How to Get the Guardian Shield | God of War PS4 (GoW 4)

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This is a page for the Guardian Shield weapon in God of War (2018) for the PS4. Read on to learn how to get the Guardian Shield and its skills!

How to Get the Guardian Shield

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The Guardian Shield is one of Kratos's starting weapons and can be unlocked right at the first chapter of the story, The Marked Trees.

The Marked Trees Quest Walkthrough

Guardian Shield Skills

Shield Combat

Skill Weapon Lv. Effect
Block BreakBlock Break - Double Tap L1 to break an enemy's block.
Guardian SweepGuardian Sweep - While Bare-Handed, Hold R1 to sweep enemies off their feet and inflict a moderate amount of STUN damage.
Agile StrikeAgile Strike - While Bare-Handed and evading, Hold L forward and Press R1 to perform a quick attack.
GuardianGuardian's Justice - While Bare-Handed, Hold R2 to perform a shield slam and inflict a moderate amount of STUN damage.
Countering StrikeCountering Strike - Press R1 after a last-second block to counter the attack with a powerful shield strike.
Haymaker CrushHaymaker Crush - While sprinting Bare-Handed, Press R1 to perform a powerful running haymaker attack that sends enemies tumbling along the ground.
GuardianGuardian's Judgement - Press R2 after performing the Guardian's Justice shield slam to add a concussive blast to the attack that inflicts a massive amount of STUN damage on enemies.
Countering CrushCountering Crush - Press R2 after a last-second block to counter the attack with a shield slam.
Shoulder BarrageShoulder Barrage - While sprinting Bare-Handed, Press R2 to perform a powerful shoulder-ram attack that sends enemies flying back.
GuardianGuardian's Revenge - Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Bare-Handed attack. Once in new stance, Press R1 to perform a powerful uppercut. Press R1 again to perform a follow-up slam attack.
Countering BlastCountering Blast - Blocking a projectile attack at the last second absorbs the impact and redirects a projectile back towards the attacker.
GuardianGuardian's Fury - Switch stances by pausing momentarily after any Bare-Handed attack. Once in new stance, Press R2 to perform a leaping shield attack. After the shield attack, Press R1 to perform a follow-up slam attack.

Rage Combat

Skill Weapon Lv. Effect
Fury StrikeFury Strike - (In Spartan Rage) Press R1 to perform a dashing punch to an enemy. Press again repeatedly to deliver a combo of rapid blows.
Raging SmashRaging Smash - (In Spartan Rage) Press R2 to jump into the air and slam back down with extreme force, blasting away enemies in front of you.
Fury DriveFury Drive - (In Spartan Rage) Hold R1 to deliver a forceful haymaker that knocks enemies backward at great speed.
Spartan StompSpartan Stomp - (In Spartan Rage) Press L1 to do a quick stomp that damages and disrupts all nearby enemies.
Raging UltimatumRaging Ultimatum - (In Spartan Rage) Hold R2 to perform a more powerful Raging Smash attack with a much wider area-of-effect.
Fury BeatdownFury Beatdown - (In Spartan Rage) Continue Pressing R1 to extend the length of punches after a Fury Strike.
Spartan SurgeSpartan Surge - (In Spartan Rage) Hold L1 to charge up a powerful stomp that can launch nearby enemeis airborne.
Seething EarthSeething Earth - (In Spartan Rage) Press L2 to pick up and hurl a large boulder from the ground that explodes on impact and deals massive damage.

List of Guardian Shield Skills

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