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Spectrum Shield

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Hero panel Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.pngPvP Menu Bar icon.png This skill is split between game modes — select one to view:
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Spectrum Shield

30 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
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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 Condition Damage
 Spectrum Shield.png Spectrum Shield (4s): -50% Incoming Condition Damage
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 50%
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 25%
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description [?]


The description of the effect does not mention the 50% reduction in physical damage, in addition to condition damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.