Guardian Skills

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Classes Be Bu Ca Ch Gu Hu Lm Mi Rk Wd
Skills Be Bu Ca Ch Gu Hu Lm Mi Rk Wd
Traits Be Bu Ca Ch Gu Hu Lm Mi Rk Wd
Deeds Be Bu Ca Ch Gu Hu Lm Mi Rk Wd

Default Skills

These skills are granted automatically as you gain levels. The effects of many of these skills are improved in various ways by your choice of specialization and how you spend your trait points. Some skills may also be replaced by an improved version of the same skill as you increase in level.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Guardian's Ward-icon.png Guardian's Ward Melee + Buff 3s 2.5m Level: 1
Sting-icon.png Sting Melee 3s 2.5m Level: 1
Retaliation-icon.png Retaliation Melee 5s 2.5m Level: 2
Shield-swipe-icon.png Shield-swipe Melee 5s 2.5m Level: 2
Sweeping Cut-icon.png Sweeping Cut Melee + AoE 9s 5m Level: 4
Whirling Retaliation-icon.png Whirling Retaliation Melee + AoE 5s 5m Level: 6
Let Fly-icon.png Let Fly Ranged 9s 30m Level: 8
Vexing Blow-icon.png Vexing Blow Melee + AoE 4s 5.2m Level: 10
Charge-icon.png Charge Buff 1m 30s Self Level: 14
Challenge-icon.png Challenge Forced Attack 30s 7m Level: 16
Ignore the Pain-icon.png Ignore the Pain Remove Effect 5s Self Level: 18
Turn the Tables-icon.png Turn the Tables Melee + Fellowship Manoeuvre 1m 30s 2.5m Level: 20
Bash-icon.png Bash Melee + Interrupt/Stun 5s 2.5m Level: 22
Fray the Edge-icon.png Fray the Edge Forced Attack + Fellowship Manoeuvre 10s 25m Level: 24
Shield-blow-icon.png Shield-blow Melee 10s 2.5m Level: 26
Stagger-icon.png Stagger Melee + Debuff 5s 2.5m Level: 28
Catch a Breath-icon.png Catch a Breath Self-heal 45s Self Level: 30
Warrior's Heart-icon.png Warrior's Heart Buff + Self-heal 2m Self Level: 32
Stamp-icon.png Stamp Melee + Interrupt 20s 2.5m Level: 34
Guardian's Promise-icon.png Guardian's Promise Utility 15s Self Level: 36
Engage-icon.png Engage Forced Attack + Debuff 30s 3m Level: 38
Sting-icon.png Improved Sting Melee 3s 2.5m Level: 50


The Defender of the Free

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in the The Defender of the Free (blue) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Shield-taunt-icon.png Shield-taunt Taunt 10s 10m Set: Initial Skill
Litany of Defiance-icon.png Litany of Defiance Buff + Debuff 1m 30s 7m Set: Initial Skill
Shield Wall-icon.png Shield Wall Buff 20s 15m Set: Shield Wall (Trait)-icon.png Shield Wall
Guardian's Pledge-icon.png Guardian's Pledge Buff 3s Self Trait: Guardian's Pledge (Trait)-icon.png Guardian's Pledge
Shield-smash-icon.png Shield-smash Melee 5s 2.5m Trait: Shield-smash (Trait)-icon.png Shield-smash
Smashing Stab (Trait)-icon.png Smashing Stab Melee 30s 2.5m Trait: Smashing Stab (Trait)-icon.png Smashing Stab
Juggernaut-icon.png Juggernaut Melee + Buff 3m Self Trait Juggernaut-icon.png Juggernaut



The Keen Blade

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in the The Keen Blade (red) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Force Opening-icon.png Force Opening Melee 10s 2.5m Set: Initial Skill
Overwhelm-icon.png Overwhelm Melee + Stun 10s 2.5m Set: Initial Skill
Protection by the Sword-icon.png Protection by the Sword Buff 10s 25m Set: Protection by the Sword (Trait)-icon.png Protection by the Sword
Thrust-icon.png Thrust Melee + Bleed 5s 2.5m Trait: Thrust-icon.png Thrust
Brutal Assault-icon.png Brutal Assault Melee + Bleed 15s 2.5m Trait: Brutal Assault-icon.png Brutal Assault
To The King-icon.png To The King Melee + Buff + Fellowship Manoeuvre 5s 2.5m Trait: To The King-icon.png To The King
Hammer Down-icon.png Hammer Down Melee + Buff 1m 2.5m Trait: Hammer Down (Trait)-icon.png Hammer Down
Honourable Combat-icon.png Honourable Combat Melee + Heal 45s 2.5m Trait: Honourable Combat-icon.png Honourable Combat



