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Block the next incoming attack; stacks duration.

— In-game description

Aegis is a boon which will block the single next incoming attack of any kind. The boon will be removed after an attack is blocked or if its duration expires. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used by the Guardian Profession.

Blocking with Aegis from any source (granted by the self or by another) triggers the block effect for associated traits and runes.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Boon#Related skills

Weapon skills that grant aegis[edit]

Bundle skills that grant aegis[edit]

Healing skills that grant aegis[edit]

Utility skills that grant aegis[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that grant aegis[edit]

Skills that convert burning into aegis[edit]

Primary article: Boon#Skills that convert conditions into boons

Common skills that grant aegis[edit]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Boon#Related traits

Traits that grant aegis[edit]

Trait skills that grant aegis[edit]

Traits that benefit from Aegis[edit]

See also: Block#Traits that improve blocking

Traits that convert burning into aegis[edit]

Primary article: Conditions#Traits that convert conditions into boons

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Boon#Related equipment

Upgrade components that grant aegis[edit]


Upgrade components that improve aegis[edit]

See also: Block#Related equipment


A guardian's aegis is triggered within several activities even when it is not visible on the guardian. This disrupts several activities as the aegis may absorb hits even from friendly players (e.g.: Keg disappears in Keg brawl, Crab is absorbed and disappears in Crab Toss).

Version history[edit]

Patch Changes
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Aegis has been added to the game.