The Guardian – Life is a virtue

The Guardian has been revealed! The latest profession added to the mix is specialized in smiting his enemies and protecting his allies. His skills vary from Spirit Weapons, Symbols, Wards and Aegis and has the special ability of Virtues: Justice, Courage and Resolve.

The guardian is a devoted fighter who calls upon powerful virtues to smite enemies and protect allies. As dangerous with a staff as he is with a mighty two-handed hammer, a true guardian is a master tactician who knows when to sacrifice his own defenses to empower his allies to achieve victory.

Each guardian is supported by passive benefits, but he can relinquish those benefits, passing his powers on to his allies. This ability makes the guardian an excellent supportive fighter whether they are leading an assault or defending your party’s flanks.

Guardians have developed three virtues that empower them in combat. By wielding Justice, the guardian’s attacks can burn his enemies. With Courage, the guardian can shrug off even a mighty blow. Through Resolve, the guardian passively regenerates health, allowing him to wade into the most dangerous situation and come out alive.

For more on the Guardian, head over to the official Profession page on the official Guild Wars 2 website!

Media Coverage

Below you can find a number of media who already had their interview with ArenaNet and asked them various questions about the Guardian and how it came to be. For example, the Guardian is an evolved form of the Monk in the original Guild Wars!

Eurogamer – Guild Wars 2 Guardian replaces monk
OnlineWelten – Exclusive Interview with Guild Wars 2 Lead Designer
GameStop - Guild Wars 2 Updated Q&A – First Details on Guardian Class
GameKult - ITW Guild Wars 2: The Guardian
GuildWars2Guru – IRC Developper chat transcription

Skill Clips

Now that the profession has been released, what do you think of the newest addition to the  eight professions you’ll get to play in Guild Wars 2? Did you prefer if you would’ve had a monk, or do you like the twist ArenaNet gave the new profession? Tell us and perhaps we’ll include you in our soon-to-come review of the Guardian in a GuildMag Visions blogpost!

Also be sure to hop in on the GuildMag Podcast later tonight at 7:30 PM EST|4:30 PM PST|12:30 AM GMT for a hot discussion following the Guardian release! They might even have a special announcement to make!