Virtue of Justice

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Virtue of Justice

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Profession mechanic
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20 Recharge time  

Virtue: Burn foes every few attacks.
Activate: You and your allies inflict burning on the next attack.

 Burning.png Burning (passive effect) (2s): 262 Damage
 Burning.png Burning (passive effect) (4s): 524 Damage
 Burning.png Burning (active effect) (4s): 524 Damage
 Burning.png3 Burning (active effect) (4s): 1,572 Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Attacks to Trigger: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

See also: Virtue#Related skills
  • Protector's Strike.png Protector's Strike — Protect allies from the next incoming attack against them, and lash out when attacked, granting boons to nearby allies and fully charging the passive burning effect.

Related traits[edit]

See also: Virtue#Related traits

Zeal Zeal

Radiance Radiance

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


Skill bar showing the Justice effect
  • The passive applies the Virtue of Justice.png Virtue of Justice effect and the active the Virtue of Justice.png Justice on the player character.
  • As the guardian attacks, the left half of the skill bar will show a blue flame of increasing intensity, until the effect of Justice is available and the next hit causes burning. The hit counter is conserved across combat sessions (the effect remains when combat ends).
  • Allows skills that hit multiple times to trigger burning more rapidly. Area of Effect skills that hit multiple targets at once can also count as multiple hits.
  • The duration of the active effect is 20 seconds (i.e. the next attack will burn if performed within the next 20 sec).
  • The active effect will only trigger on 1 target even if the skill used to trigger it hits multiple targets.
  • The burning damage of the active effect when applied to an ally is based on the ally's Condition Damage, not the guardian's.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 13, 2016
  • Increased the burning duration of the passive effect from 2 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only.
  • Increased the active effect's amount of burning from 1 stack to 3 stacks in PvP only.
April 19, 2016
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • The recharge of this ability has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • The radius of the active portion from this ability has been reduced from 1200 to 600.
December 10, 2013
  • Updated the skill facts to indicate the number of attacks required to trigger this skill.
  • Added a fact that indicates radius when Permeating Wrath is traited.
  • Updated the skill to indicate the increased burn duration when Supreme Justice is traited.
August 06, 2013
  • Added a radius skill fact.
June 25, 2013
  • Updated the skill fact to correctly display the actual burning duration when the skill is activated.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Virtue of Justice has been added to the game.

See also[edit]