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Uses mitigations and defence to protect allies.

The true Tanking build, using both AoE and single-target taunts. The primary focus is protection and survival.

Your shield skills have a 25% chance to apply a Fortification effect that will increase your mitigations by 1%. This effect may stack up to five times.

Shield-taunt

Shield-taunt

Fast10.2m Range
Tactical Skill
Max Targets: 4
Radius: 10m
Resistance: Cry
Laugh at your enemies after bashing them with your Shield-swipe, taunting them. This skill draws the enemy's attention to yourself. Requires the use of Shield-swipe. Moderately Increased Threat Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 10s
Litany of Defiance

Litany of Defiance

Fast7.2m Range
Tactical Skill
Max Targets: 4
Radius: 7m
Resistance: Cry
Cries out to surrounding enemies, slowing their attacks. Cashes out all Fortification effects on the Guardian, in order to double their mitigations for a short period of time, while also intercepting 10% of the fellowship's damage for each stack removed. +20% Attack Duration Duration: 15s
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
+2% Physical Mitigation
+2% Tactical Mitigation
Duration: 15s
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
Effects applied to the Fellowship within 80 meters:
Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 1m 30s
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Ranks earned: 0/35

Guardian's Defence

Guardian's Defence

This trait enhances your armour, critical defence, block chance and mitigation, and reduces shield wear while blocking +10% Armour
+10% Critical Defence
+2.5% Partial Block Mitigation
+2.5% Partial Block Chance
-25% Shield Wear when Blocking
You need 5 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Relentless Assault 0/5

Relentless Assault

The Sting skill has a chance to provide a block and parry response. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 +5% Chance for Sting to provide a block and parry response Rank 2 +10% Chance for Sting to provide a block and parry response Rank 3 +15% Chance for Sting to provide a block and parry response Rank 4 +20% Chance for Sting to provide a block and parry response Rank 5 +25% Chance for Sting to provide a block and parry response
Tireless Defender 0/3

Tireless Defender

Your Guardian's Ward skill will reduce skill power cost while active. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 Guardian's Ward will reduce skill power costs by 10% while active. Rank 2 Reduces skill power cost by 20% Rank 3 Reduces skill power cost by 30%
Defensive Expertise 0/5

Defensive Expertise

Increases your Block and Partial Block Rating. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 +1% Block Chance Rank 2 +2% Block Chance Rank 3 +3% Block Chance Rank 4 +4% Block Chance Rank 5 +5% Block Chance

Adaptability

Adaptability

Whenever you are hit by an attack, your block and parry ratings will increase.

This effect can stack up to 3 times and will last for 10s or until a response skill is used.
You need 10 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Guardian's Pledge 0/1

Guardian's Pledge

Immediate You need 5 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Strengthens defences briefly. +20% Evade Chance
+20% Parry Chance
+20% Block Chance
Duration: 15s Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 3m
Guardian's Ward Tactics 0/5

Guardian's Ward Tactics

Guardian's Ward will now provide additional Tactical Mitigation with each rank. You need 5 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 +24,850 Tactical Mitigation Rank 2 +29,817 Tactical Mitigation Rank 3 +34,785 Tactical Mitigation Rank 4 +39,765 Tactical Mitigation Rank 5 +44,732 Tactical Mitigation

Shield Wall

Shield Wall

Fast15m Range
Melee Skill
Protects an ally by intercepting all incoming damage. Target cannot Evade, Parry, or Block
Transfers all Damage from the Target to the Caster [as per Target's Mitigations]
Negates Armour Damage Cost: [Scaled] Power Cost: [Scaled] Power Per Second
Toggle Skill

Cooldown: 20s
You need 15 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Shield-smash 0/1

Shield-smash

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Strike a hard blow with your shield. Requires the use of Bash.

