Over Shield

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Over Shield

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Training cost
3 Hero points
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Shield skills gain reduced recharge and grant protection to nearby allies. Protection on you gains increased damage reduction.

 Radius.png Effectiveness Increased: 20%
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


  • The increased protection effectiveness is multiplicative, so the damage is reduced by 39.6%.
  • Protection effectiveness does not affect allies.
  • Shield skills casts Ally Ward.

Skill Traited recharge
Shield Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png Magnetic Shield 25 20
Static Shield.png Static Shield 30 24

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • This trait has been reworked. It now causes the player to activate a skill that grants protection to nearby allies when using a shield skill.
October 02, 2018
  • This trait now increases the effectiveness of protection on engineers by 20%, causing protection to reduce damage by 40% instead of 33%.
January 26, 2016
  • The radius of this trait has been increased from 240 to 360.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed an incorrect protection-duration skill fact for this trait.
  • This trait now properly updates skill facts for the shield skills it affects.
July 28, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from properly reducing the recharge of the Static Shield.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Over Shield has been added to the game.