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Tempest Shield

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Tempest ShieldSpell, Lightning, Chaining, Duration
Mana Cost: (17 to 21)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%
Requires Level 16Enchants 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.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
Deals (24-284) to (36-426) Lightning Damage
Additional 3% Shield Block Chance
Chains +1 Times
Base duration is 12 seconds
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Tempest Shield skill icon.pngTempest Shield inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 16
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Tempest Shield skill screenshot.jpg

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 Module Error: Item link: No results found for search parameter "chain"., by equipping MjölnerMjölner
Gavel
One Hand Maces
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (108 to 129.6)(202 to 242.4)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 9
Requires Level 60, 412 Str, 300 Int15% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold(80-120)% increased Physical Damage
Skills Chain +1 times
(30-40)% increased Lightning Damage with Attack Skills
+200 Strength Requirement
+300 Intelligence Requirement
Trigger a Socketed Lightning Spell on Hit
Socketed Lightning Spells deal 100% increased Spell Damage if Triggered
Look the storm in the eye and you will have its respect.
or equipping a helmet with an Tempest Shield chains an additional x times enchantment.

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 SupportCurse On Hit SupportCurse, Trigger, Support
Icon: &
Requires Level 38Must support both a skill that hits enemies, and a curse skill to work. The curse will be applied when enemies are hit by the other skill. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Minions cannot apply curses this way.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Effect of Supported Curses
Supported Skills apply supported Curses on Hit
Supported Skills have (50-12)% reduced Curse Duration
You cannot Cast Supported Curses
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.
, Power Charge On Critical SupportPower Charge On Critical SupportSupport
Icon: P
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (35-54)% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical StrikeThis 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.
, Blind SupportBlind SupportSupport
Icon: x
Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Blinding duration
Supported Skills have 10% chance to Blind enemies on hit
Supported Skills have (0-38)% increased Blinding duration
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.
and 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

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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
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Tempest Shield

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.Stats
EnchantmentTempestShieldDamage1__6625% increased Tempest Shield Damage
EnchantmentTempestShieldDamage27540% increased Tempest Shield Damage
EnchantmentTempestShieldNumOfAdditionalProjectilesInChain166Tempest Shield chains an additional 2 times
EnchantmentTempestShieldNumOfAdditionalProjectilesInChain275Tempest Shield chains an additional 3 times

Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Tempest Shield now deals arcing beams of damage to attackers when you block. This damage chains between enemies.
  • It now has a mana cost and a duration instead of a reservation cost. Blocking refreshes the skill's duration.
  • Due to these changes, it no longer persists between areas.
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