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Shock Shield

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Shock Shield

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Scrapper icon small.png Scrapper
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
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10.75¾ Activation time  18 Recharge time  
Shock Shield

Block attacks while striking foes in front of you, gaining barrier with each enemy you hit.

Damage.png Damage (5x): 505 (1.25)?
Damage.png Damage (5x): 200 (0.5)?
Barrier.png Barrier per Hit: 213 (0.06)?
Vulnerability.png10 Vulnerability (5s): +10% Incoming Damage, +10% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Block Duration: 2 seconds
Range.png Range: 170

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Explosives Explosives

Firearms Firearms

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.25 to 0.1.
October 01, 2019
  • Reduced recharge from 20 seconds to 18 seconds.
February 06, 2018
  • This skill now grants some barrier with each foe struck, in addition to its previous effects.
July 26, 2016
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 50%.
  • The damage displayed for this skill will now compound instead of displaying each instance separately.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Shock Shield has been added to the game.