Guardian Skill List

Updated Sat, Oct 16, 2010 by Martuk

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Guardian Skill List

By: Martuk / Tony "RadarX" Jones

The Guardian is the figurehead of any fellowship. They guard the way between their weaker allies and the enemies that challenge them. A Guardians duty is to protect his allies from harm. The Guardian is already a defensive marvel, but with the Book 12 update he will receive some new skills and offensive abilities.

 

(Note: As with all classes, the damage and stats from each skill vary with levels. These stats have been taken from a variety of guardian levels, but all are accurate and will provide a good idea of the skills across various levels.)

Active Skill List
Level
Name
Description Stats
1
Guardian’s Ward
Your great skill enables you to strengthen your defences for a short time. Main hand weapon +8 damage.
Adds 4.0% to Parry chance
Adds 4.0% to Block chance
Last for 10s Power cost 37
Melee skill
Cool Down: 3s
Max Range: 3m
1
Sting
A quick attack that will lightly wound your opponent. Main-hand weapon damage +4
Power Cost: 31
Cooldown 6s
Max Range: 3m
1
Shield-Blow
You strike your opponent with your shield. This skill generates additional threat. 131 common damage
Power Cost: 69
Melee Skill
Cooldown: 3s
Max Range: 3m
2
Sweeping Cut
Large sweeping strokes cut into all of your foes standing before you. 2 attacks
Main hand +5 damage
Main-hand Weapon damage
Power cost: 73
Cooldown: 9s
Max Targets: 3
Radius: 5m
4
Shield-Swipe
After successfully blocking an enemy’s blow, you may attack with both your weapon and shield. This skill draws the enemy’s attention to yourself. 2 attacks:
Main hand weapon damage +1
5 common damage
Power Cost: 9
Cooldown: 5s
Max Range: 3m
4
Guardian’s Defence
You focus your defences on blocking attacks. Toggle skill
Adds 5.0% to Block chance
-5% Shield Wear from Blocks
Cooldown: 4s
6
Vexing Blow
You are capable of drawing an enemy’s attention to yourself with this attack. Main hand weapon damage +18
Power Cost: 23
Cooldown: 6s
Max Range: 3m
8
Retaliation
You are skilled at swiftly retaliating after parrying an enemy’s attack. Main hand weapon damage +21
Power Cost: 13
Cooldown: 5s
Max Range: 3
10
Bash
After a successful shield-swipe, you may bash him again with your shield, stunning him briefly. This skill draws the enemy’s attention to yourself. 15 common damage
Stuns for 3s
Power Cost: 6
Cooldown: 5s
Max Range: 3m
10
Overwhelm
You are able to make a powerful attack against an enemy who has suffered your retaliation. Main hand weapon damage +35
Power Cost: 28
Cooldown: 5s
Max Range: 3
12
Guardian’s Parry
You focus your defences on Parrying attacks. Toggle skill
Adds 5.0% chance to parry chance
-5% Shield Wear from Parries
Cooldown: 4s
14
Whirling Retaliation
After successfully retaliating, you may make a whirling attack against all enemies in a circle around you. Main hand weapon damage +18
Power Cost: 40
Cooldown: 5s
Max Targets: 5
Radius: 5m
16
Catch a Breath
You catch your breath after blocking an enemies attack, restoring morale. Adds 128.4 - 133.4 to morale
Power Cost: 74
Cooldown: 1m
Resistance: Cry
18
Thrust
Follow-up your retaliation with a thrusting blow, which will open a bleeding wound. Main hand weapon damage +5
Does 6 common damage initially
Does 6 common damage every 2 seconds for 8 seconds
Power Cost: 28
Cooldown: 5s
Max Range: 3
20
Guardian’s Pledge
Your great skill enables you to strengthen your defences for a short time. Adds 50% to Evade chance
Adds 50% to Parry chance
Adds 50% to Block chance
Last for 15s
Power cost: 21
Cooldown: 5m
20
Overpower
You forgo your shield and focus your energies on finishing off your opponent quickly. +15% Melee Damage
+20% Melee Skill Power Cost
