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Energy shield

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Energy shield is shown on the player's life orb.

Energy shield is a form of defence that acts as an additional hit point pool on top of life. Along with armour and evasion, energy shield is one of the three defence types that can implicitly appear on equipment. Unlike life, energy shield will recharge naturally after the character has not taken any damage for 2 seconds.

Every class starts with no energy shield, and gains 2% increased maximum energy shield every 10 intelligence.

Mechanics

Damage mitigation

If the character has any energy shield remaining when damage is taken, that damage is inflicted on energy shield first. Physical damage reductions and elemental resistances applies to damage before it is deducted from energy shield. Damage is only applied to life or mana once all energy shield is depleted. The exception to this is chaos damage, which bypasses energy shield. Shavronne's Wrappings inventory icon.pngShavronne's WrappingsShavronne's Wrappings
Occultist's Vestment
Energy Shield: (336 to 420)Requires Level 62, 180 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
(3-10)% increased Spell Damage
(140-200)% increased Energy Shield
10% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
+(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
Reflects 1 to 250 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers
Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield
Shavronne's apparel became ever more extravagant
as her body and soul became ever more corrupted.
Shavronne's Wrappings inventory icon.png
, Solaris Lorica inventory icon.pngSolaris LoricaSolaris Lorica
Copper Plate
Armour: (201 to 226)Requires Level 17, 53 Str5% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)+(10-20) to Strength
(60-80)% increased Armour
25% reduced Chaos Damage taken over time
25% increased Light Radius
Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield
-(40-30) Chaos Damage taken
Give me neither havens nor solace;
They are for the weak and frightened.
Instead, light the path to greatness,
So that I may begin my bright pursuit.
Solaris Lorica inventory icon.png
, Coruscating Elixir inventory icon.pngCoruscating ElixirCoruscating Elixir
Ruby Flask
Lasts 8.00 Seconds
Consumes 30 of 60 Charges on use
+50% to Fire Resistance
+6% to maximum Fire Resistance
Requires Level 18Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield during effect
Removes all but one Life on use
Removed life is regenerated as Energy Shield over 2 seconds
100% increased Duration
Let blood sear in your veins,
Let the pain push outwards and turn away your enemy's blows.
Right click to drink. Can only hold charges while in belt. Refills as you kill monsters.
Coruscating Elixir inventory icon.png
(during flask effect), and Esh's Visage inventory icon.pngEsh's VisageEsh's Visage
Vaal Spirit Shield
Chance to Block: 24%
Energy Shield: (238 to 252)
Requires Level 62, 159 Int3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
5% increased Spell Damage
+(40-70) to maximum Life
(240-260)% increased Energy Shield
+(30-40)% to Lightning Resistance
+(17-29)% to Chaos Resistance
Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield while not on Low Life or Low Mana
Reflect Shocks applied to you to all Nearby Enemies
She could see what she was not;
a silhouette wreathed in light.
And she was still.
Esh's Visage inventory icon.png
(while not on Low Life or Low Mana) prevents chaos damage from bypassing the character's energy shield. Corrupted Energy inventory icon.pngCorrupted EnergyCorrupted Energy
Cobalt Jewel
Limited to: 1With 5 Corrupted Items Equipped: 50% of Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield, and 50% of Physical Damage bypasses Energy Shield
Corrupted
Nothing is immune to the Nightmare's twisted influence.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Corrupted Energy inventory icon.png
causes 50% of chaos damage to not bypass energy shield, but causes 50% of physical damage to bypass it.

Start of Energy shield Recharge

Effect of #% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge

Energy shield will automatically begin to recharge if the character does not take any damage for a certain period of time. With Blood Magic, spending life instead of mana to use a skill counts as taking damage. By default, the delay period for energy shield to begin to recharge is 2 seconds. This can be reduced with #% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge modifiers from passive skills and equipment.

Let r be the sum of #% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge modifiers (as a percentage). The delay period in seconds is given by:


 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} \text{Delay Period} = {200 \over 100 + r}

For example, having 100% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge results in a delay period of 1 second.

