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This is a Combat Skill that Monks and Puppetmasters have. It decreases the amount of damage that the player takes from a melee hit when it activates, similarly to a Shield Trigger.

Guard only works when the player is using a Hand-to-Hand weapon, or no weapon at all.

The higher your Guarding Skill, the better the chance that it will activate.

Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 37 Cap at Level 75
Monk A- 6 114 269
Puppetmaster B- 5 109 240

Equipment that enhances this Skill

Name Skill Increase
+15 +14 +12 +10 +7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2
Temple Hose +1 File:Check.gif
Melee Gaiters +1 File:Check.gif
Melee Gaiters File:Check.gif
Boxer's Mantle File:Check.gif
Temple Hose File:Check.gif
Guarding Torque File:Check.gif
Feral Mask File:Check.gif
Tiger Mask File:Check.gif
Black Adargas +1 File:Check.gif
Black Adargas File:Check.gif
Guarding Earring File:Check.gif
Adargas +1 File:Check.gif
Adargas File:Check.gif