City of Heroes Guardians Archetype

While I was researching my article looking back at the first year of City of Heroes being back I discovered that Rebirth had released an all-new archetype, Guardians. Since then I’ve not had the opportunity to log in and play it yet, but I am most certainly eager to give it a try! Guardians were released on Rebirth in August 2019 and they sound AMAZING! Here’s everything you need to know about the Guardians Archetype in City of Heroes.

The Guardians Archetype was designed in a very similar way to Sentinels in that it takes bits and pieces from existing powersets and combines them in an interesting and new way. Specifically, Guardians combine Dominator style assault primaries with secondaries that combine support options like those in Corruptors with some survivability like those that Scrappers have.

One last bit of information before we get started, this AT is only available on Rebirth at the moment. If you’re interested in giving it a try you can find out how to get on the Rebirth City of Heroes server here.


History and Process

Here’s a little bit of information about the history of the Guardians archetype. This is copied directly from the Rebirth website and was published back in August 2019, when the archetype was released on the server. Since then there haven’t really been any updates, but our fingers are crossed that it will be accessible to other servers very soon.

As some may be aware, Guardians are neither an original idea to Rebirth nor are they a creation of Paragon Studios. I’ll cut right to the chase: Guardians were initially developed for the SCoRE private server. The author of that work came to us to see if we would be interested in picking up the Guardian’s torch to carry on Rebirth after being rejected in favor of Sentinels years ago. After some deliberation, and perusing a mountain of spreadsheets, the modteam brought everyone willing to implement Guardian onto the Rebirth devteam to make it a reality for all of you.

We carefully considered the opportunity, and determined that Guardians not only had a place in the dynamic of the game, but they wouldn’t outright replace any one Archetype at their own role, and that they fit the spirit of the original game. I have previously stated that while Rebirth aims to always capture the feel of the game as it played on live, and that didn’t necessarily mean we needed to remain a time capsule of times since passed. Guardians are our first major foray into the world of keeping to the spirit of City of Heroes while contributing what we can to continue its legacy into the future.

Speaking of the future, Guardian for the time-being is exclusive to Rebirth, per its author’s wishes. However, once we have some more content under our belt, everyone involved has agreed to release Guardian to the public for any server to implement, should they wish to. This will likely coincide with our next major Game Update.


Inherent: Resolve Whenever the Guardian helps defeat an enemy, Resolve applies a stacking absorption and status protection effect on that enemy’s target.

  • The absorb amount is equal to 5% of the defeated foe’s maximum health per stack, and the status protection is Magnitude 2 per stack. At three stacks, procs of Resolve will not apply new stacks or refresh current stacks until the current duration of any stack of Resolve expires. Each individual stack lasts 15 seconds.

Guardians Archetype Primaries

Dark Assault Blind and drain your foes with dark energies. Dark Assault allows you to pummel your foes with heavy hitting melee attacks as well as several ranged attacks. Many of Dark Assault’s powers reduce their victims’ chance to hit.

    • Dark Blast Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit
    • Smite Melee, High DMG (Smash/Negative), Foe -To Hit
    • Gloom Ranged, High DoT(Negative), Foe -To Hit
    • Night Fall Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Engulfing Darkness PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit, Minor DoT(Negative)
    • Life Drain Ranged, High DMG(Negative), Target -To Hit, Self +HP
    • Moonbeam Sniper, Superior DMG(Negative), Target -To Hit
    • Midnight Grasp Melee, Superior DMG(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit


Earth Assault With Earth Assault, you can damage foes with the very ground they walk upon. You can conjure stone weapons, hurl boulders, and even cause magma to erupt from the ground.

