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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Guardian area of effect. For the crafting component used to craft Sigils, see Symbol (ingredient).

A symbol is a marked effect that guardians can place on the ground. It lingers for a few seconds, where upon creation and with every pulse, it inflicts damage to enemies and delivers a boon to allies that stand on it. All symbols are light fields.

List of symbols[edit]

Weapon skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description Weapon

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Symbol of Blades.png
 Symbol of Blades
Symbol 10 Teleport to your target, striking them and blinding nearby foes. Drop a symbol at your feet that damages nearby enemies and benefits allies. Sword
Symbol of Faith.png
 Symbol of Faith
Symbol 10.25¼ 8 Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that damages foes and regenerates allies. Mace
Symbol of Protection.png
 Symbol of Protection
Symbol 10.25¼ Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that gives protection to you and your allies. Hammer
Symbol of Punishment.png
 Symbol of Punishment
Symbol 0.25¼ 6 Strike foes in the target area repeatedly. Scepter
Symbol of Swiftness.png
 Symbol of Swiftness
Symbol 0.75¾ 15 Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies. Staff
Symbol of Spears.png
 Symbol of Spears
Symbol 0.5½ 20 Create a spear wall in front of you that damages foes that remain in its area. Spear
Symbol of Light.png
 Symbol of Light
0.5½ 15 Create a pillar of light that does damage every second at your foe's location. Trident
Symbol of Wrath.png
 Symbol of Wrath
Symbol 0.25¼ 20 Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting retaliation to allies. Greatsword

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter[edit]

Symbol of Energy.png
 Symbol of Energy
Symbol 0.75¾ 15 Fire a slow, arcing arrow which explodes on impact to burn targets and sear a symbol of energy into the ground. Longbow

Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand[edit]

Symbol of Vengeance.png
 Symbol of Vengeance
Symbol 1 8 Cleave your axe into the ground, reducing enemy movement and carving a razor-sharp symbol of vengeance. Axe

Downed skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description


Symbol of Judgment.png
 Symbol of Judgment
0.5½ 20 Draw a symbol on the ground that heals allies and damages foes.

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve symbols[edit]

Traits that activate symbols[edit]


  • All symbols except for Symbol of Punishment apply their effects once upon activation and pulse once per second thereafter. A 4-second symbol will pulse its effect 5 times.
  • After the July 26, 2016 game update, all of guardian's main-hand and terrestrial two-handed weapons include 1 symbol skill.
    • The May 08, 2018 game update expanded that treatment to underwater weapons, so that now all possible weapon combinations include 1 symbol skill each.