A Shield spike refers to an item crafted by blacksmiths to a shield that deals damage every time a hit is blocked. Shield spikes occupy the enchantment slot and will overwrite any existing enchantment. They can also be attached to a shield of any level and used by a shield-wielding character of any level.


Shield Spike
Shield Spike Block Damage Blacksmithing Skill
Required to Craft
 [Pyrium Shield Spike] ?? ??
 [Elementium Shield Spike] ?? ?? Taught by trainer
 [Titanium Shield Spike] 45-67 420 Taught by trainer
 [Felsteel Shield Spike] 26-38 360 Alliance  [Plans: Felsteel Shield Spike]
Horde  [Plans: Felsteel Shield Spike]
 [Thorium Shield Spike] 20-30 275  [Plans: Thorium Shield Spike]
 [Mithril Shield Spike] 16-20 215  [Plans: Mithril Shield Spike]
 [Iron Shield Spike] 8-12 150  [Plans: Iron Shield Spike]

Patch changes

  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Blacksmithing is no longer required to apply a shield spike to a shield
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): Shield Spike damage will no longer occur on ranged blocks.