    • Stone Spears Ranged, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knock Up
    • Stone Fist Melee Moderate DMG(Smash), Foe Minor Disorient, -Res (all)
    • Tremor PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Smash), Knockback
    • Hurl Boulder Ranged, High DMG(Smash), Foe Knockback, -Fly
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Stone Mallet Melee, High DMG(Smash), Knockback
    • Heavy Mallet Melee, Superior DMG(Smash), Knockback
    • Seismic Smash Melee, Extreme DMG(Smash), Foe Hold
    • Fissure Close (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Smash), Foe Knockback, Disorient


Electricity Assault Electrical Assault grants you several electrical ranged and melee powers. Electrical powers can drain foes’ Endurance and can often temporarily halt their Endurance recovery. This can be quite effective against higher level foes and Bosses. Some Electrical Assault powers can even sometimes transfer this Endurance back to you.

    • Charged Bolts Ranged, Moderate DMG(Energy), Foe -End
    • Charged Brawl Melee, Moderate DMG(Smash/Energy), Target Sleep, -End
    • Lightning Bolt Ranged, High DMG(Energy), Foe -End
    • Chain Induction Melee, Moderate DMG(Smash/Energy), Foe -End +Special
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Static Discharge Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Energy), -END
    • Havoc Punch Melee, High DMG(Smash/Energy), Foe Sleep, -End, Knock Back
    • Zapp Sniper, Extreme DMG(Energy), Foe -End
    • Lightning Rod PBAoE Superior DMG(Energy), Foe Knockback, Self Teleport


Energy Assault Focus pure energy into deadly melee attacks and powers projectiles. The impact of the melee powers can often Disorient opponents, while the velocity of the ranged projectiles can send your enemies flying.

    • Power Bolt Ranged, Moderate DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Bone Smasher Melee, High DMG(Smash/Energy), Disorient
    • Power Push Ranged High DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe High Knockback
    • Power Blast Ranged, High DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Whirling Hands PBAoE Melee, Moderate DMG(Smash/Energy)
    • Power Burst Superior DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Snipe Blast Sniper, Extreme DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Total Focus Melee, Extreme DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Disorient


Fiery Assault Fiery Assault allows you to conjure up flaming melee attacks and hurl devastating fiery projectiles. Fiery Assault powers tend to set foes ablaze for added Damage Over Time.

    • Flares Ranged, Moderate DMG(Fire)
    • Cremate Melee, High DMG(Smash/Fire)
    • Fire Breath Close (Cone), Moderate DoT(Fire)
    • Fire Blast Ranged, High DMG(Fire)
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Combustion PBAoE, Moderate DoT(Fire)
    • Incinerate Melee, High DoT(Fire)
    • Blazing Bolt Sniper, Extreme DMG(Fire)
    • Blaze High DMG(Fire)



Gun Fu You are a master of the Gun Fu fighting style. You seamlessly blend sophisticated martial arts perfectly with your skills as a shootist to strike down foes with either hand or bullet.

    • Pistols Ranged, Minor DMG(Lethal)
    • Crane Kick Melee, High DMG(Smash), Knockback
    • Spinning Kick Melee Cone, Moderate DMG(Smash), Knockdown
    • Dual Wield Ranged, Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe Knockback
    • Focus Chi Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Empty Clips Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Lethal), Foe -Defense, Knockdown
    • Crippling Axe Kick Melee, Superior DMG(Smash), Foe Immobilize, -SPD, -Fly, -DEF
    • Piercing Rounds Narrow Ranged (Cone), Superior DMG(Lethal), Foes -Res(All)
    • Eagle’s Claw Melee, Superior DMG(Smash), Foe Minor Disorient, +DMG(All)


Hellfire Assault Your powers are conjured from the depths of the netherworld and beyond. You wield demonic hellfires that serve as your tools of destruction. You are capable of manifesting infernal powers that act as long extensions of hellfire. These powers can tear down even the toughest of foes.

