Protector's Strike

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Protector's Strike

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Main hand mace
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
Activ. type
Game link
30.75¾ Activation time  15 Recharge time  
Protector's Strike

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.

Damage.png Damage: 734 (2.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 550 (1.5)?
Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
Aegis.png Aegis (6s): Block the next incoming attack.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description


Occasionally blocks multiple attacks in one cast, never triggering the counterattack.
  • Blocks the next attack directed at any ally within range and counterattacks, dealing point-blank area of effect damage to up to 5 enemies near the guardian. If an attack is blocked the shielding effect ends.
  • After blocking an attack grants boons to the caster as well.
  • fully charging the passive burning effect means charging the passive of Virtue of Justice which will proc your passive burning at your next attack.

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Firebrand Firebrand

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 2.0 to 1.5.
December 03, 2019
  • This skill now fully charges the flames of justice upon the successful block of an attack for the guardian or their allies. The radius of effect of both blocking and striking enemies has been increased from 180 to 240.
April 23, 2019
  • This skill now uses full-body animation for the finishing strike, even while the player is moving. The recovery animation is now shortened if an attack is not blocked. If this skill does not block an attack, it fully charges Virtue of Justice.
July 26, 2016
  • In addition to granting protection, this skill now grants aegis to nearby allies when it ends via block.
  • Protection is no longer applied in a radius if the guardian does not block anything.
July 01, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the ending flourish to act as a short-duration whirl finisher, sending out a single bolt in a random direction.
June 03, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the ending flourish to act as a short-duration whirl finisher, sending out a single bolt in a random direction.
October 29, 2013
  • Replaced the range skill fact with a radius.
October 15, 2013
  • Updated the damage skill fact to more accurately display the correct amount.
September 03, 2013
  • This skill will now trigger if an attack is blocked while the guardian is in midair.
November 15, 2012
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to be cancelled and retain the blocking benefits.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill has had an exploit removed that caused it to block longer than intended.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Protector's Strike has been added to the game.