Guardian : Specializations

Zeal top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Zealot's Resolution 30 Cast Lesser Symbol of Resolution when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Wrathful Spirit   Aegis grants boons when it ends.
Fiery Wrath   Deal increased strike damage to burning foes.
Zealous Scepter   Gain might when your Virtue skill 1 passive effect triggers; gain more might while wielding a scepter.
Tier: Master
Symbolic Exposure   Symbols inflict vulnerability on foes. Deal increased strike damage to vulnerable foes.
Furious Focus 1 While you have fury, your attacks inflict vulnerability.
Zealous Blade   Your power is increased. Gain additional power while wielding a greatsword. Your greatsword skills have reduced recharge.
Kindled Zeal   Gain condition damage based on your power.
Tier: Grandmaster
Symbolic Power   Symbols deal increased strike damage.
Eternal Armory   Spirit Weapons gain additional casts and burn foes with their first strike.
Shattered Aegis   When an aegis you applied blocks an attack, it unleashes a Mystic Rebuke.
Symbolic Avenger   Your strike damage is increased whenever your Symbols hit a foe.

Radiance top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Justice is Blind   Gain a light aura and blind nearby foes when you activate Virtue skill 1.
Inner Fire 10 Gain fury when you strike a foe that has burning stacks over the threshold.
Right-Hand Strength   Your precision is increased. Gain increased power while wielding a one-handed weapon in your main hand.
Healer's Resolution 20 Gain resolution when using a heal skill.
Tier: Master
Renewed Justice 1 Virtue skill 1 is renewed when you kill a foe.
Wrath of Justice 25 Striking an enemy with the damaging effect from Virtue skill 1 casts Lesser Signet of Wrath.
Radiant Fire 10 Gain Zealot's Flame when you critically hit an enemy. Burning you inflict has increased duration, and your torch skills gain reduced recharge.
Retribution   Strike damage dealt is increased while you have resolution.
Tier: Grandmaster
Radiant Power   Attacks against burning foes have an increased chance to critically hit. Your ferocity is increased.
Amplified Wrath   Burning you inflict deals increased damage. Burning duration applied by the passive effect of Virtue skill 1 is increased.
Perfect Inscriptions   Signets gain improved passive effects and continue to grant their passive bonuses while recharging.
Righteous Instincts   Resolution increases your chances to critically strike and grants might each interval.

Valor top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Valorous Defense 30 Gain aegis when you are struck while below the health threshold.
Strength of the Fallen   Lose conditions every interval. Health degenerates more slowly while downed.
Smiter's Boon 20 Smite conditions when you use a healing ability.
Focus Mastery   Focus skills grant you protection and gain reduced recharge.
Tier: Master
Steadfast Courage   Gain protection when you block an incoming attack with aegis.
Stalwart Defender   Gain toughness when wielding a shield, and shield skills gain reduced recharge.
Strength in Numbers 10 While you are in combat, grant protection to yourself and nearby allies each interval.
Communal Defenses 15 Blocking an attack grants aegis to nearby allies.
Tier: Grandmaster
Might of the Protector 1 Gain might when you block attacks.
Altruistic Healing   Heal yourself when you grant a boon to an ally.
Monk's Focus   Meditation skills heal you and grant fury to nearby allies.
Tenacious Defense   Aegis you grant reduces the recharge time of Virtue skill 3 when it blocks an attack.

Honor top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Vigorous Precision 10 Gain vigor when you critically strike.
Invigorated Bulwark   Increase your healing to other allies each time you block an attack. Mace skills gain reduced recharge and their boons gain increased duration.
Protective Reviver 24 Cast Lesser Shield of Absorption when you begin reviving an ally. Shield of Absorption revives allies when it detonates.
Protector's Restoration 30 Cast Lesser Symbol of Protection when you use a healing skill.
Tier: Master
Selfless Daring   The end of your dodge roll heals nearby allies.
Honorable Staff   Gain concentration. Gain additional concentration while wielding a staff. Staff skills recharge time is reduced.
Pure of Heart   Aegis heals when it blocks an attack.
Empowering Might 1 Grant might to nearby allies when you critically strike.
Tier: Grandmaster
Purity of Body   Your Virtue skill 2 passive also regenerates endurance.
Pure of Voice   Shout skills convert conditions to boons on allies.
Writ of Persistence   Symbols are improved and heal allies.
Force of Will   Gain increased vitality. Healing others is improved based on a percentage of your vitality.

