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Guard.png Guard

Active Skill

Male Slayer

Command: Downkey.pngDownkey.png+X.png
Prerequisite Level: 5
Prerequisite Skills: None


Uses the weapon as a shield to reduce damage taken from in front.

MP is consumed when Guard is initially used.

Successfully guarded attack will push back the character for an instant duration.

As long as the Skill hotkey is held, Guard will be maintained.

If Zanbato Mastery.png Zanbato Mastery or/and Short Sword Mastery.png Short Sword Mastery is above level 5, upgrades Guard with shockwave that activates on successful guard performed right before the hostile attack.


  • SP per level: 20
  • Cast Time: Instant Cast
  • Cooldown: 2 sec
  • MP Consumption: 3
  • Basic Attack Cancelable Skill


  • Guard will be maintained for as long as the skill key is held. It is also forcefully maintained for a short duration after pressing the skill key even if not held.
  • Despite the in-game tooltip, only Blade Masters can upgrade Guard with weapon masteries.
  • May be improved with Guard Upgrade.png Guard Upgrade.

Skill Growth

  • Skill growth is identical for Dungeon and Arena.


Level Lv Req Damage Absorption Pushed Back
Physical Dmg. Magical Dmg.
1 5 40% 15% 0.20 sec
2 10 50% 20% 0.18 sec
3 15 60% 25% 0.16 sec
4 20 70% 30% 0.14 sec
5 (M) 25 80% 35% 0.12 sec
6 - 83% 40% 0.10 sec
7 85% 45% 0.08 sec
8 88% 50% 0.06 sec


Male Slayer Skills
Active:Aerial Chain Slash.png Aerial Chain Slash Ashe Fork.png Ashe Fork Drive Slash.png Drive Slash Force Wave- Neutral.png Force Wave: Neutral Ghost Slash.png Ghost Slash Gore Cross.png Gore Cross Guard.png Guard Kazan.png Kazan Moonlight Slash.png Moonlight Slash Mountainous Wheel.png Mountainous Wheel Phantom Slash.png Phantom Slash Thrust.png Thrust Upward Slash.png Upward Slash Wave Wheel Slasher.png Wave Wheel Slasher
Passive:Bludgeon Mastery.png Bludgeon Mastery Katana Mastery.png Katana Mastery Short Sword Mastery.png Short Sword Mastery Zanbato Mastery.png Zanbato Mastery
Albert Quest:Bloodlust.png Bloodlust Flip Side Counter.png Flip Side Counter Spirit Crescent.png Spirit Crescent Unshackle.png Unshackle

General Skills
Active:Ancient Memory.png Ancient Memory Backstep.png Backstep Indomitable Spirit.png Indomitable Spirit Leap.png Leap Quick Rebound.png Quick Rebound
Passive:Basic Armor Mastery.png Basic Armor Mastery Basic Training.png Basic Training Conversion.png Conversion Latent Power.png Latent Power Magical Critical.png Magical Critical Magical Rear Attack.png Magical Rear Attack Physical Critical.png Physical Critical Physical Rear Attack.png Physical Rear Attack
Neo: Awakening:Clues to Awakening.png Clues to Awakening One Step Closer.png One Step Closer Subitism.png Subitism