    • Hellfire Flares Ranged, Minor DMG(Fire)
    • Hellfire Smash Melee, High DMG(Smash/Toxic) Foe Knockdown
    • Crack Whip Short Ranged (Cone), High DMG(Fire), Foe -Res, Knockdown, DoT(Toxic)
    • Corruption Ranged, Minor DMG(Fire), Foe Minor DoT (Toxic), -Res
    • Soul Searing Self +Toxic Damage on all attacks, +ToHit
    • Hellfire Burst PBAoE, Moderate DoT(Toxic)
    • Lash Close, High DMG(Fire), Foe -Res, Knockdown, Minor DoT(Toxic)
    • Hellfire Blaze Ranged Cone, Moderate DMG(Fire/Toxic), Foe -Res
    • Wrath of Hell Ranged, Extreme DoT(Fire), Short Foe Hold, Foe -Res


Icy Assault Icy Assault allows the player to use Cold-based attacks. Conjure up frozen weapons or hurl deadly shards of Ice. Icy powers are known for their ability to slow an opponent.

    • Ice Bolt Ranged, Minor DMG(Cold/Smash), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Ice Sword Melee, Moderate DMG(Cold/Lethal), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Ice Sword Circle PBAoE Melee, Moderate DMG(Cold/Lethal), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Ice Blast Ranged, Moderate DMG(Cold/Smash), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Frost Breath Close (Cone), Moderate DoT(Cold), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Ice Slash Melee, High DMG(Cold/Lethal), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Bitter Ice Blast Ranged, Superior DMG(Cold/Smash), Foe -Recharge, -SPD, -To Hit
    • Bitter Freeze Ray Ranged, High DMG(Cold), Foe Hold


Luminous Assault Masters of light, energy, and matter. Luminous Assault wielders can manipulate light energy to devastate their opponents. Luminous Assault bombards the foe with great force and powers often knocking them down and reducing their defenses.

    • Gleaming Bolt Ranged, Minor DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF
    • Luminous Smite Disorient, -DEF, -Fly
    • Glinting Eye Ranged, Moderate DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF
    • Radiant Strike Melee, Superior DMG(Smash/Energy), Foe -DEF, Knockback, -Fly
    • Inner Light Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Proton Scatter Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF
    • Gleaming Blast Ranged, High DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF, Knockback
    • Incandescent Strike Melee, Extreme DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe -DEF, -Fly, Hold
    • Solar Flare PBAoE Melee, High DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF, Knockback



Mace Assault You wield a Nullifier Mace, a high tech weapon that is as good at blasting enemies as it is at smashing them to pieces.

    • Mace Beam Ranged, Moderate DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Bash Melee, Moderate DMG(Smash), Minor DoT(Toxic), Foe Disorient
    • Mace Beam Blast Ranged (Targeted AoE), Light DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Pulverize Melee, High DMG(Smash), Minor DoT(Toxic), Foe Disorient
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Poisonous Ray Ranged, Moderate DoT(Toxic), -DEF
    • Mace Beam Volley Ranged Cone, Moderate DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Shatter Melee, Extreme DMG(Smash), Minor DoT(Toxic), High Knockback
    • Crowd Control Melee (Cone), High DMG(Smash), Minor DoT(Toxic), Foe Knockback


Martial Assault Your master of Martial Assault allows to deliver crippling blows to your enemies and rain blades upon foes who don’t dare approach you. You deliver damage to your enemies via withering kicks and punches in melee ranges, while your skill with thrown blades cut down aggressors from afar. Your attacks have a tendency to knock opponents down or deal additional damage over time as a secondary effect.

    • Shuriken Throw Ranged, Minor DMG(Lethal)
    • Thunder Kick Melee, Moderate DMG(Smash), Minor Disorient
    • Trick Shot Ranged, Chain Moderate DMG (Lethal)
    • Spinning Kick Melee Cone, Moderate DMG(Smash), Knockdown
    • Envenomed Blades Self +Toxic Damage on all attacks, +ToHit
    • Dragon’s Tail PBAoE Melee, Moderate DMG(Smash), Foe Knockdown
    • Caltrops Ranged (Location AoE), Minor DoT(Lethal), Foe -Speed
    • Masterful Throw Sniper, Extreme DMG(Lethal), Chance for DoT (Lethal)
    • Explosive Shuriken Ranged, Superior DMG(Fire), Minor Splash Damage (Fire DoT)


Psionic Assault Blast your enemies with an array of offensive powers. Your psionic damaging attacks have a chance to grant you Insight into your enemies. While you have Insight, your psionic damage powers cause additional psionic damage over time. Few living beings can resist their effects. Creatures without minds, however, like machines and robots, are much more resistant.

