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Shield ChargeAttack, AoE, Movement, Travel, Melee
Radius: 8 / 16
Mana Cost: 10
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 10Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Movement Speed
75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
(90-109)% increased Movement Speed
100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
(15-172) to (22-258) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
2 to 3 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
Base Off Hand Attack time is (0.53-0.48) seconds
Base Off Hand Critical Strike Chance is 5%
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shield Charge skill icon.pngShield Charge inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 10
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemShieldCharge

Shield Charge skill screenshot.jpg

Shield Charge is an attack skill. The player charges at a location with their shield. Enemies that collide with the player while charging are damaged, knocked back, and stunned. Enemies in the way are pushed to the side. Unlike most attack skills, Shield Charge uses your shield's stats to calculate damage.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Damage and reduced enemy stun threshold are proportional to the distance charged. The maximum charge distance is 60 units[1] Note that the in-game average damage tooltip for Shield Charge does not factor in the bonus gained from charge distance.
  • The damage dealt on strike is based on your shield's stats. Your main hand weapon damage would not play into effect, however, you can use wands, one hand melee weapons, and be unarmed. This also means it will not proc triggers on weapons such as Poet's pen, Cospri's Malice, or Mjölner.
  • Area of Effect: Shield Charge deals AoE damage at the end animation of the charge in a circle in front of the player. Modifiers to area radius and damage affect the skill.
  • Use Time: Shield Charge has three distinct sections -- the start of the charge, the movement part of the charge, and the attack at the end of the charge. Your weapon's base attack speed (including local modifiers) affects the startup time and ending attack portions of the skill. Modifiers to movement speed and global attack speed affect the middle movement portion of the skill.
  • Shield Charge cannot be supported by Multistrike SupportMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
    Icon: 3
    Mana Multiplier: 180%
    Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, totem skills, channelling skills, or triggered skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Physical Damage
    Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
    Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
    First Repeat of Supported Skills deals (40-50)% more Damage
    Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals (80-99)% more Damage
    Supported Skills deal 30% less Attack Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    .

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthMovement SpeedPhysical DamageAttack TimeExp.Total Exp.
1102990%15 to 220.5300
2133591%18 to 270.539,5699,569
3174392%23 to 340.5328,18937,758
4215293%28 to 420.5259,14696,904
5256094%34 to 510.52111,192208,096
6296995%40 to 610.52193,800401,896
7337796%48 to 720.52320,280722,176
8368397%54 to 810.51359,0901,081,266
9399098%61 to 910.51498,5081,579,774
10429699%68 to 1020.51682,0572,261,831
1145102100%76 to 1140.51921,7773,183,608
1248109101%84 to 1270.51,727,8794,911,487
1351115102%94 to 1400.51,791,7696,703,256
1454121103%103 to 1550.52,353,6799,056,935
1557127104%114 to 1710.53,070,91212,127,847
1660134105%126 to 1890.499,095,46621,223,313
1763140106%138 to 2080.4916,039,89037,263,203
1866146107%152 to 2280.4929,817,11767,080,320
1968151108%162 to 2420.4962,895,056129,975,376
2070155109%172 to 2580.48212,051,599342,026,975
2172159110%182 to 2730.48N/AN/A
2274N/A111%193 to 2900.48N/AN/A
2376N/A112%205 to 3080.48N/AN/A
2478N/A113%218 to 3260.47N/AN/A
2580N/A114%230 to 3460.47N/AN/A
2682N/A115%244 to 3660.47N/AN/A
2784N/A116%258 to 3880.47N/AN/A
2886N/A117%273 to 4100.46N/AN/A
2988N/A118%289 to 4340.46N/AN/A
3090N/A119%306 to 4580.46N/AN/A
3191N/A119%314 to 4710.46N/AN/A
3292N/A120%323 to 4840.46N/AN/A
3393N/A120%332 to 4980.45N/AN/A
3494N/A121%341 to 5120.45N/AN/A
3595N/A121%350 to 5260.45N/AN/A
3696N/A122%360 to 5400.45N/AN/A
3797N/A122%370 to 5550.45N/AN/A
3898N/A123%380 to 5700.45N/AN/A
3999N/A123%390 to 5860.45N/AN/A
40100N/A124%401 to 6020.45N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Caged Brute
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Shield Charge.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Shield Charge Attack Speed 16610% increased Shield Charge Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Charge Attack Speed 27515% increased Shield Charge Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Charge Damage 16625% increased Shield Charge Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Charge Damage 27540% increased Shield Charge Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Shield Charge.

