"Once, we fought each other... Now we unite against a common enemy."
Channel the Luxon and Kurzick heroes Archemorus and Saint Viktor to assault your enemies and protect your allies. Instead of dodging, you leap high into the air, crashing down to devastate your foes.
— In-game description
Vindicator is an elite specialization for the revenant unlocked with the End of Dragons expansion. Vindicators have learned to commune with the legendary Canthan heroes Saint Viktor zu Heltzer of the Kurzicks and Archemorus of the Luxons, who joined forces to defeat the corrupted assassin Shiro Tagachi, a short lived victory that killed them both and enveloped Cantha in the curse of the Jade Wind. In this Legendary Alliance Stance, vindicators commune with both Saint Viktor and Archemorus, switching between one or the other in this single stance. Archemorus focuses on damage dealing, and Saint Viktor on support. Vindicators modify their dodge roll into an empowered high leap, landing with such force that it damages nearby enemies. They can wield greatswords to both deal damage and block attacks. Vindicators focus on damage dealing.
List of vindicator skills
- See also: List of revenant skills
|F1||Legendary Alliance Stance||Invoke the power of the legendary champions Archemorus and Saint Viktor.|
|F2||Energy Meld||½||10||20||Gain endurance.|
|F3||Alliance Tactics||½||10||Swap your Legendary Alliance Stance skills.|
|1||Mist Swing||½||Swing at enemies with your greatsword.|
|1||Mist Slash||½||Swing your greatsword again, inflicting vulnerability.|
|1||Arcing Mists||½||Cleave your foes, inflicting vulnerability and chilling them.|
|2||Mist Unleashed||½||5||3||Hurl forces from the Mists in front of you, rendering foes vulnerable.|
|3||Phantom's Onslaught||½||8||8||Rush towards your opponent, cleaving the area.|
|4||Imperial Guard||½||10||12||Block incoming attacks for a prolonged duration, and ready a counterattack that deals increased damage based on the attacks blocked.|
|4||True Strike||¾||Strike your foes with empowered energy. Deals increased damage based on attacks blocked by Imperial Guard.|
|5||Eternity's Requiem||1||10||15||Whirl your greatsword, opening holes in the Mists that deal damage.|
Damage is reduced per target each time they are struck by this ability.
|Selfish Spirit||1½||10||10||Legendary Alliance. Channel your rage into the nearby area, healing and empowering yourself for each enemy struck.|
|Selfless Spirit||1½||10||10||Legendary Alliance. Heal allies in an area.|
|Nomad's Advance||¾||15||3||Legendary Alliance. Lunge forward, damaging foes and gaining might for each target struck.|
|Battle Dance||¼||15||3||Legendary Alliance. Evade backward, granting boons to allies.|
|Scavenger Burst||¾||15||3||Legendary Alliance. Unleash your rage at foes in the area, gaining boons and endurance for each foe struck.|
|Tree Song||1||15||3||Legendary Alliance. Grant regeneration and cleanse conditions from allies in the targeted area, healing them for each condition removed. Gain endurance for each affected ally, and gain additional endurance for each condition removed.|
|Reaver's Rage||½||15||10||Legendary Alliance. Break stun and attack nearby enemies, gaining stability for each target struck.|
|Awakening||15||10||Legendary Alliance. Break stun on nearby allies and grant protection.|
|Spear of Archemorus||½||20||12||Legendary Alliance. Call upon the spirit of Archemorus to hurl his spear at your foe, dealing significant damage.|
|Urn of Saint Viktor||5||2||Legendary Alliance. Become the Urn of Saint Viktor, taking continuous damage while healing nearby allies. You take reduced damage while in this state, but you cannot be healed.|
|Drop Urn of Saint Viktor||1||1||Legendary Alliance. Slam your Urn into the ground, ending the ability. Grant boons and heals[sic] allies based on your health threshold.|
List of vindicator traits
- See also: List of revenant traits
|Minor Proficiency||Greatsword Proficiency||You can wield greatswords.|
|Minor Adept||Tenacious Ruin||Instead of dodging, deliver a powerful blow from above, striking foes when you hit the ground.|
|Major Adept||Leviathan Strength||Deal increased damage while your endurance is not full.|
|Major Adept||Amnesty of Shing Jea||Legendary Alliance abilities gain an additional bonus. Activating Energy Meld or Alliance Tactics grants both of these bonuses simultaneously at greater amounts.|
Kurzick abilities grant regeneration in an area around you.
Luxon abilities grant might in an area around you.
|Major Adept||Redemptor's Sermon||30||When struck while below the health threshold, heal allies in the area and cleanse their conditions.|
|Minor Master||Balance in Discord||Gain health and boons when swapping legends or by using Alliance Tactics while attuned to the Legendary Alliance.|
|Major Master||Reaver's Curse||Gain endurance for each target affected by your dodge.|
|Major Master||Angsiyan's Trust||Grant endurance in an area when swapping legends or activating Alliance Tactics.|
Reduced effect on other vindicator specializations.
|Major Master||Song of Arboreum||Grant vigor to yourself and nearby allies after dodging. Vigor has an increased effect on you.|
|Minor Grandmaster||Empire Divided||Gain increased power while above the health threshold. Gain increased healing power while below it.|
|Major Grandmaster||Forerunner of Death||Dodging now deals more damage but affects a smaller area. Outgoing strike damage is increased for a period of time upon impact.|
|Major Grandmaster||Vassals of the Empire||Dodging now grants boons to allies and strikes foes when landing. Extend boon duration for allies upon landing.|
|Major Grandmaster||Saint of zu Heltzer||The affected area of your dodge is increased. You now heal allies in an area when you land instead of dealing damage. Outgoing healing is increased for a period of time upon landing.|
Vindicators channel the legendary alliance between two mortal foes to devastate their enemies and protect their allies.
— Official site
The Kurzicks and Luxons were bitter enemies, but their greatest champions Saint Viktor and Archemorus united to help slay Shiro the Betrayer at the cost of their own lives. Vindicators call upon the strength of their legendary alliance, channeling both heroes’ skills to devastate their enemies and protect their allies. They use greatswords to deliver massive attacks, and crush foes by leaping straight into battle instead of dodging.
— Vindicator spotlight
They once stood together to conquer Shiro Tagachi at the Harvest Temple. Revenants of Tyria can now reach through the Mists and channel the power of Archemorous and Saint Viktor zu Heltzer—the great Heroes of Cantha. With the power of an ocean wave, Archemorous brings his Luxon prowess to the battlefield with unmatched might, while Viktor harnesses the elegance of his Kurzick blood to aid your allies. The Legendary Alliance is eager to stand with you in battle, and even more eager to see the shores of Cantha once again.
— Elite specialization lore
- Specializations: Adept Vindicator — Begin training the revenant's vindicator elite specialization. (5)
- Specializations: Master Vindicator — Completely train the revenant's vindicator elite specialization. (10)
- Specialization Collections: Dichotomy — Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the vindicator's greatsword, Dichotomy. (3)
- Promotional material
- The Vindicator mentor Scholar Lutta can be found in the northeast region of Arborstone, on the second floor, near the memorials.
- The artwork for vindicator features a male sylvari with largely Ancient Canthan armor, save Heirloom Gauntlets and the unusual blindfold helmet, and Vindicator's Greatsword