Arcane Shield

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Arcane Shield

40 Recharge time  4 Hero point  

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
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Block attacks with an energy shield. If it blocks three attacks, it explodes for critical damage.

 Damage.png Damage: 399 (1.5)?
 Arcane Shield.png3 Arcane Shield (5s): Blocks attacks. Explodes after blocking three attacks.
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Breaks stun 40px.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]



  • This skill has an instant cast time and may be cast during other actions. It can also be activated while in the air.
  • The Raving Asura in the Uncategorized Fractal uses this skill, but blocks 5 attacks instead of 3 and does not explode.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 22, 2017
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and will now use the lower recharge (40 seconds) in all areas of the game.
December 13, 2016
  • The cooldown of this ability has been reduced from 60 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • The cooldown of this skill has been reduced from 75 seconds to 60 seconds. This change is not carried through to Final Shielding.
June 03, 2014
  • Updated the skill description to indicate that this skill always critically hits.
May 20, 2014
  • Added a skill fact for number of targets: 5.
  • Changed the radius skill fact to an explosion radius skill fact.
  • The explosion portion of this skill is now referred to as Arcane Shield, rather than Arcane Wave.
April 15, 2014
  • Reduced the maximum number of targets on the blast to 5. Fixed a bug that caused the skill to not deal damage when underwater.
August 06, 2013
  • Added the buff to the skill fact. The buff provided when this skill is activated will now properly display the remaining number of charges.
January 28, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused several spells, including Tornado, Arcane Shield, and most frequently Whirlpool, to sometimes fail to display any graphics.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Arcane Shield has been added to the game.