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Guild Wars 2: ArenaNet Reveals The Guardian

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,581MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

As speculated last week, ArenaNet and NCSoft have officially unveiled the Guardian character class. We've got some brand new screens of the Guardian in action as well as information about special skills, weapons and virtues that this master tactician possesses. Check it out and then leave your impressions in the comments below.

“I’ll guard you. Let them come through ME first!”

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.

Read more about the Guild Wars 2 Guardian class.

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  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,048Member Uncommon

    Pretty much what was expected.

    Paladin class

     

    I see many people enjoying this playstyle.

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  • AzzatakyAzzataky PraguePosts: 207Member

    I was pissed that its not mesmer class revealed now but.. this looks also nice. Great job Anet, lets hope even gameplay is as nice as what we got so far!

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  • WertheWerthe BelgradePosts: 236Member

    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Pretty much what was expected.

    Paladin class

     

    I see many people enjoying this playstyle.

     

    Although thematically this is a paladin (or a cleric), you can hardly say that Guardian has the same playstyle as, lets say WoW Paladin. Paladin playstyle archetype is tanking/healing/buffing class. Guardian is a CC/buffing/AoE protection class.

  • natetheheronatethehero Hollywood, CAPosts: 41Member

    So, the guardian is essentially a paladin, but this is Arenanet, so we can expect it to still be very unique.

    I love the Faithful Strike video, where the female guardian rolls from the first enemy and then does her two handed leaping Faithful Strike in one fluid movement. And the character art for the asuran guardian looks awesome.

    Anyone else think that the videos for Hammer of Wisdom and Zealout's Defense might have been accidentally switched?

  • MaggonMaggon CopenhagenPosts: 305Member Uncommon

    Aha !... Blue-mace lady has been revealed ! Though in this case there's now also a Blue-Mace Lord ! 

     

  • WertheWerthe BelgradePosts: 236Member

    Originally posted by Maggon

    HAha !... Blue-mace lady has been revealed ! though in this case she has turned into a Blue-mace man xD

     

    Blue mace Orlando Bloom more likely...

  • serphilithserphilith BakelPosts: 27Member

    Is it me or does the blue mace lady's armor look like Fate/Stay Night's  Saber Armor?

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  • HerodesHerodes DannenbergPosts: 1,494Member


    Originally posted by Werthe

    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Pretty much what was expected.
    Paladin class
     
    I see many people enjoying this playstyle.
     
    Although thematically this is a paladin (or a cleric), you can hardly say that Guardian has the same playstyle as, lets say WoW Paladin. Paladin playstyle archetype is tanking/healing/buffing class. Guardian is a CC/buffing/AoE protection class.


    I don´t think he meant the WoW Paladin. Actually WoW is the only game I can think of where Paladins are such powerful healers. So far the classes remind me more of Diablo 2.
  • ZeroxinZeroxin LondonPosts: 2,521Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Maggon

    HAha !... Blue-mace lady has been revealed ! though in this case she has turned into a Blue-mace man xD

    Blue-mace Lord and Lady.

    This is not a game.

  • makiimakii noPosts: 280Member

    Oh damn.

    Now u can see that they still use the same GW 1 engine with just a little new textures. Looks really old.

  • MaggonMaggon CopenhagenPosts: 305Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Zeroxin

    Originally posted by Maggon

    HAha !... Blue-mace lady has been revealed ! though in this case she has turned into a Blue-mace man xD

    Blue-mace Lord and Lady.

     

    Ah right... Fixed ;)

  • KaynokKaynok Jacksonville, NCPosts: 111Member

    Originally posted by makii



    Oh damn.

    Now u can see that they still use the same GW 1 engine with just a little new textures. Looks really old.


     

    You just made one of the more stupidest comments I've seen on here. Congratulations.

  • CookieTimeCookieTime SomewherePosts: 353Member

    Originally posted by makii



    Oh damn.

    Now u can see that they still use the same GW 1 engine with just a little new textures. Looks really old.


     

    Good! One less troll in GW2. :)

    Eat me!

  • WertheWerthe BelgradePosts: 236Member

    Originally posted by makii

    Oh damn.

    Now u can see that they still use the same GW 1 engine with just a little new textures. Looks really old.

     

    It's true that graphically GW2 isn't on the level of TERA, but you can hardly say that it looks old or like GW1 with a little new textures. I'll remind you that on Gamescom Nvidia picked GW2 to show the power of it's new technology.

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,048Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Herodes

     




    Originally posted by Werthe





    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Pretty much what was expected.

    Paladin class

     

    I see many people enjoying this playstyle.






     

    Although thematically this is a paladin (or a cleric), you can hardly say that Guardian has the same playstyle as, lets say WoW Paladin. Paladin playstyle archetype is tanking/healing/buffing class. Guardian is a CC/buffing/AoE protection class.






    I don´t think he meant the WoW Paladin. Actually WoW is the only game I can think of where Paladins are such powerful healers. So far the classes remind me more of Diablo 2.

     

    I didnt mean WOW Paladin.

    Paladin is a fantasy class concept that existed over 20 years before WOW or Internet.

     

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

    "Feel the backhand of justice!" Ahh Paladins... GW2 here I come! XD

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

  • DiovidiusDiovidius GoudaPosts: 1,025Member

    Originally posted by makii

    Oh damn.

    Now u can see that they still use the same GW 1 engine with just a little new textures. Looks really old.

    Say that again after you've seen this video at 720p and in fullscreen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoICk5E9X7g

  • WertheWerthe BelgradePosts: 236Member

    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Originally posted by Herodes

     




    Originally posted by Werthe






    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Pretty much what was expected.

