Zealot's Defense

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Zealot's Defense

0.5½ Activation time  15 Recharge time  
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Main hand sword
Weapon slot 3
Activ. type
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Block ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.

 Damage.png Damage (8x): 1,760 (4.8)?
 Damage.png Damage (8x): 648 (1.76)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
 Duration.png Block Duration: 3 seconds
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Radiance Radiance


  • Movement interrupts channeling.
  • The destroyed projectiles count as block.
  • The projectile(s) from this skill keeps to the ground, meaning that it can be aimed only horizontally; its path vertically is always along the ground. It also means that targets cannot be hit if there is a gap or large elevation in the ground between the target and the caster (eg. the harpies in the Uncategorized Fractal).
  • A Basilisk's gaze attack ignores this skill.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.33 to 0.22.
October 15, 2019
  • Increased PvE damage by 20%.
April 23, 2019
  • Damage has been increased by 50% in PvE only. Fixed a bug that caused some visual effects to display on the player when enemies were hit.
  • Skills that destroy missiles will now block missiles instead.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to continue blocking even if the skill was canceled.
July 26, 2016
  • The missile velocity of this skill's projectiles has been increased by 33%.
  • Reduced the variability of the angle that projectiles are launched at by 50%, which enhances their overall accuracy.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the description of this skill to clarify that it doesn't block projectiles, but rather destroys them.
May 28, 2013
  • No longer destroys unblockable projectiles.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Zealot's Defense has been added to the game.