ItemEffect(s)
Demonic Shield Charge EffectDemonic Shield Charge EffectShield Charge SkinYour Shield Charge becomes a demonic effect.Your Shield Charge becomes a demonic effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • Now deals damage in a cone, rather than a circle, on impact.
  • Now bashes when used against targets at very close ranges.
  • Can now be used with wands.
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 100% at gem level 1 (from 50%), remaining the same through to gem level 20 (from 61%).
  • Now has 75% increased Stun Threshold Reduction on enemies at maximum charge distance (from 50%).
  • Now deals 150% more damage with hits at maximum charge distance (from 200%).
  • Now grants 90% increased movement speed during the attack at gem level 1 (from 75%), up to 109% at gem level 20 (from 94%).
  • Now has a mana cost of 10 (from 8) at all gem levels.
  • Now gains 1% increased movement speed per 1% gem quality (previously 1% increased damage per 1% quality).
  • Now deals damage based on your equipped shield, not your weapon. Here's how it does it:
  • Base off hand critical strike chance is 5%.
  • Adds 0.1% to critical strike chance per 10 maximum energy shield on shield.
  • Deals 11 to 17 base off hand physical damage at gem level 1, up to 132 to 198 at gem level 20.
  • Adds 2 to 3 physical damage per 15 armour or evasion rating on shield.
  • Base off hand attack time is 0.53 seconds at gem level 1, down to 0.48 seconds at gem level 20.
3.4.0
  • Now has three distinct sections -- the start of the charge, the movement part of the charge, and the attack at the end of the charge. Your weapon's base attack time now affects the start and end, and movement speed and increases to global attack speed now affect the middle. Local attack speed modifiers no longer affect the middle movement part of the charge, whereas previously they would.
  • In other words, while using Brightbeak will cause the start and end of the charge to be quicker, it will not cause you to move from point A to point B any more quickly. For that, you need to invest in global attack speed and movement speed.
  • To help compensate for this loss in movement speed for most characters, Shield Charge now gains 1% increased movement speed as the gem levels up.
2.6.0
  • Fixed an issue where Shield ChargeShield ChargeAttack, AoE, Movement, Travel, Melee
    Radius: 8 / 16
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 10Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Movement Speed
    75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
    (90-109)% increased Movement Speed
    100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
    (15-172) to (22-258) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
    2 to 3 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
    Base Off Hand Attack time is (0.53-0.48) seconds
    Base Off Hand Critical Strike Chance is 5%
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shield Charge skill icon.png
    had two separate damage modifiers at gem level 2 and above, which displayed as "Deals 50% base damage, Deals 101.2% of base damage". These have been combined into one modifier.
2.3.0e
  • Shield Charge now has 20% less area of effect and the maximum distance has been increased from 50 to 60.
2.3.0
  • Shield Charge is now an Area of Effect skill. It deals damage to enemies you collide with as you charge, then deals a larger aoe at the end of the charge. It no longer always stuns. It gains more damage and stun threshold reduction the further you travel, up to a certain distance.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
2.0.0
  • The end animation now scales with attack speed.
  • Shield Charge can no longer be supported by Multistrike.
  • Base Damage is now 50%. Damage at maximum range has been increased, and the stun duration has been set to 200% at all levels.
  • Now has 50% increased movement speed increasing to 69% at level 20.
  • Now grants 1% increased damage per 1% quality (was 0.75% per 1% quality).
1.3.1b
  • Fixed a bug with Shield Charge that would cause it to get out of sync.
1.3.0e
  • Fixed a bug with Shield Charge where it could repeat the end animation several times per skill use.
1.3.0
0.11.1c
  • Fixed a bug where Shield Charge Multistrike hits after the first did no damage.
0.11.1b
  • Fixed a crash with Shield ChargeShield ChargeAttack, AoE, Movement, Travel, Melee
    Radius: 8 / 16
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 10Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Movement Speed
    75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
    (90-109)% increased Movement Speed
    100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
    (15-172) to (22-258) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
    2 to 3 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
    Base Off Hand Attack time is (0.53-0.48) seconds
    Base Off Hand Critical Strike Chance is 5%
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shield Charge skill icon.png
    and Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
    Icon: S
    Radius: 14
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    .
0.11.1
  • The Melee Splash SupportMelee Splash SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Strike, AoE
    Icon: S
    Radius: 14
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports melee strike skills, causing their melee strike to deal splash damage around each target hit.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Area of Effect
    Supported Skills deal (50-41)% less Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills deal Splash Damage to surrounding targets
    Supported Skills have (0-57)% more Melee Splash Area of Effect
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    support gem now works with Shield ChargeShield ChargeAttack, AoE, Movement, Travel, Melee
    Radius: 8 / 16
    Mana Cost: 10
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 10Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.Per 1% Quality:
    1% increased Movement Speed
    75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
    (90-109)% increased Movement Speed
    100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
    (15-172) to (22-258) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
    2 to 3 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
    Base Off Hand Attack time is (0.53-0.48) seconds
    Base Off Hand Critical Strike Chance is 5%
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Shield Charge skill icon.png
    .
  • Shield charge can now be evaded.
0.11.0
  • Fixed a bug where Shield Charge would deal no damage if used very close to a monster.
0.10.0c
  • Fixed a game server crash that could occur when using Shield Charge.
0.10.0
  • Fixed a bug where your speed would not change when using Shield Charge to travel through ground ice or ground tar.
0.9.12t
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if a player or monster tried to use Shield Charge while caught in a Bear Trap.
0.9.12qq
  • From 1% damage per quality point to 0.35%.
0.9.10
  • Removed increase to knockback distance based on charge distance.
0.9.6b
  • Improved the effects for Shield Charge
0.9.4
  • Shield Charge now provides no damage bonus if used at minimum range, because it's fast and doesn't miss.
    It still provides the same damage bonus at longer ranges.
0.9.1
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Shield Charge to be spammed really fast.
  • Increased stun and knockback.
0.8.3
  • Added "Shield Charge" skill

References

  1. Mark_GGG (July 11, 2013). "Shield Charge". Official Path of Exile website. Retrieved November 7, 2015.