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As dragons continue stirring in the land of Tyria, guardians have been honing their light into a physical nature, sharp and deadly enough to pierce scales. The dragonhunter specialization will look to viciously purge the lands of dragons and their ilk, with longbow and traps now at hand. As their prowess with light has increased, they are able to physically manifest their virtues into the world.

— Dragonhunter release notes

Dragonhunter.pngDragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter is an elite specialization for the guardian that focuses on trap skills and grants upgraded versions of virtues. It also allows the guardian to use a longbow.

List of dragonhunter skills[edit]

See also: List of guardian skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Spear of Justice.png
 Spear of Justice
0.75¾ 20 Virtue: Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: Hurl a spear of light that passes through foes. Enemies struck become tethered and receive conditions periodically.
F1 Chain
Judgment (skill).png
 Hunter's Verdict
0.5½ 40 Pull all enemies tethered by the Spear of Justice to you, breaking the link. This ability's recharge is separate from that of Spear of Justice.
Wings of Resolve.png
 Wings of Resolve
1 30 Virtue: Regenerates health.
Activate: Leap to a target area, healing allies in the area.
Shield of Courage.png
 Shield of Courage
60 Virtue: Grants aegis periodically.
Activate: Grant aegis to nearby allies and create a shield in front of you that blocks attacks. You are vulnerable from the sides and behind while this shield is active.

Weapon skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description


Puncture Shot.png
 Puncture Shot
0.75¾ Fire an arrow which can bounce to the enemies behind your target. If an arrow hits a second target, all enemies struck are crippled.
True Shot.png
 True Shot
0.75¾ 4 Charge up energy, creating a powerful attack that pierces through enemies.
Deflecting Shot.png
 Deflecting Shot
0.25¼ 10 Fire a missile that blinds enemies and blocks missiles.
Symbol of Energy.png
 Symbol of Energy
0.75¾ 15 Symbol. Fire a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact to burn targets and sear a symbol of energy into the ground.
Hunter's Ward.png
 Hunter's Ward
20.75¾ 40 Form your arrows into a barrier, and deal damage at the location.

Slot skills[edit]


Skill Underwater skills Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Not available underwater 15 0.75¾ 30 Trap. Heal yourself and imbue your light into a trap. Enemies that trigger this trap are damaged and blinded as the light returns to you for a second heal.


Skill Underwater skills Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Fragments of Faith.png
 Fragments of Faith
Not available underwater 15 45 Trap. Lay a trap that deals damage and unleashes multiple fragments into the area when triggered. Each fragment grants aegis to allies, as long as they don't already have aegis.
Light's Judgment.png
 Light's Judgment
Not available underwater 15 0.5½ 30 Trap. Lay down a trap that creates an area of pure light that reveals enemies and pierces their armor.
Test of Faith.png
 Test of Faith
Not available underwater 15 30 Trap. Lay a trap that creates a ring of weapons that punishes enemies that attempt to cross their threshold.
Procession of Blades.png
 Procession of Blades
Not available underwater 15 0.5½ 25 Trap. Set a trap that whirls around and damages enemies when activated.


Skill Underwater skills Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Dragon's Maw.png
 Dragon's Maw
Not available underwater 25 0.5½ 75 Trap. Lay a trap that pulls enemies and creates a barrier that holds them in.

List of dragonhunter traits[edit]

See also: List of guardian traits
Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Longbow Proficiency.png Longbow Proficiency You can wield the longbow weapon.
Minor Adept Virtuous Action.png Virtuous Action The guardian's resolve has further increased, allowing virtues to be manifested as physical aspects.
Major Adept Piercing Light.png Piercing Light Traps gain reduced recharge and slow enemies.
Major Adept Dulled Senses.png Dulled Senses Enemies you knock back are crippled. Enemies you cripple are also inflicted with vulnerability.
Major Adept Soaring Devastation.png Soaring Devastation Wings of Resolve delivers an attack upon landing. Movement speed is increased when Wings of Resolve is not on cooldown.
Minor Master Defender's Dogma.png Defender's Dogma 3 Blocking an attack causes Justice to reach its maximum charge and reduces the cooldown of Spear of Justice by 3 seconds.
Major Master Hunter's Determination.png Hunter's Determination Gain aegis and cast Shards of Faith when disabled.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Major Master Zealot's Aggression.png Zealot's Aggression Deal extra damage to crippled enemies. Justice's passive effect cripples enemies.
Major Master Bulwark.png Bulwark Shield of Courage gains increased radius and duration.
Minor Grandmaster Pure of Sight.png Pure of Sight Deal bonus damage based on your distance to the enemy.
Major Grandmaster Hunter's Fortification.png Hunter's Fortification 1 Remove conditions when blocking attacks. Receive less damage when you have no conditions on you.
Major Grandmaster Heavy Light.png Heavy Light 10 Deflecting Shot knocks back enemies on each hit. Gain stability when knocking back, launching, or pulling an enemy.
Major Grandmaster Big Game Hunter.png Big Game Hunter Striking an enemy tethered by your Spear of Justice inflicts vulnerability and increases damage dealt. Tether duration is increased.


List of dragonhunter equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]


  • The Dragonhunter name was inspired by medieval witch hunters. Guardians consider themselves protectors of the innocent, and the dragonhunter faction believes justice is the eradication of dragons and their minions.[1]
  • Until the Dragonhunter specialization began, Guardians were unable to use longbows, but curiously, they already had the longbow as a spirit weapon skill.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Post by Jon Peters, Official Guild Wars 2 Forums