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11 Best Guardian Shield Skills You Must Unlock Soon In God Of War

What are the Best Skills for Guardian Shield to unlock first in God of War? Here’s a list of 11 Leviathan Axe Skills that offers extra power to the weapon. We have also mentioned how to use Skill Upgrades on Guardian Shield for series of powerful combo attacks.

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Kratos carries a Guardian Shield that is primarily used for blocking attacks in God of War, but by buying new skills you can do more with it. Upgrading Spartan Rage will help you a lot in hand-to-hand combat. There is a skill tree dedicated to the shield that offers you various unlocks. Below are 11 best Guardian Shield you must unlock as soon as possible.

Best Guardian Shield Skills

Best Guardian Shield Skills

Block Break

By this upgrade, you can simply break an enemy block, so it is good to tackle those enemies who are countering your attacks. By 300 Defense you can create a huge concussive blast on the impact that will throw the enemy in the air.

How To Use:

  • Double Tap L1
  • Cost – 500 XP

Guardian Sweep

Through this attack, you can sweep enemies for their field, and stun them. You can also add medium-range concussive blast that will inflict additional stun damage. But for this, you will need 250 Defense.

How To Use:

  • Hold R1
  • Cost – 1500 XP

Guardian’s Justice

You can this attack to stun and cause damage while barehanded. The attack is easy to inflict. Also as an added bonus, you can add medium-range concussive blast for more stun damage that requires 250 Defense.

How To Use:

  • Hold R2
  • Cost – 2500 XP

Countering Strike

Performing Countering Strike can do a really good damage on enemies, and it will throw up enemies up in the air far from you. This upgrade works against incoming attacks also, but it is all about the timing. You can perform a last-second block with a unblockable attack.

How To Use:

  • Press R1 after last-second block
  • Cost – 1000 XP

Haymaker Crush

You can unleash aa running haymaker attack and pierce through enemies tumbling them off ground. This is similar to punching really hard with speed. You can increase resistance to interruption during the attack which requires 75 Vitality.

How To Use:

  • Press R1 (Bare-handed)
  • Cost – 1500 XP

Countering Clash

You can block to counter a strong attack from an enemy through this upgrade. All you have to do is hit the R2 button after last-second block, the attack will be blocked with shield slam.

How To Use:

  • Press R2
  • Cost – 1500 XP

Guardian’s Judgment

You will require Guardian Justice for this, after which you can add a second blast to the attack if you had this skill. This will inflict a good amount of stun damage on the enemies.

How To Use:

  • Press R2 (After Guardian’s Justice Shield Slam)
  • Cost – 3000 XP

Shoulder Barrage

You can perform a strong shoulder ram and send enemies flying in the air. You will have to be bare-handed to perform this attack. With 250 Defense you can add medium-range concussive blast that can cause stun damage.

How To Use:

  • Press R2
  • Cost – 2000 XP

Guardian’s Revenge

Through this upgrade, you can switch stances by pausing after an attack. You will have to be barehanded for this. You can perform this once you are in a new stance. By 200 Vitality you can increase resistance to interrupting during the attack.

How To Use:

  • Press R1 twice to perform a powerful uppercut attack. Press R1 once again to follow-up slam attack
  • Cost – 3000 XP

Countering Blast

This attack is pretty awesome, you can simply block a projectile towards you at the last moment and through the shield you can throw it back to the enemy. You can use them on different enemies who are throwing projectiles on you.

How To Use:

  • Use the shield against an incoming projectile
  • Cost – 3000 XP

Guardian’s Fury

This upgrade will modify Guardian’s Revenge a bit and offer you two successive attacks. To use it you have to switch to a new stance by pausing in the bare-handed attack, and in the new one, you can hit R2 for a leaping shield attack and R1 to perform a follow-up slam attack. You can increase resistance to interruption during the attack with 250 Vitality.

How To Use:

  • In new Stance Press R2 for Leading Shield Attack, then R1 for follow-up slam attack.
  • Cost – 2000 XP

Above are the top 11 Skills you must get as soon as possible in God of War for Guardian Shield. For more similar guides on the game, you can read our God of War Wiki guide.


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