Shield Master

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the trait. For the achievement, see Weapon Master#Shield Master.

Shield Master.png

Shield Master

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Defense (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
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Reflect missiles whenever you are blocking. Gain might when you block an attack or reflect a missile. Shield skills gain reduced recharge.

 Might.png Might (8s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Might.png Might (1s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Reflect Missiles

— In-game description


  • Reflected projectiles create adrenaline when they hit a target.

Skill Traited recharge
Shield Shield Bash.png Shield Bash 20 16
Shield Stance.png Shield Stance (PvE) 25 20
Shield Stance.png Shield Stance (WvW, PvP) 30 24

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced might duration from 8 seconds to 1 second.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Removed toughness bonus.
  • Added: Blocking an attack grants 1 stack of might for 8 seconds.
  • Added: If you block a missile attack, you reflect it instead.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait has been moved to the Adept tier.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shield Master has been added to the game.