"Hold the Line!"

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Guardian shout. For other similarly named content, see Hold the Line.

"Hold the Line!".png

"Hold the Line!"

25 Recharge time  
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link

Shout. Grant protection and regeneration to allies.

 Protection.png Protection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Protection.png Protection (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Regeneration.png Regen (6s): 780 Heal
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues


  • A long time ago, this skill was bugged and the guardian would not shout "Hold the Line!". Instead, players would shout race-specific voice lines, most assuredly meant for other content. Those voice lines were never actually implemented in the game. An incomplete list of these historical quotes may be found here.
    • Nowadays, guardians always shout "Hold the Line!" when using this skill.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced protection duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and will use the increased 6-second duration in all game types.
June 20, 2017
  • The protection duration of this skill has been increased from 4 seconds to 6 seconds in PvP only.
April 19, 2016
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that prevented this shout from playing its voice-over audio.
April 30, 2013
  • This shout now converts a condition only if the Pure of Voice trait is equipped.
February 26, 2013
  • This shout's range has been reduced to 600, making it consistent with other shouts.
  • It now properly affects allies within its full radius.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • "Hold the Line!" has been added to the game.