Virtue of Courage

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Virtue of Courage

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Profession mechanic
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Game link

9118, 9268
45 Recharge time  
Virtue of Courage

Virtue: Gain aegis periodically.
Activate: Grant aegis to yourself and nearby allies.

Aegis.png Aegis (20s): Block the next incoming attack.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Aegis Refresh: 40 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

See also: Virtue#Related traits

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Firebrand Firebrand

  • Purity of Word Purity of Word — Gain knowledge of Elonian lore, igniting a fierce drive to purge corruption and manifesting your Virtues as mystic tomes. Gain access to Mantras. Using Tome skills consumes pages. You regenerate pages every interval.

Willbender Willbender


Within activities, Virtue of Courage gives Guardians an invisible Aegis that will block at least one attack per match. This will destroy the crab in Crab Toss and the Keg in Keg Brawl.
  • This skill is locked until level 15.
  • The passive applies the Virtue of Courage.png Virtue of Courage effect on the player character.
  • Can be activated while knocked down or stunned.
  • Will reapply aegis immediately when the skill recharges, such as via  Renewed Focus.png Renewed Focus or via the normal cooldown.
  • The listed aegis duration is for the active effect. The passive aegis has a 50 day duration.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 23, 2017
  • Updated this ability to use the appropriate 45-second cooldown in PvP.
February 22, 2017
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and will now use a 45-second baseline cooldown.
December 13, 2016
  • The cooldown of this ability has been reduced from 60 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
April 19, 2016
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 75 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • This skill will no longer attempt to break stun for NPCs who aren't already in combat.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • The recharge of this ability has been reduced from 90 to 75 seconds.
  • The radius of the active portion from this ability has been reduced from 1200 to 600.
July 01, 2014
  • Updated the duration of the passive aegis buff from 10 hours to an infinite duration.
  • The Aegis applied by the passive effect of Virtue of Courage no longer has a duration border.
August 06, 2013
  • Added a radius skill fact.
July 23, 2013
  • Updated the aegis skill fact to display the proper duration.
March 26, 2013
  • Aegis correctly reapplies when stripped.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill has been updated to not apply aegis each time the user bobs in and out of water.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Virtue of Courage has been added to the game.

See also[edit]