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  • 2.5m Range
  • Fast
  • Melee Skill
  • Strike a hard blow with your shield.

    Requires the use of Bash.

    Mounted Combat Enemies: Stun replaced with a mount speed debuff
  • ... Main-hand + ... Damage
  • 3s Stun
  • Interrupts Inductions
  • Cost: ... Power
  • Cooldown: 5s

General Information

Class: Guardian

This skill is unlocked by selecting the trait Shield-smash in the Defender of the Free tree.


Using this skill causes Stunned to occur on an enemy target.


The trait Follow Through in the Defender of the Free tree increases the number of targets of this skill by 8.
The trait Disorientation in the Defender of the Free tree increases the chance to lower the enemy's block/parry/evade chances by 5%, by 25%.

Tactical Information

This ability lets you follow up a Bash 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).

If Bash misses or is avoided, you can still follow up with Shield-smash.

Provides 12490 additional threat at level 100.