Energy shield Recharge Rate

Energy shield recharge rate is a form of recovery and is by default:

Energy shield will stop recharging when it reaches maximum or if the character takes damage. This recharge rate can be increased with #% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate modifiers.

Stun prevention

While the character has any energy shield remaining the character has a 50% chance to ignore being stunned. This bonus is not additive with other stun avoidance modifiers from passive skills and equipment; the chance to ignore stun granted by energy shield is rolled separately.[1]

Skills

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Blood Rage inventory icon.pngBlood RageBlood RageSpell, Duration
Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.00 sec
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Requires Level 16Acquisition
Level: 16
Adds a buff that deals Physical Damage over time, while increasing Attack Speed and Life Leech. Killing an enemy while this buff is active refreshes the buff duration, and can grant a Frenzy Charge.Per 1% Quality:
0.25% increased Attack Speed
(5-15)% increased Attack Speed
1.2% of Physical Damage from Attacks Leeched as Life
You take 4% of your Maximum Life per second as Physical Damage
You take 4% of your Maximum Energy Shield per second as Physical Damage
25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill
Base duration is (7-10.8) seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blood Rage skill icon.png
Blood Rage inventory icon.png
N/AyesN/A16
Discipline inventory icon.pngDisciplineDisciplineAura, Spell, AoE
Radius: 36
Mana Reserved: 35%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
Cast Time: 1.20 sec
Requires Level 24Acquisition
Level: 24
Casts an aura that grants energy shield to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
You and nearby allies gain (60-303) additional Energy Shield
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Discipline skill icon.png
Discipline inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes24
Raise Spectre inventory icon.pngRaise SpectreRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
Mana Cost: (21 to 42)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Requires Level 28Acquisition
Level: 28
Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Can raise up to 1 Spectre at a time
Minions deal (-30-10)% more Damage
Minions have (20-0)% less Life
Minions have (20-0)% less Energy Shield
55% more Minion Movement Speed
Minion Movement Speed is Capped
Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Raise Spectre skill icon.png
Raise Spectre inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes28
Righteous Fire inventory icon.pngRighteous FireRighteous FireSpell, AoE, Fire
Radius: 18
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 16Acquisition
Level: 16
Engulfs you in magical fire that rapidly burns you and nearby enemies. Your spell damage is substantially increased while under this effect. The effect ends when you have 1 life remaining.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Spell Damage
(40-59)% more Spell Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 90% of your maximum Life per second as Fire Damage
Enemies Burn for 50% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
You Burn for 70% of your maximum Energy Shield per second as Fire Damage
+(0-5) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Righteous Fire skill icon.png
Righteous Fire inventory icon.png
yesN/Ayes16
Spirit Offering inventory icon.pngSpirit OfferingSpirit OfferingMinion, Spell, Duration
Mana Cost: (16 to 33)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 12Acquisition
Level: 12
Consumes a corpse, granting energy shield, extra chaos damage and elemental resistances to your minions. The new energy shield is recovered as it's granted. The skill consumes other nearby corpses, increasing the duration and amount of energy shield granted for each corpse consumed.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Duration
Base duration is 3 seconds
Additional 0.5 seconds Base Duration per extra Corpse consumed
Minions gain 2% of their Maximum Life as
Extra Maximum Energy Shield for each corpse consumed
Minions gain (20-29)% of their Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
Minions gain +(20-30)% to all Elemental Resistances
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Spirit Offering skill icon.png
Spirit Offering inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes12
Vaal Discipline inventory icon.pngVaal DisciplineVaal DisciplineAura, Vaal, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 36
Souls per use: 24 (N) / 36 (C) / 48 (M)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Requires Level 24Acquisition
Level: 24
Casts a temporary aura that prevents energy shield recharge being delayed by damage taken for you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Area of Effect
Base duration is 3 seconds
Your and nearby allies' Energy Shield Recharges are not delayed by Damage
(0-40)% increased Area of Effect
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Discipline skill icon.png
Vaal Discipline inventory icon.png
N/AN/Ayes24