    • Psionic Dart Ranged, Moderate DMG(Psionic), Foe -Recharge; Self +Insight
    • Telekinetic Blow Melee, High DMG(Psionic/Smash), Foe Knock Up, Self +Insight
    • Mental Blast Ranged, High DMG(Psionic), Foe -Recharge; Self +Insight
    • Psychic Scream Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Psionic), Foe -Recharge; Self +Insight
    • Concentration Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Mind Probe Melee, High DMG(Psionic), Foe -Recharge; Self +Insight
    • Subdue Ranged, High DMG(Psionic), Foe Immobilize; Self +Insight
    • Psionic Lance Sniper, Extreme DMG(Psionic), Foe -Recharge; Self -Insight
    • Psychic Shockwave PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Psionic), Foe Disorient -Recharge; Self +Insight



Radiation Assault You are able to harness the power of the atom to defeat foes at both close and far ranges.Radiation Assault attacks have a chance to inflict the Contaminated state on a target for a moderate amount of time. Powers that deal greater damage, have a longer recharge time, and animation time have a greater chance to inflict Contaminated. Single target attacks hitting Contaminated targets causes a portion of that power’s damage to also hit nearby foes. Radiation Assault attacks deal primarily smashing and energy damage, but this set is also capable of dealing some toxic damage.

    • Neutrino Bolt Ranged, Minor DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF, Special
    • Radioactive Smash Melee, High DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe -Def, Knockdown, Special
    • X-Ray Beam Ranged, Moderate DMG(Energy), -DEF, Special
    • Electron Haze Close, Moderate Cone DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF, Knockback, Special
    • Fusion Self +DMG, +To Hit, Special
    • Radiation Siphon Melee, High DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe, -Def, -Contaminated, Special
    • Devastating Blow Melee, Extreme DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe -Def, Disorient, Special
    • Proton Volley Sniper, Superior DMG(Energy), Foe -DEF, Special
    • Atom Smasher PBAoE, High DMG(Energy/Toxic), Foe -Def, Disorient, Special


Thorny Assault Thorns protrude from your body and can deal damage in melee or at range. Thorns are hollow and inject toxin that deals additional Toxic damage and can weaken your enemy’s Defense. Very few foes have resistance to Thorn toxins.

    • Thorny Darts Ranged, Moderate DMG(Lethal), DoT(Toxic) -DEF
    • Skewer Melee, High DMG(Lethal), DoT(Toxic) -DEF
    • Fling Thorns Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Lethal), DoT(Toxic) -DEF
    • Impale Ranged, Moderate DMG(Lethal), DoT(Toxic), Immobilize, -DEF, -SPD, -Fly, -Jump
    • Build Up Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Thorn Burst PBAoE Melee, Moderate DMG(Lethal), DoT(Toxic) -DEF
    • Thorntrops Ranged (Location AoE), Minor DoT(Lethal), Foe -Speed
    • Ripper Melee (Cone), High DMG(Lethal), DoT(Toxic) -DEF, Knockback, -SPD
    • Thorn Barrage High DMG(Lethal), DoT(Toxic) -DEF


Umbral Assault Masters of the void, Umbral Assault wielders can manipulate dark energy, gravity, and matter to blast and dominate their foes. The gravimetric nature of most Umbral Assault powers often slows the target’s attack and movement speed.

