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- This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Shield (weapon).
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
|4||Shield of Judgment||½||30||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||1½||40||Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.|
|4||Shield Bash||½||25||Bash your foe with your shield and stun them.|
|5||Shield Stance||3||30||Block attacks.|
|4||Magnetic Shield||3||30||Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to push back foes.|
|4||Magnetic Inversion||Release the magnetic field to push back nearby foes.|
|5||Static Shield||1½||40||Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. If you are hit, the shield discharges, stunning your nearby attacker.|
|5||Throw Shield||¾||Throw your charged shield. Dazes foes it hits on the way out and back.|
 Traits by profession
- 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.