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SI GUARD.png [Active] Increases the damage reduction effect of all Heavy Stance behavior. Pressing the skill key while attacked launches a cannonball. Hold the skill button to keep the stance while consuming MP. (Super Armor status)
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Additional MP cost per second decreased by 2.


Class Level Required
Iron Paladin 50

Skill Information

Mode Cast Impact
Damage Reduction Ammo Usage MP Usage Cooldown
Initial Additional
PvE 127% 60% 0 ~ 1 5 MP 4 MP per second 8 Seconds
PvP 49%
PvE 127% 60% 0 ~ 1 5 MP 2 MP per second 8 Seconds
PvP 49%

Skill Traits

Persistent Guard Evil Guard
Attribute Effect Attribute Effect
Skill will reduce 20 KD per hit Skill will burn 10 MP per hit

Related Skills

SI GUARDMASTERY.png Veteran Technique

Tips and Details

  • This skill will only defend you against attacks from the front. Attacks from behind will cause the stance to break.
    • When attacked from the front while in Guard stance, you can press Z.png or X.png to launch a Heavy Stance counter attack. This maintains the chance to not knock down from Veteran Technique.
    • This skill can be used when being hit. When doing so, it will not perform the casting attack, instead immediately entering guard stance.
      • The ability to perform a counter attack is completely disabled if the skill is activated in this way.
  • Normal MP regeneration while attacking on Guard is disabled.
  • If you are hit while guarding, you will receive MP and Knockdown as normal.
  • Holding the skill key will allow you to continuously guard, as long as you have enough MP.
  • If the KD counter reached its limit while you are guarding, you will not be knocked down.
  • During Guard, Chung is immune to Normal Stun and Flattening.
    • Chung also receive consistent hitstun regardless of the incoming attack. This allows him to use skills to counter enemies while guarding.
  • Unlike normal Heavy Stance, when you receive damage, Chung will only go into Heavy Stance for about 0.5 ~ 1 second, meaning that you would need to counter straight away after receiving damage. However, you can also choose to continue guarding by holding the skill key even after entering Heavy Stance.
  • This skill can be used to delay the animations of certain skills. Uno Hound can spin and Guard can be held down while you are taking damage, then you can use Pandemonium, Pain of Caladbolg, etc.
  • As long as you are near a wall, you can guard against any move that don't attack from behind.

Old Version

Video Description
Between its initial release and the 05/15/2014 KR Patch, this skill did not have a casting attack.


Date Changes
01/27/2011 06/27/2012
  • Guard added.
03/29/2012 -
  • Removed initial MP cost.
  • MP is slowly drained while guarding.
11/07/2013 02/12/2014
  • SP requirement changed (Unlock 3 SP, Leveling 2 SP).
05/15/2014 09/17/2014
  • Changes so it starts with Cannonball fire.
  • Cooldown time changed to 6 seconds.
  • MP cost increased by 5.
07/17/2014 -
  • Error where it countered without going into hit confirm animation fixed.
02/05/2015 -
  • Heavy Stance Damage Reduction decreased.
08/20/2015 01/27/2016
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Persistent effect decreased.
  • Evil effect decreased.
01/25/2017 02/08/2017
  • Damage increased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage Reduction decreased.
  • Damage increased.
  • Damage decreased.
09/14/2017 -
  • Motion error when attacked by Demonio's bound attack fixed.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 가드 Guard
Japanese Flag.png Japan ガード Guard
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 防御姿态 Guard Stance
German Flag.png Germany Abwehr Defense
Spanish Flag.png Spain Defensa Defense
French Flag.png France Défense Defense
Italian Flag.png Italy Scansamento ???
Polish Flag.png Poland Obrona Defense
English Flag.png United Kingdom Defence
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Bloqueio Block

Iron Paladin Skills
Hyper Active
DS.png Doom Strike
Special Active
SI SSSYNDROME.png Pain of Caladbolg     ArtilleryNovaR.png Artillery Nova     SI IRONHOWLINGR.png Iron Howling     LD - Earthquake.png Land Demolisher - Earthquake     WonderWall.png Wonder Wall     IPTrans1.png Crack Crusher     IPTrans3.png Guardian's Rage     IPTrans6.png Rapid Guardian
SI GUARD.png Guard     IPTrans2.png Land Smash
SI STRONGWILL.png Strong Will     SI GUARDMASTERY.png Veteran Technique     SI ADVANCEDMETBOOST.png Advanced Metabolic Boost     IPTrans4.png Awakened Will: Iron Paladin     TransShared.png Awakened One     IPTrans5.png Guardian Force