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What's the deal with "Protect Me!"

"Protect me" now gives almost 4k barrier.

This change is not documented in the patch notes, the barrier does not scale with healing power(As other barrier skills), it has some issues with merged Soul beast" and over all feels strange and out of place. Why buff one of the best utilities we already have? Why give 4k barrier on 30 sec CD(untraited) skill when you wish to reduce healing?

I would love for it to stay as is(as it is extremely powerful), but it just feels very strange.

What do you think?


  • Revolution.5409Revolution.5409 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2020

    I don't mind a little upgrade as they made dolyak stance unusable.

  • They removed the aggro affect from it. Skill does too much now for sure but it really compliments melee builds

  • anduriell.6280anduriell.6280 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It is a no documented change. They removed the Taunt from the skill and gives barrier.
    It is bugged for the moment thou, if you are in beast mode you don't get to enjoy the barrier application.

    I think the change is ok, although i would also give some buff (short quickness / superspeed) to the pet as well and right now the skill lost the synergy it had.

  • I was going crazy with this haha, wondering why the heck I was getting a barrier.

    I prefer the old taunt, but barrier is fine I guess. I wonder if it was intended and undocumented or an unintended mistake?

  • Pterikdactyl.7630Pterikdactyl.7630 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2020

    Wow, well that explains why the taunt hasn't been going through for the past couple days. Had to just log in to test it. Totally hadn't noticed. Barrier, interesting...

  • Looking forward to testing this out in WvW. The change is in the in-game text description for the Protect Me skill.

  • Lazze.9870Lazze.9870 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2020

    Shame the support portion of it is still just the stun break. Barriers to allies would have been a welcomed addition to ranger's (druid's) slim support options.

  • Fluffball.8307Fluffball.8307 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I've come back to the game recently and was wondering why the hell I was immortal and obliterating every class I went up against despite me not even remembering what the skills I had equipped did. Then I realized rangers now have barrier. B)

    PM and SoS + Druidic Clarity = Fluffy hopping straight into the dang middle of the whatever I can find.

    I should probably try to remember what the heck soulbeast is.