Hardened Armor

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Hardened Armor

Warrior icon small.png Defense (trait list)
Training cost
6 Hero points
Game link
15 Recharge time
Hardened Armor

Gain resolution when you block or are struck by a critical hit. Strike damage taken is reduced by a percentage while you have resolution.

Damage.png Damage Reduced: 10%
Resolution.png Resolution (5s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Tactics Tactics

Traits that are improved by this trait

Discipline Discipline

  • Doubled Standards Doubled StandardsBanners grant resolution to allies when they are dropped. Pulsing boons applied through banners last longer.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 11, 2021
  • The Retaliation boon has been renamed Resolution.
  • This trait has been renamed from Spiked Armor to Hardened Armor.
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
March 17, 2020
  • This trait now causes retaliation to grant a 10% damage reduction instead of up to 150 toughness.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster minor tier.
  • Added: Gain retaliation when blocking an attack.
  • Added: Gain 150 toughness while you have retaliation.
  • Increased cooldown to 15 seconds.
December 10, 2013
  • Reduced the recharge from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Spiked Armor has been added to the game.