    Paladin class

     

    I see many people enjoying this playstyle.







     

    Although thematically this is a paladin (or a cleric), you can hardly say that Guardian has the same playstyle as, lets say WoW Paladin. Paladin playstyle archetype is tanking/healing/buffing class. Guardian is a CC/buffing/AoE protection class.







    I don´t think he meant the WoW Paladin. Actually WoW is the only game I can think of where Paladins are such powerful healers. So far the classes remind me more of Diablo 2.

     

    I didnt mean WOW Paladin.

    Paladin is a fantasy class concept that existed over 20 years before WOW or Internet.

     

     

    Actually, Paladin is a member of a French knightly order that existed 12 centuries before WoW or internet. But whatever. What defines the playstile of your paladin ?

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    Originally posted by Werthe

    Originally posted by Lobotomist


    Originally posted by Herodes

     




    Originally posted by Werthe






    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Pretty much what was expected.

    Paladin class

     

    I see many people enjoying this playstyle.







     

    Although thematically this is a paladin (or a cleric), you can hardly say that Guardian has the same playstyle as, lets say WoW Paladin. Paladin playstyle archetype is tanking/healing/buffing class. Guardian is a CC/buffing/AoE protection class.







    I don´t think he meant the WoW Paladin. Actually WoW is the only game I can think of where Paladins are such powerful healers. So far the classes remind me more of Diablo 2.

     

    I didnt mean WOW Paladin.

    Paladin is a fantasy class concept that existed over 20 years before WOW or Internet.

     

     

    Actually, Paladin is a member of a French knightly order that existed 12 centuries before WoW or internet. But whatever. What defines the playstile of your paladin ?

    I'm somewhat convinced that the French did not possess magic or enchanted, flying weapons at that time. Also, centaurs, ogres, Grawl, Skritt and Drakes were quite rare in the Middle-Ages. With that said, the Guardian isn't based on the idea of a paladin.

  • WertheWerthe BelgradePosts: 236Member

    Originally posted by Alot

    Originally posted by Werthe


    Originally posted by Lobotomist


    Originally posted by Herodes

     




    Originally posted by Werthe






    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    Pretty much what was expected.

    Paladin class

     

    I see many people enjoying this playstyle.







     

    Although thematically this is a paladin (or a cleric), you can hardly say that Guardian has the same playstyle as, lets say WoW Paladin. Paladin playstyle archetype is tanking/healing/buffing class. Guardian is a CC/buffing/AoE protection class.







    I don´t think he meant the WoW Paladin. Actually WoW is the only game I can think of where Paladins are such powerful healers. So far the classes remind me more of Diablo 2.

     

    I didnt mean WOW Paladin.

    Paladin is a fantasy class concept that existed over 20 years before WOW or Internet.

     

     

    Actually, Paladin is a member of a French knightly order that existed 12 centuries before WoW or internet. But whatever. What defines the playstile of your paladin ?

    I'm somewhat convinced that the French did not possess magic or enchanted, flying weapons at that time. Also, centaurs, ogres, Grawl, Skritt and Drakes were quite rare in the Middle-Ages. With that said, the Guardian isn't based on the idea of a paladin.



    Actually, Paladins from medieval stories and myths ARE the foundation of modern RPG idea of a paladin. And now lets stop with smartassery. It's counterproductive with class discussion.

  • MalevilMalevil BratislavaPosts: 468Member

    Originally posted by Werthe



    Originally posted by makii

    Oh damn.

    Now u can see that they still use the same GW 1 engine with just a little new textures. Looks really old.

     

    It's true that graphically GW2 isn't on the level of TERA, but you can hardly say that it looks old or like GW1 with a little new textures. I'll remind you that on Gamescom Nvidia picked GW2 to show the power of it's new technology.


     

    He is just trolling. Not sure if GW2 is or isnt graphicly on lvl of TERA, but i defintly like art style of gw2 more than TERA's.

    But what really surpsied me was 1 answer on http://www.onlinewelten.com/games/guild-wars-2/specials/exklusives-interview-guild-wars-2-lead-designer-7330/seite-7/

     

    "There are no ally targeted skills in Guild Wars 2. The spirit weapons are summoned for the guardian themselves; however they can still be used to protect allies by activating their abilities against enemies targeting those allies."

     

    No ally target skills ?! That means no direct single target heals with exception of self heal ?!

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    Originally posted by Malevil

    Originally posted by Werthe



    Originally posted by makii

    Oh damn.

    Now u can see that they still use the same GW 1 engine with just a little new textures. Looks really old.

     

    It's true that graphically GW2 isn't on the level of TERA, but you can hardly say that it looks old or like GW1 with a little new textures. I'll remind you that on Gamescom Nvidia picked GW2 to show the power of it's new technology.


     

    He is just trolling. Not sure if GW2 is or isnt graphicly on lvl of TERA, but i defintly like art style of gw2 more than TERA's.

    But what really surpsied me was 1 answer on http://www.onlinewelten.com/games/guild-wars-2/specials/exklusives-interview-guild-wars-2-lead-designer-7330/seite-7/

     

    "There are no ally targeted skills in Guild Wars 2. The spirit weapons are summoned for the guardian themselves; however they can still be used to protect allies by activating their abilities against enemies targeting those allies."

     

    No ally target skills ?! That means no direct single target heals with exception of self heal ?!

    Not to mention the fact that ally-target heals will be weaker than self-heal. Back off ye trinitarians!

  • KuraphimaruKuraphimaru Mississauga, ONPosts: 1,290Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Malevil
    No ally target skills ?! That means no direct single target heals with exception of self heal ?!

    No direct heals, no direct buffs, I'd say rez is kinda of direct though.

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