Before going into details of the Guardian Build, as usual, I will show the description of the 3 new skills first.
- Guadian Force: Consume 3 “defence tokens” collected to activate. Phy damage 330.4%+1094 to surrouding target and give party members a protection barrier that will absorb damage up to 16410 damage at Lv2. Maximum duration of the barrier is 15sec. CD is 45sec.
- Auto Block EX: When attack is blocked successfully, a “defence token” will be gathered. Each “defence token” increase 2% str and 2% int up to the maximum of 10 tokens.
- Justice Crash: Jump and smash down to deal phy dmg 472%+1906 at skill lv 1. CD is 33sec. Invincible while casting. Can be activated in air by pressing spacebar. 100% chance to stun the target but will not deal critical damage.
The player in the video shown here doesn't use the following skill build. Please be cautious.
There's change in SP distribution after implementation of T4 patch. More SP has been granted to Guardian to become more aggressive while ensuring his survivability.
In the other hand, Crusader still can choose to become tanker and semi DPS instead of sole DPS.
In T4, Crusader outshines Guardian. However, let's wait for the release of lv 60 skills so as to distinguish the role of Guardian and Crusader in a party.
In this build, Righteous Bolt and Electric Smite are maxed to provide more DPS. Iron Will is maxed to have a longer duration.
Holy Kick is not added in this build. So during the CD of skills, Sacred Hammering is spammed instead of double kicking.
Aerial Evasion: lv 1 or Maxed. lv 1 is enough for PVE. Max it if you like to pvp.
Attuned Mind: Maxed. 6% of MP Regen allows the paladin to take out MP Regen crest.
Aura of Healing: Maxed. The healing amount is greatly buffed. It is very useful now.
Shield Block(Block): lv 4. Blocking for 5 times to collect tokens for Guardian Force.
Toughness(Physical Mastery) & Health Booster(Thorn): Maxed. Extra physical attack reduction and Max HP are granted. Righteous Bolt: Maxed. Short CD and great DPS.
Armor Break: Maxed. The damage is increased. However, CD has been changed to 10s. Yet, it is still a useful skill.
Autoblock: lv 6. Pre-requisite for Autoblock EX.
Conviction Aura: Maxed. It is maxed to provide more DPS for guardian and the party.
Divine Punishment: lv 1. The CD has been shortened to 35s, it can be maxed if like to go PVP more.
Electric Smite: Maxed. The damage has been greatly boosted. It must be maxed.
Elemental Aura: Maxed. The Ice Def is decreased. More Ice Def is required from equipment to tank Rotating Breath in SDN.
Provoke: Maxed . With less CD, it is easier to keep the aggro.
Iron Will: Maxed . Longer duration is provided (16s) to use together with Guardian Force.
Stance of Faith: lv 3. 15s of blocking is enough to wait for the CD of other skills.
The God Within (Divine Avatar):lv 2. Paladin's iconic skill. Lv 2 can provide more stats for the paladin.
Autoblock EX: lv 1.
Guardian Force: Maxed. The endurance has been boosted. It helps the paladin to tank better in dungeon.
Justice Crash: Maxed.
For this build
Skill crests that can be used:
Armor Break - 20% increased damage
Provoke - 50% increased debuff duration
Electric Smite - 20% increased damage
The God Within(Divine Avatar) - 20% increased duration
Righteous Bolt (optional) - 20% increased damage
Aura of Healing (optional) - 3% increased amount of healing
That’s all for now. Feel free to drop in any comments.
Credits to chaose5 and trunet11 from MMOsite forum.