Barrier is a self-targeted summoner spell that shields your champion from damage for 2 seconds.

Strategy

  • Barrier.png Barrier is great for absorbing the burst of enemy champions. Whether used on a squishy mid-laner or a tanky top-laner, a well-timed Barrier.png Barrier will help escape from tough situations.

Notes

  • Barrier.png Barrier can be used despite any Crowd Control with the exception of suppression.
  • Many consider Barrier.png Barrier to be vastly inferior to Heal.png Heal, because it only affects one person, offers no speed boost, and the shield is temporary. However, Barrier.png Barrier is not affected by Grievous Wounds icon Grievous Wounds, has a shorter cooldown, blocks more damage (against a single target), and can be used while you're still at full health (good against 100-to-0 burst).
    • For this reason, Barrier.png Barrier is often used instead of Heal.png Heal at mid lane, where there are many champions using Ignite.png Ignite. The lowered cooldown of Barrier.png Barrier also helps against assassins which are common at mid lane. At bot lane, Heal.png Heal is more common as Exhaust.png Exhaust is used more; Ignite.png Ignite is generally only used by supports which want to all-in. Also, with two champions, the healing from Heal.png Heal is more useful since it can affect two champions at once. The extra movement speed is also more helpful for marksman that want to kite.
  • The cooldown of this spell can be reduced by the Insight mastery 2016.png Insight mastery or by Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity.
Summoner Spell Cooldown Reduction Flash.png F Teleport.png T Clarity.png C Heal.png H Cleanse.png C Exhaust.png E Ignite.png I Barrier.png B Ghost.png G Smite.png S (recharge) Mark.png M
Without any 0% 300s 300s 240s 210s 180s 75s 80s
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity 10% 270s 270s 216s 189s 162s 67.5s N/A
Insight mastery 2016.png Insight 15% 255s 255s 204s 178.5s 153s 63.75s N/A
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity + Insight mastery 2016.png Insight 25% 225s 225s 180s 157.5s 135s 56.25s N/A
ARAM aura 40% 180s N/A 144s 126s 108s N/A 48s
ARAM aura + Insight mastery 2016.png Insight 49% 153s N/A 122.4s 107.1s 91.8s N/A 40.8s
ARAM aura + Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity 50% 150s N/A 120s 105s 90s N/A 40s
ARAM aura + Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.png Ionian Boots of Lucidity + Insight mastery 2016.png Insight 59% 123s N/A 98.4s 86.1s 73.8s N/A 32.8s

Patch History

V6.10
  • Cooldown reduced to 180 seconds from 210.
V4.5
  • New color.
V4.4
  • New particles and sounds
V4.1
  • Icon updated
V3.14
V1.0.0.152
  • Now available on Summoner's Rift and Crystal Scar, and Twisted Treeline.
  • Cooldown increased to 210 from 125.
  • Shield amount reduced to 95 + 20 per level from 100 + 25 per level.
  • Summoner's Resolve mastery 2013.png Summoner's Resolve increases the shield amount by 20 instead of reducing the cooldown by 20 seconds.
  • Shield duration reduced to 2 seconds from 4.
V1.0.0.141
  • Added