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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Shield (weapon). For the defensive mechanic, see Barrier.


Diamond Aegis Shield concept art.jpg

Shield concept art.

The shield is an off-hand only weapon. Shields typically grant defensive skills to mitigate incoming damage or inflict control effects. Unlike all other weapons, shields also increase defense of the wielder.

Skills by profession[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Shield of Judgment.png
 Shield of Judgment
0.5½ 20 Create a shielding wave in front of you that damages foes while giving protection and aegis to you and up to five allies.
Shield of Absorption.png
 Shield of Absorption
4 24 Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and absorbs projectiles.
5 Chain
Shield of Absorption (sequence).png
 Shield of Absorption
Detonate the dome to heal nearby allies.

Herald tango icon 20px.png Herald[edit]

Envoy of Exuberance.png
 Envoy of Exuberance
0.75¾ 15 Send the energy of Glint toward the target area, granting protection to allies before releasing a burst of energy that heals allies and granting protection again when it returns to you.
Crystal Hibernation.png
 Crystal Hibernation
3 25 Channel a shield from the Mists to protect you, blocking attacks and regenerating health.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Shield Bash.png
 Shield Bash
0.75¾ 20 Bash your foe with your shield and stun them.
Shield Stance.png
 Shield Stance
3 25 Block attacks.

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer[edit]

Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png
 Magnetic Shield
3 25 Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to push back foes.
4 Chain
Magnetic Inversion.png
 Magnetic Inversion
Release the magnetic field to push back nearby foes.
Static Shield.png
 Static Shield
2 30 Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. If you are hit, the shield discharges, stunning your nearby attacker.
5 Chain
Throw Shield.png
 Throw Shield
0.75¾ Throw your charged shield. Dazes foes it hits on the way out and back.

Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer[edit]

Echo of Memory.png
 Echo of Memory
10.5½ 30 Phantasm. Block incoming attacks for a short duration. If this skill fully channels, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants protection to allies. If an attack is blocked, Deja Vu is usable for a short time.
4 Chain
Deja Vu.png
 Deja Vu
10.5½ Phantasm. Block incoming attacks for a short duration. If this skill fully channels, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants protection to allies.
Tides of Time.png
 Tides of Time
0.75¾ 40 Launch a wave of temporal energy that damages and stops enemies it passes through and buffs allies. The wave then returns to you. Touching the returning wave reduces the recharge of this skill.

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength


  • While the shield is being worn on the back, backpack items will be disabled from view until the player enters combat, upon which the backpack will reappear. Upon sheathing the shield, the backpack will disappear again.
When unsheathing the shield while standing still, backpack items will be on top of the shield as it's drawn, but quickly snap onto the back.

See also[edit]