Symbol of Protection

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the guardian skill. For the trait skill that previously had the same name, see Lesser Symbol of Protection.
Symbol of Protection.png

Symbol of Protection

10.25¼ Activation time  

Profession
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Weapon
Hammer
 
Weapon slot 1
Type
Symbol
Activ. type
Chain
Sequence
Hammer Swing (guardian skill).png
 → 
Hammer Bash (guardian skill).png
 → 
Symbol of Protection.png
Game link
External links
API

Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that gives protection to you and your allies.

 Damage.png Damage: 404 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Damage (3x): 606 (1.5)?
 Protection.png Protection (1s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets (Hammer): 3
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets (Symbol): 5
 Duration.png Symbol Duration: 2s
 Radius.png Symbol Radius: 180
 Combo.png Combo Field: Light
 Range.png Range: 180

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Zeal
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Valor
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Honor
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtues

Notes[edit]

  • The hammer swing component of this skill cleaves.
  • The chain hits a single target 6 times (8 with Writ of Persistence): Three from the hammer swings and once for each pulse of the symbol. The symbol itself has a longer range than the hammer swing.
  • When cleaving, this auto chain can hit up to 24 times (34 with Writ of Persistence): Nine from the hammer swings and five hits per pulse of the symbol.
  • Upon application, the symbol centers around the target instead of the player.
  • The hammer swing acts like a symbol hit for purposes of traits. As such, it will trigger effects such as Symbolic Exposure and Writ of Persistence.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 09, 2014
  • Updated the damage skill facts to display Hammer Damage and Symbol Damage separately.
  • Added a Number of Targets: 5 skill fact.
  • Updated Number of Target skill facts to correctly indicate the maximum number of targets.
November 26, 2013
  • This symbol now has the appropriate duration increase when traited with Writ of Persistence.
July 23, 2013
  • Increased the spell effect and AoE rings to match the actual radius of this skill for both the base and when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
March 26, 2013
  • Now correctly hits five maximum targets and applies boons to five allies.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Symbol of Protection has been added to the game.