List of guardian traits

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This is a list of guardian traits.


Zeal is a trait line for the guardian that focuses on improving symbols and spirit weapons.

Per point:

Power.png Power +50
Condition Duration.png Condition Duration +5%
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Adept Trait guardian.png Zealot's Speed Create a Symbol of Wrath when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Master Trait guardian.png Symbolic Exposure Symbols apply vulnerability to foes.
Grandmaster Trait guardian.png Symbolic Power Increases damage of symbols.
Adept Trait I.png Binding Jeopardy Immobilizing a foe also applies vulnerability to them.
Adept Trait II.png Fiery Wrath Increases damage against burning foes.
Adept Trait III.png Protector's Impact Create a Symbol of Protection when you take falling damage. You take less damage when falling.
Adept Trait IV.png Revenge of the Fallen Increased damage while downed.
Adept Trait V.png Shattered Aegis When an aegis you applied is removed, it damages nearby foes.
Adept Trait VI.png Spirit-Weapon Mastery Reduces recharge on spirit-weapon skills.
Master Trait VII.png Zealous Blade Attacks with your greatsword deal an extra 5% damage and heal you.
Master Trait VIII.png Focused Mastery Reduces recharge on focus skills.
Master Trait IX.png Scepter Power Scepter damage is increased.
Master Trait X.png Expeditious Spirit Spirit weapon command skills have reduced recharge.
Grandmaster Trait XI.png Wrathful Spirits Increases spirit weapon damage by 50%.
Grandmaster Trait XII.png Kindled Zeal Gain condition damage based on your power.
Grandmaster Trait XIII.png Amplified Wrath Burning damage is increased.


Radiance is a trait line for the guardian that focuses on improving signets, burning and blinding.

Per point:

Precision.png Precision +50
Condition Damage.png Condition Damage +50
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Adept Trait guardian.png Justice is Blind When activating Virtue of Justice, nearby foes are blinded.
Master Trait guardian.png Renewed Justice Virtue of Justice is renewed when you kill a foe.
Grandmaster Trait guardian.png Radiant Power Deal more damage to foes inflicted with conditions.
Adept Trait I.png Healer's Retribution Gain retaliation when using a heal skill.
Adept Trait II.png Signet Mastery Reduces recharge on signets.
Adept Trait III.png Shimmering Defense 60 Burn nearby foes when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Adept Trait IV.png Inner Fire When you are set on fire, you gain fury.
Adept Trait V.png Searing Flames 10 When you apply burning to a foe, remove a boon.
Adept Trait VI.png Blind Exposure Applying blind also applies vulnerability.
Master Trait VII.png Radiant Fire Reduces recharge on torch skills. All burning durations are increased
Master Trait VIII.png A Fire Inside Spirit weapons cause burning.
Master Trait IX.png Inscribed Removal Using a signet cures a condition on you.
Master Trait X.png Powerful Blades Sword and spear damage is increased.
Grandmaster Trait XI.png Right-Hand Strength Critical-hit chance with one-handed weapons is increased.
Grandmaster Trait XII.png Perfect Inscriptions Signet passive effects are improved.
Grandmaster Trait XIII.png Radiant Retaliation Retaliation damage scales from condition damage instead of power.


Valor is a trait line for the guardian that focuses on improving blocking and meditations.

Per point:

Toughness.png Toughness +50
Ferocity.png Ferocity +50
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Adept Trait guardian.png Valorous Defense 90 Gain aegis when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Master Trait guardian.png Courageous Return Virtue of Courage is recharged when you rally.
Grandmaster Trait guardian.png Might of the Protector Gain might when you block attacks.
Adept Trait I.png Meditation Mastery Reduces recharge on meditations.
Adept Trait II.png Defender's Flame Gain a chance to burn attackers when blocking.
Adept Trait III.png Strength of the Fallen Lose health slower while downed.
Adept Trait IV.png Strength in Numbers Nearby allies gain toughness based on your effective level.
Adept Trait V.png Purity Lose conditions at a set time interval.
Adept Trait VI.png Retributive Armor Gain precision based on your toughness.
Master Trait VII.png Mace of Justice Wielding a mace grants additional damage. Wielding a mace also grants healing power (based on level).
Master Trait VIII.png Glacial Heart Critical hits with hammer chill enemies.
Master Trait IX.png Honorable Shield Gain toughness when wielding a shield. Reduces recharge on shield skills.
Master Trait X.png Focused Mind Meditations grant fury.
Grandmaster Trait XI.png Altruistic Healing Applying a boon to allies heals you.
Grandmaster Trait XII.png Monk's Focus Using a meditation skill heals you.
Grandmaster Trait XIII.png Communal Defenses 20 Grant aegis to allies when you block an attack.


