Expertise in the use of a shield, both as a weapon and as a defensive tool.
Shield is an advanced skill that is taught by Tyler Green when you become Friends with him.
Shield is a secondary skill, meaning that it has no basic attack with a Combat Refresh. This skill is best used with another melee skill, but it also works for ranged fighters. Shield has a lot of defensive abilities which will greatly boost the player's overall defense.
|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, Fight Me You Fools taunts all nearby enemies.|
|Recover Armor||Reinforce restores Armor, Rapid Recovery restores Armor while not in combat, Shield Team restores Armor to the player and all nearby allies.|
|Recover Power||Vigorous Defense restores a portion of the player's Power.|
|Dodge projectiles||36px 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.|
Lucky Belt of the Soldier increases damage dealt with Sword and Shield combat skills by 6%.
|Ability||Learn From||Req. Favor||Req. Level||Special|
|Rapid Recovery (1-5)||Nelson Ballard||Comfortable+||14/24/34/43/54 Shield||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.|
|Infuriating Bash (1-4)||Gorvessa||?||3/19/42/53 Shield||Target is taunted [+80/+120/+200/+300]|
|Elemental Ward (1-2)||Gorvessa||?||21/39 Shield||For the next ten seconds, any elemental damage will be negated (Fire, Cold, or Electricity).|
|Vigorous Defense (1-2)||Gorvessa||?||25/50 Shield||You recover [50/70] Power.|
|Fire Shield (1-4)||Gorvessa (1-3), Sir Johnson (4)||?||7/27/47/57 Shield||For 20 seconds, melee attackers take [5/10/15/20] Fire damage.|
|Fight Me You Fools (1-6)||Gorvessa (1-5), Sir Johnson (6)||?||7/19/29/39/49/59 Shield||Targets are knocked back and taunted [+40/+80/+120/+160/+200/+240]|
|Shield Team (1-4)||Gorvessa (1-3), Sir Johnson (4)||?||15/30/45/60 Shield||You and nearby allies regain [25/45/65/85] Armor.|
Vigorous Defense and Rapid Recovery use the same ability icon.