Protection

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Protection

Effect type
Boon
Stacking
Duration
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Incoming damage decreased by 33%; stacks duration.

— In-game description

Protection is a boon that reduces direct damage by 33%. It does not affect Condition Damage dealt by conditions or any other source of health loss such as falling damage. Protection will stack in duration up to a maximum of 5 times.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Boon#Related skills

Weapon skills that grant protection[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Hammer

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Mace

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Shield

Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Tome of Courage

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Trident

Herald tango icon 20px.png Shield

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Staff

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Conjure Earth Shield

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Warhorn

Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Shield

Common Turtle Banner

Healing skills that grant protection[edit]

Utility skills that grant protection[edit]

Profession mechanics that grant protection[edit]

Skills that convert vulnerability into protection[edit]

Primary article: Conditions#Skills that convert conditions into boons

Related traits[edit]

See also: Boon#Related traits

Traits that grant protection[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Honor Honor

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Valor Valor

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtues Virtues

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Retribution_(specialization) Retribution

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Invocation Invocation

Renegade tango icon 20px.png Renegade Renegade

Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png Spellbreaker Spellbreaker

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Alchemy Alchemy

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Inventions Inventions

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Nature Magic Nature Magic

Soulbeast tango icon 20px.png Soulbeast Soulbeast

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Air Air

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Earth Earth

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Arcane (specialization) Arcane

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest Tempest

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chaos Chaos

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage Mirage

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Death Magic Death Magic

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Blood Magic Blood Magic

Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge Scourge

Traits that improve protection[edit]

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Inventions Inventions

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival

Soulbeast tango icon 20px.png Soulbeast Soulbeast

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest Tempest

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Death Magic Death Magic

Traits that convert vulnerability into protection[edit]

Primary article: Conditions#Traits that convert conditions into boons

Related effects[edit]

Effects that grant protection[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Boon#Related equipment

Upgrade components that grant protection[edit]

Runes[edit]

Upgrade components that affect protection[edit]

Runes[edit]

Player Chatter[edit]

  • When protection is applied to a character they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.
Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura I'm nigh invincible. Armor enhanced.
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Armored up! Armored up.
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Armored up! They'll have to hit much harder!
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Strength is mine! Defense then offense!
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Safe from harm. Protected!

Version history[edit]

Patch Changes
February 06, 2018
  • Reduced the vulnerability inflicted from 3 stacks for 10 seconds to 3 stacks for 8 seconds when this boon is converted into a condition.
October 18, 2016
  • The duration-based boons Protection, Quickness, Regeneration, Resistance, Retaliation, and Vigor will now only stack up to 5 times instead of 9.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Boon to Condition Conversion: Protection converts to 3 stacks of vulnerability for 10 seconds. (+2 stacks).
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Protection has been added to the game.