Mounted Combat Enemies: Stun replaced with a mount speed debuff
[?] Main-hand + [?] Damage
3s Stun
Interrupts Inductions Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 5s
Reversal 0/5

Reversal

The Turn the Tables skill has a reduced cooldown, and will provide brief combat state immunity when used. You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 -6 Turn The Tables Cooldown
+4 Combat State Immunity Duration
Rank 2 -12 Turn The Tables Cooldown
+8 Combat State Immunity Duration
Rank 3 -18 Turn The Tables Cooldown
+12 Combat State Immunity Duration
Rank 4 -24 Turn The Tables Cooldown
+16 Combat State Immunity Duration
Rank 5 -30 Turn The Tables Cooldown
+20 Combat State Immunity Duration
Bellow 0/5

Bellow

Reduces cooldown of Challenge and increases the range of Challenge and Fray the Edge. You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 +20% Challenge and Fray the Edge Range
-10s Challenge Cooldown
Rank 2 +40% Challenge and Fray the Edge Range
-15s Challenge Cooldown
Rank 3 +60% Challenge and Fray the Edge Range
-20s Challenge Cooldown
Rank 4 +80% Challenge and Fray the Edge Range
-25s Challenge Cooldown
Rank 5 +100% Challenge and Fray the Edge Range
-30s Challenge Cooldown

Challenge the Darkness

Challenge the Darkness

Your Challenge skill will affect additional targets and cast Guardian's Ward when used. +3 Challenge Targets You need 20 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Follow Through 0/3

Follow Through

The Shield-smash skill will hit additional targets. You need 15 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch.

Requires Traits:
Shield-smash at Rank 1
Rank 1 Shield-smash will affect 3 targets Rank 2 5 targets Rank 3 8 targets
Smashing Stab 0/1

Smashing Stab

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
You need 15 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. After using Shield-swipe or Retaliation, smash the enemy with a shield-blow and weapon strike.
If after Shield-swipe: damage and stun.
If after Retaliation: damage and bleed.
If after both: damage and open a Fellowship Maneouvre.
[?] Main-hand + [?] Damage Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 30s

Strengthen the Bulwark

Strengthen the Bulwark

Your Fortification buff will provide additional damage mitigation per stack.

Your critical hits with shield skills will also automatically apply a stack of fortification.
You need 25 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Improved Shield Spikes 0/5

Improved Shield Spikes

Increases the duration and Crit chance of shield spikes. You need 20 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 +1% Shield-spikes Crit Chance
+120 Shield-spikes Duration
Rank 2 +2% Shield-spikes Crit Chance
+240 Shield-spikes Duration
Rank 3 +3% Shield-spikes Crit Chance
+360 Shield-spikes Duration
Rank 4 +4% Shield-spikes Crit Chance
+480 Shield-spikes Duration
Rank 5 +5% Shield-spikes Crit Chance
+600 Shield-spikes Duration
Disorientation 0/5

Disorientation

The skills Shield-smash and Shield-blow make it harder for your enemy to avoid attacks. You need 20 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 +5% Chance for your shield skills to reduce your enemy's Block, Parry, and Evade chances by 5% Rank 2 +10% Chance for your shield skills to reduce your enemy's Block, Parry, and Evade chances by 5% Rank 3 +15% Chance for your shield skills to reduce your enemy's Block, Parry, and Evade chances by 5% Rank 4 +20% Chance for your shield skills to reduce your enemy's Block, Parry, and Evade chances by 5% Rank 5 +25% Chance for your shield skills to reduce your enemy's Block, Parry, and Evade chances by 5%

Bolstering Blocks

Bolstering Blocks

Blocking attacks will restore a small amount of morale. You need 30 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Warrior's Fortitude 0/1

Warrior's Fortitude

The skill Warrior's Heart will also increase your Physical Mitigation, Incoming Healing, and Block chance. You need 25 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 Your Warrior's Heart skill will also increase your Physical Mitigation, Incoming Healing, Block, and Partial Block chances
Stoic 0/6

Stoic

Your Warrior's Heart skill has a chance to apply a damage bubble on use.

