The guardian is a profession that plays defensively, but doesn’t lack in offense. Guild Wars 2 doesn’t feature the “holy trinity” of tank, healer, and damage, but instead each profession is self-sufficient. When it comes to the guardian, they are at their best while defending, but that doesn’t necessitate their lack of offense or support. There is a lot of comparison in the profession to the warrior, who is also very “tanky,” but again, Guild Wars 2 requires some relearning to understand what “tanky” means.
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