Unique jewels

The following jewels affect energy shield:

ItemBase ItemStats
Blood SacrificeBlood Sacrifice
Crimson Jewel
1% of maximum Mana gained on Kill
Removes 1% of maximum Life on Kill
Removes 1% of maximum Energy Shield on Kill
Corrupted
Power always comes with a price.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Blood Sacrifice inventory icon.png
Blood Sacrifice inventory icon.png
Crimson Jewel1% of maximum Mana gained on Kill
Removes 1% of maximum Life on Kill
Removes 1% of maximum Energy Shield on Kill
Corrupted
Brittle BarrierBrittle Barrier
Cobalt Jewel
20% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
10% increased Damage taken while Energy Shield is Full
Corrupted
Walls built in a hurry fall in a hurry.Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Brittle Barrier inventory icon.png
Brittle Barrier inventory icon.png
Cobalt Jewel20% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
10% increased Damage taken while Energy Shield is Full
Corrupted
Energised ArmourEnergised Armour
Crimson Jewel
Radius: Large (1500)(15-20)% increased Armour
Increases and Reductions to Energy Shield in Radius are Transformed to apply to Armour at 200% of their value
"I've yet to see prayer stop an arrow."Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Energised Armour inventory icon.png
Energised Armour inventory icon.png
Crimson Jewel(15-20)% increased Armour
Increases and Reductions to Energy Shield in Radius are Transformed to apply to Armour at 200% of their value
Energy From WithinEnergy From Within
Cobalt Jewel
Radius: Large (1500)(3-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield
The Azmeri ascetics learnt the power
of going without the body's ordinary cravings.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
Energy From Within inventory icon.png
Energy From Within inventory icon.png
Cobalt Jewel(3-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
Increases and Reductions to Life in Radius are Transformed to apply to Energy Shield

Passive skills

There are passive skills that grant energy shield bonuses.

Energy shield

These passive skills grant increased maximum energy shield, more maximum energy shield, or additional base maximum energy shield.

Name Bonuses
Armour and Energy Shield
    • 8% increased Armour
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 10% increased Armour
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
Elemental Damage and Energy Shield
  • +12 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 14% increased Elemental Damage
Energy Shield
    • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 12% increased maximum Energy Shield
Energy Shield and Mana Regeneration
  • 25% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +14 to maximum Energy Shield
Energy Shield and Recovery
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
    • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Evasion and Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Evasion Rating
  • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
Life and Energy Shield
    • 3% increased maximum Life
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 4% increased maximum Life
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
Arcane Focus
  • 20% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Sanctity
  • 20% increased Armour
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 1% of Life Regenerated per second
  • +10 to Strength and Intelligence
Deep Wisdom
  • +20 to maximum Mana
  • +20 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +20 to Intelligence
Faith and Steel
  • 20% increased Armour
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
Foresight
  • +20 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 14% increased maximum Energy Shield
Infused Shield
  • 15% more maximum Energy Shield
Melding
  • 6% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
Nullification
  • 15% increased Evasion Rating
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
Unnatural Calm
  • 18% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 15% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • +1% to maximum Lightning Resistance
Void Barrier
  • 15% increased Evasion Rating
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
Written in Blood
  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +10 to Strength

Energy shield on shields

This passive skill specifically grants increased energy shield from equipped shields.

Name Bonuses
Energy Shield on Shield
  • 40% increased Energy Shield from equipped Shield

Energy shield recharge rate

These passive skills grant increased rate of energy shield recharge.

Name Bonuses
Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • 15% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Energy Shield and Recovery
    • 5% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
    • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
    • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Arcane Focus
  • 20% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Essence Surge
  • 30% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • 15% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
Nullification
  • 15% increased Evasion Rating
  • 5% increased maximum Life
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
Unnatural Calm
  • 18% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 15% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • +1% to maximum Lightning Resistance
Void Barrier
  • 15% increased Evasion Rating
  • 10% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 10% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances

Energy shield delay

This passive skill grants faster start of energy shield recharge.

