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Warden Specialization Sets & Traits

Determination

Determination
Wields Shield and Fist to protect allies from harm.
A tanking build which boosts defences while healing, able to survive attacks from many foes at once.
Skills Earned:
Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot


+25% Healing Potency
+5% Spear Gambit Damage


Gambit Builders build a stacking Partial Block, Parry, and Evade buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Incoming Healing Modifier
Fist: -2% Outgoing Damage on Target
Shield: +Block Rating

These skills are acquired by spending points in the Warden Determination (Blue) trait tree. The Set skills can only be obtained by specializing in the tree.

Ability Category Range Targets Source Gambit Icons Notes
Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot Ranged + Debuff 25m 1 Set: Initial Skill Strong attack, Damage Debuff.
Shield Mastery (Warden)-icon.png Shield Mastery Buff self self Set Trait: Shield Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Shield Mastery Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png Defense Buff.
Shield Tactics-icon.png Shield Tactics Buff self self Set Trait: Shield Tactics (Trait)-icon.png Shield Tactics Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png Defense Buff, Stun immunity.
Defiant Challenge-icon.png Defiant Challenge Melee 10m 10 Trait: Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge Force enemy attack, Reflect Damage.
For the Free Peoples-icon.png For the Free Peoples Buff self self Trait: For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png For the Free Peoples Fellowship Defense Buff.


Specialization grants +25% Healing Potency, +5% Spear Gambit Damage. Gambit Builders build a stacking Partial Block, Parry, and Evade buff - max of 6%. Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply): Spear: +5% Incoming Healing Modifier, Fist: -2% Outgoing Damage on Target, Shield: +Block Rating.

Set Traits Source Notes
Thrill of Battle (Warden Trait)-icon.png Thrill of Battle Set: 5+ tree ranks Increased Morale-tap damage.
Shield Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Shield Mastery Set: 10+ tree ranks Grants Shield Mastery (Warden) skill.
Elegant Finish-icon.png Elegant Finish Set: 15+ tree ranks Grants bonuses to Finishers.
Shield Tactics (Trait)-icon.png Shield Tactics Set: 20+ tree ranks Grants Shield Tactics skill.
Close Call-icon.png Close Call Set: 25+ tree ranks Dodge restores Morale.
Exultation of Battle (Trait)-icon.png Exultation of Battle Set: 30+ tree ranks Increases Morale-tap duration.
Revel in Combat-icon.png Revel in Combat Set: 35+ tree ranks Builders also perform Morale-tap on enemy.


Obtained by spending Trait Points in the Warden Determination Trait Tree.

Tree Traits Source Notes
War-cry (Trait)-icon.png War-cry Trait: 0+ ranks War-cry (Warden) Evade bonus.
Persevere (Trait)-icon.png Persevere Trait: 0+ ranks Persevere line Damage and Heal bonus.
Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge Trait: 5+ ranks Grants Defiant Challenge skill.
Careful Shield-work-icon.png Careful Shield-work Trait: 5+ ranks Persevere and Safeguard Block bonus.
Bane of Shadow-icon.png Bane of Shadow Trait: 10+ ranks Light-type Damage bonus.
Defiance-icon.png Defiance Trait: 10+ ranks, Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge (1) Defiant Challenge produces Defense buff.
Impressive Flourish (Trait)-icon.png Impressive Flourish (Trait) Trait: 10+ ranks Impressive Flourish Defense bonus.
Unassailable-icon.png Unassailable Trait: 15+ ranks Surety of Death and Desolation bonus.
Counter-attack-icon.png Counter-attack Trait: 15+ ranks Resets Mastery cooldowns after successful Evade.
Indefatigable-icon.png Indefatigable Trait: 15+ ranks Celebration of Skill and Restoration bonus.
Thick Skin (Warden Trait)-icon.png Thick Skin Trait: 20+ ranks Dance of War and Conviction bonus.
Critical Protection-icon.png Critical Protection Trait: 2-+ ranks Critical Defense bonus.
Lasting Hope-icon.png Lasting Hope Trait: 20+ ranks Increases HoT duration.
Never Surrender (Trait)-icon.png Never Surrender Trait: 25+ ranks Decreases Never Surrender cooldown.
Fear No Darkness-icon.png Fear No Darkness Trait: 25+ ranks Morale-tap Damage bonus.
Stand Your Ground-icon.png Stand Your Ground Trait: 25+ ranks Block and Parry bonus, Evade penalty.
For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png For the Free Peoples Trait: 30+ ranks Grants For the Free Peoples skill.


