0.5½ 20 Create a bubble that absorbs hostile projectiles and grant retaliation to allies.
5
Weight of Justice.png
 Weight of Justice
1 25 Sink your foe with the weight of justice.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Receive the Light!".png
 "Receive the Light!"
Shout Not available underwater.png 20.25¼ 40 Heal yourself and allies in a cone in front of you.
Litany of Wrath.png
 Litany of Wrath
Meditation 0.25¼ 30 Heal yourself. For a brief time, heal yourself based on a percentage of damage dealt to enemies.
Shelter.png
 Shelter
10.25¼ 30 Block attacks while healing.
Signet of Resolve.png
 Signet of Resolve
Signet 1 40 Passive: Cures a condition from yourself every few seconds.
Active: Heal yourself.

Utility[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Hallowed Ground.png
 Hallowed Ground
Consecration Not available underwater.png 1 80 Consecrate the ground around you, granting stability to allies inside.
Purging Flames.png
 Purging Flames
Consecration 0.75¾ 35 Create a ring of fire that burns foes and cures conditions on allies.
Sanctuary.png
 Sanctuary
Consecration 10.5½ 120 Form a protective healing shelter for allies. Foes and projectiles cannot enter.
Wall of Reflection.png
 Wall of Reflection
Consecration Not available underwater.png 40 Summon a barrier of mystic power that reflects projectiles.
Contemplation of Purity.png
 Contemplation of Purity
Meditation 60 Convert the conditions you are suffering from into boons.
Judge's Intervention.png
 Judge's Intervention
Meditation 45 Teleport to your target and burn nearby foes.
Merciful Intervention.png
 Merciful Intervention
Meditation 50 Shadowstep to an ally in the targeted area and heal around them. If no ally is present in the targeted area, this ability will not shadowstep.
Smite Condition.png
 Smite Condition
Meditation 16 Cure a condition and damage nearby foes. More damage if a condition is cured.
"Hold the Line!".png
 "Hold the Line!"
Shout 35 Grant protection and regeneration to allies.
"Retreat!".png
 "Retreat!"
Shout 40 Grant aegis and swiftness to up to five nearby allies.
"Save Yourselves!".png
 "Save Yourselves!"
Shout 60 Draw conditions from nearby allies to yourself. Gain multiple boons for a short duration.
"Stand Your Ground!".png
 "Stand Your Ground!"
Shout 30 Grant stability [sic] to yourself and allies.
Bane Signet.png
 Bane Signet
Signet 0.75¾ 40 Passive: Improved Power
Active: Knock down and damage your foe.
Signet of Judgment.png
 Signet of Judgment
Signet 30 Passive: Reduces incoming damage.
Active: Grant retaliation to nearby allies and weakness to nearby foes.
Signet of Mercy.png
 Signet of Mercy
Signet 30.75¾ 150 Passive: Improves healing.
Active: Revive a nearby ally.
Signet of Wrath.png
 Signet of Wrath
Signet 0.75¾ 30 Passive: Grants you increased condition damage.
Active: Immobilize your target.
Bow of Truth.png
 Bow of Truth
Spirit weapon 10.5½ 60 Summon an arcane bow to cure conditions on you and your allies.
Redirect Arrow.png
Command (bow).png
 Command
0.75¾ 20 Command the Bow of Truth to barrage a location with healing arrows.
Hammer of Wisdom.png
 Hammer of Wisdom
Spirit weapon 10.5½ 45 Summon an arcane hammer to defend you.
Redirect Arrow.png
Command (hammer).png
 Command
15 Command the Hammer of Wisdom to knock down your foe.
Shield of the Avenger.png
 Shield of the Avenger
Spirit weapon 10.5½ 60 Summon an arcane shield to destroy incoming projectiles.
Redirect Arrow.png
Command (shield).png
 Command
15 Command the Shield of the Avenger to fly out and weaken multiple foes while granting aegis to allies.
Sword of Justice.png
 Sword of Justice
Spirit weapon 10.5½ 30 Summon an arcane sword to defend you.
Redirect Arrow.png
Command (sword).png
 Command
10 Command the Sword of Justice to strike its location and damage nearby foes.

Elite[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Feel My Wrath!".png
 "Feel My Wrath!"
Shout Not available underwater.png 0.25¼ 30 Grant fury and quickness to nearby allies.
Renewed Focus.png
 Renewed Focus
Meditation 2 90 Focus, making yourself invulnerable and recharging your virtues.
Signet of Courage.png
 Signet of Courage
Signet 40.25¼ 180 Passive: Periodically heal allies in the area around you while in combat.
Active: Fully heal nearby allies.

Downed and drowning skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Downed[edit]

1
Wrath.png
 Wrath
3 Focus a wrathful light ray on your foe. Hits enemies it passes through.
2
Wave of Light.png
 Wave of Light
0.5½ 15 Push nearby foes back.
3
Symbol of Judgment.png
 Symbol of Judgment
0.5½ 20 Draw a symbol on the ground that heals allies and damages foes.
4
Bandage.png
 Bandage
490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Drowning[edit]

1
Shackle.png
 Shackle
0.5½ Cripple your foes with shackles.
2
Reveal the Depths.png
 Reveal the Depths
2 5 Damage foes in an area that grows larger.
3
Renewing Current.png
 Renewing Current
0.5½ 20 Escape up towards the surface and heal.
4
Bandage.png
 Bandage
490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.