Ancient Guardian


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Ancient Guardian is a rune effect in Familiar, a Utility Wizard skill that provides some direct offense but more often a buffing property to the Wizard.

This version of Familiar adds a shielding property; when the Wizard is low on health the Familiar will absorb the damage from 1/6th of incoming attacks.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Familiar rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, strategy tips, and other related information.

Name Level Description

1 Cost: 20 Arcane Power

Summon a Familiar that attacks your enemies for 240% weapon damage as Arcane. This companion cannot be targeted or damaged by enemies. Lasts 10 minutes.

Ancient Guardian
1 Summon a protective Familiar. When you are below 50% Life the Familiar will absorb damage from 1 attack every 6 seconds.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Alabaster Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:

Ancient Guardian


While you are below 25% Life the Familiar will absorb up to 8 attacks directed at you. If it absorbs all its attacks it will disintegrate.

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