A fighter is a class with martial origin and excels in primary role of a Defender. The Guardian Fighter is a build of Fighter which uses tactics and placement while fighting the enemy intelligently. Guardian Fighter has a secondary role of a leader and is a warrior who fights with a shield and heavy armor, thus able to fight with a high degree of survivability and control the battle around him or her. A Guardian Fighter's high Hit Points and abilities make it acceptable for crowd control roles and ideal for boss tanking. Placement and tactics are very important for a guardian fighter. Guardian Fighters are proficient in Plate armor.
When fighting the main bosses in dungeons, usually the best role for the Guardian Fighter is to grab boss aggro and drag the boss to one side of the area. Then the Rogue can do tremendous damage with combat advantage without having to worry about any of the adds. That way, the other three classes can also concentrate on what they are best at: crowd control and area effect damage for the CW and GWF, and, in the case of the cleric, keeping everyone else alive. Note that for some boss fights, this tactic doesn't work, and the Guardian Fighter should fall back on his secondary role of crowd control.
|Statistic||Effect of Ability Score on stat per point over 10|
|Combat Advantage damage||1%|
|Damage Over Time (DoT) resistance||1%|
|Area of Effect damage resistance||1%|
|Action Points gain||1%|
|Companion stat bonus||1%|
|0||Tactical||Guard||Block 80% of all incoming damage in front of you at the cost of your Stamina. Also negate control effects, like Daze or Stun.|
|0||Skill||Dungeoneering||You can detect doors and triggers, you can see traps, and collect artifacts to sell.|
|0||At-Will||Cleave||You swing through the foes in front of you. The third hit deals additional damage.|
|0||At-Will||Tide of Iron||Smash your shield into a single foe and reduce their Damage Resistance.
Recovers 10% of your Stamina.
|0||Encounter||Lunging Strike||Charge at your foe, and finish with a hearty stab that also damages enemies in a cone behind them. Enemies damaged by the cone receive 1/3rd damage, but you still build full threat against them.|
|0||Daily||Villain's Menace||With valiant fury you smash the ground, damaging foes around you. In your temporary fervor, you deal increased damage and gain immunity to disabling effects.|
|0||Class Feature||Shield Talent||Your Guard consumes Stamina 5% slower.|
|5||Encounter||Enforced Threat||Forcefully taunt nearby foes, applying Mark and causing them to attack you.
Recovers 15% of your Stamina over 8 seconds.
|5||Encounter||Griffon's Wrath||You lash out with a heavy overhand blow that briefly Stuns your foe.|
|10||Mechanic||Mark||Mark your target. The challenged foe will have lowered Damage Resistance, and you build twice as much threat when striking them. Whoever you have most recently marked is considered you Mark Focus.
Previously marked targets lose your focus, and if they damage you, Mark will be removed from them.
Guarded attacks will not remove your Mark.
|10||Mechanic||Shield Slam||Slams your shield into your foe without leaving yourself vulnerable.
Recovers 5% of your Stamina.
|10||Mechanic||Aggravating Strike||Stab your foe over your shield, Taunting them to engage you.|
|10||Daily||Fighter's Recovery||You steady yourself and gain vigor for the fight to come by temporarily Healing for a large portion of the damage you deal.|
|10||Daily||Terrifying Impact||Giving an exultant battle cry you pulverize the ground, foes hit by the upheaval are Stunned.|
|15||Encounter||Knee Breaker||Break your target's knee, dealing damage over time and temporarily Slowing them.|
|15||Class Feature||Enhanced Mark||Marked targets now build threat while Marked, and you generate 75% more threat when striking them.|
|15||Class Feature||Guarded Assault||While blocking, reflect 5% of incoming damage to your attacker. This damage cannot exceed 15% of your Max HP.|
|20||Unlock||Rank 3||When you have spent enough points, you will have unlocked the third rank of all your powers. You will be able to spend points on any power to raise it to Rank 3 and unleash more of its potential.|
|20||At-Will||Crushing Surge||Bash your foe with a series of slow, satisfying attacks. The third strike deals additional damage and will Heal you.|
|20||Encounter||Knight's Challenge||Challenge your target, temporarily locking them into 1 on 1 combat. While challenged, you and your target deal double damage to each other and half damage to anyone else.|
|20||Class Feature||Combat Superiority||For 5 seconds, deal 10% additional damage to foes after they hit you.|
|30||Encounter||Anvil of Doom||Your weapon collides with your enemy's skull, dealing double damage if your target had 40% or less health.|
|30||Encounter||Frontline Surge||You Knock back your enemies, sending them Prone, allowing you and your allies to seize new ground. This power Stuns players instead of knocking them Prone.|
|30||Encounter||Flourish||With masterful grace, Stun your opponent and stab them with blinding speed.|
|30||Class Feature||Ferocious Reaction||When your Hit Points drop below 15%, you regain 25% of your Hit Points, the foe that hit you takes that much damage, and you gain a Damage Resistance buff for 5 seconds. Once every 5 minutes.|
|30||Class Feature||Steel Blitz||Every time you damage an enemy, you have a 5% chance to instantly strike again, dealing at least 50% of your weapon damage.|
|35||At-Will||Threatening Rush||Rush to target and slam into them with a painful looking attack. Your target and those around it are temporarily Marked.|
|35||At-Will||Weapon Master's Strike||You attack with an expert strike that briefly reduces Damage Resistance against your At-Wills, and then quickly follows up with another attack from behind. Damage slightly reduced for every target hit beyond first.|
|35||Encounter||Into The Fray||A fierce battle cry that temporarily increases your adventuring party's Run Speed and Action Point generation. In addition, all party members receive a small portion of your Max Hit Points as Temporary Hit Points and 25% of your Damage Resistance as increased Damage.
