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Incoming damage decreased; stacks duration.

— In-game description

Incoming damage decreased; stacks duration. Protection is a boon that reduces direct damage by 33%. It does not affect condition damage dealt by conditions or any other source of health loss such as falling damage.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Boon#Related skills

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Related traits[edit]

See also: Boon#Related traits

Traits that grant protection[edit]

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Effects that grant protection[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Boon#Related equipment

Upgrade components that grant protection[edit]


Upgrade components that affect protection[edit]



  • When protection is applied to a character they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.
Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura I'm nigh invincible. Armor enhanced.
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Armored up! Armored up.
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Armored up! They'll have to hit much harder!
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Strength is mine! Defense then offense!
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Safe from harm. Protected!