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Barrier Signet

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Barrier Signet.png

Barrier Signet

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Mechanist icon small.png Mechanist
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
Barrier Signet (overhead icon).png

Overhead activation icon

0.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Barrier Signet

Signet Passive: Incoming strike and condition damage is reduced.
Signet Active: Create a projectile-blocking dome around yourself. You and allies inside the dome gain barrier every second. If your mech is active, the dome is centered on it and is larger.
The mech does not count against the target count for this skill.

Barrier.png Barrier per Pulse: 326 (0.4)?
Barrier Signet.png Barrier Signet: -10% Incoming Damage, -10% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Radius.png Radius Increase: 60

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Mechanist Mechanist

  • Mech Frame: Channeling Conduits Mech Frame: Channeling Conduits — Unlocks the Mech Command skill Crisis Zone. When you or your mech apply barrier, also grant alacrity to the affected target. Your mech gains a greater percentage of your concentration and healing power stats.
  • Mech Core: J-Drive Mech Core: J-Drive — Gain access to the Mech Command skill Sky Circus. While dismissed or away for repairs, your mech supports you with an occasional aerial bombardment. Signet skills gain improved passive effects and continue to grant their passive bonuses while recharging.


When activated, the projectile blocking dome does not appear to enemies.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Base barrier value per pulse reduced from 434 to 260.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Barrier Signet has been added to the game.
  • (Undocumented) This skill now uses the increased recharge of 30s in all game modes.
November 30, 2021
  • Barrier Signet was available during the End of Dragons Beta Event 4.
  • Now plays a visual effect of the signet icon above the player when activated. The passive bonus now also applies to your Mech.
October 26, 2021