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Guardian Fighter
Role: Defender
Controller
Ability Scores
Primary:
Secondary:
Guardian Fighter icon
Guardian Fighter artwork
Artwork from Perfect World
Icon Build Player Guardian.png

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.

Ability Scores[edit]

Constitution is the Guardian Fighter's primary Ability Score. Strength and Dexterity are secondary.

Statistic Effect of Ability Score on stat per point over 10
Strength Constitution Dexterity Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Damage bonus 1%
Resistance ignored 1%
Combat Advantage damage 1%
Hit Points 4%
Damage Over Time (DoT) resistance 1%
Area of Effect damage resistance 1%
Deflection chance .5%
Action Points gain 1%
Guard Meter 1%
Control Bonus 1%
Control Resistance 1%
Recharge Speed 1%
Companion stat bonus 1%

Paragon Path[edit]

The Paragon Paths available to Guardian Fighters are the Iron Vanguard and the Swordmaster.

Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Iron Vanguard Swordmaster

Powers[edit]

Pts Type Path Icon Name Effect
0 Tactical
Fighter 2 Utility Block.png
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
Icon Power Skill Dungeoneering.png
Dungeoneering You can detect doors and triggers, you can see traps, and collect artifacts to sell.
0 At-Will
Fighter 1 Atwill Cleave.png
Cleave You swing through the foes in front of you. The third hit deals additional damage.
0 At-Will
Fighter 1 Atwill Tideofiron.png
Tide of Iron Smash your shield into a single foe and reduce their Damage Resistance.

Recovers 10% of your Stamina.

0 Encounter
Fighter 1 Encounter Lungingstrike.png
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
Fighter 1 Daily Villainsmenace.png
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
Fighter Classfeature Combatsuperiority.png
Shield Talent Your Guard consumes Stamina 5% slower.
5 Encounter
Fighter 1 Encounter Enforcedthreat.png
Enforced Threat Forcefully taunt nearby foes, applying Mark and causing them to attack you.

Recovers 15% of your Stamina over 8 seconds.

5 Encounter
Fighter 1 Encounter Spinningsweep.png
Griffon's Wrath You lash out with a heavy overhand blow that briefly Stuns your foe.
10 Mechanic
Fighter Classmechanic Mark.png
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
Fighter 1 Atwill Tideofiron.png
Shield Slam Slams your shield into your foe without leaving yourself vulnerable.

Recovers 5% of your Stamina.

10 Mechanic
Fighter 1 Atwill Surestrike.png
Aggravating Strike Stab your foe over your shield, Taunting them to engage you.
10 Daily
Fighter 1 Daily Fightersrecovery.png
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
Fighter 1 Daily Terrifyingimpact.png
Terrifying Impact Giving an exultant battle cry you pulverize the ground, foes hit by the upheaval are Stunned.
15 Encounter
Fighter 1 Encounter Kneebreaker.png
Knee Breaker Break your target's knee, dealing damage over time and temporarily Slowing them.
15 Class Feature
Fighter Classfeature Enhancedmark.png
Enhanced Mark Marked targets now build threat while Marked, and you generate 75% more threat when striking them.
15 Class Feature
Fighter Classfeature Guardedassault.png
Guarded Assault While blocking, reflect 5% of incoming damage to your attacker. This damage cannot exceed 15% of your Max HP.
20 Unlock
Powers Rank Numeral Large 3 Idle.png
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
Fighter 1 Atwill Crushingsurge.png
Crushing Surge Bash your foe with a series of slow, satisfying attacks. The third strike deals additional damage and will Heal you.
20 Encounter
Fighter 1 Encounter Knightschallenge.png
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
Fighter Classfeature Combatsuperiority.png
Combat Superiority For 5 seconds, deal 10% additional damage to foes after they hit you.
30 Encounter
Fighter 1 Encounter Steelserpentstrike.png
Anvil of Doom Your weapon collides with your enemy's skull, dealing double damage if your target had 40% or less health.
30 Encounter
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Fighter 1 Encounter Frontlinesurge.png
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
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Fighter 1 Encounter Flourish.png
Flourish With masterful grace, Stun your opponent and stab them with blinding speed.
30 Class Feature
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Fighter Classfeature Ferociousreaction.png
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
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Fighter Classfeature Steelblitz.png
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
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Fighter 1 Atwill Threateningrush.png
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
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Fighter 1 Atwill Weaponmasterstrike.png
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
Fighter 3 Encounter Rainofblows.png
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
Fighter 1 Daily Supremacyofsteel.png
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
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Fighter Classfeature Templefallen.png
Trample the Fallen When a foe is affected by control powers, deal 5% more damage to it.
40 Class Feature
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Fighter Classfeature Steeldefense.png
Steel Defense After activating a Daily power, become immune to damage for 3 seconds.
45 Encounter
Fighter 1 Encounter Ironwarrior.png
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
Fighter 1 Encounter Knightsvalor.png
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
Fighter 1 Encounter Bullcharge.png
Bull Charge Rush your foe, violently Knocking them back, leaving them Prone.
50 Daily
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Fighter 1 Daily Indomitablestrength.png
Indomitable Strength Pummel your target with two attacks, Knocking them away and leaving them Prone.
50 Daily
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Fighter 1 Daily Crescendo.png
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
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Fighter Classfeature Enduringwarrior.png
Enduring Warrior When you kill an enemy, you Heal yourself for 1% of your max Hit Points.
50 Class Feature
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Fighter Classfeature Steelgrace.png
Steel Grace Your skills with weaponry increase, allowing you to mitigate the duration of controlling effects by 10%
60 Encounter
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Commander's Strike
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.
60 Class Feature
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Desperate Survival
Increase your Deflection Chance by 1/2/3%. When your Hit Points are below 30% your Stamina regenerates 30% faster.
60 Class Feature
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Shield Warrior's Wrath
When you successfully Block an attack you gain 1% increased Damage, stacking up to 5 times. Lasts 15 seconds.
65 Unlock
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Rank 4
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.
65 Encounter
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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.

