A doughty fighter and protector of the weak, a skilled Guardian can face even the toughest foes and survive. The Guardian is one of the few classes willing and able to try to draw more blows onto themselves, so they can retaliate with devastating maneuvers in response.
The Guardian will be the class of choice for players that enjoy drawing the attention of their foes in combat and taking advantage of their missteps. Masters of the defensive arts, Guardians use taxing attacks and irksome taunts to draw and hold opponents' attention, relying on their shield and weapon to turn aside incoming attacks with blocks and parries. A Guardian's combat style depends on creating openings during an opponent's attack to provide the opportunity for their own counter attack.
Available To Man, Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit
Pros and ConsEdit
Basic Dwarf GuardianEdit
The guardian's call in life is to protect his comrades. A stout shield and thick armor allow him to take blows that would crinkle the spirits of his lesser comrades. A guardian attacks reactively, turning successful blocks into withering counter-attacks.
* Guardian Skills and Traits
Guardian Solo TacticsEdit
Make friends with some minstrels.
Guardian Group TacticsEdit
- Don't get out of range of the healers.
- Try to get the first hit on things as it's harder to grab agro than it is to keep it.
- It may be best for the group to put you on assist (skill target forwarding) and hit only what you're attacking, that way they're unlikely to take agro. Agro management should be a group effort.
Be aware of the changes to your role when you enter the Ettenmoors. You are no longer the protector of the weak as taunt skills do not work on monster players, this role is better left to higher DPS classes such as the hunter and the champion who can hopefully kill the attacker before they can cause any problems. Instead you must be the one to lead charges and draw attention to yourself.