At rank 6 the bubble's potency is increased, and it can apply a 10% morale heal upon expiration.
You need 25 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch. Rank 1 +20% Chance for Warrior's Heart to apply a damage bubble on use Rank 2 +40% Chance for Warrior's Heart to apply a damage bubble on use Rank 3 +60% Chance for Warrior's Heart to apply a damage bubble on use Rank 4 +80% Chance for Warrior's Heart to apply a damage bubble on use Rank 5 +100% Chance for Warrior's Heart to apply a damage bubble on use Rank 6 If the bubble expires without being depleted, gain 10% of your Max Morale
+100% Chance for Warrior's Heart to apply a damage bubble on use

Shield the People

Shield the People

Your shield skills are twice as likely to provide you with a Fortification buff. At five stacks, you will provide a fellowship-wide mitigation buff. +25% Chance for Shield Skills to apply a Fortification buff You need 35 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Juggernaut 0/1

Juggernaut

Immediate You need 30 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch.
Must have selected The Defender of the Free line.
Blocks all attacks briefly, reflecting some damage back to your enemies. Sets Block Chance to 100% Duration: 15s
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
On every Harmful skill, Targeted at you,
On Partial Block, Block:
[?] Common Damage Duration: 15s You are immune to all combat states. Duration: 15s
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 3m
Break Ranks 0/1

Break Ranks

Throw aside your defences to unleash punishment upon the enemy. You need 30 ranks in other traits in the The Defender of the Free branch.
Must have selected The Defender of the Free line.
Shield-swipe will cash out maximum stacks of Fortification for a 20% damage buff.
This buff lasts for 15s.

You will be unable to start rebuilding Fortification for 5s after the buff ends.
Gain a passive +5% damage
 

Uses Bleeds and high-damage attacks to defeat foes.

Focuses on dealing damage. Skills have high base damage, bleeds, and powerful finishing skills.

Force Opening

Force Opening

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
An attack that will open a parry response. [?] Main Hand weapon + Bonus Damage Any skills that are based on a successful parry response may now be played. Duration: 6s Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 10s
Overwhelm

Overwhelm

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
Deal a powerful attack that will also increase a Deep Wound into a Terrible Wound. Requires the use of Retaliation or Whirling Retaliation. [?] Main hand + bonus Damage Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 10s
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Ranks earned: 0/35

Valorous Strength

Valorous Strength

This trait enhances your melee and critical damage. +10% Melee Damage
+10% Critical Damage Multiplier
You need 5 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Thrill of Battle 0/5

Thrill of Battle

Critical hits with response skills will heal you for a percentage of your max Morale. This heal can't trigger more than once every 20 seconds. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Rank 1 Your critical hits with block and parry response skills will heal you for .5% of your max Morale Rank 2 Heal for 1% Rank 3 Heal for 1.5% Rank 4 Heal for 2% Rank 5 Heal for 2.5%
Skilled Deflection 0/5

Skilled Deflection

Increases your Parry/Partial Parry Rating. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Rank 1 +1% Parry Chance Rank 2 +2% Parry Chance Rank 3 +3% Parry Chance Rank 4 +4% Parry Chance Rank 5 +5% Parry Chance
Heavy Weapons Training 0/5

Heavy Weapons Training

Increases damage with each of your skills. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Rank 1 +1% Skill Damage Rank 2 +2% Skill Damage Rank 3 +3% Skill Damage Rank 4 +4% Skill Damage Rank 5 +5% Skill Damage

Reactive Parry

Reactive Parry

Parrying attacks will cause a small amount of damage to your enemies. You need 10 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Broad Strokes 0/2

Broad Strokes

Sweeping Cut will affect additional targets and has a chance to apply a Bleed on hit. You need 5 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Rank 1 +50% Chance for Sweeping Cut to cause a bleed on your targets
+1 Sweeping Cut Targets
Rank 2 +100% Chance for Sweeping Cut to cause a bleed on your targets
+2 Sweeping Cut Targets
Thrust 0/1

Thrust

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
You need 5 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Deal a thrusting blow to open a Deep Wound. Requires the use of Retaliation or Whirling Retaliation. [?] Main-hand + bonus Damage
[Scaled] [Main-hand Damage-type] Damage every 2 seconds for 12 seconds.
Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 5s

