Symbol of Blades

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Symbol of Blades

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Main hand sword
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Symbol of Blades

Symbol. Teleport to your target, and blind nearby foes. Create a symbol at your feet that damages nearby enemies and benefits allies.

 Damage.png Damage: 238 (0.65)?
 Damage.png Damage: 165 (0.45)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Fury.png Fury (10.5½s): +25% Critical Chance
 Fury.png Fury (10.5½s): +20% Critical Chance
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Symbol Duration: 4 seconds
 Radius.png Blind Radius: 120
 Radius.png Symbol Radius: 180
 Combo.png Combo Field: Light
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Willbender Willbender


  • The total power coefficient of all five hits is 3.25.
  • Can be used when out of range, it then acts as just a blink forward.
  • Even if the target is out of range, Symbol of Blades deals damage and Blindness around the player after blinking forward.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.6 to 0.65 in PvE only. Reduced recharge from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
June 28, 2022
  • Fury: Critical chance bonus increased from 20% to 25% in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.6 to 0.45.
October 01, 2019
  • Removed the double strike that occurs when the symbol is first created. Increased damage of each strike by 20% to compensate. Overall damage is unchanged.
July 26, 2016
  • This skill has been renamed Symbol of Blades and now drops a symbol at the guardian's feet, applying fury to nearby allies for 1.5 seconds.
  • Initial impact damage has been increased to normal symbol values.
March 31, 2015
  • This ability is no longer able to be used in midair.
March 16, 2015
  • This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target cannot be found.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Flashing Blade has been added to the game.


  • This skill's functionality was changed with the July 26, 2016 game update. Prior to the update, this skill was called Flashing Blade.