Shield of Judgment

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Shield of Judgment

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.5½ Activation time  20 Recharge time  
Shield of Judgment

Create a shielding wave in front of you that damages foes while giving protection and aegis to you and up to five allies.

Damage.png Damage: 330 (1.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 221 (0.67)?
Protection.png Protection (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
Protection.png Protection (2s): -33% Incoming Damage
Aegis.png Aegis (4s): Block the next incoming attack.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description


  • The character who used this skill is always affected and isn't counted toward the five ally limit.
  • Enemies damaged and allies buffed use separate 5 target limits, so this skill can actually affect up to 11 targets.

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
March 23, 2021
  • Reduced protection duration from 4 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.67.
September 29, 2015
  • This ability now applies aegis for 4 seconds.
  • The protection duration between Player vs. Player and PvE has been normalized to apply for 4 seconds in each mode.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill's recharge has been reduced from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
January 27, 2015
  • The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's protection duration has been set to 3 seconds from 5 seconds in PvP only.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shield of Judgment has been added to the game.


  • Gwwlogo.png A Guild Wars skill bears the same name as this skill.
  • This skill has 2 Icons in the Weapons Skill Panel, one for PvE and one for PvP.