List of guardian skills

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This is a list of core guardian skills. For additional skills available to guardian's elite specializations, see:

Profession mechanic[edit]

Virtues are the guardian's profession mechanic, occupying the F1F3 slots above the skill bar. Each one provides a continual passive effect, and they can be activated to provide a brief, but more powerful, effect to all nearby allies.

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
F1
Virtue of Justice.png
 Virtue of Justice
20 Virtue: Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: You and your allies inflict burning on the next attack.
F2
Virtue of Resolve.png
 Virtue of Resolve
30 Virtue: Regenerates health.
Activate: Heal yourself and nearby allies.
F3
Virtue of Courage.png
 Virtue of Courage
45 Virtue: Gain aegis periodically.
Activate: Grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.

Weapon skills[edit]

Two-handed[edit]

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

Greatsword[edit]

1
Strike.png
 Strike
0.5½ Strike your foe.
1 Strike, Vengeful Strike, Wrathful Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Vengeful Strike.png
 Vengeful Strike
0.5½ Strike your foe again.
1 Strike, Vengeful Strike, Wrathful Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Wrathful Strike.png
 Wrathful Strike
0.5½ Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.
2
Whirling Wrath.png
 Whirling Wrath
0.75¾ 8 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
3
Leap of Faith.png
 Leap of Faith
0.5½ 12 Leap at your foe. Inflicts blindness and heals you for each foe hit.
4
Symbol of Wrath.png
 Symbol of Wrath
0.25¼ 20 Symbol. Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting retaliation to allies.
5
Binding Blade.png
 Binding Blade
0.75¾ 25 Throw blades at your foes, causing damage over time. Bound foes can be pulled to you. The effect ends when a foe moves out of range.
5 Binding Blade, Pull (guardian skill) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Pull (guardian skill).png
 Pull
0.75¾ Pull your foes to you.

Hammer[edit]

1
Hammer Swing (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Swing
0.5½ Strike your foe.
1 Hammer Swing (guardian skill), Hammer Bash (guardian skill), Symbol of Protection chainRedirect Arrow.png
Hammer Bash (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Bash
0.5½ Bash your foe.
1 Hammer Swing (guardian skill), Hammer Bash (guardian skill), Symbol of Protection chainRedirect Arrow.png
Symbol of Protection.png
 Symbol of Protection
10.25¼ Symbol. Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that gives protection to you and your allies.
2
Mighty Blow.png
 Mighty Blow
0.75¾ 4 Damage nearby foes with a mighty ground slam.
3
Zealot's Embrace.png
 Zealot's Embrace
1 12 Send a wave toward your foe that immobilizes foes in a line.
4
Banish.png
 Banish
1 15 Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
5
Ring of Warding.png
 Ring of Warding
0.75¾ 30 Ward. Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped enemies cannot exit the ring while it is active.

Staff[edit]

1
Bolt of Wrath.png
 Bolt of Wrath
0.5½ Fire a bolt that damages foes.
1 Bolt of Wrath, Searing Light, Seeking Judgment chainRedirect Arrow.png
Searing Light.png
 Searing Light
0.5½ Fire a projectile that explodes upon impact and damages enemies.
1 Bolt of Wrath, Searing Light, Seeking Judgment chainRedirect Arrow.png
Seeking Judgment.png
 Seeking Judgment
0.5½ Fire a seeking projectile that explodes upon impact and damages enemies.
2
Holy Strike.png
 Holy Strike
0.5½ 8 Mark an area for judgement, rapidly healing allies and then blasting foes in the area.
3
Symbol of Swiftness.png
 Symbol of Swiftness
0.75¾ 15 Symbol. Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies.
4
Empower.png
 Empower
20.5½ 20 Channel healing and might to your nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
5
Line of Warding.png
 Line of Warding
1 30 Ward. Create a line in front of you that foes cannot cross.

Main-hand only[edit]

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

Mace[edit]

1
True Strike.png
 True Strike
0.5½ Smash your foe.
1 True Strike, Pure Strike, Faithful Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Pure Strike.png
 Pure Strike
0.5½ Bash your foe.
1 True Strike, Pure Strike, Faithful Strike chainRedirect Arrow.png
Faithful Strike.png
 Faithful Strike
0.75¾ Hit your foe with a final strike and heal nearby allies.
2
Symbol of Faith.png
 Symbol of Faith
10.25¼ 8 Symbol. Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that damages foes and regenerates allies.
3
Protector's Strike.png
 Protector's Strike
30.75¾ 15 Surround yourself and nearby allies with a shield. Damage foes that strike protected allies, and then apply boons in a radius. If an attack is not blocked, fully charge your Justice virtue.

