Static Shield

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Static Shield

Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
Activ. type
Static Shield.png
 → Throw Shield.png
Game link
20.5½ Activation time  
24 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
Static Shield

Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. Stun nearby enemies that attack you while blocking.

Stun.png Stun: 1 second
Duration.png Block Duration: 20.5½ seconds
Evade.png Defiance Break: 100

— In-game description

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  • Static Shield will keep blocking until the end of the channel.
    • Throwing the shield, or attacking, interrupts the channel, ending the block prematurely.
  • The skill blocks melee and ranged attack, but only enemies in melee range will be stunned when they attack. Only the enemy that attacks is stunned.
  • The stun is able to interrupt skills like Blurred Frenzy or Pistol Whip despite the dodging effect of these skills.
  • The stun can also interrupt Block skills like Shield Stance or Counterattack if the Engineer blocks another skill used by their foe, such as a ground effect.
  • The skill applies the effect Static Shield.
  • The stun effect does not have an internal cooldown, allowing this skill to obliterate defiance bars if timed correctly by blocking attacks that hit multiple times.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only. Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds in PvE and WvW.
May 10, 2022
  • Increased cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 07, 2020
  • Increased the block duration of this skill from 2 seconds to 2.5 seconds. Improved the tooltip for better clarity.
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this ability has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Block duration has been increased from 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • The Static Shield buff is now removed if the player cancels this skill.
  • The buff is no longer removed when the player blocks a melee attack.
  • The stun duration has been reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Static Shield has been added to the game.