    • Shadow Bolt Ranged, Minor DMG(Negative), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Umbral Smite Disorient, -Recharge, -SPD, -Fly
    • Gravimetric Snare Ranged, High DoT(Negative/Smash), Foe Immobilize, -Recharge, -SPD
    • Essence Drain Melee, Superior DMG(Negative), Foe -Recharge, -SPD; Self +HP
    • Inner Umbra Self +DMG, +To Hit
    • Gravitic Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe Disorient, Knockback, -Recharge, -SPD
    • Shadow Blast Ranged, High DMG(Negative), Foe Knockback, -Recharge, -SPD
    • Gravity Well Melee, Superior DMG(Negative), Foe Hold -Recharge, -SPD
    • Dark Extraction Summon Essence: Ranged Moderate DMG (Negative)


Guardians Archetype Secondaries

Atmospheric Composition *Atmospheric Composition users can harness the wind, weather, and lightning to wreak havoc on their foes and protect themselves and their allies.

    • Charged Armor Toggle: Self +Res(Smash, Lethal, Energy)
    • Gale Winds Ranged (Cone), Minor DMG(Smash), Foe Knockback, Stun
    • Grounding Shield Auto: Self +Res (Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative, End Drain, Immobilize, KB)
    • Static Shield Toggle: Self +Res(Hold, Sleep, Disorient, End Drain, Recovery DeBuff, Psionic, Teleport)
    • Steamy Mist Toggle: PBAoE, Team Stealth, +DEF(All), +Res(Fire, Cold, Energy, Confuse)
    • Mass Energize PBAoE, Team +Endurance Discount, +Heal, +Regen
    • Snow Storm Toggle: Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe -Speed, -Recharge, -Fly
    • Power Sink PBAoE, Self +End, Foe -End
    • Freezing Rain Ranged (Location AoE), Minor DoT(Cold), Foe -Speed, -Recharge, -DEF, -Res


Dark Composition Dark Composition wielders focus the dark energies of the Netherworld to protect themselves and weaken their foes.

    • Dark Embrace Toggle: Self +Res(Smash, Lethal, Negative, Toxic)
    • Twilight Grasp Ranged, Foe -To Hit, -DMG, -Regen, Team Heal
    • Murky Haze Toggle: Self +Res(Fire, Cold, Negative, End Drain, DeBuff To Hit)
    • Obsidian Shield Toggle: Self +Res(Psionic, Sleep, Hold, Disorient, Fear)
    • Shadow Fall Toggle: PBAoE, Team Stealth, +DEF(All), +Res(Energy, Negative, Psionics, Fear)
    • Cloak of Fear Toggle: PBAoE Foe Fear, -To Hit
    • Soul Absorption PBAoE Team +Regen, +Recovery, Foe -To Hit
    • Oppressive Gloom Toggle: PBAoE, Foe Disorient, Self -HP
    • Howling Twilight Ranged (AoE), Minor DMG(Negative), Target Slow, -Recharge, -Regen, Disorient, Ally Rez


Energy Composition Energy Composition users can surround themselves with powerful defensive energy auras. Their mastery of energy allows them to manipulate and transfer energy from foes to protect themselves and their allies.

    • Kinetic Shield Toggle: Self +DEF(Smashing, Lethal, Energy), Res(DeBuff DEF)
    • Siphon Power Ranged, Foe -DMG, Team +DMG
    • Power Shield Toggle: Self +DEF(Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative), Res(DeBuff DEF)
    • Entropic Shield Toggle: Self +Res(Knockback, Repel, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Immobilize, Teleport, DeBuff DEF), +Rech
    • Inertial Siphon PBAoE, Foe -SPD, -Recharge; Team +Recharge, +SPD, +Jump
    • Mass Energize PBAoE, Team +Endurance Discount, +Heal, +Regen
    • Kinetic Dampening Auto: Self +Res (Energy, Negative, Toxic, Lethal, Smashing, Slow)
    • Transference Ranged (Targeted AoE), Target -End, Team +Recovery, Special
    • Fulcrum Flip Ranged (Foe AoE), Foe -DMG, Team +DMG


Fiery Composition Focusing heat and flame lets those armed with Fiery Composition protect themselves and their allies from harm while also weakening their enemies.

