Guard the Meek (1613)

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Guard the Meek (1613)
Mnemonic [GUARDMEEK]
Base Duration 1200 sec
Added Duration 60 sec per Paladin Base rank
Span Stackable
Defensive Magic  
Subtype DS 
Defensive Strength +15 (melee) 
Availability Group 
Paladin Base Spells
Mantle of Faith (1601) Defensive
Pious Trial (1602) Attack
Faith's Clarity (1603) Utility
Consecrate (1604) Utility
Arm of the Arkati (1605) Offensive
Dauntless (1606) Offensive
Rejuvenation (1607) Utility
Beacon of Courage (1608) Offensive
Divine Shield (1609) Defensive
Higher Vision (1610) Defensive
Patron's Blessing (1611) Defensive
Champion's Might (1612) Offensive
Guard the Meek (1613) Defensive
Aura of the Arkati (1614) Attack
Divine Strike (1615) Attack
Vigor (1616) Utility
Zealot (1617) Offensive
Crusade (1618) Offensive
Faith Shield (1619) Defensive
Aid the Fallen (1620) Utility
Sanctify (1625) Offensive
Judgment (1630) Attack
Divine Intervention (1635) Utility
Divine Word (1640) Utility
Divine Incarnation (1650) Utility

A paladin will often guard those less fortunate. Using Guard the Meek, he is able to focus his concern for his allies by raising their defenses, while slightly raising his own. The paladin provides a base bonus of +15 to Melee Defensive Strength (DS) to his group members, +1 for every 5 spell ranks known above 18 to a maximum of +20 bonus at 43 ranks. The total possible bonus for the paladin's group is +20 DS.

In order for the paladin to raise his defenses in addition to the base +15 DS granted by the spell, he must train in Spiritual Lore, Blessings. Dedication to this skill provides an additional +1 Melee DS bonus at 6 ranks, with the maximum additional bonus of +5 at 40 ranks. The total possible bonus for the paladin is +20 DS.

This spell only protects against melee attacks, not missiles or magical bolts.

Upon learning this spell, a paladin will also receive the Divine Vengeance passive ability.

Messaging

Main article: Deity messaging
The messaging of Guard the Meek (1613) varies based on the CONVERT status of the caster. One example is shown below, while the rest can be found on the deity messaging page. Not all messaging is represented there; please expand it to the best of your ability.

The messaging also varies with the weapon held in the caster's right hand.

Cast
As you thrust your eonake flail toward the heavens, a soft vibrant red pulse of pure spiritual energy rises from its apex, washing over you and those nearby.

You rise to the forefront with a bolstered sense of defense.

Memories of thousands of past battles momentarily occupy your thoughts, depicting the execution of perfect formations with a single Paladin leading the way.
Expiration
Your bolstered defenses fade with the soft glow about you.

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