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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.png

Tome of Courage

0.25¼ Activation time  75 Recharge time  
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand
Profession mechanic
Tome, Virtue
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Virtue: Gain aegis periodically.
Activate: Conjure a mystic tome containing stories about the heroes of Istan.
Each tome skill use consumes a page.

 Aegis.png Aegis (Passive): Block the next incoming attack.
 Maximum Count.png Pages: 5
 Duration.png Time to Trigger Passive: 40 seconds

— In-game description [?]


# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1 Chapter 1- Unflinching Charge.png Chapter 1: Unflinching Charge 0.5½ 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 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 8 Tome. Manifest the shimmering purity of the desert sun, reflecting enemy missiles.
4 Chapter 4- Stalwart Stand.png Chapter 4: Stalwart Stand 0.25¼ 10 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 12 Tome. Recalling the memory of heroes past, enchant nearby allies with formidable defenses.


Displays the tooltip for Virtue of Courage in the profession mechanic slot when the tome is active.
  • Like Virtue of Courage, grants Aegis for 20s when the tome is activated.
  • Applies the  Tome of Courage.png Tome of Courage effect on the player character.

Related traits[edit]

See also: Virtue#Related traits

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Firebrand Firebrand

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.

See also[edit]