List of guardian traits

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This is a list of guardian traits.

Zeal.png Zeal[edit]

Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Zealot's Speed.png Zealot's Speed Create a Symbol of Wrath when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Major Adept Wrathful Spirit.png Wrathful Spirit Aegis gives retaliation when it ends.
Major Adept Fiery Wrath.png Fiery Wrath Increases damage against burning foes.
Major Adept Zealous Scepter.png Zealous Scepter While wielding a scepter, gain might when your justice passive effect triggers.
Minor Master Symbolic Exposure.png Symbolic Exposure Symbols apply vulnerability to foes.
Major Master Binding Jeopardy.png Binding Jeopardy Immobilizing or blinding a foe also applies vulnerability to them.
Major Master Zealous Blade.png Zealous Blade Attacks with your greatsword deal extra damage and heal you. Greatsword abilities have reduced recharge.
Major Master Kindled Zeal.png Kindled Zeal Gain condition damage based on your power.
Minor Grandmaster Symbolic Power.png Symbolic Power Symbols have increased damage and a chance to burn enemies.
Major Grandmaster Expeditious Spirit.png Expeditious Spirit Spirit weapons burn foes they strike. Spirit weapon summon and command skills have reduced recharge.
Major Grandmaster Shattered Aegis.png Shattered Aegis When an aegis you applied blocks an attack, it damages nearby foes.
Major Grandmaster Symbolic Avenger.png Symbolic Avenger You deal more damage to enemies standing in your symbols.

Radiance.png Radiance[edit]

Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Justice is Blind.png Justice is Blind When activating Virtue of Justice, nearby foes are blinded.
Major Adept Inner Fire.png Inner Fire 10 Gain fury when you strike a foe that has burning stacks over the threshold.
Major Adept Right-Hand Strength.png Right-Hand Strength Critical hit chance with one-handed weapons is increased. Sword skills recharge faster.
Major Adept Healer's Retribution.png Healer's Retribution Gain retaliation when using a heal skill.
Minor Master Renewed Justice.png Renewed Justice Virtue of Justice is renewed when you kill a foe.
Major Master Wrath of Justice.png Wrath of Justice Striking an enemy with justice's active effect triggers signet of wrath.
Major Master Radiant Fire.png Radiant Fire 10 Gain zealot's flame when you critically hit an enemy. Burning duration is increased. Torch abilities recharge faster.
Major Master Retribution (trait).png Retribution Gain increased damage while under the effects of retaliation.
Minor Grandmaster Radiant Power.png Radiant Power Attacks against burning foes have an increased chance to critically hit.
Major Grandmaster Amplified Wrath.png Amplified Wrath 1 Burning damage is increased. Burn enemies whose attacks you successfully block.
Major Grandmaster Perfect Inscriptions.png Perfect Inscriptions Gain light aura when activating a signet. Signets recharge faster and have improved passive effects.
Major Grandmaster Radiant Retaliation.png Radiant Retaliation Retaliation damage scales from condition damage instead of power.

Valor.png Valor[edit]

Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Valorous Defense.png Valorous Defense 30 Gain aegis when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Major Adept Strength of the Fallen.png Strength of the Fallen Lose conditions at a set time interval. Health degenerates more slowly while downed.
Major Adept Smiter's Boon.png Smiter's Boon Smite conditions when you use a healing ability.
Major Adept Focus Mastery.png Focus Mastery Gain protection when using a focus ability. Focus abilities have reduced recharge.
Minor Master Courageous Return.png Courageous Return 30 Virtue of Courage is recharged when you revive an ally or when you rally.
Major Master Stalwart Defender.png Stalwart Defender Gain additional toughness while wielding a shield. Shield ability recharge is reduced.
Major Master Strength in Numbers.png Strength in Numbers Nearby allies gain toughness based on your effective level.
Major Master Communal Defenses.png Communal Defenses 15 Grant aegis to allies when you block an attack.
Minor Grandmaster Might of the Protector.png Might of the Protector 1 Gain might when you block attacks.
Major Grandmaster Altruistic Healing.png Altruistic Healing Applying a boon to allies heals you.
Major Grandmaster Monk's Focus.png Monk's Focus Using a meditation skill heals you and grants fury to allies in a radius. Meditation skills have reduced recharge.
Major Grandmaster Retributive Armor.png Retributive Armor Gain toughness for a period of time when blocking an attack. Gain ferocity based on your toughness.

