Shield

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Shield (weapon).
Shield concept art.jpg

The shield is an off-hand only weapon and can be crafted by a weaponsmith. Unlike all other weapons, shields also increase defense of the wielder. The maximum damage range for shields is 846 - 954 and maximum defense is 64.

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

4
Shield of Judgment.png
 Shield of Judgment
0.5½ 20 Create a shielding wave in front of you that damages foes and gives protection to yourself and up to five allies.
5
Shield of Absorption.png
 Shield of Absorption
10.5½ 24 Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.
5 Redirect Arrow.png
Shield of Absorption (sequence).png
 Shield of Absorption
Detonate the dome to heal nearby allies.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant (requires Herald)[edit]

4
Envoy of Exuberance.png
 Envoy of Exuberance
0.75¾ 15 Send energy of glint towards the target area granting protection to allies before releasing a burst of energy healing allies and returning to you. It also grants protection on the way back.
5
Crystal Hibernation.png
 Crystal Hibernation
3 20 Channel a shield from the mists to protect you and regenerate health. You take no damage from attacks and conditions cannot be applied to you.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

4
Shield Bash.png
 Shield Bash
0.5½ 25 Bash your foe with your shield and stun them.
5
Shield Stance.png
 Shield Stance
3 30 Block attacks.

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer[edit]

4
Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png
 Magnetic Shield
3 30 Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to push back foes.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Magnetic Inversion.png
 Magnetic Inversion
Release the magnetic field to push back nearby foes.
5
Static Shield.png
 Static Shield
10.5½ 40 Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. If you are hit, the shield discharges, stunning your nearby attacker.
5 Redirect Arrow.png
Throw Shield.png
 Throw Shield
0.75¾ Throw your charged shield. Dazes foes it hits on the way out and back.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (requires Chronomancer)[edit]

4
Echo of Memory.png
 Echo of Memory
20.25¼ 30 Block the next incoming attack. When this skill ends, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants alacrity to allies. If an attack is blocked, Déjà Vu is usable for a short time.
4 Redirect Arrow.png
Déjà Vu.png
 Déjà Vu
20.25¼ Block the next incoming attack. When this skill ends, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants alacrity to allies.
5
Tides of Time.png
 Tides of Time
0.5½ 40 Launch a wave of temporal energy that damages and stops enemies it passes through and buffs allies. The wave then returns to you. Touching the returning wave reduces the recharge of this skill.

Related traits[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • While the shield is being worn on the back, backpack items will be disabled from view until the player enters combat, upon which the backpack will reappear. Upon sheathing the shield, the backpack will disappear again.
When unsheathing the shield while standing still, backpack items will be on top of the shield as it's drawn, but quickly snap onto the back.

See also[edit]