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 icon small.png Defense (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
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Shield Master

Reflect missiles whenever you are blocking. Gain adrenaline when you block an attack or reflect a missile.

Attribute bonus.png Adrenaline: 1
Miscellaneous effect.png Reflect Missiles

— In-game description


Aegis.png Aegis appears to also reflect projectiles for the duration of its effect.
  • Causes  Counterblow.png Counterblow and  Riposte.png Riposte to reflect projectiles for the duration of their respective blocks.
  • Projectiles reflected back will also generate adrenaline.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Bundle skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of shield skills. Blocking an attack or reflecting a missile now grants adrenaline instead of might.
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.