As Power Guardians have a terrible match-up against most roamers and sidenoders in the current meta how about giving Power Guards, who use Greatsword/Hammer a buff in form of a trait?
It could be a Master trait in Valor, replace Strength in Numbers and work great with the GM trait Monks Focus.
Guardians have extremely bad bursts, which restrict our movement in some form of way and eat alot of skills in order to execute. It would be extremely nice, if that one burst had more reward behind it, when successfully landed, especially considering that Smite Condition got nerfed so much in terms of damage, that it can‘t be used in your burst anymore, like it used to be. It would also offer a way for follow-up damage which is usually quite hard to land through our bad mobility and since symbols got nerfed.
A different option would be to make the damage more consistent to land by giving Judge’s Intervention a 1 second, non-AoE stun and removing the 1 stack of burn, as Judge’s Intervention is, if equipped, used in power builds and the burn seems extremely out of place. The skill also has a rather high cooldown (40s untraited) and can‘t simply be spammed. A stun every 40 seconds seems not like the most meta breaking mechanic or unfair under the consideration that Power Guards run around at 11K HP and are quite squishy.
No matter which option, it would make current 1v1 match-ups not as bad and Power Guards a little more attractive as slow roamers.
Balance Patch every 6 weeks kappa