Scepter[edit]

1
Orb of Wrath.png
 Orb of Wrath
0.5½ Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
2
Symbol of Punishment.png
 Symbol of Punishment
0.25¼ 6 Symbol. Strike foes in the target area repeatedly.
3
Chains of Light.png
 Chains of Light
0.5½ 20 Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.

Sword[edit]

1
Sword of Wrath.png
 Sword of Wrath
Slash your foe once.
1 Sword of Wrath, Sword Arc, Sword Wave chainRedirect Arrow.png
Sword Arc.png
 Sword Arc
0.5½ Slash your foe again.
1 Sword of Wrath, Sword Arc, Sword Wave chainRedirect Arrow.png
Sword Wave.png
 Sword Wave
0.5½ Send out waves of attacks that strike multiple targets.
2
Symbol of Blades.png
 Symbol of Blades
10 Symbol. Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes. Drop a symbol at your feet that damages nearby enemies and benefits allies.
3
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
0.5½ 15 Block ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.

Off-hand only[edit]

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

Focus[edit]

4
Ray of Judgment.png
 Ray of Judgment
0.75¾ 20 Infuse your foe with the light of judgment, inflicting damage each interval if they are initially struck.
5
Shield of Wrath.png
 Shield of Wrath
35 Create a shield to block the next three attacks. If the shield is not destroyed, it explodes and damages nearby foes.

Shield[edit]

4
Shield of Judgment.png
 Shield of Judgment
0.5½ 20 Create a shielding wave in front of you that damages foes while giving protection and aegis to you and up to five allies.
5
Shield of Absorption.png
 Shield of Absorption
4 24 Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.
5 Shield of Absorption, Shield of Absorption (sequence) chainRedirect Arrow.png
Shield of Absorption (sequence).png
 Shield of Absorption
Detonate the dome to heal nearby allies.

Torch[edit]

4
Zealot's Flame.png
 Zealot's Flame
15 Set yourself alight, periodically burning up to three nearby foes. The final pulse applies additional burning.
4 Zealot's Flame, Zealot's Fire chainRedirect Arrow.png
Zealot's Fire.png
 Zealot's Fire
0.75¾ Throw your Zealot's Flame to damage the targeted foe.
5
Cleansing Flame.png
 Cleansing Flame
30.25¼ 15 Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies.

Aquatic[edit]

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

Spear[edit]

1
Spear of Light.png
 Spear of Light
0.5½ Throw a spear that makes your foe vulnerable, dealing bonus damage at closer range.
2
Zealot's Flurry.png
 Zealot's Flurry
1 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
3
Brilliance.png
 Brilliance
0.75¾ 15 Blind all nearby foes.
4
Symbol of Spears.png
 Symbol of Spears
0.5½ 20 Symbol. Create a spear wall in front of you that damages foes that remain in its area.
5
Wrathful Grasp.png
 Wrathful Grasp
0.5½ 25 Throw a spear and pull your foe to you, burning them.

Trident[edit]