Protection by the Sword

Protection by the Sword

Melee Skill25m Range You may enhance your fellowship members, improving their physical mastery and parry. You will also be able to react to attacks that an ally parries if you are within 10m. Boosts melee damage of Fellowship.
Enables you to react to an attack parried by an ally if within 10m.
If you parry an attack, the Guardian protecting you will be able to react. Every 10 seconds: You enhance your allies, improving their melee damage Effects applied to the Fellowship within 10 meters: +2% Melee Damage Duration: 10s
Toggle Skill

Cooldown: 10s
You need 15 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Brutal Assault 0/1

Brutal Assault

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. You use brute strength to hammer home a well placed blow.
Taking the Haemorrhage Trait will give your attack a chance to cause a bleed.
[Scaled] Main-hand + bonus Damage Cost: ... Power Cooldown: 20s
Tireless Blows 0/5

Tireless Blows

Parry responses have a chance to reset the cooldown of Brutal Assault. You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch.

Requires Traits:
Brutal Assault (Trait) at Rank 1
Rank 1 +10% Chance for your Parry Response skills to reset the cooldown of Brutal Assault Rank 2 +20% Chance for your Parry Response skills to reset the cooldown of Brutal Assault Rank 3 +30% Chance for your Parry Response skills to reset the cooldown of Brutal Assault Rank 4 +40% Chance for your Parry Response skills to reset the cooldown of Brutal Assault Rank 5 +50% Chance for your Parry Response skills to reset the cooldown of Brutal Assault
Invigourating Parry 0/4

Invigourating Parry

Critical hits with your parry response skills will restore power. You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Rank 1 Critical hit with your parry response skills will restore 1% of your max power. Rank 2 2% Max Power Rank 3 3% Max Power Rank 4 4% Max Power

Bleed Them Dry

Bleed Them Dry

All Guardian bleeds have an extended duration. You need 20 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Deeper Wounds 0/5

Deeper Wounds

Increase the damage and duration of Deep Wound and Terrible Wounds. You need 15 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch.

Requires Traits:
Thrust (Trait) at Rank 1
Rank 1 +1 Increases Deep Wound and Terrible Wounds' bleed pulses.
+3% Increases damage of Deep wound and Terrible Wounds.
Rank 2 +1 Increases Deep Wound and Terrible Wounds' bleed pulses.
+6% Increases damage of Deep wound and Terrible Wounds.
Rank 3 +2 Increases Deep Wound and Terrible Wounds' bleed pulses.
+9% Increases damage of Deep wound and Terrible Wounds.
Rank 4 +2 Increases Deep Wound and Terrible Wounds' bleed pulses.
+12% Increases damage of Deep wound and Terrible Wounds.
Rank 5 +3 Increases Deep Wound and Terrible Wounds' bleed pulses.
+15% Increases damage of Deep wound and Terrible Wounds.
To The King 0/1

To The King

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
You need 15 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch.

Requires Traits:
Deadly Strikes at Rank 5
A powerful attack against a foe providing a chance to start a Fellowship Manoeuvre. Requires the use of Thrust or Overwhelm. [?] Main-hand + bonus Damage Cost: [Scaled] Power Apply to target on Critical and Devastating Critical: 5s Stun Starts Fellowship Manoeuvre Cooldown: 5s

Brutal Charge

Brutal Charge

Your Charge becomes Brutal Charge. Your Charge becomes Brutal Charge.
Increases your melee damage for a short period of time.
Will attempt to knock down your next target(s).

+5s Charge Duration
You need 25 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Haemorrhage 0/5

Haemorrhage

The Brutal Assault skill has a chance to apply a Haemorrhaging Wound. Each rank will increase the wound's damage over time. You need 20 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch.

