Shield Crush

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Shield CrushAttack, AoE, Physical, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 8 Mana
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.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect0.5% increased Attack Speed+1% to Critical Strike Multiplier per 100 Maximum Energy Shield on Shield(4-172) to (6-258) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
(3-5) to (4-7) Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Shield Crush skill icon.pngShield Crush inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemShieldCrush

Shield Crush is a melee attack skill. The user swipes their shield, dealing area damage in three waves in front of them. Enemies can be hit by two of the waves where they overlap. Like Spectral Shield Throw, Shield Crush uses your shield's stats to calculate damage.

Shield Crush requires a shield.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthOff Hand
Physical Damage
Added
Physical Damage
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
1104 to 63 to 4N/A00
2204 to 63 to 4N/A7070
34165 to 83 to 4+1308378
47227 to 104 to 5+115541932
511319 to 144 to 5+166678599
6164113 to 204 to 5+22604734646
7205017 to 264 to 5+24972584371
8245822 to 324 to 5+295714180085
9286727 to 404 to 5+3169595349680
10327533 to 504 to 5+3283759633439
11368340 to 604 to 5+34539961087435
12409249 to 734 to 6+47031281790563
134410058 to 884 to 6+410612232851786
144810970 to 1054 to 6+420658704917656
155211783 to 1244 to 6+525071107424766
165612598 to 1474 to 6+5579893613223702
1760134116 to 1744 to 6+51508391928307621
1864142136 to 2044 to 6+62779273556100356
1967148153 to 2305 to 7+64386973999970095
2070155172 to 2585 to 7+6242081556342051651
2172159186 to 2795 to 7+7N/AN/A
2274N/A201 to 3025 to 7+7N/AN/A
2376N/A217 to 3265 to 7+7N/AN/A
2478N/A234 to 3516 to 8+8N/AN/A
2580N/A253 to 3796 to 8+8N/AN/A
2682N/A272 to 4086 to 8+8N/AN/A
2784N/A293 to 4406 to 8+9N/AN/A
2886N/A316 to 4746 to 8+9N/AN/A
2988N/A340 to 5106 to 8+9N/AN/A
3090N/A366 to 5496 to 8+10N/AN/A
3191N/A379 to 5696 to 8+10N/AN/A
3292N/A393 to 5906 to 8+10N/AN/A
3393N/A408 to 6126 to 8+10N/AN/A
3494N/A423 to 6347 to 9+10N/AN/A
3595N/A438 to 6577 to 9+10N/AN/A
3696N/A454 to 6827 to 9+11N/AN/A
3797N/A471 to 7067 to 9+11N/AN/A
3898N/A488 to 7327 to 9+11N/AN/A
3999N/A506 to 7597 to 9+11N/AN/A
40100N/A524 to 7867 to 9+11N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Shield Crush can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Shield Crush can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random superior gemA
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
Random level 20 gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
Random superior gem with 20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Shield Crush.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Shield Crush Attack Speed 16610% increased Shield Crush Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Crush Attack Speed 27515% increased Shield Crush Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Crush Central Cone Area 166Shield Crush central wave has 16% more Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Crush Central Cone Area 275Shield Crush central wave has 24% more Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Crush Damage 16625% increased Shield Crush Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shield Crush Damage 27540% increased Shield Crush Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.16.0
  • Shield Crush now has a base Attack Time of 0.8 seconds at all gem levels (previously 0.85-0.76 seconds).
  • Now has 3 to 4 Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 5 to 7 at gem level 20 (previously 4 to 6).
  • Now deals 4 to 6 Base Off Hand Physical Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 172 to 258 at gem level 20 (previously 286 to 429).
3.15.0
  • Shield Crush has been added to the game.[1]

References

  1. Community_Team (July 20,2021). "Content Update 3.15.0 -- Path of Exile: Expedition". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved September 11, 2021.