Shield of the Avenger

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Shield of the Avenger

0.5½ Activation time  1 Recharge time  3 Hero point  

Profession
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Slot
Utility
Type
Spirit weapon
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Command the Shield of the Avenger to form a protective dome, and then shatter, flying out to weaken nearby foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.5)?
 Weakness.png Weakness (6s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 25s
 Maximum Count.png Casts: 3
 Range.png Range: 1,200
 Duration.png Duration: 5s

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Zeal

Notes[edit]

  • Skill's range applies to blast radius.
  • Shield radius is 180, its center point always spawns at 120 range away from caster, in a 45 degrees angle infront (right side) of caster when not moving, or 90 degrees from the direction you were facing when starting the cast, in the direction you are turning towards
  • Shares skin with Eidolon.
  • Absorbs or destroys projectiles which is neither block or reflect.
  • Can destroy projectiles which cannot be usually reflected or blocked, such as the bullets spawned from nightmare altars in the Nightmare Fractal, and the bullets shot by Arkk during the final boss fight of the Shattered Observatory Fractal.
  • Contrary to the tooltip info, the weakness is applied the moment the shield spawns, and not when it ends.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 28, 2018
  • Increased the shield dome duration from 4 seconds to 5 seconds.
July 24, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to block unblockable projectiles.
February 06, 2018
  • Reduced the recharge time between casts from 8 seconds to 1 second.
  • Spirit Weapons: Fixed a bug that prevented players from animating properly when using these skills while equipped with a two-handed weapon.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Increased the duration of the missile shield from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
August 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Shield of the Avenger damage from scaling with the guardian's attributes.
August 10, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that could cause spirit weapons to go on cooldown after not being used for a sufficient amount of time.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Spirit weapons have been reworked. They now use the ammo system.
  • Shield of the Avenger: This now has an ammo count of 3, and using the skill creates a protective dome and flings projectiles at nearby enemies.
    • Count recharge is 25 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
September 09, 2014
  • This spirit weapon is no longer destroyed when the Command skill is used.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the skill description to better communicate the skill's effects.
August 06, 2013
  • Removed the range skill fact on the summon.
May 28, 2013
  • No longer destroys unblockable projectiles.
April 30, 2013
  • Increased health of this summoned spirit by 14%.
February 26, 2013
  • The health of this spirit has been increased by 30%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shield of the Avenger has been added to the game.

Trivia[edit]

  • Possible reference to the comic book character Captain America, a shield-wielding member of the superhero team known as The Avengers.