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
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.
Virtue of Resolve.png
 Virtue of Resolve
30 Virtue: Regenerates health.
Activate: Heal yourself and nearby allies.
Virtue of Courage.png
 Virtue of Courage
45 Virtue: Gain aegis periodically.
Activate: Grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.

Weapon skills[edit]


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


0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe.
1 Chain
Vengeful Strike.png
 Vengeful Strike
0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 Chain
Wrathful Strike.png
 Wrathful Strike
0.5½ Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.
Whirling Wrath.png
 Whirling Wrath
0.75¾ 8 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
Leap of Faith.png
 Leap of Faith
0.5½ 12 Leap at your foe. Inflicts blindness and heals you for each foe hit.
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.
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 Chain
Pull (guardian skill).png
0.75¾ Pull your foes to you.


Hammer Swing (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Swing
0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe.
1 Chain
Hammer Bash (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Bash
0.5½ Chain. Bash your foe.
1 Chain
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.
Mighty Blow.png
 Mighty Blow
0.75¾ 4 Damage nearby foes with a mighty ground slam.
Zealot's Embrace.png
 Zealot's Embrace
1 12 Send a wave toward your foe that immobilizes foes in a line.
1 15 Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
Ring of Warding.png
 Ring of Warding
0.75¾ 30 Ward. Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped foes cannot exit the ring while it is active.


Bolt of Wrath.png
 Bolt of Wrath
0.5½ Fire a bolt that damages foes.
1 Chain
Searing Light.png
 Searing Light
0.5½ Fire a projectile that explodes upon impact and damages enemies.
1 Chain
Seeking Judgment.png
 Seeking Judgment
0.5½ Fire a seeking projectile that explodes upon contact and damages enemies.
Holy Strike.png
 Holy Strike
0.5½ 8 Mark an area for judgment, rapidly healing allies and then blasting foes in the area.
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.
20.5½ 20 Channel healing and might to nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
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


True Strike.png
 True Strike
0.5½ Chain. Smash your foe.
1 Chain
Pure Strike.png
 Pure Strike
0.5½ Chain. Bash your foe.
1 Chain
Faithful Strike.png
 Faithful Strike
0.75¾ Hit your foe with a final strike and heal nearby allies.
Symbol of Faith.png
 Symbol of Faith
10.25¼ 8 Symbol. Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that damages foes and regenerates allies.
Protector's Strike.png
 Protector's Strike
30.75¾ 15 Protect allies from the next incoming attack against them, and lash out when attacked, granting boons to nearby allies and fully charging the passive burning effect.


Orb of Wrath.png
 Orb of Wrath
0.5½ Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
Symbol of Punishment.png
 Symbol of Punishment
0.25¼ 6 Symbol. Create a symbol on the ground that strikes foes and grants might to nearby allies.
Chains of Light.png
 Chains of Light
0.5½ 20 Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.


Sword of Wrath.png
 Sword of Wrath
Chain. Slash your foe once.
1 Chain
Sword Arc.png
 Sword Arc
0.5½ Chain. Slash your foe again.
1 Chain
Sword Wave.png
 Sword Wave
0.5½ Send out waves of attacks that strike multiple targets.
Symbol of Blades.png
 Symbol of Blades
10 Symbol. Teleport to your target, and blinding nearby foes. Create a symbol at your feet that damages nearby enemies and benefits allies.
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


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.
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 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.
Shield of Absorption.png
 Shield of Absorption
4 24 Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.
5 Chain
Shield of Absorption (sequence).png
 Shield of Absorption
Detonate the dome to heal nearby allies.


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 Chain
Zealot's Fire.png
 Zealot's Fire
0.75¾ Throw your Zealot's Flame to damage the targeted foe.
Cleansing Flame.png
 Cleansing Flame
30.25¼ 15 Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies. Inflicts burning on the final attack.


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


Spear of Light.png
 Spear of Light
0.5½ Throw a spear that makes your foe vulnerable, dealing bonus damage at closer range.
Zealot's Flurry.png
 Zealot's Flurry
1 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
0.75¾ 15 Blind all nearby foes.
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.
Wrathful Grasp.png
 Wrathful Grasp
0.5½ 25 Throw a spear and pull your foe to you, burning them.


Light Ball.png
 Light Ball
Fire a sundering ball of light that damages foes.
1 Chain
Detonate Light.png
 Detonate Light
Fire a ball of light that detonates on impact to heal allies and damage foes.
1 Chain
Judgment of Light.png
 Judgment of Light
Fire a barrage of bouncing light missiles that damage enemies and heal allies.
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 Chain
 Purifying Blast
8 Detonate the orb to burn foes and cure conditions on allies in the blast radius.
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.
0.5½ 20 Create a bubble that blocks enemy missiles and grants retaliation to allies.
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]


Skill Underwater skills Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Receive the Light!".png
 "Receive the Light!"
Not available underwater 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.
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.


Skill Underwater skills Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Hallowed Ground.png
 Hallowed Ground
Not available underwater 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.
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 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.
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. Grant stability 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 burn nearby enemies.
Signet of Mercy.png
 Signet of Mercy
4 2 90 Signet Passive: Improves concentration.
Signet Active: Revive a nearby downed 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.


Skill Underwater skills Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Feel My Wrath!".png
 "Feel My Wrath!"
9 0.25¼ 35 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


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


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