Protective Ward

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Protective Ward

Ranger icon small.png Nature Magic (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
15 Recharge time
Protective Ward

Cast Lesser "Guard!" when you swap pets.

Miscellaneous effect.png Combat Only

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Guard!".png Lesser "Guard!" 15 Command. Order your pet to guard nearby allies; your pet takes damage on behalf of those allies. Gain might when your pet receives damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced weakness duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 18 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • Increased the cooldown from 15 seconds to 18 seconds in PvP only.
  • This trait will no longer apply weakness through block or evade.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Protective Ward has been added to the game.