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Disambig icon.png This article is about the guardian specialization. For the weapon with the same name, see Radiance (weapon).
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"Burn away the unworthy."

Radiance improves your ability to burn and blind your foes, as well as improving your critical-hit capability. It grants bonuses while you are under the effects of retaliation[sic] and strengthens the effects of your signets.

— In-game description


Radiance is a core specialization for the guardian class that emanates the qualities of searing light and flame. The traits gained from Radiance help trigger burning attacks and critical hits, as well as kills, resolution, and blindness, while also rewarding these activities in a cycle that compliments itself. Radiance may enhance torch and signet skills.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Justice is Blind.png Justice is Blind Gain a light aura and blind nearby foes when you activate Virtue skill 1.
Major Adept Inner Fire.png Inner Fire 10 Gain fury when you strike a foe that has burning stacks over the threshold.
Major Adept Right-Hand Strength.png Right-Hand Strength Your precision is increased. Gain increased power while wielding a one-handed weapon in your main hand.
Major Adept Healer's Resolution.png Healer's Resolution 20 Gain resolution when using a heal skill.
Minor Master Renewed Justice.png Renewed Justice 1 Virtue skill 1 is renewed when you kill a foe.
Major Master Wrath of Justice.png Wrath of Justice Striking an enemy with the damaging effect from Virtue skill 1 casts Lesser Signet of Wrath.
Major Master Radiant Fire.png Radiant Fire 10 Gain Zealot's Flame when you critically hit an enemy. Burning you inflict has increased duration, and your torch skills gain reduced recharge.
Major Master Retribution (trait).png Retribution Strike damage dealt is increased while you have resolution.
Minor Grandmaster Radiant Power.png Radiant Power Attacks against burning foes have an increased chance to critically hit. Your ferocity is increased.
Major Grandmaster Amplified Wrath.png Amplified Wrath 1 Burning you inflict deals increased damage. Burning duration applied by the passive effect of Virtue skill 1 is increased.
Major Grandmaster Perfect Inscriptions.png Perfect Inscriptions Signets gain improved passive effects and continue to grant their passive bonuses while recharging.
Major Grandmaster Radiant Retaliation.png Righteous Instincts Resolution increases your chances to critically strike and grants might each interval.
See also: List of guardian traits

Version history[edit]

For a detailed specialization history, see here.