Recklessness

Recklessness
Wields deadly, war-like techniques to defeat foes.
A powerful damaging build that stacks single-target bleeds with the potential for sweeping AoE blows.
Skills Earned:
Shield Piercer-icon.png Shield Piercer


+5% Warden DoT Damage
-10% Attack Duration


Gambit Builders build a stacking melee damage buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Chance to reduce target armour
Fist: +5% Chance to reduce target Cry Resistance Rating
Shield: +5% chance to increase Morale-tap damage by 5%

These skills are acquired by spending points in the Warden Recklessness (Red) trait tree. The Set skills can only be obtained by specializing in the tree.

Ability Category Range Targets Source Gambit Icons Notes
Shield Piercer-icon.png Shield Piercer Ranged + Debuff 25m 1 Set: Initial Skill Strong attack, Defense Debuff.
Recklessness-icon.png Recklessness self self Trait: Recklessness (Trait)-icon.png Recklessness Damage bonus, Defense penalty.


Specialization grants +5% Warden DoT Damage, -10% Attack Duration. Gambit Builders build a stacking melee damage buff - max of 6%. Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply): Spear: +5% Chance to reduce target armour, Fist: +5% Chance to reduce target Cry Resistance Rating, Shield: +5% chance to increase Morale-tap damage by 5%.

Set Traits Source Notes
Sharpened Spears-icon.png Sharpened Spears Set: 5+ tree ranks Spear Gambit Damage bonus.
Unconventional Strikes-icon.png Unconventional Strikes Set: 10+ tree ranks Increased Gambit Builder Bonus chance.
Precision Training-icon.png Precision Training Set: 15+ tree ranks Critical chance and Damage bonus.
Taking Advantage-icon.png Taking Advantage Set: 20+ tree ranks Parry restores Morale, eliminates Gambit Builder Power cost.
One After Another-icon.png One After Another Set: 25+ tree ranks Defeating enemies restores Morale, produces Spear Gambit Damage bonus.
Grand Master Weapons Training-icon.png Grand Master Weapons Training Set: 30+ tree ranks Melee Damage bonus, Spear Bleed bonus, Club speed bonus, Sword Parry bonus.
Martial Fury-icon.png Martial Fury Set: 35+ tree ranks Power Attack and Precise Blow lines can apply secondary DoT.


Obtained by spending Trait Points in the Warden Recklessness Trait Tree.

Tree Traits Source Notes
Basic Strikes-icon.png Basic Strikes Trait: 0+ ranks Gambit Builder Damage bonus.
Well-placed Strike-icon.png Vital Points Trait: 0+ ranks Bleed Damage bonus.
Spear Sweep-icon.png Spear Sweep Trait: 5+ ranks Converts Bleeds to AoE Damage.
Physical Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Physical Mastery Trait: 5+ ranks Physical Mastery bonus.
Way of the Spear-icon.png Way of the Spear Trait: 10+ ranks Spear Gambit Damage bonus.
Foe of the Darkness-icon.png Foe of the Darkness Trait: 10+ ranks Light-type Damage bonus.
On the Offence-icon.png On the Offence Trait: 10+ ranks Morale-tap Damage bonus.
Quick Sweep (Trait)-icon.png Quick Sweep Trait: 15+ ranks, Spear Sweep-icon.png Spear Sweep (1) Chance to produce Bleed on Spear Sweep conversion.
No Respite for the Wicked-icon.png No Respite for the Wicked Trait: 15+ ranks Offensive Strike line applies Heal Debuff.
Aggravating Wounds-icon.png Aggravating Wounds Trait: 15+ ranks DoT and Bleed Critical Hit bonus.
No Mercy-icon.png No Mercy Trait: 20+ ranks, Quick Sweep (Trait)-icon.png Quick Sweep (1) Spear Sweep conversion may retain Bleed.
Deep Wounds-icon.png Deep Wounds Trait: 20+ ranks DoT and Bleed Critical Damage bonus.
Warden's Triumph (Trait)-icon.png Warden's Triumph Trait: 25+ ranks Adroit Manoeuvre and Warden's Triumph effect bonus.
Lasting Impression-icon.png Lasting Impression Trait: 25+ ranks Increased DoT and Bleed duration.
Recklessness (Trait)-icon.png Recklessness Trait: 30+ ranks Grants Recklessness skill.


