Sword of Justice

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Sword of Justice

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Spirit Weapon
Sword of Justice
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link

9168, 44846
0.5½ Activation time  
1 Recharge time
1 Recharge time
5 Recharge time
3 Ammunition
3 Ammunition
2 Ammunition
Sword of Justice

Spirit Weapon. Will the Sword of Justice to appear beside your enemy and attack nearby foes.

Damage.png Damage (4x): 852 (3.2)?
Damage.png Damage (4x): 764 (2.88)?
Damage.png Damage (4x): 480 (1.8)?
Vulnerability.png12 Vulnerability (8s): +12% Incoming Damage, +12% Incoming Condition Damage
Vulnerability.png12 Vulnerability (6s): +12% Incoming Damage, +12% Incoming Condition Damage
Crippled.png Cripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 15 seconds
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 20 seconds
Maximum Count.png Casts: 3
Maximum Count.png Casts: 2
Radius.png Radius: 180
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Reduced ammunition recharge from 20 seconds to 15 seconds in PvE only.
November 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.72 to 0.8 in PvE only.
May 10, 2022
  • Reduced power coefficient per hit from 0.54 to 0.45 in WvW only. Reduced ammunition count from 3 to 2 in WvW only.
March 23, 2021
  • Reduced ammunition count from 3 to 2 in PvP only. Increased cooldown between skill uses from 1 second to 5 seconds in PvP only.
December 01, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.72 to 0.54 in WvW only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced vulnerability duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds.
April 23, 2019
  • These skills are now all ground-targeted while the player is on land.
August 28, 2018
  • This skill now applies cripple for 3 seconds in addition to its other effects.
May 08, 2018
  • This skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use a 20-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the ammo-recharge time from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 06, 2018
  • This skill now summons the Sword of Justice at your target's location rather than beside you.
  • Reduced the recharge time between casts from 8 seconds to 1 second.
  • Spirit Weapons: Fixed a bug that prevented players from animating properly when using these skills while equipped with a two-handed weapon.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
August 17, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sword of Justice damage from scaling with the guardian's attributes.
  • Sword of Justice: Increased the base damage of this skill by 80%.
August 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this skill to strike fewer times than expected if the guardian was attacking at the same time.
August 10, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that could cause spirit weapons to go on cooldown after not being used for a sufficient amount of time.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Spirit weapons have been reworked. They now use the ammo system.
  • Sword of Justice: This now has an ammo count of 3, and using the skill targets an area for the sword to repeatedly attack.
    • Count recharge is 25 seconds.
July 28, 2015
  • Removed the unnecessary skill fact when Expeditious Spirit is equipped.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
September 09, 2014
  • This spirit weapon is no longer destroyed when the Command skill is used.
August 06, 2013
  • Removed the range skill fact on the summon.
February 26, 2013
  • The health of this spirit has been increased by 30%.
January 28, 2013
  • Fixed the damage displayed the descriptions for this skill and its Command variant.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Sword of Justice has been added to the game.