Expertise in the use of a shield, both as a weapon and as a defensive tool.
Shield Mastery (refered as "Shield" in the Skills panel) is an advanced skill that is taught by Tyler Green when you become Friends with him.
Upon learning Shield, Stunning Bash ability level 1 is received automatically.
Shield Mastery skills covers the following mechanics:
|Stun||Stunning Bash stuns the opponent|
|Sprint||Take the Lead increases your sprinting speed for 10 seconds.|
|Rage control||Disrupting Bash reduces enemy's Rage.|
|Knockback||Emergency Bash knocks one enemy back, Fight Me You Fools knocks all nearby enemies away|
|Slash damage +%||Strategic Preparation boosts Slashing Damage by a small amount.|
|Taunt||Infuriating Bash taunts the enemy, Take the Lead causes your attacks to taunt more for 10 seconds.|
|Recover Armor||Reinforce restores Armor, Rapid Recovery restores Armor while not in combat, Shield Team restores Armor to the player and all nearby allies.|
|Dodge projectiles||Deflect Arrows causes the player to evade a percentage of all incoming projectiles for 10 seconds.|
|Negate damage||Elemental Ward grants the player a shield that nullifies all incoming Elemental damage (Fire, Cold and Electricity).|
|Damage melee attackers||Fire Shield grants the player a shield that deals Fire damage to all melee attackers for 20 seconds.|
|Ability||Learn From||Req.||Misc. Notes|
|Rapid Recovery (1-5)||Nelson Ballard||Comfortable+||Special: You recover [50/80/110/140/170] Armor. This ability cannot be used in combat. Special: This ability can optionally be placed on your side-bar instead of your primary ability bars, but you must still have the Shield skill active to use it.|