Requires Traits:
Brutal Assault (Trait) at Rank 1
Rank 1 +20% Chance for Brutal Assault to cause a bleed on your targets
3% Bleed Damage
Rank 2 +40% Chance for Brutal Assault to cause a bleed on your targets
6% Bleed Damage
Rank 3 +60% Chance for Brutal Assault to cause a bleed on your targets
+9% Bleed Damage
Rank 4 +80% Chance for Brutal Assault to cause a bleed on your targets
+12% Bleed Damage
Rank 5 +100% Chance for Brutal Assault to cause a bleed on your targets
+15% Bleed Damage
To The Rescue 0/6

To The Rescue

The Charge skill will provide additional run speed for a longer period of time. You need 20 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Rank 1 +2% Charge Run Speed
+1 Charge Duration
Rank 2 +4% Charge Run Speed
+2 Charge Duration
Rank 3 +6% Charge Run Speed
+3 Charge Duration
Rank 4 +8% Charge Run Speed
+4 Charge Duration
Rank 5 +10% Charge Run Speed
+5 Charge Duration
Rank 6 After using Charge, your next attack has 100% Crit Chance.
+10% Charge Run Speed
+6 Charge Duration

Heavy Blows

Heavy Blows

This trait further enhances your melee damage and critical damage multiplier. +5% Melee Damage
+10% Critical Damage Multiplier
You need 30 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Warrior's Fortitude 0/1

Warrior's Fortitude

The Warrior's Heart skill will also increase your Physical Mastery rating, Melee Crit chance, Parry chance, and Partial Parry chance. You need 25 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch. Your Warrior's Heart skill will also increase your Physical Mastery rating, Melee Crit chance, and Parry, and Partial Parry chances.
Blind Rage 0/5

Blind Rage

The To The King skill has a chance to trigger a Parry response. You need 25 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch.

Requires Traits:
To The King (Trait) at Rank 1
Rank 1 +20% Chance that To The King will increase your melee damage by 10% and attack speed by 20% Rank 2 +40% Chance that To The King will increase your melee damage by 10% and attack speed by 20% Rank 3 +60% Chance that To The King will increase your melee damage by 10% and attack speed by 20% Rank 4 +80% Chance that To The King will increase your melee damage by 10% and attack speed by 20% Rank 5 +100% Chance that To The King will increase your melee damage by 10% and attack speed by 20%

Prey on the Weak

Prey on the Weak

Critical hits against an opponent suffering from a Slashing Wound will inflict additional damage. You need 35 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Hammer Down 0/1

Hammer Down

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
You need 30 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch.
Must have selected The Keen Blade line.
A devastating blow that inflicts increased critical damage, and will stun weakened opponents. 3s Stun when opponents are at 50% or less morale. [?] Main-hand + bonus Damage Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 40s
Honourable Combat 0/1

Honourable Combat

Fast10.2m Range
Melee Skill
Max Targets: 5
Radius: 10m
A fair exchange brings rest to both yourself and your foe. You need 30 ranks in other traits in the The Keen Blade branch.
Must have selected The Keen Blade line.
You grant your surrounding foes a respite from their wounds, restoring your own Morale in return. Gain 3% of your Max Morale and Max Power for every Slashing Wound removed from nearby foes. Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 45s
 

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.

Your attacks against your marked target have a 10% chance to restore 5% of your max morale.

Force Opening

Force Opening

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
An attack that will open a parry response. [?] Main Hand weapon + Bonus Damage Any skills that are based on a successful parry response may now be played. Duration: 6s Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 10s
Take to Heart

Take to Heart

Fast40m Range
Tactical Skill
A toggle skill that will mark your target. While marked, your target will suffer a reduced chance to hit and is susceptible to more potent versions of your debuffs. +5% Miss Chance Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds. Cost: [Scaled] Power Toggle Skill
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Ranks earned: 0/35

Light-touched

Light-touched

This trait enhances your melee damage, and incoming healing.