Name Bonuses
Essence Surge
  • 30% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • 15% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge

Miscellany

These passive skills are related to energy shield, but do not fit into any other category.

Name Bonuses
Arcane Vision
  • +30 to Accuracy Rating
  • Light Radius is based on Energy Shield instead of Life
Acrobatics
  • 30% Chance to Dodge Attacks.
  • 50% less Armour and Energy Shield, 30% less Chance to Block Spells and Attacks
Eldritch Battery
  • Energy Shield protects Mana instead of Life
  • Spend Energy Shield before Mana for Skill Costs
Ghost Reaver
  • Life Leech is applied to Energy Shield instead
Zealot's Oath
  • Life Regeneration is applied to Energy Shield instead

Ascendancy skills

The following Ascendancy class skills are related to energy shields:

Ascendancy Class Name Bonuses
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Armour and Energy Shield, Aura Effect
  • 14% increased Armour
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 5% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras you Cast
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Armour and Energy Shield, Charge Duration
  • 14% increased Armour
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 20% increased Endurance, Frenzy and Power Charge Duration
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Armour and Energy Shield, Warcry Duration
  • 14% increased Armour
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 20% increased Warcry Duration
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Armour and Energy Shield, Life Regeneration
  • 14% increased Armour
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 0.5% of Life Regenerated per second
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Armour and Energy Shield, Block Chance
  • 14% increased Armour
  • 6% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 2% additional Block Chance
Trickster
Trickster avatar.png
Attack and Cast Speed, Evasion and Energy Shield
  • 8% increased Evasion Rating
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 4% increased Attack and Cast Speed
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Energy Shield, Chaos Damage
  • 10% increased Chaos Damage
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Energy Shield, Critical Strike Chance
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Energy Shield, Curse Duration
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 15% increased Curse Duration
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Energy Shield, Energy Shield Recharge Rate
  • 8% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 15% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate
Trickster
Trickster avatar.png
Ghost Dance
  • 20% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • 5% chance to Dodge Attacks
  • 5% chance to Dodge Spell Damage
  • 10% increased Movement Speed while on Full Energy Shield
Ascendant
Ascendant avatar.png
Hierophant
  • 25% increased maximum Mana
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Skills in your Helm can have up to 1 additional Totem Summoned at a time
  • 20% chance to gain a Power Charge when you place a Totem
Ascendant
Ascendant avatar.png
Occultist
  • 20% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 1% of Energy Shield Regenerated per second
  • Enemies you Curse have -15% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Damage if you've Killed a Cursed Enemy Recently
Guardian
Guardian avatar.png
Radiant Faith
  • Grants maximum Energy Shield equal to 15% of your Reserved Mana to

you and nearby Allies

  • Grants Armour equal to 160% of your Reserved Life to you and nearby Allies
Hierophant
Hierophant avatar.png
Sanctuary of Thought
  • 50% reduced Mana Cost of Skills
  • Gain 25% of Maximum Mana as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • 50% reduced Mana Cost of Skills while on Full Energy Shield
Trickster
Trickster avatar.png
Shade Form
  • +500 to Evasion Rating
  • +250 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 20% increased Attack and Cast Speed if Energy

Shield Recharge has started Recently

  • 20% more chance to Evade Attacks while not on full Energy Shield
Ascendant
Ascendant avatar.png
Trickster
  • 30% increased Recovery Rate of Life, Mana and Energy Shield if you've Killed an Enemy affected by your Damage Over Time Recently
  • 20% more chance to Evade while on full Energy Shield
  • 20% increased Damage while not on full Energy Shield
  • 100% increased Mana Regeneration if you've used a Movement Skill Recently
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Wicked Ward
  • +100 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Energy Shield Recharge is not interrupted by Damage if Recharge began Recently
Occultist
Occultist avatar.png
Vile Bastion
  • 0.5% of Energy Shield Regenerated per second for each

Enemy you've Killed Recently

  • Cannot Be Stunned while on Full Energy Shield

References

  1. Mark_GGG (July 15, 2013). "0.11.2 Patch Notes". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 5, 2015.