Determination (Warden Specialization)

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Determination (Blue line) is a Warden Trait Tree. The other two trait trees of this class are Recklessness and Assailment.

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% Physical Mitigation
+5% Tactical Mitigation

Passively gain +20% Morale

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 trait points in the Determination (blue) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Stance Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source Gambit Icon Cost
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Warning Shot-icon.png Warning Shot Ranged + Debuff + Force Attack 10s 30m Set: Initial Skill
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Mastery (Warden)-icon.png Shield Mastery Buff 1s self Set: Shield Mastery (Trait)-icon.png Shield Mastery Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Shield Tactics-icon.png Shield Tactics Buff + Stun Immunity 1s self Set: Shield Tactics (Trait)-icon.png Shield Tactics Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit spear-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
Gambit shield-icon.pngGambit fist-icon.pngGambit javelin-icon.pngGambit shield-icon.png
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png Defiant Challenge-icon.png Defiant Challenge AoE + Force Attack + Reflect 30s 10.2m Trait: Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge
In the Fray-icon.png Assailment-icon.png For the Free Peoples-icon.png For the Free Peoples Fellowship Buff 1m30s fellows Trait: For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png For the Free Peoples

Set Bonuses

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


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

Trait Description Source
War-cry (Trait)-icon.png War-cry Improves skill War-cry. Trait: 0+ ranks
Persevere (Trait)-icon.png Persevere Increases Persevere Gambit Line Damage and Healing. Trait: 0+ ranks
Warden's Challenge-icon.png Warden's Challenge Grants Defiant Challenge skill. Trait: 5+ ranks
Careful Shield-work-icon.png Careful Shield-work Improves skills Persevere and Safeguard. Trait: 5+ ranks
Bane of Shadow-icon.png Bane of Shadow Increases your Light-type Damage. Trait: 10+ ranks
Defiance-icon.png Defiance Improves skill Defiant Challenge. Trait: 10+ ranks, Warden's Challenge (1)
Impressive Flourish (Trait)-icon.png Impressive Flourish Improves skill Impressive Flourish. Trait: 10+ ranks
Unassailable-icon.png Unassailable Improves skills Surety of Death and Desolation. Trait: 15+ ranks
Counter-attack-icon.png Counter-attack Resets the cooldown of Mastery skills after a (Partial) Evade. Trait: 15+ ranks
Indefatigable-icon.png Indefatigable Improves skills Celebration of Skill and Restoration. Trait: 15+ ranks
Thick Skin (Warden Trait)-icon.png Thick Skin Improves skills Dance of War and Conviction. Trait: 20+ ranks
Critical Protection-icon.png Critical Protection Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Lasting Hope-icon.png Lasting Hope Increases the duration of your HoTs. Trait: 20+ ranks
Never Surrender (Trait)-icon.png Never Surrender Decreases the cooldown of Never Surrender. Trait: 25+ ranks
Fear No Darkness-icon.png Fear No Darkness Increases your Morale-tap Damage. Trait: 25+ ranks
Stand Your Ground-icon.png Stand Your Ground Buff Trait: 25+ ranks
For the Free Peoples (Trait)-icon.png For the Free Peoples Grants For the Free Peoples skill. Trait: 30+ ranks
Fellowship Protector (Trait)-icon.png Fellowship Protector Improves skill Conviction. Trait: 30+ ranks