This is a list of all skills available for the Guardian Shield in God of War (2018) for the PS4. Learn about the effects of each skill, how to unlock them, additional bonuses, and more!
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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 skill trees for the Guardian Shield will also be available at this point.
|Block Break||-||Double Tap L1 to break an enemy's block.|
|Guardian Sweep||-||While Bare-Handed, Hold R1 to sweep enemies off their feet and inflict a moderate amount of STUN damage.|
|Agile Strike||-||While Bare-Handed and evading, Hold L forward and Press R1 to perform a quick attack.|
|Guardian's Justice||-||While Bare-Handed, Hold R2 to perform a shield slam and inflict a moderate amount of STUN damage.|
|Countering Strike||-||Press R1 after a last-second block to counter the attack with a powerful shield strike.|
|Haymaker Crush||-||While sprinting Bare-Handed, Press R1 to perform a powerful running haymaker attack that sends enemies tumbling along the ground.|
|Guardian'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 Crush||-||Press R2 after a last-second block to counter the attack with a shield slam.|
|Shoulder Barrage||-||While sprinting Bare-Handed, Press R2 to perform a powerful shoulder-ram attack that sends enemies flying back.|
|Guardian'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 Blast||-||Blocking a projectile attack at the last second absorbs the impact and redirects a projectile back towards the attacker.|
|Guardian'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.|
|Fury 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 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 Drive||-||(In Spartan Rage) Hold R1 to deliver a forceful haymaker that knocks enemies backward at great speed.|
|Spartan Stomp||-||(In Spartan Rage) Press L1 to do a quick stomp that damages and disrupts all nearby enemies.|
|Raging Ultimatum||-||(In Spartan Rage) Hold R2 to perform a more powerful Raging Smash attack with a much wider area-of-effect.|
|Fury Beatdown||-||(In Spartan Rage) Continue Pressing R1 to extend the length of punches after a Fury Strike.|
|Spartan Surge||-||(In Spartan Rage) Hold L1 to charge up a powerful stomp that can launch nearby enemeis airborne.|
|Seething 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.|
|All Weapon Skills|
|Leviathan Axe Skills||Guardian Shield Skills|
|Talon Bow Skills||Blades of Chaos Skills|
|Best Skills to Get First||Best Skills to Unlock|
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