Shield Crush PoE 3.15

Shield Crush Shield Crush swipes your shield towards your enemies and sends out forceful waves of damage based on the stats of your shield.

Path of Exile Shield Crush Build

Support Gems Description Requires
Level
Tag Popularity
Brutality Support Brutality Support Supports any skill that deals damage. 38 Physical, Support 90%
Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support Supports melee attack skills. 18 Melee, Physical, Support, Attack 87%
Multistrike Support Multistrike Support Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, channelling skills or triggered skills. 38 Attack, Melee, Support 69%
Impale Support Impale Support Supports attack skills. 31 Attack, Physical, Support 67%
Pulverise Support Pulverise Support Supports melee attack skills. 31 AoE, Support, Melee, Attack 54%
Lifetap Support Lifetap Support Supports any skill. Minions cannot gain the Lifetap buff. 8 Support, Duration 36%
Fortify Support Fortify Support Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered. 31 Attack, Support, Melee 33%

PoE Shield Crush Build

There are about 2.1% of Path of Exile players use this gem as the main damage skill. Among those players, 62% of players are Gladiator, 23% of players are Berserker, and 9% of players are Slayer.

The damage type is Melee Attack. Therefore, these supports are recommended: Brutality Support, Melee Physical Damage Support, Multistrike Support, Impale Support, and Pulverise Support. For a Level 97 Gladiator, the DPS is about 467k.

For the best use of Shield Crush, these skills are also recommended: Blood Rage, Blood and Sand, Pride, Molten Shell, Ancestral Warchief, General's Cry, Leap Slam, and Herald of Purity.

For Gladiator class, these passives are recommended: Painforged, Versatile Combatant, Resolute Technique, Call to Arms, Arena Challenger, Crimson Dance, Violent Retaliation, Blood in the Eyes, Gratuitous Violence.

For Berserker class, these passives are recommended: Crave the Slaughter, Rite of Ruin, Aspect of Carnage, Call to Arms, War Bringer, Resolute Technique, Lead By Example, Eternal Youth, Flawless Savagery.

For weapons, you can choose Sword / Shield. Another choice is Mace / Shield or Axe / Shield.

For attributes and defensive, the following is a level 97 Gladiator character example:

Name Value
Strength509
Dexterity202
Intelligence73
Life7063
Mana769
Energy shield51
Armour20360
Evasion rating3772

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Shield Crush Skill Gem

Shield Crush Shield Crush is a new Strength Skill Gem. Requires Level 1. Tag: Attack, AoE, Melee. Cost: 8 Mana. Attack Time: (0.85-0.76) sec. Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%. Attack Damage: 100% of base.

Swipe your shield, dealing area damage in three waves in front of you. Enemies can be hit by two of the waves where they overlap.

  • (4–286) to (6–429) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
  • (3–4) to (4–6) Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
  • +(0–6) to radius
  • Additional Effects From Quality: (0-10)% increased Area of Effect

Inspired by the Duelist’s Gladiator ascendancy class, Path of Exile created this skill gem.

Shield Crush PoE

Alternate Quality

Gem Quality Stats Weight
Shield Crush Shield Crush (0–10)% increased Area of Effect 50
Anomalous Shield Crush Anomalous Shield Crush (0–10)% increased Attack Speed 100
Divergent Shield Crush Divergent Shield Crush +(0–20)% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 100 Maximum Energy Shield on Shield 20

Quest Rewards

Shield Crush can be purchased from Nessa for the Marauder, Templar, Duelist, and Scion after completing Enemy at the Gate.

Act Quest Complete NPC Character
1 Enemy at the Gate Nessa Marauder Templar Duelist Scion

PoE Shield Crush Skill Build 3.15

Shield Crush Shield Crush swipes your shield towards your enemies and sends out forceful waves of damage based on the stats of your shield.

These waves can shotgun enemies with up to two hits at once, so while Shield Crush Shield Crush is great against groups, it’s also effective against single targets and can be used alongside Shield Charge Shield Charge and Spectral Shield Throw Spectral Shield Throw. We’ve improved both of these skills so that the overall aggressive shield build is more powerful.

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Shield Crush Damage 1 25% increased Shield Crush Damage 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Shield Crush Damage 2 40% increased Shield Crush Damage 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Shield Crush Attack Speed 1 10% increased Shield Crush Attack Speed 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Shield Crush Attack Speed 2 15% increased Shield Crush Attack Speed 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Shield Crush Central Cone Area 1 Shield Crush central wave has 16% more Area of Effect 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Shield Crush Central Cone Area 2 Shield Crush central wave has 24% more Area of Effect 100

Shield Crush Screenshots

Shield Crush Screenshots

Level 20 with 20% quality

Shield Crush Level 20 with 20% quality

Patch Notes

  • 3.15.1: Fixed a bug where Shield Crush could fail to deal damage if your back was up against a wall.
  • 3.15.1: Fixed a bug where Mirage Warriors summoned with General's Cry would not be able to use Shield Crush with the Wolf Howl Warcry or Celestial Warcry Microtransaction effects equipped.