Static Shield

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Static Shield

20.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
Weapon slot 5
Static Shield.png → Throw Shield.png
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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

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Inventions Inventions[edit]


  • 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 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
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.