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Spectrum Shield

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Spectrum Shield.png

Spectrum Shield

30 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith
Tool belt
Flash Spark.png Flash Spark
Training cost
15 Hero points
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Exceed. Break stun effects and create a holographic shell that reduces incoming damage. This skill recharges faster while above the heat threshold.

 Heat.png Heat Threshold: 50
 Spectrum Shield.png Spectrum Shield (3s): -50% Incoming Damage, -50% Incoming Condition Damage
 Spectrum Shield.png Spectrum Shield (4s): -50% Incoming Damage, -50% Incoming Condition Damage
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description [?]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) WvW will now use the PvP version of the skill, which has a 25% reduced recharge time over the heat threshold.
July 30, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from properly listing its damage reduction amount.
August 28, 2018
  • The cooldown reduction for being above the heat threshold has been split between game modes and reduced to 25% when in PvP only.
June 05, 2018
  • The damage reduction of this skill now stacks multiplicatively with other damage-reducing effects instead of additively.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the shield duration from 3 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Increased the cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Spectrum Shield has been added to the game.