Martial

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Martial is the adjective describing those Guild Wars professions that primarily rely on attack skills and physical attacks; they also have enough armor to protect themselves in melee.

All martialists are proficient with martial weapons and are vulnerable to anti-martial tactics.

Martial details[edit]

Pseudo-martial professions[edit]

Some of the caster professions can perform parallel functions as the martial professions by using specific builds:

Notes[edit]

  • The opposite of martial professions are the five caster professions.
  • The game's artificial intelligence identifies a martial character as those wielding martial weapons. This affects the type of skill heroes, henchmen, and foes will use on allies and opponents. For example, Mesmers will cast Chaos Storm on assassins equipped with a staff and paragons carrying a bundle, but not on elementalists carrying a spear.