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Tempest Shield

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Tempest Shield
Active skill gem
  
Attribute(s)Intelligence, Strength
KeywordsSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
Required Level16
Mana Cost17 to 21
Cooldown Time0.5 sec
Cast time0.5 sec
Critical Strike Chance6%
Damage effectiveness60%
Per 1% Quality1% increased Lightning damage
Enchants your shield with the power of storms, which lashes out to deal arcing lightning damage to attackers when you block them. Blocking refreshes the duration of Tempest Shield.
Deals x–y Lightning Damage
Additional 3% Shield Block Chance
Chain +1 Times
Base duration is 12 seconds
Screenshot of Tempest Shield

Tempest Shield is a spell that empowers your shield to deal lightning damage to enemies, arcing to nearby enemies, when you block their attacks. The skill expires after a duration but is refreshed after a successful block.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Damage on Blocking: This spell will damage the attacker whenever you successfully block any direct attack or spell (assuming you have passives or an item with x% of Block Chance applied to Spells to allow blocking of spells).

Chaining: The damage on block chains from the attacker to the nearest enemy in a range. The number of times the lightning damage chains can be increased by supporting Tempest Shield with Chain or by equipping Mjölner.

Necromantic Aegis does not cause Tempest Shield to be applied to Minions. The block chance will be lost and Tempest Shield can no longer deal damage because you are not using a shield.[1]

On hit effects: Tempest Shield can be supported with skills that provide bonuses on hit, such as Curse on Hit, Power Charge On Critical, Blind, Life Leech, and Mana Leech. These bonuses will be given whenever the player successfully blocks.

Weapon swapping: Switching weapon sets will not deactivate Tempest Shield, if that weapon set includes a shield.

Gem level progression

Level Lvl. Str. Int. Mana
Cost
Lightning
Damage
Exp. Total Exp.
1 16 18 26 17 24–36 0 0
2 20 22 31 17 31–46 49,725 49,725
3 24 25 37 17 39–58 95,714 145,439
4 28 29 42 18 48–72 169,595 315,034
5 31 32 46 18 55–83 199,345 514,379
6 34 35 50 18 64–96 285,815 800,194
7 37 37 54 18 74–111 401,344 1,201,538
8 40 40 58 19 85–127 554,379 1,755,917
9 43 43 62 19 97–145 755,049 2,510,966
10 46 46 66 19 110–165 1,016,533 3,527,499
11 49 48 70 20 125–187 1,898,602 5,426,101
12 52 51 74 20 141–212 1,964,019 7,390,120
13 55 54 78 20 159–239 2,573,731 9,963,851
14 58 57 82 20 180–269 4,676,439 14,640,290
15 60 59 84 20 194–291 3,017,327 17,657,617
16 62 60 87 21 210–315 7,823,001 25,480,618
17 64 62 90 21 227–340 15,264,208 40,744,826
18 66 64 92 21 245–367 26,272,845 67,017,671
19 68 66 95 21 264–396 62,872,274 129,889,945
20 70 68 98 21 284–426 212,023,122 341,913,067
21 72 70 100 22 306–459 N/A N/A
22 74 22 330–494 N/A N/A
23 76 22 354–532 N/A N/A
24 78 22 381–572 N/A N/A
25 80 22 410–614 N/A N/A
26 82 23 440–660 N/A N/A
27 84 23 472–708 N/A N/A
28 86 23 507–760 N/A N/A
29 88 23 543–815 N/A N/A
30 90 23 583–874 N/A N/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes

Version history

Version Changes
1.0.3
  • Fixed a bug where Tempest Shield could be activated with no reservation cost.
0.11.6b
  • Fixed an instance crash that occurred with Tempest Shield.
0.11.6
  • Fixed a bug where applying microtransaction effects to items cause disable the effect of Tempest Shield.
  • Undocumented Change: Tempest Shield now stays active between area transitions.
0.11.4
  • Tempest shield can now generate more than one charge per skill use.
0.10.4
  • Tempest Shield now has a 0.5 second cooldown similar to auras,
    to prevent it being turned off by rapidly recasting it.
0.9.12k
  • Tempest Shield can no longer move between areas with you. It was broken when it did so.
0.9.7b
  • Tempest Shield's mana reservation now works properly.
0.9.6c
  • Fixed a client crash with Tempest Shield.
0.9.6b
  • Fixed various client crashes related to Tempest Shield.
0.9.6
  • Tempest Shield has been added to the game.

Lore

The symbol that appears on the character's shield when Tempest Shield is used is a Descry.

References

  1. Tempest Shield + Necromantic Aegis Official Path of Exile Forums