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Shield Barrier
Inv shield 07
  • Shield Barrier
  • Level 81 warrior ability
  • 20 Rage
  • 1.5 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Shields, Defensive Stance
  • Raise your shield, absorbing (Attack power * 1.4) damage for the next 6 sec. Consumes up to 40 additional Rage to increase the amount absorbed.
Class Warrior
School N/A
Cooldown 1.5 seconds
Other information
Level learned 81
Related buff
Inv shield 07
  • Shield Barrier
  • Absorbs X damage.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

Shield Barrier is a warrior ability, available at level 81. Requires Ability warrior defensivestance [Defensive Stance]. Can be used without a shield for Arms and Fury specializations.


  • Shield Barrier is not on the global cooldown.
  • Shield Barrier's 1.5-second cooldown allows it be used very frequently, but prevents it from being used more than once per global.

Patch changes[]

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Now absorbs 24.4% more damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Shield Barrier is now available for all Warrior specializations (was Protection only) and requires Defensive Stance.
    • For Arms and Fury Warriors, Shield Barrier can be used without a shield.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now scales approximately 10% less efficiently with attack power.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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