This skill is unlocked by selecting the trait in The Defender of the Free line.
Using this skill causes Stunned to occur on an enemy target.
This ability lets you follow up a Bash or a Shield-taunt with another shield attack at high damage. It is, essentially, a second Bash: the effect is the same, and the animation is similar. Compared to Bash, Shield-smash does approximately 25% more damage and costs approximately 50% more power (without legacies).
Additional traits in The Defender of the Free can improve this skill. Follow Through makes it an area-of-effect skill affecting up to 4 targets; Disorientation gives this skill a chance (up to 100%) to cancel the avoidances of targets for a moderate duration.
If Bash misses or is avoided, you can still follow up with Shield-smash.
Provides 12,490 bonus threat at level 100.