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- This article is about the Guardian specialization. For the Icebrood Saga mastery mechanic, see Essence manipulation.
|Minor Adept||Valorous Defense||30||Gain aegis when you are struck while below the health threshold.|
|Major Adept||Strength of the Fallen||Lose conditions every interval. Health degenerates more slowly while downed.|
|Major Adept||Smiter's Boon||16||Cast Lesser Smite Condition when you use a healing skill.|
|Major Adept||Focus Mastery||Focus skills grant you protection and gain reduced recharge.|
|Minor Master||Steadfast Courage||Gain protection when you block an incoming attack with aegis.|
|Major Master||Stalwart Defender||Gain toughness when wielding a shield, and shield skills gain reduced recharge.|
|Major Master||Strength in Numbers||Nearby allies gain toughness based on your effective level.|
|Major Master||Communal Defenses||15||Blocking an attack grants aegis to nearby allies.|
|Minor Grandmaster||Might of the Protector||1||Gain might when you block attacks.|
|Major Grandmaster||Altruistic Healing||Heal yourself when you grant a boon to an ally.|
|Major Grandmaster||Monk's Focus||Meditation skills heal you, grant fury to nearby allies, and gain reduced recharge.|
|Major Grandmaster||Tenacious Defense||Aegis you grant reduces the recharge time of Virtue of Courage when it blocks an attack.|
- See also: List of guardian traits
For a detailed specialization history, see here.