Feats[edit]

Heroic Feats[edit]

Tier Pts Path Icon Name Effect
1 5
Icons Powers Feat Presence 01.png
Action Surge Gain 2/4/6/8/10% additional Action Point from Guarding attacks.
3
Icons Powers Feat Courage 01.png
Strength Focus Increase the effectiveness of Strength by 5/10/15%.
3
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 02.png
Toughness Increases your maximum Hit Points by 3/6/9%.
2 3
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
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
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Distracting Shield When you Guard an attack, your attacker briefly deals 1/2/3/4/5% less damage.
3
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Armor Specialization Increases the effectiveness of Armor Class and Defense by 5/10/15%.
3 3
Icons Powers Feat Presence 01.png
Potent Challenge You generate 5/10/15% more threat.
5
Icons Powers Feat Damage 01.png
Powerful Attack Increase the damage of your Encounter and Atwill powers by 2/4/6/8/10%.
3
Feat Proficiency.png
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
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 02.png
Pin Down The Prone duration of your powers are increased by .1/.2/.3 seconds.
3
Feat Assault.png
Weapon Mastery Increased your Critical Chance by 1/2/3%.
5
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Ubiquitous Shield Reduce the damage effects of Combat Advantage against you by 5/10/15/20/25%.


Paragon Feats[edit]

Conqueror[edit]

Tier Pts Path Icon Name Effect
1 5
Icons Powers Feat Power 01.png
Improved Vigor When less than 50% health, gain 2/4/6/8/10% more Action Points.
5
Feat Proficiency.png
Take Measure When you are crit, gain Temporary Hit Points equal to 1/2/3/4/5% of your maximum Hit Points. (50 second cooldown)
2 5
Icons Powers Feat Power 01.png
Wrathful Warrior When you have Temporary Hitpoints, you deal 3/6/9/12/15% more damage.
5
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Reinforced Surge Frontline Surge now leaves targets Prone for an additional .1/.2/.3/.4/.5 second, and deals 1/2/3/4/5% more damage.
5
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Icons Powers Feat Courage 01.png
Stunning Flourish Flourish has an extra 1/2/3/4/5% chance to crit and stuns for (0.2/0.4./0.6/0.8/1) seconds on last hit.
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Jagged Blades
When you critically strike a foe they begin bleeding. This bleed lasts 15 seconds and deals 50/100/150/200/250% of your weapon damage over its duration.
5
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Crushing Shield
Your Shield Slam and Tide of Iron powers now deal 4/8/12/16/20% more damage.
3
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5
Icons Powers Feat Damage 01.png
Cruel Cut Style Cleave now deals 3/6/9/12/15% more damage.
5
Icons Powers Feat Damage 02.png
Stagering Challenge Gain 4/8/12/16/20% damage bonus to Griffon's Wrath when the target has recently been struck by Staggering Challenge empowered by Griffon's Wrath. Additionally your damage bonus from Knight's Challenge is increased by 2/4/6/8/10%.
4
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5
Icons Powers Feat Tactical 01.png
Tactical Superiority Combat Superiority deals 1/2/3/4/5% more damage. At 5th tier of this feat, Combat Superiority will not require that the target hits you first.
5
Icons Powers Feat Power 02.png
Menacing Impact Villain's Menace now has 1/2/3/4/5 feet more range, and both Terrifying Impact and Villain's Menace now deal 2/4/6/8/10% more damage.
5
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1
Icons Powers Feat Power 01.png
Reckless Attacker When struck in combat you gain Reckless Attacker. Reckless Attacker increases your damage by 5% and Critical chance by 2%. Reckless Attacker lasts 10 seconds and stacks up to 5 times.

