Shield Crush - Path of Exile

Inspired by the Duelist’s Gladiator ascendancy class, Path of Exile created the Shield Crush Shield Crush skill gem. Shield Crush Shield Crush swipes your shield towards your enemies and sends out forceful waves of damage based on the stats of your shield.

It 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
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Shield Crush Supports Build

Support Gems Descripton Requires
Level
Tag Popularity
Brutality Support Brutality Support Supports any skill that deals damage. 38 Physical, Support 88%
Impale Support Impale Support Supports attack skills. 31 Attack, Physical, Support 78%
Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support Supports melee attack skills. 18 Melee, Physical, Support, Attack 69%
Pulverise Support Pulverise Support Supports melee attack skills. 31 AoE, Support, Melee, Attack 64%
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 35%
Fortify Support Fortify Support Supports melee attack skills that are not triggered. 31 Attack, Support, Melee 31%
Lifetap Support Lifetap Support Supports any skill. Minions cannot gain the Lifetap buff. 8 Support, Duration 29%

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

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

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

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