Trait tree: The Defender of the Free
Rank needed: 5 (trait Guardian's Pledge)
The Guardian Belt legacy Guardian's Pledge Magnitude and imbued legacy Guardian's Pledge Magnitude and Shield Swipe Damage increase the BPE chance buff.
The Guardian Weapon legacy Guardian's Pledge Cooldown and imbued legacy Guardian's Pledge Cooldown and Retaliation Damage decrease the cooldown of this skill by up to 60 seconds.
Equipping 4 pieces of The Free-defender's Armour decreases the cooldown of this skill by 20 seconds.
Equipping 4 pieces of the Armour of the Laingarth or Armour of the Coastal Bulwark decreases the cooldown of this skill by 15 seconds.
This is a good cooldown for Guardian tanks, as it greatly reduces the damage from avoidable attacks you take for a short amount of time. Note that it does not prevent tactical attacks or damage from damage-over-time effects. Moreover, most attacks from bosses in the more recent instances are not avoidable, limiting the use of this skill.