Guardian Traits

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Guardian Specialization Sets & Traits

The Defender of the Free

(Placeholder description for the purpose / strengths of this spec and trait tree)


Specialization in this trait tree provides an unnamed Inherent Buff which provides the following effects: "Your shield skills have a 25% chance to apply a fortification effect that will increase your mitigations by 1%. This effect may stack up to five times."

Set Traits Description Source
Guardian's Defence-icon.png Guardian's Defence  Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Adaptability-icon.png Adaptability  Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Shield Wall (Trait)-icon.png Shield Wall  Gain skill Shield Wall Set: 15+ total ranks
Challenge the Darkness-icon.png Challenge the Darkness  Improves Challenge Set: 20+ total ranks
Strengthen the Bulwark-icon.png Strengthen the Bulwark  Improves the Inherent Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Bolstering Blocks-icon.png Bolstering Blocks  Self-heal Set: 30+ total ranks
Shield the People-icon.png Shield the People  Improves the Inherent Buff Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
Relentless Assault-icon.png Relentless Assault  Improves skill Sting Trait: 0+ ranks
Tireless Defender-icon.png Tireless Defender  Improves skill Guardian's Ward Trait: 0+ ranks
Defensive Expertise-icon.png Defensive Expertise  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Guardian's Pledge (Trait)-icon.png Guardian's Pledge  Gain skill Guardian's Pledge Trait: 5+ ranks
Guardian's Ward Tactics-icon.png Guardian's Ward: Tactics  Improves skill Guardian's Ward Trait: 5+ ranks
Shield-smash (Trait)-icon.png Shield-smash  Gain skill Shield-smash Trait: 10+ ranks
Reversal (Guardian)-icon.png Reversal  Improves skill Turn the Tables Trait: 10+ ranks
Bellow-icon.png Bellow  Improves skills Challenge and Fray the Edge Trait: 10+ ranks
Follow Through-icon.png Follow Through  Improves skill Shield-smash Trait: 15+ ranks, Shield-smash (1)
Smashing Stab (Trait)-icon.png Smashing Stab  Gain skill Smashing Stab Trait: 15+ ranks
Improved Shield Spikes-icon.png Improved Shield Spikes  Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Disorientation-icon.png Disorientation  Improves skills Shield-smash and Shield-blow Trait: 20+ ranks
Warrior's Fortitude (Defender)-icon.png Warrior's Fortitude  Improves skill Warrior's Heart Trait: 25+ ranks
Stoic-icon.png Stoic  Improves skill Warrior's Heart Trait: 25+ ranks
Juggernaut-icon.png Juggernaut  Gain skill Juggernaut Trait: 30+ ranks


The Keen Blade

(Placeholder description for the purpose / strengths of this spec and trait tree)

The Keen Blade is a Guardian class trait set


Specialization in this trait tree provides an unnamed Inherent Buff which provides the following effects: "Your critical hits will apply a bleed to your enemies. This effect may stack up to five times."

Set Traits Description Source
Overpower-icon.png Overpower  Buff Set: 5+ total ranks
Reactive Parry-icon.png Reactive Parry  Buff Set: 10+ total ranks
Protection by the Sword (Trait)-icon.png Protection by the Sword  Gain skill Protection by the Sword Set: 15+ total ranks
Bleed Them Dry-icon.png Bleed Them Dry  Improves the Inherent Buff Set: 20+ total ranks
Brutal Charge (Trait)-icon.png Brutal Charge  Skill Charge becomes skill Brutal Charge Set: 25+ total ranks
Heavy Blows-icon.png Heavy Blows  Improves the Inherent Buff Set: 30+ total ranks
Prey on the Weak-icon.png Prey on the Weak  Buff + Self-heal Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
Thrill of Battle-icon.png Thrill of Battle  Self-heal Trait: 0+ ranks
Skilled Deflection-icon.png Skilled Deflection  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Heavy Weapons Training-icon.png Heavy Weapons Training  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Broad Strokes-icon.png Broad Strokes  Improves skill Sweeping Cut Trait: 5+ ranks
Thrust (Trait)-icon.png Thrust  Gain skill Thrust Trait: 5+ ranks
Brutal Assault (Trait)-icon.png Brutal Assault  Gain skill Brutal Assault Trait: 10+ ranks
Tireless Blows-icon.png Tireless Blows  Improves skill Brutal Assault Trait: 10+ ranks, Brutal Assault (1)
Invigourating Parry-icon.png Invigourating Parry  Self-power restore Trait: 10+ ranks
Raw Power-icon.png Raw Power  Improves skill Overwhelm Trait: 15+ ranks, Thrust (1)
To The King-icon.png To The King  Gain skill To The King Trait: 15+ ranks
Haemorrhage-icon.png Haemorrhage  Buff, Improves skill Brutal Assault Trait: 20+ ranks, Brutal Assault (1)
To the Rescue-icon.png To The Rescue  Improves skills Charge and Brutal Charge Trait: 20+ ranks
Warrior's Fortitude (Keen Blade)-icon.png Warrior's Fortitude  Improves skill Warrior's Heart Trait: 25+ ranks
Blind Rage-icon.png Blind Rage  Improves skill To The King Trait: 25+ ranks, To The King (1)
Hammer Down (Trait)-icon.png Hammer Down  Gain skill Hammer Down Trait: 30+ ranks


The Fighter of Shadow

(Placeholder description for the purpose / strengths of this spec and trait tree)



Specialization in this trait tree provides an unnamed Inherent Buff which provides the following effects: "Your attacks against your marked target have a 5% chance to restore 10% of your max morale." To mark a target, use this spec's skill Take to Heart.

