Ring of Warding

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Ring of Warding

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0.75¾ Activation time  
30 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Ring of Warding

Ward. Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped foes cannot exit the ring while it is active.

Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 10
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 180
Combo.png Combo Field: Light

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Firebrand Firebrand


  • Ring of Warding knocks back enemies attempting to cross the ring for up to a total of 10 crossing attempts. The ring does not block enemies with invulnerability or stability (a failed block will still expend one of the ten maximum attempts).
  • Each enemy passing through the ring takes 150 defiance bar damage.
  • This skill cannot be cast while moving (walking or running).
    • Attempting to run, walk, or dodge while casting cancels the cast and places the skill on a short cooldown.
    • The guardian can teleport while casting via  Judge's Intervention.png Judge's Intervention to create the ring near their target.
  • The short stun after the knockback can be broken via stun break.
  • Allies can pass through the ring freely.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
December 11, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
April 19, 2016
  • The number of times this skill can be used to attempt to knock back an enemy has been capped at 10.
November 26, 2013
  • Added a skill fact for the light field generated by this skill.
December 03, 2012
  • This skill will no longer affect non-attackable NPCs.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ring of Warding has been added to the game.


  • Prior to August 2011, this skill was named Warding Circle.