You will also be able to block with 2-handed weapons.
+5% Melee Damage
+5% Incoming Healing Modifier
You may block with a two-handed weapon.
You need 5 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Insult to Injury 0/5

Insult to Injury

Your damaging attacks have a chance to renew all debuffs on your target. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 3% chance on hit to renew all debuffs on target Rank 2 Increases Proc Chance to: 6% Rank 3 Increases Proc Chance to: 9% Rank 4 Increases Proc Chance to: 12% Rank 5 Increases Proc Chance to: 15%
Radiate 0/3

Radiate

Your damaging area of effect skills have a chance to transfer your debuffs to additional targets. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 Your damaging area effect skills have a 30% chance to copy your marks from one target onto another nearby. Rank 2 2 targets Rank 3 3 targets
High-spirited 0/5

High-spirited

Increases Incoming Healing. You need 0 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 +1% Incoming Healing Modifier Rank 2 +2% Incoming Healing Modifier Rank 3 +3% Incoming Healing Modifier Rank 4 +4% Incoming Healing Modifier Rank 5 +5% Incoming Healing Modifier

Disabling Strikes

Disabling Strikes

The potency of all non-damaging debuffs is increased by 50%. -12.5% Run Speed
-7.5% Attack Speed
-2.5% Outgoing Damage
+2.5% Miss Chance
You need 10 ranks earned in the whole tree.
War-chant 0/1

War-chant

Fast10.2m Range
Melee Skill
Max Targets: 3
Radius: 10m
Resistance: Cry
You need 5 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Shout out to dishearten and impede advancing enemies. [?] Main-hand + [?] Damage
-5% Damage
Duration: 10s
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 10s
Numbed Senses 0/3

Numbed Senses

Ignore the Pain will remove additional debuffs. You need 5 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 +1 Additional Debuffs Rank 2 +2 Additional Debuffs Rank 3 +3 Additional Debuffs

Protection

Protection

Melee Skill25m Range You may protect one of your allies, improving his defence. You will also be able to react to attacks made against him if you are within 10m. Improve your ally's defences. Enables you to react to attacks made against this ally if within 10m. +47,628 Evade Rating
+54,432 Parry Rating
+54,432 Block Rating
Toggle Skill

Cooldown: 10s
You need 15 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Bolster 0/5

Bolster

Blocking attacks will increase your Critical Defence Rating. This effect may stack up to five times. You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 Each rank of Bolster increases your Critical Defense bonus.
Sets Chance for your Block Response skills to increase your mitigation to 100%
Rank 2 +150% Increases Bolster's Crit Defense magnitude
Sets Chance for your Block Response skills to increase your mitigation to 100%
Rank 3 +200% Increases Bolster's Crit Defense magnitude
Sets Chance for your Block Response skills to increase your mitigation to 100%
Rank 4 +250% Increases Bolster's Crit Defense magnitude
Sets Chance for your Block Response skills to increase your mitigation to 100%
Rank 5 +300% Increases Bolster's Crit Defense magnitude
Sets Chance for your Block Response skills to increase your mitigation to 100%
Thrill of Danger 0/1

Thrill of Danger

Fast10.2m Range
Melee Skill
Max Targets: 3
Radius: 10m
You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Regenerates Power, increasing with every enemy near you. (This skill works in combat only.) For each enemy: Target gains 0 Power
Attacker gains [Scaled] Power
Cooldown: 1m
Tenderize 0/5

Tenderize

Parrying attacks will increase your Critical Rating until your next Sting is used. This effect may stack up to five times.
Using Sting at five stacks will apply a bleed to your target.
You need 10 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 Parrying an attack will provide:
+6,426 Critical Rating
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
Rank 2 Parrying an attack will provide:
+12,852 Critical Rating
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
Rank 3 Parrying an attack will provide:
+19,278 Critical Rating
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
Rank 4 Parrying an attack will provide:
+25,704 Critical Rating
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.
Rank 5 Parrying an attack will provide:
+32,130 Critical Rating
Expires if out of combat for 9 seconds.

Flash of Light

Flash of Light

Attacks against marked targets will deal Light damage to nearby targets. You need 20 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Demoralizing Anthem 0/5

Demoralizing Anthem

Increases the range and number of targets affected by your War-chant skill. If you are currently protecting an ally, War-chant will also reduce the cooldown of your Block/Parry Response skills. You need 15 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch.