Recovers 15% of your Stamina over 8 seconds.
|40||Daily||Supremacy of Steel||You ready yourself to lash out at any who dare to strike you, returning a portion of the damage you just suffered.
Can be expended early to damage nearby foes.
|40||Class Feature||Trample the Fallen||When a foe is affected by control powers, deal 5% more damage to it.|
|40||Class Feature||Steel Defense||After activating a Daily power, become immune to damage for 3 seconds.|
|45||Encounter||Iron Warrior||You gain Temporary Hit Points based on your missing Hit Points, and your Stamina regeneration is increased by 50%. In addition, all your attacks generate 200% more threat while this buff is active.|
|45||Encounter||Knight's Valor||Defend your party, temporarily intercepting half of all damage they would have taken, and then builds threat based on a portion of how much you intercepted.|
|50||Encounter||Bull Charge||Rush your foe, violently Knocking them back, leaving them Prone.|
|50||Daily||Indomitable Strength||Pummel your target with two attacks, Knocking them away and leaving them Prone.|
|50||Daily||Crescendo||Stun your enemy with a flurry of attacks, and then attack from many angles simultaneosly to send them Prone. While attacking, you are immune to control effects.|
|50||Class Feature||Enduring Warrior||When you kill an enemy, you Heal yourself for 1% of your max Hit Points.|
|50||Class Feature||Steel Grace||Your skills with weaponry increase, allowing you to mitigate the duration of controlling effects by 10%|
|You strike your foe and command your allies to strike the same foe. The next attack each ally makes against that foe deals bonus damage against the target for 4 seconds.|
|Increase your Deflection Chance by 1/2/3%. When your Hit Points are below 30% your Stamina regenerates 30% faster.|
Shield Warrior's Wrath
|When you successfully Block an attack you gain 1% increased Damage, stacking up to 5 times. Lasts 15 seconds.|
|When you have spent enough points, you will have unlocked the fourth rank of all your powers. You will be able to spend points on any power to raise it to Rank 4 and unleash its maximum potential.|
Line Breaker Assault
|You charge forward until you collide with a foe. You unleash a powerful strike that deals bonus damage for each foe in range. Your resistance is increased by 2.5% for each for struck by this power. this buff lasts 10 seconds.|
|1||5||Action Surge||Gain 2/4/6/8/10% additional Action Point from Guarding attacks.|
|3||Strength Focus||Increase the effectiveness of Strength by 5/10/15%.|
|3||Toughness||Increases your maximum Hit Points by 3/6/9%.|
|2||3||Shielded Resurgence||When affected by a control power, gain 2/3/4% of your Hit Points over 10 seconds. Can happen once every 30 seconds.|
|5||Distracting Shield||When you Guard an attack, your attacker briefly deals 1/2/3/4/5% less damage.|
|3||Armor Specialization||Increases the effectiveness of Armor Class and Defense by 5/10/15%.|
|3||3||Potent Challenge||You generate 5/10/15% more threat.|
|5||Powerful Attack||Increase the damage of your Encounter and Atwill powers by 2/4/6/8/10%.|
|3||Grit||Gain 1/2/3% of your Max Hit Points in Temporary Hit Points when you are Healed by a power. (40 second cooldown)|
|4||3||Pin Down||The Prone duration of your powers are increased by .1/.2/.3 seconds.|
|3||Weapon Mastery||Increased your Critical Chance by 1/2/3%.|
|5||Ubiquitous Shield||Reduce the damage effects of Combat Advantage against you by 5/10/15/20/25%.