Cannot Be Stunned Avoid PoE

Whenever a player or monster takes damage from a hit, there is a chance they will be stunned. A stun interrupts whatever that creature was doing while a brief animation is played. Neither damage over time nor reflect can cause stun.

The occultist’s “You cannot be stunned while you have energy shield”. Say I take a hit that would fully deplete my energy shield; can this stun me? Or does a hit have to land when I already have 0 energy shield to be able to stun me?

You were unable to be stunned when you were hit, so that hit cannot stun you.

Avoiding stun

There are passive skills and item modifiers that grant a chance to avoid becoming stunned:

  • As long as a creature has greater than 0 energy shield, it has a 50% chance to ignore a stun.This is calculated independently of the creature’s chance to be stunned. First the chance to stun is calculated as normal, and if the stun check succeeds and would cause a stun, there is then a 50% chance that the stun can be ignored. An attack that removes energy shield can have its stun avoided, even though energy shield is 0 after damage is applied. Players lose this chance to ignore a stun with the Eldritch Battery keystone node.
  • The modifier +#% chance to Avoid being Stunned.
  • The modifier +#% chance to Avoid interruption from Stuns while Casting.

The above modifiers are not doing the same thing, and apply at different times. They are not additive with each other.


A character with considerable amount of energy shield is continuously casting a spell. The character has following mods:

  • +38% chance to Avoid being Stunned
  • +25% chance to Avoid interruption from Stuns while Casting

When the character then gets hit that normally would cause a stun. However, due to all the avoidance modifiers the actual chance to become stunned is:

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