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Vanguard Tactics

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Vanguard Tactics

Willbender icon small.png Willbender (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Vanguard Tactics

Activating Courage grants resistance. Shadowstepping grants resolution and protection.

Protection.png Protection (10.5½s): -33% Incoming Damage
Resolution.png Resolution (3s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.
Resistance.png Resistance (3s): Nondamaging conditions currently on you are ineffective.

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Elite skills that are improved by this trait

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait


  • Teleporters will trigger this trait.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Vanguard Tactics has been added to the game.
November 30, 2021
  • Vanguard Tactics was available during the End of Dragons Beta Event 4.
  • The boons this trait applies have been adjusted. Shadowsteps will now grant the Guardian Resolution for 3 seconds and Protection for 1.5 seconds. Activating Crashing Courage will now grant the Willbender Resistance for 3 seconds.
August 17, 2021