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Holy Shield
Holyshield

Class: Paladin
Required Level: 24
Skill Tree: Combat Skills
Requires: Smite, Holy Bolt, Charge, Blessed Hammer
Active / Passive
Cost: 35 Mana

Magically enhances shield to give defense bonuses.

Damage Type: Magic
Synergies: Defiance, Smite
Other Stats: Requires a Shield
Shielding

Holy Shield is a Paladin Skill in Diablo II.

LoreEdit

To a Paladin, the shield is a symbol of his faith. Particularly devout Paladins can channel their faith into their shields, bolstering its defensive value with holy energy. The purer his faith, the greater his defense.

General InformationEdit

One of the Paladin's most important and often-used skills, Holy Shield greatly increases a user's chance to block, Smite damage, and total Defense from all sources, including armor. Holy Shield is a personal buff similar to the Sorceress' Frozen Armor line of spells and the Necromancer's Bone Armor spell. It costs a large amount of Mana and, at lower levels, the duration isn't very long; however, more points allocated in this skill will increase its duration and power, effectively making it a passive enhancement.

The defense increase listed for this skill multiplies the total Defense the user has, not just that of the shield.

The skill effect still remains active even if weapons are swapped. Therefore, if the user's secondary set has better bonuses to Combat Skills and/or Holy Shield, he/she can activate Holy Shield with that set and then swap back to their main set with a better enhancement to their shield than one would have earned by casting the skill using your primary equipment.

Holy Shield effectively lowers the effectiveness of the Thorns Aura, which only activates when foes successfully hit users.

SynergiesEdit

  • Gives synergy to :
  • Receives synergy from :

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 35

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Duration (seconds) 30 55 80 105 130 155 180 205 230 255
Defense +% 25 40 55 70 85 100 115 130 145 160
Blocking +% 14 18 20 23 25 26 27 28 29 30
Smite Damage + 3–6 5–8 7–10 9–12 11–14 13–16 15–18 17–20 20–23 23–26
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Duration (seconds) 280 305 330 355 380 405 430 455 480 505 630
Defense +% 175 190 205 220 235 250 265 280 295 310 385
Blocking +% 31 31 32 33 33 34 34 34 34 35 ?
Smite Damage + 26–29 29–32 32–35 35–38 38–41 41–44 45–48 49–52 53–56 57–60 ?

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