From Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Disambig icon.png This article is about the guardian specialization. For the guardian profession mechanic, see Virtue.
Specialization background.

"Justice, resolve, and courage carry me forward."

A guardian's virtue improves the effects of their justice, resolve, and courage-based skills, granting them additional effects and bonuses.

— In-game description


Virtues is a core specialization for the guardian that focuses on improving their virtues, reducing their cooldowns and altering their passive and active effects.

Virtues may enhance consecration and hammer skills.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Inspired Virtue.png Inspired Virtue Virtues apply boons to allies when activated. Deal increased strike damage for each boon on you.
Major Adept Unscathed Contender.png Unscathed Contender Strike damage dealt is increased while you have aegis. Strike damage dealt is increased while you are above the health threshold.
Major Adept Resolute Subconscious.png Resolute Subconscious 30 Gain resolution and aegis when disabled.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Major Adept Master of Consecrations.png Master of Consecrations Consecrations gain increased duration.
Minor Master Virtue of Resolution.png Virtue of Resolution Gain resolution when you activate a Virtue. Resolution you grant has increased duration.
Major Master Virtuous Solace.png Inspiring Virtue Strike damage dealt is increased after activating a virtue.
Major Master Absolute Resolve.png Absolute Resolve Activating Virtue skill 2 removes conditions from nearby allies. Virtue skill 2's passive effect is stronger.
Major Master Glacial Heart.png Glacial Heart 0.5½ Mighty Blow becomes Glacial Blow. Heal when you disable, immobilize, or chill a foe.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Minor Grandmaster Power of the Virtuous.png Power of the Virtuous Gain condition damage based on your vitality. Virtues gain reduced recharge.
Major Grandmaster Permeating Wrath.png Permeating Wrath The passive effect of Virtue skill 1 triggers more quickly and now burns in an area.
Major Grandmaster Battle Presence.png Battle Presence Nearby allies gain the passive effect of Virtue skill 2.
Willbender: Heal allies when your Resolve effect triggers.
Major Grandmaster Indomitable Courage.png Indomitable Courage The active effect of Virtue skill 3 breaks stun and grants stability to nearby allies. Its passive effect gains a shorter interval.
See also: List of guardian traits

Version history[edit]

For a detailed specialization history, see here.