Set Traits Description Source
Light-touched-icon.png Light-touched  Buff + can Block using Two-Handed weapons Set: 5+ total ranks
Disabling Strikes-icon.png Disabling Strikes  Improves Debuff effects on skills Set: 10+ total ranks
Protection (Trait)-icon.png Protection  Gain skill Protection Set: 15+ total ranks
Flash of Light-icon.png Flash of Light  Improves the Inherent Buff Set: 20+ total ranks
Mark of Permanence-icon.png Mark of Permanence  Improves the Inherent Buff Set: 25+ total ranks
Manifested Ire-icon.png Manifested Ire  Debuff to enemies Set: 30+ total ranks
Incapacitation-icon.png Incapacitation  Improves Debuff effects on skills Set: 35+ total ranks


Tree Traits Description Source
Insult to Injury-icon.png Insult to Injury  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
Radiate-icon.png Radiate  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
High-spirited-icon.png High-spirited  Buff Trait: 0+ ranks
War-chant (Trait)-icon.png War-chant  Gain skill War-chant Trait: 5+ ranks
Numbed Senses-icon.png Numbed Senses  Improves skill Ignore the Pain Trait: 5+ ranks
Bolster-icon.png Bolster  Buff, Improves skill Sting Trait: 10+ ranks
Thrill of Danger (Trait)-icon.png Thrill of Danger  Gain skill Thrill of Danger Trait: 10+ ranks
Tenderize (Guardian)-icon.png Tenderize  Buff, Improves skill Sting Trait: 10+ ranks
Demoralizing Anthem-icon.png Demoralizing Anthem  Improves skill War-chant Trait: 15+ ranks, War-chant (1)
Redirect-icon.png Redirect  Gain skill Redirect Trait: 15+ ranks
Strong Bursts-icon.png Strong Bursts  Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Bring on the Pain-icon.png Bring on the Pain  Improves skill Thrill of Danger Trait: 20+ ranks, Thrill of Danger (1)
Warrior's Fortitude (Fighter of Shadow)-icon.png Warrior's Fortitude  Improves skill Warrior's Heart Trait: 25+ ranks
Vicious Rebuttal-icon.png Vicious Rebuttal  Improves skill Redirect Trait: 25+ ranks, Redirect (1)
Cataclysmic Shout-icon.png Cataclysmic Shout  Gain skill Cataclysmic Shout Trait: 30+ ranks


Trait Tree

The Defender of the Free
Uses mitigations and defence to protect allies.

The true tanking build, using both AoE and single-target taunts. The primary focus is protection and survival.

Shield-taunt-icon.png Shield-taunt
Litany of Defiance-icon.png Litany of Defiance
Your shield skills have a 25% chance to apply a fortification effect that will increase your mitigations by 1%. This effect may stack up to five times.

The Keen Blade
Uses bleeds and high-damage attacks to defeat foes.

Focuses on dealing damage. Skills have high base damage, bleeds, and powerful finishing skills.

Force Opening-icon.png Force Opening
Overwhelm-icon.png Overwhelm
Your critical hits will apply a bleed to your enemies. This effect may stack up to five times.

The Fighter of Shadow
Uses Light damage and two-handed tanking in combat.

Excels at debuffing enemies, gaining survivability by making their enemies weaker. Guardians may Tank with a 2-handed weapon to inflict higher damage.

Force Opening-icon.png Force Opening
Take to Heart-icon.png Take to Heart
Your attacks against your marked target have a 5% chance to restore 10% of your max morale.

Relentless Assault-icon.png
0/5
Tireless Defender-icon.png
0/3
Defensive Expertise-icon.png
0/5
Guardian's Pledge (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Guardian's Ward Tactics-icon.png
0/5
Shield-smash (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Reversal (Guardian)-icon.png
0/5
Bellow-icon.png
0/5
↓ (1)
Follow Through-icon.png
0/3
Smashing Stab (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Improved Shield Spikes-icon.png
0/5
Disorientation-icon.png
0/5
Warrior's Fortitude (Defender)-icon.png
0/1
Stoic-icon.png
0/5
Juggernaut-icon.png
0/1
Thrill of Battle-icon.png
0/5
Skilled Deflection-icon.png
0/5
Heavy Weapons Training-icon.png
0/5
Broad Strokes-icon.png
0/2
Thrust (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Brutal Assault (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
→ (1) Tireless Blows-icon.png
0/5
↓ (1) Invigourating Parry-icon.png
0/4
↓ (1)
Raw Power-icon.png
0/5
To The King-icon.png
0/1
Haemorrhage-icon.png
0/5
To the Rescue-icon.png
0/5
↓ (1)
Warrior's Fortitude (Keen Blade)-icon.png
0/1
Blind Rage-icon.png
0/5
Hammer Down (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Insult to Injury-icon.png
0/5
Radiate-icon.png
0/3
High-spirited-icon.png
0/5
War-chant (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Numbed Senses-icon.png
0/3
Bolster-icon.png
0/5
↓ (1) Thrill of Danger (Trait)-icon.png
0/1
Tenderize (Guardian)-icon.png
0/5
↓ (1)
Demoralizing Anthem-icon.png
0/5
Redirect-icon.png
0/1
Strong Bursts-icon.png
0/5
Bring on the Pain-icon.png
0/5
↓ (1)
Warrior's Fortitude (Fighter of Shadow)-icon.png
0/1
Vicious Rebuttal-icon.png
0/5
Cataclysmic Shout-icon.png
0/1