-5% Evade Chance
Sets Can Block to False-5%
Weapon Wear from Parry
Melee Skill
Toggle Skill
Cooldown: 4s
22
Shield-Taunt
Laugh at your enemies after bashing them with your shield-swipe, taunting them. This skill generates additional threat.
Power Cost: 40
Cooldown: 5s
Max Radius: 10m
Resistance: Cry
24
Protection
When wielding a shield, you may protect one of you r allies, improving his defence and allowing you to react to attacks made against him. Toggle skill
Adds 1.3% to Evade chance
Adds 3.0% to Parry chance
Adds 3.0% to Block chance
Cooldown: 10s
Max Range: 25
26
Challenge
You know how to goad your enemies into attacking you, leaving your allies free to maneuver. This skill generates additional threat and forces nearby opponents to attack you. Duration 10s
Power Cost: 7
Cooldown: 45s
Radius: 7m
Resistance: Cry
26
Summon Tinker
At camps scattered across the world, you can call on a wandering Tinker to help repair your equipment. Cost: 8 Power
Melee Skill
Cooldown: 30m
28
Thrill of Danger
The thrill of danger allows you to regain power, increasing with every enemy near you. Cooldown: 7m
Max Targets: 3
Radius:10
28
Salt the Wound
You look to further injure a wound opened by Thrust. Main-hand Weapon +4 dmg
Cost: 4 Power
Melee Skill
Range: 3m
Cooldown: 5s
30
Force Opening
You use brute strength to force an opening in your opponents defences. Will open a parry response event on a successful hit. Requires Overpower. Main-hand Weapon damage +5
Cost: 11 Power
Melee Skill
Range: 3m
Cooldown: 21s
30
Let Fly
You attack with your ranged weapon. Ranged weapon damage.
Power Cost: 9
Cooldown: 9s
Max Range: 30m
30
Warrior’s Heart
You have the ability to improve your morale for a time, even above its normal maximum. Adds 32.5 Morale
Adds 42 Max Morale
Duration 1m
Cooldown: 5m
32
Stamp
Your attack enables you to break your enemy’s concentration, interrupting his actions. This effect interrupts all interruptable inductions on the target.
16 common damage
Power Cost: 4
Cooldown: 1m
Max Range: 3m
34
Deep Breath
You gather your wits and instantly recover some of your skills. Cooldown: 15m
36
Turn the Tables
When dazed, stunned, knocked down, or knocked out you may turn the tables on your enemy, recovering from the effects and instilling them into your enemy. Main hand weapons damage +5
Knocks down for 5s
Shake off dazes and stuns, or recover from being knocked down, but not from dread.
Cost: 11 Power
Cooldown: 5m
Max Range: 3m
38
Guardian’s Promise
You can create a whistle out of an acorn that will allow your fellows to call you to them when they are in need. Cooldown 15s
40
Fray the Edge
Your threatening taunts and feints are causing your target to slowly unravel. Cost: 9 Power
Melee Skill
Range: 25m
Resistance: Cry
Cooldown: 10s
42
Engage
You are able to press your opponent, forcing them to slow down and concentrate on defending themselves. This skill makes you the target's most threatening opponent. Slows Target's movement by 15%
Duration 15s
Slows your movement by 15%
Duration 15s
Cost: 9 Power
Range: 3m
Resistance: Cry
Cooldown: 1m
46
Stagger
You are able to cause your opponent to stagger on a critical hit, or when attacking them from behind. Requires Overpower. Main-hand Weapon damage +3
When in position:
Slows movement by 25%
+15% Attack Duration
Duration 15s
Cost: 8 Power
Melee Skill
Range: 3m
Cooldown: 5s
48
Charge
You charge into the fray. +50% Run Speed
Duration 7s
Cost: 8 Power
Melee Skill
Cooldown 3m
50
Shield Wall
You protect your target by intercepting all incoming attacks. Cannot Evade, Parry, or Block
Transfers all damage from the Target to the caster
Negates Armor damage
On Use:
Slows your movement by 10%
Cost: 4 Power
Cost: 25 Power per second
Melee Skill
Toggle Skill
Range: 5m
Cooldown: 20s

