Arcane Shield

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elementalist skill. For the trait skill that previously had the same name, see Lesser Arcane Shield.

Arcane Shield.png

Arcane Shield

40 Recharge time
45 Recharge time
Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link


Arcane. 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.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Water Water

Arcane Arcane


  • 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 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 40 seconds to 45 seconds.
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.