Magnetic Shield (engineer skill)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the engineer shield skill. For the elementalist conjured skill, see Magnetic Shield (elementalist skill).

Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png

Magnetic Shield

3 Activation time  25 Recharge time  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Weapon slot 4
Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png → Magnetic Inversion.png
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Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to knock back foes.

 Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Inventions Inventions[edit]


  • Applies the Absorb effect.
  • There are certain projectiles that are tricky to reflect with this skill. Since this skill has a 0 radius reflect, the Engineer can only reflect projectiles that hit them directly. For this reason, projectiles that explode on contact with another player, such as Giganticus Lupicus's Necrid Bolt, are easy to reflect if they target the Engineer themselves, but almost impossible if it targets one of their allies. Similarly, Lupicus's Necrid Barrage's projectiles are almost impossible to reflect with this skill, they can only be reflected when they land directly on the Engineer. Otherwise, the projectile explodes and does damage in an area.
    • This behavior is shared by Mesmer tango icon 20px.pngMirror.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 08, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to go on a 4-second cooldown rather than its full cooldown.
July 07, 2020
  • This skill now displays a ring to indicate the area Magnetic Inversion will affect. Improved the tooltip to include more information. Visual-effect size increased slightly for better visibility.
November 04, 2014
  • This skill can now be used while moving and will no longer root the engineer in place.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Magnetic Shield has been added to the game.