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Tome of Courage

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Guardian Firebrand tome. For the former Guardian elite skill, see Tome of Courage (elite skill).

Tome of Courage

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Profession mechanic
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Tome of Courage.png
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Game link


Virtue: Gain aegis periodically.
Activate: Conjure a mystic tome containing stories about the heroes of Istan.

 Aegis.png Aegis (Passive): Block the next incoming attack.
 Duration.png Time to Trigger Passive: 40 seconds

— In-game description


# Skill Activation.png Page Cost Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1 Chapter 1- Unflinching Charge.png Chapter 1: Unflinching Charge 0.5½ 1 Tome. Roused by tales of mythical Sunspear charges, ground and motivate allies before you.
2 Chapter 2- Daring Challenge.png Chapter 2: Daring Challenge 0.25¼ 1 4 Tome. As the tales recount of Turai, taunt your enemies by issuing an insightfully inciting challenge.
3 Chapter 3- Valiant Bulwark.png Chapter 3: Valiant Bulwark 0.75¾ 2 15 Tome. Manifest the shimmering purity of the desert sun, reflecting enemy missiles.
4 Chapter 4- Stalwart Stand.png Chapter 4: Stalwart Stand 0.25¼ 2 20 Tome. Recount the stand of Elonian loyalists against Palawa Joko, granting resistance to your allies.
5 Epilogue- Unbroken Lines.png Epilogue: Unbroken Lines 0.75¾ 2 25 Tome. Recalling the memory of heroes past, enchant nearby allies with formidable defenses.

Related traits[edit]

See also: Virtue#Related traits

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Firebrand Firebrand


  • Like Virtue of Courage, grants Aegis.png Aegis for 20s when the tome is activated.
  • Applies the Tome of Courage.png Tome of Courage effect on the player character.
  • When activated, this skill applies the Dormant Courage.png effect on the player character.
    • The effect lasts for 75s, or 63.75s with Power of the Virtuous Power of the Virtuous traited.
    • Furthermore, the skill icon changes to the same icon as the Dormant Courage effect for the effect duration.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Exiting a firebrand tome will now put that tome on a 0.5-second cooldown.
December 13, 2022
  • A tome's dormant status will now also be visible on the tome activation skill.
  • Fixed an issue that caused firebrand tomes' page-generation timer to stop while the player was mounted or downed.
November 29, 2022
  • The page mechanic for firebrand tomes has been reworked. Pages are now shared across all tomes and refill at a set interval instead of when summoning a tome.
March 09, 2021
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to grant a stack of stability from the Indominable Courage trait even when the trait was not equipped.
December 11, 2018
  • The base cooldown of this skill has been increased from 50 seconds to 75 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • Firebrand tome skills now set each other on a 0.5-second cooldown upon equip.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Tome of Courage has been added to the game.



  • This tome was added with the launch of Path of Fire on September 22, 2017. Prior to the June 23, 2015 update, guardians had an elite tome skill Tome of Courage, which provided healing and protection skills.
  • During the second stresstest phase, after the original beta weekends, the skills cast time has been reduced from 0.75 to 0.25 seconds. This is an undocumented change and it is unclear whether or not this was intended.

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