    • Fire Shield Toggle: Self +Res(Fire, Lethal, Smash, Cold, Disorient)
    • Soothing Flames PBAoE, Team +Heal, +Res(Toxic)
    • Temperature Protection Auto: Self +Res(Fire, Cold, Slow)
    • Plasma Shield Toggle: Self +Res(Energy, Negative, Fire, Hold, Sleep)
    • Power of the Phoenix Ally Rez, Special
    • Consume PBAoE, Minor DMG(Fire), Self +End
    • Burn Location (PBAoE), Moderate DoT(Fire), Self Res(Immobilize)
    • Heat Exhaustion Ranged Foe -DMG, -END, -Recovery, -Regeneration
    • Melt Armor Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe -Res, -DEF



Ice Composition Ice Composition users have mastered chilling themselves and the air around them to protect their allies, protect themselves, and weaken adversaries.

    • Frost Armor Toggle: Self +Def(Smash, Lethal), +Res(Cold, DeBuff DEF)
    • Infrigidate Ranged Foe -Speed, -Recharge, -DEF, -DMG (Fire)
    • Ice Pack PBAoE Team Heal, +Max HP, Res(Toxic)
    • Wet Ice Toggle: Self +DEF(All but Psionics), +Res(Cold, Disorient, Immobilize, Hold, Sleep, Slow, Knockback, DeBuff DEF)
    • Chilling Embrace Toggle: PBAoE, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, -DMG
    • Arctic Fog Toggle: PBAoE, Team Stealth, +DEF, +Res(Fire, Cold, Energy, Slow)
    • Glacial Armor Toggle: Self +DEF(Energy, Negative), Res (Cold, DeBuff DEF), +Perception
    • Sleet Ranged (Location AoE), Minor DoT(Cold), Foe -Speed, -Recharge, -DEF, -Res (All), Knockdown
    • Heat Loss Ranged (Foe AoE), Foe -RES, -END, Slow; Team +END, +Recovery


Organic Composition Organic Composition users can surround themselves in the forces of nature, enabling them to shield their bodies from harm. Their command over the environment allows them to call forth primal energies to hinder their foes and aid themselves and their allies. Some of their powers place a Bloom effect on themselves and their allies. Each stack of Bloom boosters healing effects on the affected targets by 4% for 30 seconds. Bloom can stack up to 5 times.

    • Hardened Carapace Self Toggle, +Res(Lethal, Smash, Toxic, Disorient, Sleep)
    • Regrowth Ranged Facing Cone, Minor Ally Heal, Ally Moderate Healing Over Time, +1 Bloom
    • Environmental Modification Self Toggle, +Res(Hold, Knockdown, Immobilize), +Def(Energy, Negative, Fire, Cold, Psionic)
    • Inexhaustible Auto: +Max HP, +Regen, +Recovery, +Res(Slow, End Drain)
    • Wild Growth PBAoE, Team +Res(All), +Regen, +2 Bloom
    • Evolving Armor Self Toggle, +Res(All), Foe -Res(All)
    • DNA Siphon PBAoE, Minor DMG(Lethal/Toxic), Foe -Regen; Self +HP, +End
    • Wild Bastion PBAoE, Team +Absorb, +Heal Over Time, +3 Bloom
    • Overgrowth PBAoE, Team +Damage, +To Hit, +Endurance Discount, +5 Bloom



Pain Focusing It takes more than a little pain to keep you down! Pain Focusing uses your willpower to master overwhelming pain. With it, you can channel your pain to protect your allies, yourself, and weaken adversaries.

    • Mind Over Body Toggle: Self +Res(Smash, Lethal, Psionics)
    • Nullify Pain PBAoE, Team +Heal
    • Quick Recovery Auto: Self +Recovery
    • Indomitable Will Toggle: Self Res (Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep, Fear, Confuse, Repel, Knockback). DEF(Psionics)
    • Suppress Pain Toggle: PBAoE, Ally +Regeneration
    • Heightened Senses Toggle: Self +DEF(Smash, Lethal, Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative Energy), +Per
    • Conduit of Pain Ally Rez, Self +DMG, +Recharge, +Recovery, +To Hit, +Special
    • Anguishing Cry PBAoE, Foe -RES(All), -DEF(All)
    • World of Pain PBAoE Team +To Hit, +DMG, +RES(All DMG, Placate)


Radiation Composition Radiation Composition powers emanate from your body, empowering you and shielding your from harm. This energy you to manipulate atomic particles and waves to protect your allies and weaken your enemies. Your abilities also allow you to heal from your wounds and even absorb damage.

