Shield of the Avenger

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Shield of the Avenger

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Spirit Weapon
Shield of the Avenger
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link

0.5½ Activation time  1 Recharge time  3 Ammunition  

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]

Zeal Zeal


  • When traited, the utility bar tooltip does not indicate that it blocks missiles, whereas elsewhere it does not indicate reduced recharge and added burning.
  • In unique instances, the projectile blocking bubble will not spawn if cast while in the air.

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%.
January 28, 2013
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.