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This is a list of guardian traits.

Zeal.png Zeal[edit]

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Zealot's Speed.png Zealot's Speed Create a Lesser Symbol of Wrath when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Major Adept Wrathful Spirit.png Wrathful Spirit Aegis gives retaliation when it ends.
Major Adept Fiery Wrath.png Fiery Wrath Deal increased damage to burning foes.
Major Adept Zealous Scepter.png Zealous Scepter Gain might when your justice passive effect triggers; gain more might while wielding a scepter.
Minor Master Symbolic Exposure.png Symbolic Exposure Symbols inflict vulnerability on foes. Damage to vulnerable foes is increased.
Major Master Binding Jeopardy.png Binding Jeopardy Immobilizing or blinding a foe also applies vulnerability to them.
Major Master Zealous Blade.png Zealous Blade Your power is increased. Gain additional power while wielding a greatsword. Your greatsword skills have reduced recharge.
Major Master Kindled Zeal.png Kindled Zeal Gain condition damage based on your power.
Minor Grandmaster Symbolic Power.png Symbolic Power Symbols deal increased damage and charge your Justice passive effect twice as fast.
Major Grandmaster Expeditious Spirit.png Eternal Armory Spirit Weapons gain additional casts, improved count recharge, and burn foes they strike.
Major Grandmaster Shattered Aegis.png Shattered Aegis When an aegis you applied blocks an attack, it unleashes a Mystic Rebuke.
Major Grandmaster Symbolic Avenger.png Symbolic Avenger Your damage is increased whenever your Symbols hit a foe.

Radiance.png Radiance[edit]

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Justice is Blind.png Justice is Blind Gain a light aura and blind nearby foes when you activate Virtue of Justice.
Major Adept Inner Fire.png Inner Fire 10 Gain fury when you strike a foe that has burning stacks over the threshold.
Major Adept Right-Hand Strength.png Right-Hand Strength Your precision is increased. Gain increased power while wielding a one-handed weapon. Sword skills gain reduced recharge.
Major Adept Healer's Retribution.png Healer's Retribution 20 Gain retaliation when using a heal skill.
Minor Master Renewed Justice.png Renewed Justice Virtue of Justice is renewed when you kill a foe.
Major Master Wrath of Justice.png Wrath of Justice Striking an enemy with Virtue of Justice's damaging effect casts Lesser Signet of Wrath.
Major Master Radiant Fire.png Radiant Fire 10 Gain Zealot's Flame when you critically hit an enemy. Burning you inflict has increased duration, and your torch skills gain reduced recharge.
Major Master Retribution (trait).png Retribution Retaliation grants you increased damage.
Minor Grandmaster Radiant Power.png Radiant Power Attacks against burning foes have an increased chance to critically hit. Your ferocity is increased.
Major Grandmaster Amplified Wrath.png Amplified Wrath 1 Burning you inflict deals increased damage. Burning duration applied by Virtue of Justice's passive effect is increased.
Major Grandmaster Perfect Inscriptions.png Perfect Inscriptions Signets gain reduced recharge, improved passive effects, and share their passive effects with nearby allies when activated.
Major Grandmaster Radiant Retaliation.png Righteous Instincts Retaliation increases your chances to critically strike and grants might each interval.

Valor.png Valor[edit]

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Valorous Defense.png Valorous Defense 30 Gain aegis when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Major Adept Strength of the Fallen.png Strength of the Fallen Lose conditions every interval. Health degenerates more slowly while downed.
Major Adept Smiter's Boon.png Smiter's Boon 16 Cast Lesser Smite Condition when you use a healing skill.
Major Adept Focus Mastery.png Focus Mastery Focus skills grant you protection and gain reduced recharge.
Minor Master Courageous Return.png Courageous Return 30 Virtue of Courage is recharged by a set time when you revive an ally or rally yourself.
Major Master Stalwart Defender.png Stalwart Defender Gain toughness when wielding a shield, and shield skills gain reduced recharge.
Major Master Strength in Numbers.png Strength in Numbers Nearby allies gain toughness based on your effective level.
Major Master Communal Defenses.png Communal Defenses 15 Blocking an attack grants aegis to nearby allies.
Minor Grandmaster Might of the Protector.png Might of the Protector 1 Gain might when you block attacks.
Major Grandmaster Altruistic Healing.png Altruistic Healing Heal yourself when you grant a boon to an ally.
Major Grandmaster Monk's Focus.png Monk's Focus Meditation skills heal you, grant fury to nearby allies, and gain reduced recharge.
Major Grandmaster Retributive Armor.png Tenacious Defense Aegis you grant reduces the recharge time of Virtue of Courage when it blocks an attack.

