As a guardian, I have some skills that might grant me retaliation, which is very good against burst classes.

The question is, if I "Block" (Aegis for example) an attack, will the other player still be dealt the damage that would have damaged me?

The wiki link says it does, but I'm not sure about it:

Retaliation does not reduce damage taken by the affected player, but damages anyone who hits them (even if the hit doesn't actually inflict damage; for example, if it is blocked).

  • I think you answered your own question. The quote you have says retaliation will fire if an attack is blocked. – David Yell Dec 10 '12 at 14:04
  • "The wiki link says it does, but i'm not sure about this." I haven't tested, and since wiki is sort of "not trusworthy" in some points, i would like to know if someone actually managed to test it. I'm not at home now, otherwise i would test it myself on mobs – Marcello Grechi Lins Dec 10 '12 at 14:16
  • @MarcelloGrechiLins I'd trust the wiki. The GW2 wiki is one of the best ones I've ever seen. – Niro Dec 10 '12 at 14:28
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    @Fluttershy can't hurt to verify though. – Raven Dreamer Dec 10 '12 at 16:28
  • @Fluttershy as you see, Wiki was Incorrect – Marcello Grechi Lins Dec 14 '12 at 10:35

No, Retaliation does not trigger on blocked damage

It would seem that the wiki is incorrect in this case. To test this, I had an enemy attack my guardian who had both Aegis (from Virtue of Courage) and Retaliation (from Save Yourselves!) active. The first hit, which used up Aegis, didn't cause a damage number to pop up. Only after Aegis was gone did Retaliation start causing damage numbers to appear when the enemy attacked.

Here's a video of my test (HD and fullscreen highly recommended):

  • Thanks for taking your time to record a video of your research – Marcello Grechi Lins Dec 14 '12 at 10:35
  • @MarcelloGrechiLins You're welcome :-) – Brysonic Dec 14 '12 at 16:05

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