The Fighter of Shadow

These skills are acquired by spending trait points in the The Fighter of Shadow (yellow) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Force Opening-icon.png Force Opening Melee 10s 2.5m Set: Initial Skill
Take to Heart-icon.png Take to Heart Debuff None 40m Set: Initial Skill
Protection-icon.png Protection Buff 10s 25m Set: Protection (Trait)-icon.png Protection
War-chant-icon.png War-chant Debuff 10s 10.2m Trait: War-chant (Trait)-icon.png War-chant
Thrill of Danger-icon.png Thrill of Danger Self-heal 1m 10.2m Trait: Thrill of Danger (Trait)-icon.png Thrill of Danger
Redirect-icon.png Redirect Melee + Buff 30s 2.5m Trait: Redirect-icon.png Redirect
Cataclysmic Shout-icon.png Cataclysmic Shout Melee + AoE + Debuff 2m 7.2m Trait: Cataclysmic Shout-icon.png Cataclysmic Shout



Mounted Combat Skills

These skills can be used only while riding a war-steed, and only while in the regions of East Rohan, Wildermore, and West Rohan. Passive skills which improve the war-steed's defensive capabilities remain effective even in other regions, but serve only to prevent forced dismount due to enemy attacks.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Discipline Red Dawn-icon.png Discipline: Red Dawn Stance 1s - Quest: Devastation in the North
Discipline Riddermark-icon.png Discipline: Riddermark Stance 1s - Quest: Devastation in the North
Discipline Rohirrim-icon.png Discipline: Rohirrim Stance 1s - Quest: Devastation in the North
Clash of Arms-icon.png Clash of Arms Melee + Debuff 30s 4.2m Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Driving Slash-icon.png Driving Slash Melee + Debuff 3s 4.2m Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Pledge to Rohan-icon.png Pledge to Rohan Buff 24s Self Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Rohan's Edge-icon.png Rohan's Edge Melee + Buff 15s 4.2m Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Serrated Edge-icon.png Serrated Edge Melee + Bleed 16s 4.2m Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1
Staggering Slash-icon.png Staggering Slash Melee + Debuff 8s 4.2m Quest: Vol. III, Book 8, Ch. 1


Passive Skills

Weapon Proficiencies Source
Daggers-icon.png Daggers Level: 1
One-handed Axes-icon.png One-handed Axes Level: 1
One-handed Clubs-icon.png One-handed Clubs Level: 1
One-handed Hammers-icon.png One-handed Hammers Level: 1
One-handed Maces-icon.png One-handed Maces Level: 1
One-handed Swords-icon.png One-handed Swords Level: 1
Spear-icon.png Spear Level: 1
Two-handed Axes-icon.png Two-handed Axes Level: 1
Two-handed Clubs-icon.png Two-handed Clubs Level: 1
Two-handed Hammers-icon.png Two-handed Hammers Level: 1
Two-handed Swords-icon.png Two-handed Swords Level: 1
Bows-icon.png Bows Level: 7
Crossbows-icon.png Crossbows Level: 7

Armour Proficiencies Source
Light Armour-icon.png Light Armour Level: 1
Medium Armour-icon.png Medium Armour Level: 1
Heavy Armour-icon.png Heavy Armour Level: 1
Shields-icon.png Shields Level: 1
Heavy Shields-icon.png Heavy Shields Level: 1

Other Passive Skills Source
Specialized Equipment-icon.png Specialized Equipment Level: 1
Horn Use-icon.png Horn Use Level: 1
Lute Use-icon.png Lute Use Level: 1
Shield Spike Use-icon.png Shield Spike Use Level: 1
Critical Defence-icon.png Critical Defence Level: 20