Assailment

Assailment
Wields Javelin and clever tactics to harm and hinder foes.
A ranged support line that debuffs enemies while dealing significant damage from afar, useful when fighting either alone or in a Fellowship.
+5% Ranged Damage
+... Critical Rating


Gain the skill: Improved Hampering Javelin


Gambit Builders build a stacking ranged damage buff - max of 4.5%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Javelin: -5% Fellowship Attack Duration
Fist: +5% Chance to Crit with Ranged Attacks
Shield: +10% Morale return for fellows when they strike the target


+10 Javelin Skills Max Range

These skills are acquired by spending points in the Warden Assailment (Yellow) trait tree. The Set skills can only be obtained by specializing in the tree.

Ability Category Range Targets Source Gambit Icons Notes
Hampering Javelin-icon.png Improved Hampering Javelin Ranged 25m 1 Set: Level: ... Strong attack, Run speed Debuff, Roots enemy.
Fire at Will-icon.png Fire at Will Buff 25m 1 Set Trait: Fire at Will (Trait)-icon.png Fire at Will Fellowship Damage Buff.
Dodge This!-icon.png Dodge This! Ranged 25m 1 Set Trait: Dodge This! (Trait)-icon.png Dodge This! Unavoidable strong attack.
Ambush-icon.png Snap Shot - Ambush Ranged 25m 1 Set Trait: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot Off-cooldown Ambush.
Shield Piercer-icon.png Snap Shot - Shield Piercer Ranged 25m 1 Set Trait: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot Off-cooldown Shield Piercer.
Hampering Javelin-icon.png Snap Shot - Improved Hampering Javelin Ranged 25m 1 Set Trait: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot Off-cooldown Improved Hampering Javelin.
Wages of Fear-icon.png Snap Shot - Wages of Fear Ranged 25m 1 Set Trait: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot Off-cooldown Wages of Fear.
Javelin of Deadly Force-icon.png Snap Shot - Javelin of Deadly Force Ranged 30.2m 10 Set Trait: Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot Off-cooldown Javelin of Deadly Force.
Diminished Target-icon.png Diminished Target Ranged 25m 1 Trait: Diminished Target (Trait)-icon.png Diminished Target Strong attack, Defense Debuff.
Javelin of Deadly Force-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force Ranged 30.2m 10 Trait: Javelin of Deadly Force (Trait)-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force Strong attack, Damage Buff.


Specialization grants +5% Ranged Damage, +... Critical Rating. Gain the skill: Improved Hampering Javelin. Gambit Builders build a stacking ranged damage buff - max of 4.5%. Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply): Javelin: -5% Fellowship Attack Duration, Fist: +5% Chance to Crit with Ranged Attacks, Shield: +10% Morale return for fellows when they strike the target.

Set Traits Source Notes
Throwing Arm-icon.png Throwing Arm Set: 5+ tree ranks Ranged Damage bonus.
Makeshift Caltrops-icon.png Makeshift Caltrops Set: 10+ tree ranks Improved Hampering Javelin applies AoE Slow.
Focus Fire-icon.png Focus Fire Set: 15+ tree ranks Marked Target and Diminished Target effect bonus.
Fire at Will (Trait)-icon.png Fire at Will Set: 20+ tree ranks Grants Fire at Will skill.
Dodge This! (Trait)-icon.png Dodge This! Set: 25+ tree ranks Grants Dodge This! skill.
Endurance Training-icon.png Endurance Training Set: 30+ tree ranks Assailment attack duration bonus.
Snap Shot-icon.png Snap Shot Set: 35+ tree ranks Gambit Builders can trigger off-cooldown Javelin skills.


Obtained by spending Trait Points in the Warden Assailment Trait Tree.

