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Imbalanced Guard

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Imbalanced Guard
Keystone
SacredBastionKeystone passive skill icon.png
100% chance to Defend with Double Armour
Maximum Damage Reduction for any Damage Type is 50% [1]
Layer only your most vital areas, child. We have less steel, but we are willing to bleed, and that is why we will be victorious.

Imbalanced Guard is a keystone passive skill that doubles your armour value against hits, but caps all damage reduction effects at 50%.

Mechanics

In general, the only damage reduction a character will have is physical damage reduction, either directly or from Armour. Transcendence and Doryani's Prototype apply Armour to elemental damage, in which case both the double armour and reduction cap will apply.


Resistances are not considered damage reduction, so Imbalanced Guard will not cap resists. Reduced/less damage taken modifiers also don't count against the maximum damage reduction.

Location

Imbalanced Guard is located at the middle layer of the southwest part of the tree, to the left of the transition path between Duelist and Marauder, next to the Soul of Steel cluster.

Class Distance from start
Marauder 9
Duelist 10
Scion 14
Templar 16
Ranger 18
Shadow 24
Witch 24

Related unique items

ItemBase ItemLvl.Stats
Skin of the LordsSkin of the Lords
Simple Robe
Quality: +20%
Movement Speed: -3%
Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
Corrupted
The Lords are chosen so carefully.
Only they may grace His flesh.
Simple Robe1Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
Acrobatics
Ancestral Bond
Arrow Dancing
Avatar of Fire
Blood Magic
Call to Arms
Conduit
Corrupted Soul
Crimson Dance
Eldritch Battery
Eldritch Battery
Elemental Equilibrium
Elemental Equilibrium
Elemental Overload
Elemental Overload
Eternal Youth
Ghost Reaver
Glancing Blows
Hollow Palm Technique
Iron Grip
Iron Reflexes
Mind Over Matter
Minion Instability
Mortal Conviction
Pain Attunement
Perfect Agony
Phase Acrobatics
Point Blank
Resolute Technique
Runebinder
Imbalanced Guard
Supreme Ego
The Agnostic
The Impaler
Unwavering Stance
Vaal Pact
Wicked Ward
Wind Dancer
Zealot's Oath

Corrupted

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.1
  • Fixed a bug where the Skin of the LordsSkin of the Lords
    Simple Robe
    Quality: +20%
    Movement Speed: -3%
    Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
    Sockets cannot be modified
    +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
    100% increased Global Defences
    You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
    Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
    <Random Keystone>
    Corrupted
    The Lords are chosen so carefully.
    Only they may grace His flesh.
    unique Simple Robe granted a Keystone named "Sacred Bastion". This keystone is meant to be named Imbalanced Guard (as seen on the passive skill tree).
3.11.0
  • Introduced to the game.