Way of the Shield Traits
|Wary Blocks|| A little caution can go a long way towards bolstering an already impressive defence.
+10s duration to block Buffs
|1||Strike with Defensive Strike 200 times (50/day)|
|Shield Trickery|| Fancy shield-work can help a Warden cover all angles.
Adds 10% to chance to apply bonuses when using Shield-bash, Shield-blast and Behind the Shield.
|10||Strike with Shield-bash 250 times (50/day)|
|Perseverance|| Even in the most desperate of fights, Wardens excel at maintaining their resolve.
+2 Pulses to Heal Over Time effects
|30||Strike with Persevere 500 times (50/day)|
|Skillful Blocking|| Skill with a shield can carry a Warden through even the harshest battles.
+[Level x 8] Warden Gambits Block Rating
Successful Blocks or Partial Blocks will restore 1% of Warden's Morale
|10||Block attacks 500 times (75/day)|
|Never Say Die|| Where others falter, a Warden fights on.
Reduces the cooldown of Never Surrender by 60 seconds
Increases the base Morale and Power restored by Never Surrender by 10%
|20||Strike with Safeguard 200 times (35/day)|
|Efficient Shieldwork|| A skilled Warden can use quick, efficient blocks to preserve vigour through arduous battles.
-5% Power Cost to any Gambit beginning with a shield; this extends to masteries
|20||Strike with Shield Up 200 times (50/day)|
|Ward of Justice|| Some Wardens excel at attracting attention.
+3 Goad Targets
|30||Complete the class quest A Defence in the Darkness|
|Master of the Shield|| Even when using advanced techniques, a skilled Warden never forgets the basics.
All Shield Mastery skills now provide the benefits of their base Gambit Builders.
|50||Strike with Shield Mastery, Celebration of Skill or Dance of War 500 times (50/day)|