PoE Increased Defences from Equipped Shield, Increased Global Defences

Defences refers to armour, evasion rating, and energy shield.

Increased Defences from Equipped Shield

Shields are an item class of armour equipment. They can contain up to 3 sockets and need to be equipped in the off-hand slot. All shields provide a chance to block attacks, and some also grant implicit modifiers. Like Body Armour, shields have an inherent 3% movement speed penalty.

1. Types of shields

There are 6 sub-types of shields:

  • pure sub-types which have a single attribute requirement and provide an associated defense type.
  • hybrid sub-types which have two attribute requirements and provide both of the associated defense types, although at a lower value than the pure counterpart.

2. Show total defences in the character screen

This section shows all defensive stats, including:

  • Armour, Evasion and Energy Shield
  • Life, Mana and Energy shield regeneration rates
  • Resistances
  • Block chance
  • Block and Stun recovery modifiers
  • Movement Speed

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3. Shield Defences Passive skills

Shield Defences is a basic passive skill that grants increased defences (armour, evasion and energy shield) from equipped shields. Passive skills for PoE Defences include:

Name Stats
Defences with Shield 40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
Shield Block and Defences +2% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
25% increased Defences from Equipped Shield


40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
+2% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield

Shield Block and Shield Defences +2% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
Shield Damage and Defences 30% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
14% increased Physical Attack Damage while holding a Shield
Attack Skills deal 14% increased Damage with Ailments while holding a Shield
Shield Defences 40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
Shield Defences and Attack Damage with Shields 30% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
Attack Skills deal 10% increased Damage while holding a Shield
Weapon Elemental Damage, Elemental Resistance with Shields and Shield Defences +4% Elemental Resistances while holding a Shield
10% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
30% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
Command of the Elements Damage with Weapons Penetrates 4% Elemental Resistance
40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
6% increased Attack Speed while holding a Shield
24% increased Elemental Damage with Attack Skills
Defiance Attack Skills deal 20% increased Damage while holding a Shield
+3% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
25% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
Deflection +4% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
+4% Chance to Block Spell Damage while holding a Shield
40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
+8% Chance to Block Projectile Attack Damage
Precise Interception +3% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
60% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
Attack Skills deal 15% increased Damage while holding a Shield
6% increased Attack Speed while holding a Shield
Retaliation Attack Skills deal 20% increased Damage while holding a Shield
40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield
8% increased Attack Speed while holding a Shield
Testudo +5% Chance to Block Attack Damage while holding a Shield
60% increased Block Recovery
+20 Mana gained when you Block
40% increased Defences from Equipped Shield

4. Defences Related Currency

  • An Armourer’s Scrap Armourer’s Scrap is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a piece of armour. The defence values of the armour are improved by the percentage quality, additive with any local defense modifiers on the item.
  • Tempering Catalyst is a catalyst. It adds quality that enhances Defence modifiers on a ring, amulet or belt.

Increased Global Defences from Items

You can obtain defences bonuses by equipping the following items.

Item Lvl. Stats
Veil of the Night Veil of the Night 22 (20-22)% increased Stun and Block Recovery
40% reduced Light Radius
Reflects 1 to (180-220) Lightning Damage to Attackers on Block
(18-22)% increased Global Defences
Elemental Resistances are Zero
Clutching Talisman 1 (15-25)% increased Global Defences Corrupted
Greatwolf Talisman 1 <Two random talisman implicit modifiers>:

(15-25)% increased Global Defences
etc.

Corrupted

Blightwell Blightwell 28 (15-25)% increased Global Defences +(20-30) to maximum Energy Shield
+(15-30)% to Fire Resistance
+(15-30)% to Lightning Resistance
30% slower start of Energy Shield Recharge during any Flask Effect
400% increased Energy Shield Recharge Rate during any Flask Effect
Corrupted
Eyes of the Greatwolf Eyes of the Greatwolf 52 <Two random talisman implicit modifiers>:

(15-25)% increased Global Defences
etc.

Implicit Modifier magnitudes are doubled
Corrupted

Emperor’s Mastery Emperor’s Mastery 1 4% increased maximum Life
3% increased Character Size
5% increased Global Defences
(5-7)% increased Attributes
Scaeva Scaeva 60 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating Adds (75-92) to (125-154) Physical Damage
(15-25)% increased Critical Strike Chance
0.3% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life per Red Socket
+10% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier per Green Socket
0.3% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana per Blue Socket
8% increased Global Defences per White Socket
(60-80)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance when in Main Hand
+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage when in Off Hand
Skin of the Loyal Skin of the Loyal 1 Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
Skin of the Lords Skin of the Lords 1 Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)
<Random Keystone>
Corrupted
Aul’s Uprising Aul’s Uprising 55 +(10-16) to all Attributes Grants Level 15 Envy Skill
+(15-20) to all Attributes
+(50-70) to maximum Life
(15-20)% increased Global Defences
Envy Reserves no Mana
Mask of the Tribunal Mask of the Tribunal 58 <One to three random Synthesis implicit modifiers> +(25-30) to all Attributes
(150-200)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
Nearby Allies have (4-6)% increased Defences per 100 Strength you have
Nearby Allies have +(6-8)% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 100 Dexterity you have
Nearby Allies have (2-4)% increased Cast Speed per 100 Intelligence you have
1% reduced Mana Reserved per 250 total Attributes
Militant Faith Militant Faith 1 Carved to glorify (2000-10000) new faithful converted by High Templar Avarius
Passives in radius are Conquered by the Templars
Historic

<two random mods of devotion>

3% increased Defences from Equipped Shield per 10 Devotion
etc.

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