Virtues top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Inspired Virtue   Virtues apply boons to allies when activated. Deal increased strike damage for each boon on you.
Unscathed Contender   Strike damage dealt is increased while you have aegis. Strike damage dealt is increased while you are above the health threshold.
Resolute Subconscious 60 Gain resolution and aegis when disabled. Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Master of Consecrations   Consecrations gain increased duration.
Tier: Master
Virtue of Resolution   Gain resolution when you activate a Virtue. Resolution you grant has increased duration.
Inspiring Virtue   Strike damage dealt is increased after activating a virtue.
Absolute Resolve   Activating Virtue skill 2 removes conditions from nearby allies. Virtue skill 2's passive effect is stronger.
Glacial Heart   Mighty Blow becomes Glacial Blow. Chill and damage foes that you disable. Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Tier: Grandmaster
Power of the Virtuous   Gain condition damage based on your vitality. Virtues gain reduced recharge.
Permeating Wrath   The passive effect of Virtue skill 1 triggers more quickly and now burns in an area.
Battle Presence   Nearby allies gain the passive effect of Virtue skill 2.
Willbender: Heal allies when your Resolve effect triggers.
Indomitable Courage   The active effect of Virtue skill 3 breaks stun and grants stability to nearby allies. Its passive effect gains a shorter interval.

Dragonhunter Elite Specialization top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Virtuous Action   The guardian's resolve has further increased, allowing Virtues to be manifested as physical aspects. Gain access to Traps.
Piercing Light   Traps slow enemies.
Dulled Senses   Cripple enemies that you disable. Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Soaring Devastation   Wings of Resolve delivers an attack upon landing. Movement speed is increased when Wings of Resolve is not on cooldown.
Tier: Master
Defender's Dogma 1 Blocking an attack causes justice to reach its maximum charge and reduces the cooldown of Spear of Justice.
Hunter's Determination   Activating your elite skill breaks stuns.
Zealot's Aggression   Deal increased strike damage to crippled foes. Justice's passive effect cripples enemies.
Bulwark   Shield of Courage gains increased radius and duration.
Tier: Grandmaster
Pure of Sight   Deal bonus strike damage based on your distance to the enemy.
Hunter's Fortification 1 Remove conditions when blocking attacks. Receive less damage when you have no conditions on you.
Heavy Light 1 Gain stability when disabling an enemy. Deal increased strike damage to disabled or defiant foes. Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
Big Game Hunter   Striking an enemy tethered by your Spear of Justice inflicts vulnerability and increases strike damage dealt. Tether duration is increased.

Firebrand Elite Specialization top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Purity of Word   Gain knowledge of Elonian lore, igniting a fierce drive to purge corruption and manifesting your Virtues as mystic tomes. Gain access to Mantras.
Using Tome skills consumes pages. You regenerate pages every interval.
Unrelenting Criticism   Axe skills gain a chance to inflict bleeding. Symbol of Vengeance now dazes on its initial strike.
Liberator's Vow 7 Grant allies quickness when you use your heal skill.
Archivist of Whispers   Your Virtues gain additional pages.
Tier: Master
Swift Scholar 8 Equipping a Virtue grants you quickness. Every third Tome skill grants you pages.
Stacks reset when exiting a tome.
Quickness can only be gained once per interval.
Weighty Terms   The final charge of your Mantra skills will slow nearby foes and grant you pages.
Stalwart Speed 7 When you grant aegis or stability, grant quickness. This can affect multiple targets simultaneously.
Legendary Lore   Tome skills gain bonuses from scribbling in the margins by ancient bards.
Tier: Grandmaster
Imbued Haste   Gain increased attributes while affected by quickness.
Stoic Demeanor 1 Retain Courage passive while it is on cooldown. Grant boons to nearby allies when you disable, immobilize, or slow an enemy. Disables includes: stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt and fear.
Quickfire 7 Retain Justice passive while it is on cooldown. Granting quickness to an ally also grants Ashes of the Just.
Loremaster   Retain Resolve passive while it is on cooldown. You generate pages more quickly.

Willbender Elite Specialization top

Trait Description
Tier: Adept
Willbender Training   The guardian's Virtues are now movement based, giving them a swift advantage in combat. Gain access to the Physical skill type.
Searing Pact   Gain condition damage. Willbender Flames now inflict burning on foes they strike.
Power for Power   Gain increased power. Willbender Flames deal increased damage to foes they strike.
Conceited Curate   Gain increased healing power. Willbender Flames now heal you when they strike an enemy.
Tier: Master
Righteous Sprint   Gain increased movement speed. Gain swiftness when you activate a virtue.
Restorative Virtues   Triggered virtue effects reduce the cooldown of active weapon abilities. Gain vigor when activating Flowing Resolve.
Holy Reckoning   Triggered virtue effects now grant might in addition to their bonuses. Gain fury when activating Rushing Justice.
Vanguard Tactics   Activating Crashing Courage grants resistance. Shadowstepping grants resolution and protection.
Tier: Grandmaster
Lethal Tempo   Each time you activate a virtue or your virtue's passives are triggered, gain a damage bonus. Gaining stacks of this boon refreshes other stacks.
Phoenix Protocol   Gain alacrity and regeneration when resolve's effect triggers, but you no longer heal. Resolve has a modified duration. Gain alacrity when you use Flowing Resolve.
Tyrant's Momentum   Lethal Tempo grants increased damage, but has reduced duration. Justice's duration is modified.
Deathless Courage   Killing a foe extends the duration of Courage, up to the maximum duration. You cannot be downed while Courage is active. Courage no longer grants aegis, and its initial duration is reduced.
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