Elemental Shielding

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Elemental Shielding

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Grant protection when applying an aura to yourself or an ally.

 Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Protection.png Protection (2s): -33% Incoming Damage

— In-game description


  • Grants protection to the player that is granted the aura, rather than the caster gaining protection multiple times.
  • Also works with auras gained from combo finishers and superior runes of the Fire, the Earth, and Radiance.
  • Chaos Armor does not trigger this trait.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 16, 2017
  • The duration of protection this trait applies has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP only.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Elemental Shielding has been added to the game.