With the highest defense stats out of the twelve classes, the Guardian has the ability to hold back enemies and is usually the cornerstone of the front line. One of the main roles of the Guardian is to draw the attention of the enemy and take the most damage of the group. Guardians can equip nearly all kinds of armor and weapons, but most players choose heavy plate armor, a shield, and a one-handed weapon (such as a sword, axe or mace), as this configuration best suits a Guardian's strengths and battle role.
The Guardian class supports the front line and has many skills to draw aggro. For example, the Guardian is the only class that has multiple skills for the shield as well as skills that nullify damage for a set amount of time. However, the Guardian's potential to directly deal damage is not very high. A Guardian needs high quality gear to be useful, which is one of the class' main weaknesses.
There are three main builds for Guardians.
- The standard one-handed sword and large shield style. Naotsugu, Dinclon, and Kyouko use this build.
- Scarlet Knight
- Uses a two-handed weapon with HP absorption effect with no shield, compensating for damage taken using HP absorption attacks. It is famous because "Berserker" Krusty uses this build.
- Build with emphasis on continuous usage of skills rather than normal attacks (auto-attack). "Black Sword" Isaac is recognized as the strongest Guardian in Yamato to use this build. Like the Scarlet Knight build, it requires very specific equipment to use and thus is not as commonly used.
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As a Warrior class, Guardians have the highest defense of any class and have many Hate-raising and damage reduction skills.
Weapon Attack Classes