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

Guardian icon small.png Guardian

2 Symbol of Faith.png Symbol of Faith Mace 10.25¼ 8 Symbol. Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that damages foes and regenerates allies.
3 Symbol of Ignition.png Symbol of Ignition Pistol 0.25¼ 12 Symbol. Create a symbol that ignites when you strike an enemy inside it or shoot a projectile into it, damaging and burning enemies inside it. If the symbol is ignited by a projectile, it enchants that projectile to burn its target.
2 Symbol of Punishment.png Symbol of Punishment Scepter 0.25¼ 10 Symbol. Create a symbol on the ground that strikes foes and grants might to nearby allies.
2 Symbol of Blades.png Symbol of Blades Sword 8 Symbol. Teleport to your target, and blind nearby foes. Create a symbol at your feet that damages nearby enemies and benefits allies.
4 Symbol of Resolution.png Symbol of Resolution Greatsword 0.25¼ 12 Symbol. Pierce the ground with a mystic symbol that damages foes while granting resolution to allies.
1 Symbol of Protection.png Symbol of Protection Hammer 1 Symbol. Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that gives protection to you and your allies.
3 Symbol of Swiftness.png Symbol of Swiftness Staff 0.75¾ 12 Symbol. Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies.
4 Symbol of Spears.png Symbol of Spears Spear 0.5½ 20 Symbol. Create a spear wall in front of you that damages foes that remain in its area.
3 Symbol of Light.png Symbol of Light Trident 0.5½ 15 Symbol. Create a pillar of light that does damage every second at your foe's location.

Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter

4 Symbol of Energy.png Symbol of Energy Longbow 0.5½ 12 Symbol. Fire a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact to burn targets and sear a symbol of energy into the ground.

Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand

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

Downed skills[edit]

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

Guardian icon small.png Guardian

3 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]

Trait skills that have the type symbol

Traits that improve symbols




  • 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.