Honor.png Honor[edit]

Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Vigorous Precision.png Vigorous Precision 10 Gain vigor when you deliver a critical hit.
Major Adept Invigorated Bulwark.png Invigorated Bulwark Gain increased healing power for 30 seconds each time you block an attack while wielding a mace. Stacks up to 10 times. Mace abilities have reduced recharge.
Major Adept Protective Reviver.png Protective Reviver Activate a shield of absorption when you begin reviving an ally. Upon successful revival, you and ally
each gain aegis, protection and regeneration.
Major Adept Protector's Impact.png Protector's Impact 8 Create a Symbol of Protection when you take falling damage. You take less damage when falling.
Minor Master Selfless Daring.png Selfless Daring The end of your dodge roll heals nearby allies.
Major Master Honorable Staff.png Honorable Staff Boon duration is increased while wielding a staff. Staff recharges are reduced.
Major Master Pure of Heart.png Pure of Heart Aegis heals when it blocks an attack.
Major Master Empowering Might.png Empowering Might 1 You and nearby allies gain might when you land a critical hit.
Minor Grandmaster Purity of Body.png Purity of Body Your Virtue of Resolve passive effect also regenerates endurance.
Major Grandmaster Pure of Voice.png Pure of Voice Allies affected by shouts have conditions converted to boons. Shout abilities have their recharge reduced.
Major Grandmaster Writ of Persistence.png Writ of Persistence Symbols last longer, are larger, and heal allies.
Major Grandmaster Force of Will.png Force of Will You have increased vitality. Healing effectiveness to other allies is increased based on a percentage of your vitality.

Virtues.png Virtues[edit]

Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Inspired Virtue.png Inspired Virtue Virtues now also apply the following boons to allies when activated:
Justice: might
Resolve: regeneration
Courage: protection
Major Adept Unscathed Contender.png Unscathed Contender Deal more damage while under the effects of aegis.
Major Adept Retaliatory Subconscious.png Retaliatory Subconscious 30 Gain retaliation and aegis when stunned, dazed, knocked back, pulled, knocked down, sunk, floated, launched, taunted or inflicted with fear.
Major Adept Master of Consecrations.png Master of Consecrations Consecrations last longer and have reduced recharge.
Minor Master Virtue of Retribution.png Virtue of Retribution Gain retaliation when you activate a virtue. Retaliation you apply lasts longer.
Major Master Virtuous Solace.png Virtuous Solace Drop a protective area at your location when you're struck while below the health threshold.
Major Master Absolute Resolution.png Absolute Resolution Activating Virtue of Resolve removes conditions from nearby allies. Virtue of Resolve's passive effect is stronger.
Major Master Glacial Heart.png Glacial Heart Critical hits with hammers chill enemies. Hammer recharge is reduced.
Minor Grandmaster Power of the Virtuous.png Power of the Virtuous Deal extra damage for each boon you have. Virtues recharge faster.
Major Grandmaster Permeating Wrath.png Permeating Wrath Virtue of Justice's passive effect no longer only burns your target, but also burns the area around your target each time it activates. Virtue of Justice causes burning more frequently.
Major Grandmaster Battle Presence.png Battle Presence Nearby allies gain Virtue of Resolve's passive effect.
Major Grandmaster Indomitable Courage.png Indomitable Courage Activating virtue of courage breaks stun and grants stability to nearby allies. Virtue of courage's passive effect triggers more frequently.

Dragonhunter.png Dragonhunter[edit]

Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Virtuous Action.png Virtuous Action The guardian's resolve has further increased, allowing virtues to be manifested as physical aspects.
Major Adept Piercing Light.png Piercing Light Traps slow enemies when it activates, and reduces skill recharge times.
Major Adept Dulled Senses.png Dulled Senses Enemies you knock back are crippled. Enemies you cripple are also inflicted with vulnerability.
Major Adept Soaring Devastation.png Soaring Devastation Wings of Resolve delivers an attack upon landing.
Minor Master Defender's Dogma.png Defender's Dogma Blocking an attack causes Justice to reach its maximum charge.
Major Master Hunter's Determination.png Hunter's Determination Gain aegis and drop a Shards of Faith trap at your location when you are inflicted with stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, taunt, float, fear, launch, or sink.
Major Master Zealot's Aggression.png Zealot's Aggression Deal extra damage to crippled enemies. Justice's passive effect cripples enemies.
Major Master Bulwark.png Bulwark Shield of Courage is larger and lasts longer.
Minor Grandmaster Pure of Sight.png Pure of Sight Deal bonus damage based on your distance to the enemy.
Major Grandmaster Hunter's Fortification.png Hunter's Fortification Remove conditions when blocking attacks. Receive less damage when you have no conditions on you.
Major Grandmaster Heavy Light.png Heavy Light 10 Deflecting Shot knocks back enemies on each hit. Gain stability when knocking back, blowing out, or pulling an enemy.
Major Grandmaster Big Game Hunter.png Big Game Hunter Striking an enemy tethered by your Spear of Justice causes vulnerability and increases damage dealt.