Tree Traits Source Notes
Momentum (Trait)-icon.png Momentum Trait: 0+ ranks Temporary In the Fray - Stance Melee Damage bonus.
Marked Target (Trait)-icon.png Marked Target Trait: 0+ ranks Marked Target effect bonus.
Finesse (Trait)-icon.png Finesse Trait: 5+ ranks Finesse Rating bonus.
Ranged Damage (Trait)-icon.png Ranged Damage Trait: 5+ ranks Ranged Damage bonus.
Bulls-eye-icon.png Bulls-eye Trait: 10+ ranks Critical Rating and Damage bonus.
Shield's Up-icon.png Shield's Up Trait: 10+ ranks Temporary In the Fray - Stance Block bonus.
Diminished Target (Trait)-icon.png Diminished Target Trait: 10+ ranks, Marked Target (Trait)-icon.png Marked Target (1) Grants Diminished Target skill, effect bonus.
Piercing Javelins-icon.png Piercing Javelins Trait: 15+ ranks Armour Penetration bonus.
Barbed Javelins-icon.png Barbed Javelins Trait: 15+ ranks Javelin Gambits can trigger Bleeds.
Area Targeting-icon.png Area Targeting Trait: 15+ ranks, Diminished Target (Trait)-icon.png Diminished Target (1) Marked Target and Diminished Target applies AoE effect.
Shattered Javelins-icon.png Shattered Javelins Trait: 20+ ranks, Barbed Javelins-icon.png Barbed Javelins (1) Stacking Barbed Javelins Bleed will convert to AoE Damage.
Hurry Up with That!-icon.png Hurry Up with That! Trait: 20+ ranks Ranged Adroit Manoeuvre applies Fellowship Induction Duration bonus.
Battering Strikes-icon.png Battering Strikes Trait: 25+ ranks Precise Throw line Critical Defense Debuff bonus.
Suppression-icon.png Suppression Trait: 25+ ranks Ranged Offensive Strike Damage Debuff bonus.
Javelin of Deadly Force (Trait)-icon.png Javelin of Deadly Force Trait: 30+ ranks Grants Javelin of Deadly Force skill.


Trait Tree

Determination
Wields Shield and Fist to protect allies from harm.
A tanking build which boosts defences while healing, able to survive attacks from many foes at once.
Skills Earned:
Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot


+25% Healing Potency
+5% Spear Gambit Damage


Gambit Builders build a stacking Partial Block, Parry, and Evade buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Incoming Healing Modifier
Fist: -2% Outgoing Damage on Target
Shield: +Block Rating
Recklessness
Wields deadly, war-like techniques to defeat foes.
A powerful damaging build that stacks single-target bleeds with the potential for sweeping AoE blows.
Skills Earned:
Shield Piercer-icon.png Shield Piercer


+5% Warden DoT Damage
-10% Attack Duration


Gambit Builders build a stacking melee damage buff - max of 6%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Spear: +5% Chance to reduce target armour
Fist: +5% Chance to reduce target Cry Resistance Rating
Shield: +5% chance to increase Morale-tap damage by 5%
Assailment
Wields Javelin and clever tactics to harm and hinder foes.
A ranged support line that debuffs enemies while dealing significant damage from afar, useful when fighting either alone or in a Fellowship.
+5% Ranged Damage
+... Critical Rating


Gain the skill: Improved Hampering Javelin


Gambit Builders build a stacking ranged damage buff - max of 4.5%


Individual Gambit Bonuses (10% Chance to Apply):
Javelin: -5% Fellowship Attack Duration
Fist: +5% Chance to Crit with Ranged Attacks
Shield: +10% Morale return for fellows when they strike the target


+10 Javelin Skills Max Range
War-cry (Trait)-icon.png
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Persevere (Trait)-icon.png
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Warden's Challenge-icon.png
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Careful Shield-work-icon.png
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Bane of Shadow-icon.png
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Defiance-icon.png
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Impressive Flourish (Trait)-icon.png
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Unassailable-icon.png
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Counter-attack-icon.png
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Indefatigable-icon.png
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Thick Skin (Warden Trait)-icon.png
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Critical Protection-icon.png
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Lasting Hope-icon.png
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Never Surrender (Trait)-icon.png
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Fear No Darkness-icon.png
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Stand Your Ground-icon.png
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For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png
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Basic Strikes-icon.png
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Well-placed Strike-icon.png
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Spear Sweep-icon.png
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Physical Mastery (Trait)-icon.png
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Foe of the Darkness-icon.png
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On the Offence-icon.png
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Quick Sweep (Trait)-icon.png
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No Respite for the Wicked-icon.png
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Aggravating Wounds-icon.png
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No Mercy-icon.png
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Deep Wounds-icon.png
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Warden's Triumph (Trait)-icon.png
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Lasting Impression-icon.png
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Recklessness (Trait)-icon.png
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Momentum (Trait)-icon.png
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Marked Target (Trait)-icon.png
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Finesse (Trait)-icon.png
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Bulls-eye-icon.png
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Diminished Target (Trait)-icon.png
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Piercing Javelins-icon.png
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Area Targeting-icon.png
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Shattered Javelins-icon.png
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Hurry Up with That!-icon.png
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Battering Strikes-icon.png
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Suppression-icon.png
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