Shield screenshot

OriannaSquare Orianna shields herself with Command Protect Command Protect

Shields are not to be confused with armor and magic resistance bonuses.

Shield refers to the game mechanic which grants temporary health to a champion for some time. These shields absorb a set amount of damage before it disappears, whether because it reached its capacity of damage absorption or because its duration ran out. It is marked by an extra white bar in the champion's health bar.

Most of these shields are granted by champion abilities.

Shield types

Shields are classified by the type of damage they absorb. Most of them absorb all types of damage, including true damage. Magic shields absorb only magic damage. They appear purple instead of the normal white, and champions with magic shields take direct damage to their health from physical and true damage.

All shields take the champion's resistances into account when receiving damage to the temporary health.

Spell shields, which allow you to completely block the effect of one single ability, are not considered a type of shield.

Some "shields" such as LeonaSquare Leona's Eclipse Eclipse grant armor, magic resistance or damage reduction when activated, but as these don't give any "temporary health" they are not considered shields.

Normal shields

Note: Only the shield effect of these abilities is shown here, to read more information on each of these abilities, follow the link on each of them.

Champion abilities that can shield others

  • IvernSquare Ivern's Triggerseed Triggerseed shields his target for 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 190 (+ 80% AP) damage for up 2 seconds.
  • JannaSquare Janna's Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm shields her target for 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+ 70% AP) damage for up to 5 seconds.
  • KarmaSquare Karma's Inspire Inspire shields her target for 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+ 50% AP) damage for up to 4 seconds.
    • Defiance Defiance shields her target for 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+ 110% AP) + (30 / 90 / 150 / 210, scaling with Mantra Mantra) damage and allied champions near the primary target for half the total amount for up to 4 seconds.
  • Lee SinSquare Lee Sin's Safeguard Safeguard rushes him towards a target ally unit, shielding him from 40 / 100 / 160 / 220 / 280 (+ 80% AP) damage for the next 2 seconds. If the target ally was a champion, they also receive this shield.
  • LuluSquare Lulu's Help, Pix! Help, Pix! summons Pix and shields target ally champion for 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 / 240 (+ 60% AP) damage for up to 6 seconds.
  • LuxSquare Lux's Prismatic Barrier Prismatic Barrier shields herself and throws out her wand in a line, shielding allied champions in its path for 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110 (+ 20% AP) for up to 3 seconds. Lux's wand then returns to her, stacking the shield to all allied champions it passes through and herself.
  • OriannaSquare Orianna's Command Protect Command Protect commands her ball to fly to and attach onto an allied champion shielding it for 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+ 40% AP) damage when it arrives for up to 4 seconds.
  • RakanSquare Rakan's Battle Dance Battle Dance makes him dash to an ally, shielding them for 50 / 85 / 120 / 155 / 190 (+ 80% AP) damage for 3 seconds. He can Battle Dance 2 recast the ability for free in the next 5 seconds, granting the same shield.
  • SonaSquare Sona's Aria of Perseverance Aria of Perseverance activates an aura that applies to all tagged allied champions a shield that absorbs 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 (+ 30% AP) damage for up to 1.5 seconds.
  • ShenSquare Shen's Stand United Stand United shields an allied champion for 175 / 350 / 525 (+ 130% AP) damage for up to 5 seconds. The shield's base value is increased by 1% for every 1% of the target's missing health, up to maximum of 60% bonus at 40% of the target's missing health.
  • TaricSquare Taric's Bastion Bastion shields himself and a target allied champion for 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12% of target's maximum health damage for up to 2.5 seconds.
  • ThreshSquare Thresh's Dark Passage Dark Passage tosses his lantern towards the target location for up to 6 seconds. The first ally who comes near the lantern gains a shield lasting 4 seconds that that absorbs up to 60 / 100 / 140 / 180 / 220 (+ 1 per Damnation soul collected) damage.