Protector[edit]

Tier Pts Path Icon Name Effect
1 5
Feat Proficiency.png
Armor of Bahamut When Stamina is below 30%, you take 2/4/6/8/10% less damage from all sources.
5
Feat Proficiency.png
Plate Agility You gain 1/2/3/4/5% chance to Deflect attacks.
2 5
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Shield Defense Gain 1/2/3/4/5 to AC.
5
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Feat Proficiency.png
Improved Reaction Ferocious Reaction Heals you for an additional 2/4/6/8/10% of your Maximum Hit Points.
5
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Icons Powers Feat Intellect 01.png
Staying Power Weapon Master's Strike now also reduces your target Mitigation to your Encounter powers 2/4/6/8/10%.
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Unshakable Line
Each ally within 20' of you increases your Stamina Regen by 2/4/6/8/10%.
5
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Devoted Protector
When you block an attack you gain 1/2/3/4/5% increased Deflection Chance for 6 seconds.
3
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5
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Shieldmaster Guarding drains Stamina 2/4/6/8/10% more slowly.
5
Icons Powers Feat Presence 01.png
Brawling Warrior Knight's Valor increases your Damage Resistance by 1/2/3/4/5% and Enforced Threat deals an additional 2/4/6/8/10% damage and threat.
4
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5
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 02.png
Balanced Shield Fighter Your Shield Slam and Stab At Wills deal 3/6/9/12/15% additional damage.
5
Icons Powers Feat Intellect 01.png
Overwhelming Impact Supremacy of Steel and Terrifying Impact now temporarily reduce Damage Resistance by 1/2/3/4/5% on affected targets.
5
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1
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Iron Guard With every melee hit on an enemy, you reduce its damage by 5%. Maximum 20% damage reduction.

Tactician[edit]

Tier Pts Path Icon Name Effect
1 5
Icons Powers Feat Tactical 01.png
Fight On Encounter power cooldowns reduced by 2/4/6/8/10%.
5
Icons Powers Feat Power 01.png
Crushing Pin Your control powers cause the target to take 2/4/6/8/10% bonus damage for 3 seconds.
2 5
Icons Powers Feat Courage 01.png
Daunting Challenge Marked targets now deal 2/4/6/8/10% less damage to your allies, but still deal full damage to you.
5
Class Icon Player Secondary Ironvanguard Selected.png
Icons Powers Feat Surefooted 01.png
Battle Trample When Trample The Fallen would cause you to deal more damage, you also gain 5/10/15/20/25% of your weapon damage in threat and deal 5/10/15/20/25% of your weapon damage as Physical Damage.
5
Class Icon Player Secondary Swordmaster Gf Selected.png
Icons Powers Feat Damage 01.png
Grim Promise Crescendo reduces the damage your target deals to you by 3/6/9/12/15% for 10 seconds.
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Rousing Speech
Allies within 30' of you gain Action Points 1/2/3/4/5% faster.
5
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United
Allies within 30' of you take 1/2/3/4/5% less Damage.
3
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5
Icons Powers Feat Strategy 01.png
Inspiring Leader Into The Fray increases the damage dealt by party members by 1/2/3/4/5%
5
Icons Powers Feat Damage 01.png
Powerful Strike Lunging Strike provides 4/8/12/16/20% more threat and has a 20/40/60/80/100% chance to interrupt your target.
4
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5
Icons Powers Feat Enduring 01.png
Surging Tide Tide of Iron's debuff also reduces the amount of physical damage dealt to you by 2/4/6/8/10%.
5
Icons Powers Feat Power 01.png
Terrifying Menace Anvil of Doom now has a 20/40/60/80/100% chance to stun the target for 1 second.
5
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1
Feat Assault.png
Martial Mastery Taking damage while now builds Action Points for yourself and allies within 50'. You gain a bonus to this value based on your Damage Resistance.

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