Crippling Shield

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Crippling Shield

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Parent skill
Conjure Earth Shield.png Conjure Earth Shield
Magnetic Shield
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Shield Smack.png → Shield Smash.png → 
Crippling Shield.png
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  
Crippling Shield

Throw your shield in a line, crippling struck foes. This attack deals bonus damage if you have barrier.

Damage.png Damage: 266 (0.75)?
Damage.png Damage Increase: 100%
Barrier.pngBleeding.png2 Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Range.png Range: 450

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Earth Earth

Weaver Weaver


  • If you don't have barrier, this skill applies no bleeding damage.
  • Attack chain will reset even if the shield has not visually returned to your hand.
  • This skill can hit twice - once as the shield is thrown, and once as it returns.
  • This skill pierces.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 07, 2017
  • This skill now deals double damage and inflicts 2 stacks of bleeding for 10 seconds (per target) if the user is under the effects of barrier.
October 15, 2013
  • This skill is now the third skill in the auto-attack chain.
  • Increased the damage by 50%.
  • Reduced the range to 450.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Crippling Shield has been added to the game.