Requires Traits:
War-chant (Trait) at Rank 1
Rank 1 +1 War-chant Targets
+20% War-chant Range
Rank 2 +2 War-chant Targets
+40% War-chant Range
Rank 3 +3 War-chant Targets
+60% War-chant Range
Rank 4 +4 War-chant Targets
+80% War-chant Range
Rank 5 +5 War-chant Targets
+100% War-chant Range
Redirect 0/1

Redirect

Fast3.5m Range
Melee Skill
You need 15 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Strike the enemy and reflect a portion of their damage back at them. Requires the use of Retaliation or Whirling Retaliation. [?] of Main-hand + bonus Damage On any damage:
Negate 10% damage
Reflect 10% of damage
Duration: 10s Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 30s

Mark of Permanence

Mark of Permanence

Non-damaging debuffs applied to a target marked by Take to Heart become permanent in duration. You need 25 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Strong Bursts 0/6

Strong Bursts

Increases area of effect skill damage. You need 20 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 +2% Area of Effect Skill Damage Rank 2 +4% Area of Effect Skill Damage Rank 3 +6% Area of Effect Skill Damage Rank 4 +8% Area of Effect Skill Damage Rank 5 +10% Area of Effect Skill Damage Rank 6 +20% Area of Effect Skill Damage
Bring on the Pain 0/5

Bring on the Pain

For a short period of time, your Thrill of Danger skill will allow you to restore a small amount of morale every time you are hit. You need 20 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch.

Requires Traits:
Thrill of Danger (Trait) at Rank 1
Rank 1 Thrill of Danger will allow you to restore .5% of your morale every time you are hit for the next 10 seconds. Rank 2 You will restore 1% of your morale every time you are hit Rank 3 You will restore 1.5% of your morale every time you are hit Rank 4 You will restore 2% of your morale every time you are hit Rank 5 You will restore 2.5% of your morale every time you are hit

Manifested Ire

Manifested Ire

Enemies are snared if they fail to continue attacking the Guardian after their use of damaging abilities. You need 30 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Warrior's Fortitude 0/1

Warrior's Fortitude

The Warrior's Heart skill will also increase your Physical Mastery rating, Tactical Mitigation, Partial Block chance, and Partial Parry chance. You need 25 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 Your Warrior's Heart skill will also increase your Physical Mastery rating, Incoming Healing, and Evade, and Partial Evade chances.
Vicious Rebuttal 0/5

Vicious Rebuttal

The Redirect skill absorbs and reflects additional damage. You need 25 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch. Rank 1 +5% Damage Absorb and Reflect Rank 2 +10% Damage Absorb and Reflect Rank 3 +15% Damage Absorb and Reflect Rank 4 +20% Damage Absorb and Reflect Rank 5 +25% Damage Absorb and Reflect

Incapacitation

Incapacitation

The potency of all non-damaging debuffs is increased by 100% on your marked target. -25% Run Speed
-15% Attack Speed
-5% Outgoing Damage
+5% Miss Chance
You need 35 ranks earned in the whole tree.
Singular Focus 0/1

Singular Focus

Your focus allows you to target weaknesses in enemy armour, hastening their defeat. Your marked enemies are especially vulnerable. You need 30 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch.
Must have selected The Fighter of Shadow line.
Scoring a Critical Hit with a Parry Response skill will lower the enemy's armour rating. This debuff is more potent against marked enemies.

This debuff cannot be refreshed by other traits.

30s Cooldown
Cataclysmic Shout 0/1

Cataclysmic Shout

Tactical Skill7.2m Range
Max Targets: 5
Radius: 7m
Resistance: Cry
You need 30 ranks in other traits in the The Fighter of Shadow branch.
Must have selected The Fighter of Shadow line.
Deals damage and stuns surrounding enemies. Your marked target will take increased damage and will be stunned for a longer period of time. All non-damaging debuffs on your marked target will be spread to the 5 closest targets. [?] Light Damage Cost: [Scaled] Power Cooldown: 2m

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