    • Alpha Barrier Toggle: Self +Res(Lethal, Smash, Toxic)
    • Radiant Aura PBAoE, Ally +Heal
    • Proton Armor Toggle: Self, +Res(Energy, Fire, Cold and Negative)
    • Fallout Shelter Toggle: Self +Res(Hold, Sleep, Immobilize, Stun, Knockdown, Toxic, Psi, Slow)
    • Accelerate Metabolism PBAoE, Ally +SPD, +Recharge, +Recovery, +DMG(All) +Res(Effects)
    • Enervating Field Toggle: Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe -DMG, -Res
    • Particle Shielding Self, +Absorb, +Regeneration
    • Ground Zero PBAoE, Foe Moderate DMG(Energy), Moderate DoT(Toxic), -DEF(All), Ally +HP, +Heal over time
    • EM Wave PBAoE, Foe Hold, -END, -Regen, Special vs. Robots; Self -Recovery


Reconstructive Healing Reconstructive Healing lets you regenerate more quickly from damage and effects. Your Hit Point Regeneration can become so incredibly fast, that your wounds heal almost instantly. Reconstructive Healing gives you the ability to heal and aid allies as well.

    • Resilience Auto: Self +Res(Disorient, All DMG)
    • Healing Aura PBAoE, Team +Heal
    • Pain Absorption Self, +Absorption, -Regeneration, -Heal
    • Dull Pain Self +Max HP
    • Integration Toggle: Self +Res(Knockback, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Immobilize), +Regeneration
    • Recovery Aura PBAoE, Ally +Recovery
    • Regeneration Aura PBAoE, Ally +Regeneration
    • Revive Self Rez
    • Fortitude Aura PBAoE, Ally +DEF(All), +DMG, +To Hit


Stone Composition Stone Composition users can transform themselves into various forms of rock and stone to avoid harm. You are also able to harness the crushing force of earth to weaken your foes and protect your allies. Many of these powers need to be performed while on the ground.

    • Rocky Armor Toggle: Self +DEF(Smashing, Lethal, Psionic), Res(Knockdown, Immobilize, Confuse DeBuff DEF)
    • Stone Shelter PBAoE, Ally +Absorb
    • Stone Skin Auto: Self +Res(Lethal, smashing)
    • Volcanic Armor Toggle: Self +Res(Fire, Cold, Hold, Sleep)
    • Quicksand Ranged (Location AoE), Foe -Speed, -Jump, -Fly, -DEF
    • Gaia’s Blessing PBAoE Team Heal, +Max HP, Res(Toxic)
    • Crystalline Armor Toggle: Self +DEF(Energy, Negative), Res(End Drain, DeBuff DEF), +Perception
    • Earthquake Ranged (Location AoE), Foe Knockback, -To Hit, -Def
    • Eruption Ranged (Location AoE), Extreme DoT(Fire), Foe -To Hit, -DEF, -DMG, -Res(All)


Temporal Reaction With Temporal Reaction your gaze into the flow of time allowing you to react deftly to avoid danger. Regardless of what comes at you, Temporal Reaction simply allows you to avoid the attack. Wielders of Temporal Reaction are able to manipulate time itself to inflict crippling debuffs, while buffing and healing allies.