Champion abilities that shield only the user

  • BlitzcrankSquare Blitzcrank's Mana Barrier Mana Barrier creates a shield to protect him for damage equal to 50% of his current mana for up to 10 seconds. This happens when his health falls below 20% of his maximum health and has a static cooldown of 90 seconds after it activates for it to be available again.
  • DianaSquare Diana's Pale Cascade Pale Cascade shields herself from up to 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 100 (+ 30% AP) damage or for 5 seconds. If all three spheres are triggered, the shield is reapplied. The second shield stacks with the first.
  • Jarvan IVSquare Jarvan IV's Golden Aegis Golden Aegis shields himself from up to 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 / 165 damage plus 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4% of Jarvan IV's maximum health damage per nearby enemy champion for up to 5 seconds.
  • KledSquare Kled's Chaaaaaaaarge!!! Chaaaaaaaarge!!! Chaaaaaaaarge!!! 2 shields himself for up to 200 / 300 / 400 (+ 300% bonus AD) damage while he is charging and for 2 seconds after the charge ends.
  • MalphiteSquare Malphite's Granite Shield Granite Shield passively shields him with a layer of rock which absorbs damage equal to 10% of his maximum health. If Malphite has not been hit for 10 / 8 / 6 seconds, this effect recharges.
  • MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser's Iron Man Iron Man passively gives him a temporary shield equal to 25% of the damage dealt from his abilities, halved to 12.5% against enemy minions and capped at 25% maximum health. After a 1.5 seconds delay, Iron Man's shield decays at a rate of 1.5% base health per second down to a minimum of 25% maximum shield.
  • NautilusSquare Nautilus' Titan's Wrath Titan's Wrath shields himself from 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 (+ 9 / 11 / 13 / 15 / 17% of maximum health) damage for up to 10 seconds.
  • OrnnSquare Ornn's Bellows Breath Bellows Breath shields himself for 12% of his maximum health for 2.5 seconds.
  • PoppySquare Poppy's Iron Ambassador 2 Iron Ambassador shields herself for 15 / 17.5 / 20% of her maximum health for 3 seconds if she picks her buckler up after throwing it.
  • RakanSquare Rakan's Fey Feathers Fey Feathers shields him for 33 - 254 (based on level) (+ 90% AP) damage. This shield has a cooldown of 40 - 16 (based on level) seconds, reduced by 1 second every time he damages an enemy champion with a basic attack or ability.
  • RivenSquare Riven's Valor Valor dashes her towards the cursor and grants her a shield protecting her from 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 / 210 (+ 100% bonus AD) damage for up to 1.5 seconds.
  • RumbleSquare Rumble's Scrap Shield Scrap Shield creates a shield protecting from 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+ 40% AP) damage for up to 2 seconds. If he has 50 or more heat when casting it, the shield is increased to 75 / 120 / 165 / 210 / 255 (+ 60% AP).
  • RyzeSquare Ryze's Overload Overload grants him a shield that absorbs 60 - 200 (based on level) (+ 60% AP) (+ 3% bonus mana) for 2 seconds if he casts the spell with 2 runes ready.
  • ShenSquare Shen's Ki Barrier Ki Barrier shields him for 52 - 120 (based on level) (+ 14% bonus health) damage for up to 2.5 seconds each time he casts an ability with a static cooldown of 10 seconds. If the triggering ability successfully affected at least one champion, Ki Barrier's cooldown is reduced by 4 - 7.5 (based on level) seconds.
  • SionSquare Sion's Soul Furnace Soul Furnace surrounds himself with a shield which absorbs 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 (+ 40% AP) (+ 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12% of maximum health) damage for up to 6 seconds. You can deactivate it after 3 seconds or it will destroy by itself after 6 seconds if not destroyed before hand. It deals damage when reactivated.
  • SkarnerSquare Skarner's Crystalline Exoskeleton Crystalline Exoskeleton shields himself from 10% maximum health (+ 80% AP) damage for up to 6 seconds.
  • Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench's Thick Skin Thick Skin converts his current Grey Health into a health shield that lasts 3 seconds.
  • UdyrSquare Udyr's Turtle Stance Turtle Stance upon activation it gives himself a shield that will protect him from 60 / 95 / 130 / 165 / 220 (+ 50% AP) for up to 5 seconds.
  • UrgotSquare Urgot's Purge Purge shields him for 60 / 90 / 120 / 150 / 180 (+ 30% bonus health) damage for 4 seconds.
  • ViSquare Vi's Blast Shield Blast Shield gives her a shield equal to 10% of her maximum health for up to 3 seconds when she hits an enemy with one of her activated abilities. This effect has a static cooldown of 16 - 8 (based on level) seconds.
  • ViktorSquare Viktor's Siphon Power Siphon Power shields himself for 8% maximum mana (+ 15% AP) for up to 2.5 seconds.
  • YasuoSquare Yasuo's Way of the Wanderer Way of the Wanderer at maximum Flow, grants him a shield that absorbs 100 - 510 (based on level) for up to 1 second when he is damaged by a champion or monster.

