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Not available underwater  
Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
30 Recharge time  

Command. Order your pet to guard nearby allies; your pet takes damage on behalf of those allies. Gain might when your pet receives damage.

Damage.png Damage Reduced: 33%
Might.png Might (5s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Duration.png Duration: 6 seconds
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Nature Magic Nature Magic

Beastmastery Beastmastery


  • Applies the "Guard!" effect to five allies including the player.
  • Might is applied whenever the player's pet is hit while the effect is active. Since affected allies transfer a portion of their damage to the pet, any allied players with the effect will effectively grant 1 stack of might to the caster whenever they are hit.
Soulbeast icon small.png Soulbeast interactions
  • When merged, the Soulbeast takes full damage. Nearby allies take 33% less damage, which is transferred to the Soulbeast. The Soulbeast gains might whenever them or any affected ally is hit.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 28, 2019
  • Ranger Shout skills have been reclassified as command skills.
November 07, 2017
  • This skill now grants its enhancements to a ranger in Beastmode.
July 26, 2016
  • Reduced the damage reduction from 50% to 33%.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill has been reworked.
    • It now commands your pet to guard nearby allies, taking a portion of the damage directed at them and granting you might.
    • (The skill used to be ground-targeted; it granted stealth and protection to your pet that guarded an area.)
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Guard! no longer has a casting time.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the skill description to better reflect the duration of buffs.
  • Updated the skill description to better reflect the skill's behavior.
April 30, 2013
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 15 seconds.
February 26, 2013
  • Pets will no longer guard areas that should be inaccessible to them.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • "Guard!" has been added to the game.