Honor is a trait line for the guardian that focuses on improving dodging, symbols and shouts.

Per point:

Vitality.png Vitality +50
Healing Power.png Healing Power +50
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Adept Trait guardian.png Vigorous Precision 10 Gain vigor when you deliver a critical hit.
Master Trait guardian.png Selfless Daring The end of your dodge roll heals nearby allies.
Grandmaster Trait guardian.png Elusive Power Deal more damage when your endurance is not full.
Adept Trait I.png Wrathful Spirit Aegis gives retaliation when it ends.
Adept Trait II.png Superior Aria Reduces recharge on shouts.
Adept Trait III.png Writ of Exaltation Symbols are larger.
Adept Trait IV.png Protective Reviver When you revive an ally, you both gain aegis, protection, and regeneration.
Adept Trait V.png Resolute Healer 60 Generates a Shield of Absorption when you start reviving an ally.
Adept Trait VI.png Pure of Heart Aegis heals you when it blocks an attack.
Master Trait VII.png Writ of Persistence Symbols last longer.
Master Trait VIII.png Empowering Might 1 You and nearby allies gain might when you land a critical hit.
Master Trait IX.png Two-Handed Mastery Reduces recharge on two-handed weapon skills.
Master Trait X.png Writ of the Merciful All symbols heal allies with each pulse.
Grandmaster Trait XI.png Pure of Voice Allies affected by shouts have conditions converted to boons.
Grandmaster Trait XII.png Battle Presence Nearby allies gain Virtue of Resolve's passive effect.
Grandmaster Trait XIII.png Force of Will You have increased vitality, based on your level.


Virtues is a trait line for the guardian that focuses on improving consecrations and virtues.

Per point:

Boon Duration.png Boon Duration +5%
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtue Recharge Rate +5%
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Adept Trait guardian.png Inspired Virtue Virtues now also apply the following boons to allies when activated:

Justice: might
Resolve: regeneration
Courage: protection

Master Trait guardian.png Virtue of Retribution Gain retaliation when you activate a virtue.
Grandmaster Trait guardian.png Power of the Virtuous Deal extra damage for each boon you have.
Adept Trait I.png Unscathed Contender Deal more damage while under the effects of aegis.
Adept Trait II.png Vengeful Retaliation lasts longer.
Adept Trait III.png Consecrated Ground Consecration skills use ground targeting.
Adept Trait IV.png Retaliatory Subconscious 30 Gain retaliation whenever you are disabled (stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, fear, pulled, or launch).
Adept Trait V.png Improved Spirit-Weapon Duration Spirit weapons last longer.
Adept Trait VI.png Master of Consecrations Reduces recharge on consecration skills and increases their durations.
Master Trait VII.png Elite Focus Elite skills last longer and Tome skills gain stability.
Master Trait VIII.png Supreme Justice Virtue of Justice causes burning more frequently. When activating Virtue of Justice, the burn duration is increased.
Master Trait IX.png Absolute Resolution Activating Virtue of Resolve removes conditions from nearby allies. Virtue of Resolve's passive effect is stronger.
Master Trait X.png Indomitable Courage Activating Virtue of Courage grants stability to nearby allies. Virtue of Courage's passive effect triggers more frequently.
Grandmaster Trait XI.png Permeating Wrath Virtue of Justice's passive effect no longer burns your target, but instead burns the area around you each time it activates.
Grandmaster Trait XII.png Shielded Mind Activating Virtue of Courage also breaks stun for any ally affected by the ability.
Grandmaster Trait XIII.png Purity of Body Your Virtue of Resolve's passive effect also regenerates endurance.