 

 

Passive Skill List
Level Name Description
5
Lute Use
Allows the use of a lute.
5
Horn Use
Allows the use of a horn.
7
Block: Rank 1
Adds 1.0% to Block chance
9
Parry: Rank 1
Adds 1.0% to Parry Chance
10
Spear
Allows the use of Spears. Spears have a small chance of wounding the target, inflicting damage over time.
10
Two-Handed Clubs
Allows the use of Two-Handed Clubs. Clubs have a small chance to stun the target.
10
Two-Handed Hammers
Allows the use of Two-Handed Hammers. Hammers have a small chance to stun the target.
10
Two Handed Axes
Allows the use of Two-Handed axes. Axes have a small chance of reducing the target’s armour at the expense of missing more often than with other weapons.
10
Two-Handed Swords
Allows the use of Two-Handed Swords. Swords have a small to hit chance in crease.
11
Accuracy: Rank 1
Reduces Miss by a medium amount.
13
Critical: Rank 1
Adds 1.0% to Critical hit chance.
15
Heavy Armour
Allows the use of Heavy Armour.
15
Heavy Shields
Allows the use of Heavy Shield.
17
Block: Rank 2
Adds 1.0% to Block chance
19
Evade: Rank 2
Adds 1.0% to Evade chance
20
Shield Spike Use
Allows the use of shield-spikes
21
Parry: Rank 2
Adds 1.0% to Parry Chance
23
Accuracy: Rank 2
Reduces Miss by a medium amount.
25
Critical: Rank 2
Adds 1.0% to Critical hit chance
29
Accuracy: Rank 3
Reduces Miss by a medium amount.
30
Bows
Allows the use of Bows. Bows have a small chance of landing critical hits when using auto-attack.
30
Crossbows
Allows the use of Crossbows. Crossbows lower your chance of blocking attacks when using auto-attack.
31
Evade: Rank 2
Adds 1.0% to Evade chance
33
Parry: Rank 3
Adds 1.0% to Parry Chance
35
Block: Rank 3
Adds 1.0% to Block chance
39
Parry: Rank 4
Adds 1.0% to Parry Chance
41
Accuracy: Rank 4
Reduces Miss by a small amount.
43
Block: Rank 4
Adds 1.0% to Block chance

 

Guardian Class Traits
Class Trait
Description
Stats
Achieved By
Guardian's Ward
Your Guardian's Ward increases your natural damage mitigation. All of your special attacks also more strongly direct your enemy's ire towards you. Adds additional threat. Lasts 8 seconds. Strike enemies with Guardian's Ward 1200 times
Shield Expertise
You are able to use your shield more efficiently, blocking more attacks and reducing the damage dealt to you. All of your special attacks also more strongly direct your enemies' ire towards you. Adds 5.0% Block Chance. Adds additional threat. Adds 5.0% to Common Mitigation. Strike enemies with Shield-Blowx1500 times
Stinging Blow
You attack more quickly with your Sting skill, inflicting greater damage. Your base Might is also increased. Subtracts 3.0 from Sting Skill Reset.
Adds 10 to Might.
Adds 10% Damage Multiplier to Sting Damage.
Strike enemies with the Sting skill 750 times.
Reactive Block
You damage your attacker whenever you block an incoming attack. Your base Might is also increased. Adds 10 to Might. Strike enemies with Shield-swipe 400 times
Deflected Blows
You regenerate some of your power whenever you block an incoming attack, and your block response lasts longer. Adds 3.0 to Block Response Duration Modifier Level 15 Class Quest
To the Rescue
You are able to move more quickly. Your Vitality is also increased. Adds 5.0% to Run Speed.
Adds 10 to Vitality.
Evade Enemy Attacks 1000 times
Stoic