Items

  • Eye of the Equinox item Eye of the Equinox: Passive: Unique – Quest: Earn Gold 750 using this item. Reward: Shield Battery, a permanent shield for 255 - 340 (based on level) health. The shield regenerates slowly when out-of-combat. Executing minions with Spoils of War regenerates 64 - 85 (based on level) shield value.
  • Face of the Mountain item Face of the Mountain: Active: Unique: Grant a shield to yourself and an ally equal to 10% of your maximum health for 4 seconds. After 4 seconds, the shield explodes to Slow icon slow nearby enemies by 40% for 2 seconds (60 second cooldown). Passive: Unique – Quest: Earn Gold 750 using this item. Reward: Shield Battery, a permanent shield for 255 - 340 (based on level) health. The shield regenerates slowly when out-of-combat. Executing minions with Spoils of War regenerates 64 - 85 (based on level) shield value.
  • Locket of the Iron Solari item Locket of the Iron Solari: Active: Unique: Grants a decaying shield to nearby allied champions and yourself for up to 2.5 seconds, absorbing up to 60 - 434 (based on highest level between target and caster) (+ 2% - 36% (based on level) of caster's bonus health) damage (90 second cooldown) (600 range).
  • Seraph's Embrace item Seraph's Embrace: Active: Unique – Mana Shield: Drains 20% of your current mana to shield yourself for an equal amount plus 150 for 3 seconds (120 second cooldown).
  • Sterak's Gage item Sterak's Gage: Passive: Unique – Lifeline: If you take 400 - 1800 (based on level) damage within 5 seconds, you gain a shield for 8 seconds equal to 75% bonus health that decays after 0.75 seconds (60 second cooldown). Passive: Triggering Lifeline grants Sterak's Fury.
  • Targon's Brace item Targon's Brace: Passive: Unique – Quest: Earn Gold 750 using this item. Reward: Shield Battery, a permanent shield for 255 - 340 (based on level) health. The shield regenerates slowly when out-of-combat. Executing minions with Spoils of War regenerates 64 - 85 (based on level) shield value.
  • The Bloodthirster item The Bloodthirster: Passive: Unique: Your life steal overheals you, converting the excess healing into a shield that absorbs up to 50 - 350 (based on level) damage and decays when out-of-combat for 25 seconds.

Spells

  • Barrier Barrier: Shields your champion for 115 - 455 (based on level) for 2 seconds. (Self range) (180 second cooldown)

Runes

Physical shield

Note: Only the shield effect of these abilities is shown here, to read more information on each of these abilities, follow the link on each of them.

Champion abilities that shield only the user

  • CamilleSquare Camille's Adaptive Defenses Adaptive Defenses grants her a physical damage shield for 20% of her maximum health if she attacks a target that would deal more physical than magic damage to her for 1.5 seconds.

Magic shield

Note: Only the shield effect of these abilities is shown here, to read more information on each of these abilities, follow the link on each of them.

Champion abilities that can shield others

  • MorganaSquare Morgana's Black Shield Black Shield places a shield around herself or a friendly champion, absorbing 70 / 140 / 210 / 280 / 350 (+ 70% AP) magic damage and prevents the application of crowd control effects while the shield holds. Lasts 5 seconds or until the shield has been depleted.

Champion abilities that shield only the user

  • CamilleSquare Camille's Adaptive Defenses Adaptive Defenses grants her a magic damage shield for 20% of her maximum health if she attacks a target that would deal more magic than physical damage to her for 1.5 seconds.
  • GalioSquare Galio's Shield of Durand 2 Shield of Durand grants him a magic damage shield for 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20% of his maximum health, refreshing after not taking damage for 12 seconds.
  • KassadinSquare Kassadin's Null Sphere Null Sphere grants him a shield that absorbs 40 / 70 / 100 / 130 / 160 + (30% AP) magic damage for 1.5 seconds.

Items

  • Hexdrinker item Hexdrinker: Passive: Unique – Lifeline: If you would take magic damage that would reduce maximum health below 30%, you first gain a shield that absorbs 110 - 280 (based on level) magic damage for 5 seconds (90 second cooldown).
  • Maw of Malmortius item Maw of Malmortius: Passive: Unique – Lifeline: If you would take magic damage that would reduce maximum health below 30%, you first gain a shield that absorbs 300 (+ 100% bonus magic resistance) magic damage for 5 seconds (90 second cooldown). Passive: Triggering Lifeline grants Lifegrip.

Runes


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