Line of Warding

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Line of Warding

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
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1 Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Line of Warding

Ward. Create a line in front of you that foes cannot cross.

Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 10
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Combo.png Combo Field: Light
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Firebrand Firebrand


  • Despite the description, this skill is ground targeted.
  • Line of Warding knocks back enemies attempting to cross the ring for up to a total of 10 crossing attempts. The ring does not block enemies with invulnerability or stability.
  • Though not listed on the tooltip, the Knockback effect does 150 Defiance Break
  • The usage of this skill is not limited by line of sight.
  • Using this skill will interrupt any non-healing skill the guardian is currently casting.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and how has a 30-second recharge in all game modes.
  • A light field skill fact has been added.
December 13, 2016
  • The cooldown of this ability has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.
April 19, 2016
  • The number of times this skill can be used to attempt to knock back an enemy has been capped at 10.
February 26, 2013
  • This ability's animation has changed and can now be cast while on the move.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill is no longer able to move friendly NPCs around.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill now lasts for 5 seconds instead of 8 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Line of Warding has been added to the game.

See also[edit]