Protective Ward

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Protective Ward

15 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
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When you receive damage, nearby foes are weakened and you gain protection.

 Weakness.png Weakness (6s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Weakness.png Weakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Protection.png Protection (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.