Your base Vitality and Fate are increased. All of your special attacks also more strongly direct your enemy's ire towards you.
Adds 15 to Vitality.
Adds Additional Threat.
Adds 15 to Fate.
Use Guardian's Pledge 200 times.
Parried Blows
You regenerate some of your power whenever you parry an incoming attack, and your parry response lasts longer.

Adds 3.0 to Parry Response Duration Modifier

Complete the level 30 Class Quest
Harasser
Your Vexing Blow may hit up to three targets in a 90-degree arc and recovers faster. Your base Vitality is also increased. Adds 10 to Vitality Use Vexing Blow 800 times
Quickness
Your attack skill is increased beyond your normal abilities. Your base Might is also increased. Subtracts 5% from Attack Duration.
Adds 10 to Might
Strike enemies with the Sting skill 1500 times
Selfless Defense
The Guardian's Protection skill makes his target less threatening, while drawing the enemy's ire towards him. All of his special attacks also more strongly direct his enemy's ire towards him. Description Covers what it does Use Protection 200 times
Braveheart
You Warrior's Heart recovers more quickly and allows you to use any of your reactive skills, and your Shield Swipe response lasts longer. Subtracts 90.0 from Skill Reset Time.
Adds 3.0 to Shield Swipe Response Time
Use Warrior's Heart 150 times.
Grim Challenge
Your Challenge skill recovers faster. Your base Vitality is also increased. Subtracts 25.0 from Guardian's Challenge Cooldown.
Adds 10 to Vitality
Use Challenge 300 times
Heat of Battle
Your Thrill of Danger returns quickly and allows you to use any of your reactive skills, and your Retaliation response lasts longer. Adds 3.0 to Retaliate Response time Use Thrill of Danger 125 times.
Strong Lungs
You are able to take Deep Breaths more often and for longer periods of time. Your base Might is also increased. Subtracts 150.0 from Deep Breath Cooldown. Adds 10 to Might Use Deep Breath 100 times.

 

Legendary Traits

Legendary Traits are started with books for every class and they drop randomly throughout level 39+ areas. You'll need to speak to the hero for your class, in this case Samwise in Rivendell. After this you'll begin "farming" pages in the locations listed, good luck. Be sure to check the Auction House and watch the trade channel, sometimes you can find a good deal.

The Shield Maidens Song -

Guardians Threat: You focus yourself on enraging your enemies

Pages
Location
1, 8, 11, 12
Searing Flame Worms in Malenhad
15, 19, 25, 26
Ongburz and Blogmal and Orcs in Malenhad - Ongburz Camp - North East of Gabilshathur

The Best Defence -

Shield Crush: After a successful Shield Bash or Shield Taunt, you may bash him again with your shield for greater damage. This skill generates additional threat.

Pages
Location
2, 3, 5, 9
Level 41-42 Iron Crowns in Ram Dúath
12, 16, 17, 19
Dwarves in Gabilazan

Final Word -

Challenge The Darkness - You know how to goad your enemies into attacking you, leaving your allies free to maneuver. This skill generates additional threat and forces nearby opponents to attack you as well as raising guardians ward.

Pages
Location
6, 7, 13, 14
These pages randomly drop from level 39+ Humanoid mobs, known drops from Hillman in Donnvail, Angmar and Dwarves in Misty Mountains
19, 21, 24, 27

Thanks to Fizen for use of his research.
To the King
This trait is granted by completing the Guardian Epic Quests called "Articles of Fortitude" and "Implements of Battle." You will then need to complete one final quest given by Samwise Gamgee called "A Lesson from Samwise Gamgee."

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