Virtue

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the guardian's special abilities. For the guardian general specialization, see Virtues.

Virtues are the profession mechanic for the guardian profession. They occupy the F1-F3 slots of the mechanic bar. These abilities apply continuous passive benefits to the guardian as that character adventures, or they can be activated as something similar to shouts, granting an immediate benefit to all nearby allies. Activating one of these virtues will disable its passive effect until that ability recharges once again. Each virtue has its own recharge so may be used independently of the others. Functionality for these skills unlock as players level. Virtue of Courage unlocks at level 17.

List of virtues[edit]

Skill Recharge Description
Virtue of Justice.png
 Virtue of Justice
20 Recharge time Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: You and your allies inflict burning on the next attack.
Virtue of Resolve.png
 Virtue of Resolve
30 Recharge time Regenerates health.
Activate: Heal yourself and nearby allies.
Virtue of Courage.png
 Virtue of Courage
45 Recharge time Grants aegis every few seconds.
Activate: Grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter's Virtues[edit]

Spear of Justice.png
 Spear of Justice
20 Recharge time Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive conditions periodically.
Wings of Resolve.png
 Wings of Resolve
30 Recharge time Regenerates health.
Activate: Leap to a target area, healing allies in the area.
Shield of Courage.png
 Shield of Courage
60 Recharge time Grants aegis every few seconds.
Activate: Create a shield in front of you that blocks attacks for you and allies.

Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand's Virtues[edit]

Tome of Justice.png
 Tome of Justice
30 Recharge time Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: Pull forth a magical tome on the dangers of the blazing heat in Kourna.
Each tome skill use consumes a page.
Tome of Resolve.png
 Tome of Resolve
40 Recharge time Regenerates health.
Activate: Draw forth an enchanted tome that recounts the trials undergone by the people of Vabbi.
Each tome skill use consumes a page.
Tome of Courage.png
 Tome of Courage
50 Recharge time Grants aegis periodically.
Activate:Conjure a mystic tome containing stories about the heroes of Istan.
Each tome skill use consumes a page.

Related skills[edit]

Related traits[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Zeal
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Radiance
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Valor
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Honor
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtues
Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter
Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand

Trivia[edit]

  • The guardian's virtue mechanic went through a long iteration process. At one point, it was a shield around the guardian that absorbed damage; at another, it was a mechanic similar to the thief's initiative and called resolve, and although scrapped it became the basis of the thief's said mechanic. Months later, a concept of sacrificing a passive effect for a greater power was introduced and became the virtue system.