Honor.png Honor[edit]

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Vigorous Precision.png Vigorous Precision 10 Gain vigor when you critically strike.
Major Adept Invigorated Bulwark.png Invigorated Bulwark Increase your outgoing healing each time you block an attack. Mace skills gain reduced recharge and their boons gain increased duration.
Major Adept Protective Reviver.png Protective Reviver Cast Lesser Shield of Absorption when you begin reviving an ally. If you revive an ally, you each gain boons.
Major Adept Protector's Impact.png Protector's Impact 20 Cast Lesser Symbol of Protection when you take falling damage or using a healing skill. You take less damage when falling.
Minor Master Selfless Daring.png Selfless Daring The end of your dodge roll heals nearby allies.
Major Master Honorable Staff.png Honorable Staff Gain concentration. Gain additional concentration while wielding a staff. Staff skills recharge time is reduced.
Major Master Pure of Heart.png Pure of Heart Aegis heals when it blocks an attack.
Major Master Empowering Might.png Empowering Might 1 Grant might to nearby allies when you critically strike.
Minor Grandmaster Purity of Body.png Purity of Body Your Virtue of Resolve passive also regenerates endurance.
Major Grandmaster Pure of Voice.png Pure of Voice Shout skills gain reduced recharge and convert conditions to boons on allies.
Major Grandmaster Writ of Persistence.png Writ of Persistence Symbols gain increased duration and radius, and heal allies.
Major Grandmaster Force of Will.png Force of Will You have increased vitality. Healing effectiveness to other allies is increased based on a percentage of your vitality.

Virtues.png Virtues[edit]

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Inspired Virtue.png Inspired Virtue Virtues apply boons to allies when activated.
Major Adept Unscathed Contender.png Unscathed Contender Deal increased damage while you have aegis.
Major Adept Retaliatory Subconscious.png Retaliatory Subconscious 30 Gain retaliation and aegis when disabled.
Disables include stun, daze, knocked back, pull, knocked down, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Major Adept Master of Consecrations.png Master of Consecrations Consecrations gain reduced recharge and increased duration.
Minor Master Virtue of Retribution.png Virtue of Retribution Gain retaliation when you activate a Virtue. Retaliation you grant has increased duration.
Major Master Virtuous Solace.png Virtuous Solace Cast Merciful Sanctuary when you're struck while below the health threshold.
Major Master Absolute Resolution.png Absolute Resolution Activating Virtue of Resolve removes conditions from nearby allies. Virtue of Resolve's passive effect is stronger.
Major Master Glacial Heart.png Glacial Heart Mighty Blow becomes Glacial Blow. Chill and damage foes that you disable.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Minor Grandmaster Power of the Virtuous.png Power of the Virtuous Deal increased damage for each boon on you. Virtues gain reduced recharge.
Major Grandmaster Permeating Wrath.png Permeating Wrath Virtue of Justice's passive triggers more quickly and now burns in an area.
Major Grandmaster Battle Presence.png Battle Presence Nearby allies gain Virtue of Resolve's passive.
Major Grandmaster Indomitable Courage.png Indomitable Courage Virtue of Courage's active breaks stun and grants stability to nearby allies. Virtue of Courage's passive gains a shorter interval.

Dragonhunter.png Dragonhunter[edit]

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.

Firebrand.png Firebrand[edit]

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Axe Proficiency.png Axe Proficiency You can wield axes.
Minor Adept Purity of Word.png Purity of Word Gain knowledge of Elonian lore, igniting a fierce drive to purge corruption and manifesting your Virtues as mystic tomes. Gain access to Mantras.
Major Adept Unrelenting Criticism.png Unrelenting Criticism Axe skills gain a chance to inflict bleeding. Symbol of Vengeance now dazes on its initial strike.
Major Adept Liberator's Vow.png Liberator's Vow 7 Grant allies quickness when you use your heal skill.
Major Adept Archivist of Whispers.png Archivist of Whispers Your Virtues gain additional pages.
Minor Master Swift Scholar.png Swift Scholar 8 Equipping or stowing a Virtue grants you quickness.
Major Master Weighty Terms.png Weighty Terms 10 The final charge of your Mantra skills inflict immobilize. Mantras gain reduced charge-recovery time.
Major Master Stalwart Speed.png Stalwart Speed 7 When you grant aegis or stability, grant quickness.
This can affect multiple targets simultaneously.
Major Master Legendary Lore.png Legendary Lore Tome skills gain bonuses from scribbling in the margins by ancient bards.
Minor Grandmaster Imbued Haste.png Imbued Haste Gain increased attributes while affected by quickness.
Major Grandmaster Stoic Demeanor.png Stoic Demeanor 5 Inflict slow on foes you disable or immobilize.
Disables includes: stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt and fear
Major Grandmaster Quickfire.png Quickfire 7 Granting quickness to an ally also grants Ashes of the Just
This can affect multiple targets simultaneously.
Major Grandmaster Loremaster.png Loremaster Tome skills gain reduced recharge. Retain Virtues passives while they are on cooldown.