The Fighter of Shadow

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The Fighter of Shadow (Yellow line) is a Guardian Trait Tree. The other two trait trees of this class are The Defender of the Free and The Keen Blade.

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


These skills are acquired by spending trait points in The Fighter of Shadow (yellow) trait tree. You can only obtain the Set skills if you specialize in this tree.

Active Skills Category Cooldown Range Source
Force Opening-icon.png Force Opening Melee 10s 5.2m Set: Initial Skill
Take to Heart-icon.png Take to Heart Debuff None 40m Set: Initial Skill
Protection-icon.png Protection Buff 10s 25m Set: Protection (Trait)-icon.png Protection
War-chant-icon.png War-chant AoE + Debuff 10s 10.2m Trait: War-chant (Trait)-icon.png War-chant
Thrill of Danger-icon.png Thrill of Danger Self-heal 1m 10.2m Trait: Thrill of Danger (Trait)-icon.png Thrill of Danger
Redirect-icon.png Redirect Melee + Buff 30s 5.2m Trait: Redirect-icon.png Redirect
Cataclysmic Shout-icon.png Cataclysmic Shout AoE + Stun + Debuff 2m 7.2m Trait: Cataclysmic Shout-icon.png Cataclysmic Shout

Set Bonuses

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 (Trait)-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 (Trait)-icon.png Bolster Buff 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 (Trait).png Strong Bursts Buff Trait: 20+ ranks
Bring on the Pain (Trait)-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)
Singular Focus (Trait)-icon.png Singular Focus Improves Parry Response skills Trait: 30+ ranks
Cataclysmic Shout-icon.png Cataclysmic Shout Gain skill Cataclysmic Shout Trait: 30+ ranks