Shield of the Avenger

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Shield of the Avenger.png

Shield of the Avenger

0.5½ Activation time  1 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Spirit Weapon
Training cost
3 Hero points
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Spirit Weapon. 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
 Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
 Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
 Maximum Count.png Casts: 3
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 25 seconds
 Radius.png Dome Radius: 180
 Radius.png Explosion Radius: 360
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Zeal


Traited skill doesn't say it blocks missiles.
Traited skill doesn't say it will add burn damage in tooltip. It will first show in tooltip when this skill is on utility bar

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 14, 2020
  • The tooltip for this skill has been updated to note that this skill blocks missiles.
April 23, 2019
  • Reduced the range from 1,200 to 900. Reduced the explosion radius from 1,200 to 360. Reduced the projectile speed by 25%. Added missing skill facts for shield radius and explosion radius.
  • Skills that destroy missiles will now block missiles instead.
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.


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