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Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
5 Recharge time  2 Ammunition  

Shout. Grant aegis and swiftness to up to five nearby allies.

Aegis.png Aegis (20s): Block the next incoming attack.
Swiftness.png Swiftness (20s): +33% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Maximum Count.png Casts: 2
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 30 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Firebrand Firebrand

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced ammunition recharge from 40 seconds to 32 seconds.
    • Guild Wars 2 Wiki note: This change does not appear to have been applied. The existing ammunition recharge of 30 seconds is already lower than described.
August 17, 2021
  • Guardians never retreat, so this shout skill has been renamed "Advance!" The voice acting has been updated appropriately to say either "Advance!" or "Charge!" at random, for a little variety.
July 07, 2020
  • This skill now uses ammunition with 5 seconds between activations and a 30-second count recharge.
April 19, 2016
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
August 25, 2015
  • This shout can now be used while airborne.
November 04, 2014
  • Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 60 seconds to 40 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • "Retreat!" has been added to the game.