    • Focused Fighter Toggle: Self +DEF(Melee), Res(Confuse, DeBuff DEF)
    • Time Crawl Ranged Foe, -Speed, -Recharge, -Regen, Special
    • Agile Auto: Self +DEF(Ranged), Res(DeBuff DEF), Res(DMG, Special)
    • Practiced Brawler Toggle: Self +Res(Knockback, Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Immobilize), +Minor Absorb
    • Time’s Juncture Toggle: PBAoE Foe (-Damage, -Speed, -To Hit)
    • Lucky Auto: Self +DEF(vs. AoE), Res(DeBuff DEF), Res(DMG, Special)
    • Farsight PBAoE Team, +To-Hit, +Defense(All), +Perception
    • Slowed Response Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe -Defense, -Resistance
    • Chrono Shift PBAoE, Team +Recharge, Heal, +End, Moderate Healing over Time, +Recovery


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Fire Mastery

    • Ring of Fire Ranged, Moderate DoT(Fire), Foe Immobilize
    • Fire Ball Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Fire/Smash)
    • Char Ranged, Minor DoT(Fire), Foe Hold
    • Rain of Fire Ranged (Location AoE), Minor DoT(Fire), -SPD
    • Greater Fire Sword Melee, Superior DMG(Fire/Lethal)


Ice Mastery

    • Chilblain Ranged, Moderate DoT(Cold), Foe Immobilize, -SPD, -Recharge
    • Frozen Aura PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Cold), Foe Sleep
    • Freezing Touch Melee, High DoT(Cold), Foe Hold
    • Ice Storm Ranged (Location AoE), Minor DoT(Cold), Foe -Recharge, -SPD
    • Shiver Ranged (Cone), Foe -SPD, -Recharge


Leviathan Mastery

    • Spirit Shark Jaws Ranged, Moderate DoT(Lethal), Foe Hold, -Fly
    • Arctic Breath Ranged (Cone), Minor DoT(Cold), Foe -Speed, -Recharge, -DEF -Res, knock down
    • Bile Spray Ranged (Cone), Moderate DoT(Toxic)
    • Water Spout Summon Water Spout: PBAoE Minor DMG(Smash), Foe Knockback, Fear, Disorient
    • Summon Coralax Summon Hybrid: Ranged Moderate DMG(Lethal)


Mace Mastery

    • Shatter Armor Melee, Superior DMG(Smash), Foe -Res
    • Web Cocoon Ranged, Foe Hold, -Recharge, -Fly, -Jump, Slow
    • Disruptor Blast Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Smashing/Energy), Foe Knockback
    • Focused Accuracy Toggle: Self +To Hit, +ACC, +Perception, Res(DeBuff To Hit)
    • Summon Tarantula Summon Tarantula: Ranged Moderate DMG(Toxic)



Mu Mastery

    • Electric Shackles Ranged, Minor DMG(Energy), Foe Hold, -End
    • Ball Lightning Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DoT(Energy), Foe -End
    • Thunder Strike Melee (AoE), High DMG(Smash, Energy), Foe Disorient, Knockback, -End
    • Conserve Power Self Endurance Discount
    • Summon Guardian Summon Mu Guardian: Ranged Moderate DMG(Energy)


Primal Forces Mastery

    • Energy Transfer Melee, Extreme DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Disorient, Self -HP
    • Explosive Blast Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Smash/Energy), Foe Knockback
    • Energy Torrent Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
    • Focused Accuracy Toggle: Self +To Hit, +ACC, +Perception, Res(DeBuff To Hit)
    • Physical Perfection Auto: Self, +Regeneration, +Recovery


Psionic Mastery

    • Boggle Short Ranged, Target Confuse
    • Greater Psi Blade Melee, Superior DMG(Psionic/Lethal), Foe -Rech, Hold
    • Psionic Tornado Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DoT(Psionic), Foe Knockback
    • Mass Levitate PBAoE, High DMG(Smash), Foe Knock Up
    • Mass Hypnosis Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe Sleep


Soul Mastery

    • Soul Storm Ranged, Moderate DoT(Negative), Foe Hold
    • Dark Obliteration Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -ACC
    • Soul Drain PBAoE Moderate DMG(Negative), Self +DMG, +ACC
    • Dark Consumption PBAoE Moderate DMG(Negative), Self +End
    • Summon Widow Summon Blood Widow: Melee Moderate DMG(Lethal)