1
Light Ball.png
 Light Ball
Fire a sundering ball of light that damages foes.
1 Light Ball, Detonate Light, Judgment of Light chainRedirect Arrow.png
Detonate Light.png
 Detonate Light
Fire a ball of light that detonates on impact to heal allies and damage foes.
1 Light Ball, Detonate Light, Judgment of Light chainRedirect Arrow.png
Judgment of Light.png
 Judgment of Light
Fire a barrage of bouncing light missiles that damage enemies and heal allies.
2
Purify.png
 Purify
0.5½ 12 Release an orb of cleansing light that cures conditions on allies it passes through and detonates on enemies struck. Burns foes and cures conditions on allies within the blast radius.
2 Purify, Purifying Blast chainRedirect Arrow.png
Brilliance.png
 Purifying Blast
8 Detonate the orb to burn foes and cure conditions on allies in the blast radius.
3
Symbol of Light.png
 Symbol of Light
0.5½ 15 Symbol. Create a pillar of light that does damage every second at your foe's location.
4
Refraction.png
 Refraction
0.5½ 20 Create a bubble that blocks enemy missiles and grants retaliation to allies.
5
Weight of Justice.png
 Weight of Justice
1 25 Sink your foe with the weight of justice, inflicting damage continuously.
Damage ceases if the stun is broken.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Receive the Light!".png
 "Receive the Light!"
Not available underwater.png 2 20.25¼ 30 Shout. Heal yourself and allies in a cone in front of you.
Litany of Wrath.png
 Litany of Wrath
2 0.25¼ 25 Meditation. Heal yourself. For a brief time, heal yourself based on a percentage of damage dealt to enemies.
Shelter.png
 Shelter
10.25¼ 30 Block attacks while healing.
Signet of Resolve.png
 Signet of Resolve
2 1 30 Signet Passive: Cures a condition from yourself every few seconds.
Signet Active: Heal yourself.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Hallowed Ground.png
 Hallowed Ground
Not available underwater.png 4 1 45 Consecration. Consecrate the target area, granting stability to allies inside.
Purging Flames.png
 Purging Flames
3 0.75¾ 35 Consecration. Create a ring of fire that burns foes when it first forms and again whenever foes cross it. Allies inside the ring lose conditions every pulse.
Sanctuary.png
 Sanctuary
2 1 60 Consecration. Form a protective healing shelter for allies. Block foes and their missiles from entering.
Wall of Reflection.png
 Wall of Reflection
Not available underwater.png 4 30 Consecration. Summon a barrier of mystic power that reflects projectiles.
Contemplation of Purity.png
 Contemplation of Purity
4 40 Meditation. Convert the conditions you are suffering from into boons.
Judge's Intervention.png
 Judge's Intervention
4 45 Meditation. Teleport to your target and burn nearby foes.
Merciful Intervention.png
 Merciful Intervention
2 40 Meditation. Shadowstep to an ally in the targeted area and heal around them. If no ally is present in the targeted area, this ability will not shadowstep.
Smite Condition.png
 Smite Condition
3 20 Meditation. Cure conditions and damage nearby foes. Deal more damage if a condition is cured.
"Hold the Line!".png
 "Hold the Line!"
4 30 Shout. Grant protection and regeneration to allies.
"Retreat!".png
 "Retreat!"
2 30 Shout. Grant aegis and swiftness to up to five nearby allies.
"Save Yourselves!".png
 "Save Yourselves!"
3 50 Shout. Draw conditions from nearby allies to yourself. Gain multiple boons for a short duration.
"Stand Your Ground!".png
 "Stand Your Ground!"
4 30 Shout. Grants stability and retaliation to yourself and allies.
Bane Signet.png
 Bane Signet
4 0.75¾ 30 Signet Passive: Improved Power
Signet Active: Knock down and damage your foe.
Signet of Judgment.png
 Signet of Judgment
3 25 Signet Passive: Reduces incoming damage.
Signet Active: Grant retaliation to nearby allies and burning to nearby foes.
Signet of Mercy.png
 Signet of Mercy
4 2 150 Signet Passive: Improves healing.
Signet Active: Revive a nearby ally.
Signet of Wrath.png
 Signet of Wrath
2 0.75¾ 25 Signet Passive: Grants you increased condition damage.
Signet Active: Immobilize your target.
Bow of Truth.png
 Bow of Truth
4 0.5½ 1 Spirit Weapon. Command the Bow of Truth to barrage a location with healing arrows.
Hammer of Wisdom.png
 Hammer of Wisdom
4 0.5½ 8 Spirit Weapon. Order the Hammer of Wisdom to knock down your foe.
Shield of the Avenger.png
 Shield of the Avenger
3 0.5½ 1 Spirit Weapon. Command the Shield of the Avenger to form a protective dome, and then shatter, flying out to weaken nearby foes.
Sword of Justice.png
 Sword of Justice
2 0.5½ 1 Spirit Weapon. Will the Sword of Justice to appear beside your enemy and attack nearby foes.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Feel My Wrath!".png
 "Feel My Wrath!"
9 0.25¼ 45 Shout. Grant fury and quickness to nearby allies.
Renewed Focus.png
 Renewed Focus
9 2 90 Meditation. Focus, making yourself invulnerable and recharging your virtues.
Signet of Courage.png
 Signet of Courage
9 20.5½ 90 Signet Passive: Periodically heal allies in the area around you while in combat.
Signet Active: Fully heal nearby allies.

Downed and drowning skills[edit]

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

Downed[edit]

1
Wrath.png
 Wrath
3 Focus a wrathful light ray on your foe. Hits enemies it passes through.
2
Wave of Light.png
 Wave of Light
0.5½ 15 Push nearby foes back.
3
Symbol of Judgment.png
 Symbol of Judgment
0.5½ 20 Draw a symbol on the ground that heals allies and damages foes.
4
Bandage.png
 Bandage
490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Drowning[edit]

1
Shackle.png
 Shackle
0.5½ Cripple your foes with shackles.
2
Reveal the Depths.png
 Reveal the Depths
2 5 Damage foes in an area that grows larger.
3
Renewing Current.png
 Renewing Current
0.5½ 20 Escape up towards the surface and heal.
4
Bandage.png
 Bandage
490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.