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


  • Barrier 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 Barrier will help escape from tough situations.


  • Barrier Barrier can be used despite any Crowd Control with the exception of suppression.
  • Many consider Barrier Barrier to be vastly inferior to Heal Heal, because it only affects one person, offers no speed boost, and the shield is temporary. However, Barrier 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 Barrier is often used instead of Heal Heal at mid lane, where there are many champions using Ignite Ignite. The lowered cooldown of Barrier Barrier also helps against assassins which are common at mid lane. At bot lane, Heal Heal is more common as Exhaust Exhaust is used more; Ignite Ignite is generally only used by supports which want to all-in. Also, with two champions, the healing from Heal 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 Cosmic Insight rune Cosmic Insight mastery or by Ionian Boots of Lucidity item Ionian Boots of Lucidity.
Summoner spell CDR
Base cooldown ▶ 300s
Cooldown reduction icon Cooldown reduction
5% (Cosmic Insight rune) 285s 228s 199.5s 171s 71.75s N/A
10% (Ionian Boots of Lucidity item) 270s 216s 189s 162s 67.5s N/A
15% (Ionian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) / (Unsealed Spellbook rune) 255s 204s 178.5s 153s 63.25s N/A
20% (Unsealed Spellbook runeCosmic Insight rune) 240s 192s 168s 144s 60s N/A
25% (Unsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity item) 225s 180s 157.5s 135s 56.25s N/A
30% (Unsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) 210s 168s 147s 126s 52.5s N/A
40% (Howling Abyss icon) 180s 144s 126s 108s N/A 48s
43% (Howling Abyss iconCosmic Insight rune) 171s 136.8s 119.7s 102.6s N/A 45.6s
49% (Howling Abyss iconUnsealed Spellbook rune) 153s 122.4s 107.1s 91.8s N/A 40.8s
50% (Howling Abyss iconIonian Boots of Lucidity item) 150s 120s 105s 90s N/A 40s
52% (Howling Abyss iconUnsealed Spellbook runeCosmic Insight rune) 144s 115.2s 100.8s 86.4s N/A 38.4s
52.5% (Howling Abyss iconIonian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) 142.5s 114s 99.75s 85.5s N/A 38s
57.5% (Howling Abyss iconUnsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity item) 127.5s 102s 89.25s 76.5s N/A 34s
60% (Howling Abyss iconUnsealed Spellbook runeIonian Boots of Lucidity itemCosmic Insight rune) 120s 96s 84s 72s N/A 32s

Patch History

  • Cooldown reduced to 180 seconds from 210.
  • New color.
  • New particles and sounds
  • Icon updated
  • 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.
  • Added
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