Battle Presence

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Battle Presence

Guardian icon small.png Virtues (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
Battle Presence

Nearby allies gain the passive effect of Virtue skill 2.
Willbender: Heal allies when your Resolve effect triggers.

Virtue of Resolve.png Virtue of Resolve (3s): 315 (0.225)? Heal
Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description


The healing stated in the description includes the multiplier from Absolute Resolve, even if it is not equipped. The heal is 252 + 0.18 * Healing Power without Absolute Resolve.
  • No self-benefit.
  • This trait has a target limit of 5, which is not listed under the tooltip.
  • Applies the Virtue of Resolve passive effect every 3 seconds.
  • Does not affect other nearby guardians unless they have Willbender icon small.png Willbender equipped or their virtues are on cooldown.
  • No effect while Virtue of Resolve is on recharge except for the Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand using Loremaster Loremaster.
  • Shares the Willbender icon small.png Willbender's effect Flowing Resolve.png Flowing Resolve with allies.
  • Shares the benefits from the traits Absolute Resolve Absolute Resolve, Purity of Body Purity of Body, and Phoenix Protocol Phoenix Protocol with allies.

Related skills[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this trait to remain active when Tome of Resolve was not in use.
March 29, 2022
  • The following changes affect the firebrand elite specialization only:
    • Reduced pulse base heal from 84 to 42 in WvW only. Reduced pulse heal attribute scaling from 0.06 to 0.03 in WvW only.
October 02, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from functioning in conjunction with Loremaster.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Virtues Grandmaster tier.
September 30, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the application of Virtue of Resolve to gates and walls.
May 20, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to only work on allied guardians 50% of the time.
January 28, 2013
  • This trait no longer misses pulses or spams "immune" text.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Battle Presence has been added to the game.