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Shields are a type of weapon in Ashes of Creation.[2]

  • Shields in the MMORPG grant a static defense/damage mitigation value.[3]
  • Shields may also offer additional value/block chances on a directional basis.[3]
  • Shields cannot be dual wielded.[4][5]

List of shields

info-orange.pngTa sekcja zawiera informacje z testów Alpha-1. Będzie aktualizowany po udostępnieniu nowych informacji.
Item Icon Source Rarity Level requirement Set
Carphin Shield ShieldIcon.png Drop [[]] Carphin
Demonic Offering Aegis ShieldIcon.png Crafted items Epic 15
Dented Shield ShieldIcon.png Vendor Poor 2 Dented
Eldritch Lightguard ShieldIcon.png Crafted items Rare Eldritch
Kite Shield Kite Shield Icon.png [[]] Common
Lava Forged Defender LavaForgedDefenderIcon.png Crafted items Rare Lava Forged
Lorica Vindicta Shield LoricaVindictaShieldIcon.png Drop Common Lorica Vindicta
Shield of Briarhome Crafted items [[]] Briarhome
Sons of Fortune Shield Sons of Fortune Shield Icon.png [[]] Rare 10 Sons of Fortune
Tower Shield TowerShieldIcon.png Drop Rare

Shield abilities

Skill Icon Primary Description
Absorption Field Absorption Field.png Tank A field of absorption.[6]
Barrier Barrier.png Cleric Sacrifice 25% of your maximum health to place a health shield on target ally for 10 seconds. Does not stack.[7][8]
Bulwark Bulwark Icon.jpg Tank Bash enemies in front of you twice. The second attack temporarily increases block chance. You must have a shield equipped to block.[9][10][11][12]
Shell Shield.png Mage Create a protective magical shell[13] around yourself that absorbs a large amount of damage before breaking.[14][15]

Shield cosmetics

Gear slots

Alpha-2 Fighter character sheet UI.[16]

We wanted to create something that would handle a couple of different roles, with obviously your equipment slots for what we call a "paper doll", which is that display of your character. Eventually it won't just be a image of your character, we hope to have the 3D character and be able to rotate around, look at what you're wearing. And then we wanted to support a couple of different features here, with some base stats; the equipment, which will show what equipment you have available to quick swap, so you don't have to have your inventory and the screen open; detailed stats for those people who want to get into all of the details; and then of course gear sets. So this is going to be able to swap to your sets of gear quickly; and being able to save different loadouts.[17]Colby Marchi

There are multiple gear slots in Ashes of Creation.[17]

  • Previously it was stated there were 16 gear slots.[28]

Active blocking

Tank active blocking with a Shield in Alpha-2.[41]

The shield version would probably be better but you'd still be able to parry or whatnot with a two-handed weapon, or even maybe a dual wield.[42]Tradd Thompson

Active blocking is a universal skill that applies to all classes.[44][45][46][47][42][48]

Active blocking might be an ability that- it's universal, of course it's universal- but it might be consuming mana; and you'll be able to adjust that mana consumption based off of your passive spec into your skill trees. In addition, it might also consume stamina, where that's something we're going to be testing as part of Alpha-2.[47]Steven Sharif
Q: How are you designing encounters around active blocking? Will it be situational use, or would I expect to be laying on my block keybind for most of the fight to prevent getting deleted by bosses?
A: It depends really on the type of adversary you're facing. Some of them are going to have indicators or tells that a big attack is coming. It's an animation wind up where you'll have an opportunity to use active block in very unique situations that are based on timing and additional mitigation for those incoming one-off attacks. In other occasions you'll be able to use it off of rotational cooldowns, or if you're waiting for a particular ability or you're during the use of your Aegis. There's different situations for when active block is a relevant use-case.[51]Steven Sharif
  • Some abilities may be able to overcome, surpass, or cancel active blocking.[45]
If a player is in a state, such as an active block, or an active tumble state, there will likely be some types of abilities that interact with reacting to those types of states and will either overcome surpass or cancel out those states, particularly as it relates to not just active blocking, but also potentially passive blocking as well; and that would be something probably related to physical penetration values as a stat, or even CC breaks that could be relevant as well for those types of things. I think that's on the radar for the combat team.[45]Steven Sharif
  • Previously the developers had not finalized designs for active blocking and were leaning toward using more traditional buff-oriented universal damage mitigation for the MMO, and were also considering interaction between action-based blocking and a passive block stat.[52][53]

Wizualizacje

See also

References

  1. Twitter - Carphin Shield.
  2. 2.0 2.1 shieldactiveblockA1.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 shields-quote.png
  4. dual-wield-shields.png
  5. Transmisja na żywo, 2017-06-16 (40:06).
  6. Absorption Field Description.png
  7. Video, 2023-07-28 (19:50).
  8. Barrier Info Panel.png
  9. Alpha-1 screenshot.
  10. toast-keybinds-skills.png
  11. Video, 2021-02-09 (0:37).
  12. Transmisja na żywo, 2020-07-31 (1:14:26).
  13. Shell Buff Description.png
  14. Shell Description2.png
  15. Video, 2023-04-28 (6:15).
  16. Video, 2024-03-29 (35:39).
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 Transmisja na żywo, 2023-02-24 (46:15).
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Transmisja na żywo, 2024-03-29 (1:55:14).
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Transmisja na żywo, 2023-04-28 (1:08:55).
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 belt items.jpg
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 weaponslots.png
  22. Transmisja na żywo, 2022-09-30 (49:16).
  23. Podcast, 2021-09-29 (40:50).
  24. Podcast, 2021-09-29 (47:57).
  25. Wywiad, 2018-05-11 (16:32).
  26. Transmisja na żywo, 2023-05-31 (48:11).
  27. stevenclarification.png
  28. 28.0 28.1 Transmisja na żywo, 2017-07-28 (24:54).
  29. helmet.jpg
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 Transmisja na żywo, 2018-02-09 (7:31).
  31. Polymorphic Breastplate.png
  32. 32.0 32.1 Transmisja na żywo, 2017-07-28 (31:30).
  33. belt items.jpg
  34. Alpha-1 screenshot.
  35. Alpha-1 screenshot.
  36. Video, 2023-11-30 (19:06).
  37. Transmisja na żywo, 2022-06-30 (1:17:34).
  38. Video, 2023-11-30 (9:36).
  39. Transmisja na żywo, 2023-09-29 (1:08:25).
  40. Wywiad, 2023-09-10 (47:13).
  41. 41.0 41.1 Video, 2023-01-27 (35:51).
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Video, 2022-12-02 (34:41).
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Video, 2022-12-02 (16:55).
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Transmisja na żywo, 2024-03-29 (2:38:15).
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 45.3 Transmisja na żywo, 2023-09-29 (1:12:16).
  46. 46.0 46.1 Transmisja na żywo, 2023-01-27 (1:06:02).
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 Video, 2023-01-27 (40:24).
  48. Transmisja na żywo, 2021-11-19 (50:38).
  49. Transmisja na żywo, 2023-01-27 (15:22).
  50. Transmisja na żywo, 2022-12-02 (1:05:08).
  51. Transmisja na żywo, 2023-01-27 (1:13:29).
  52. Transmisja na żywo, 2021-09-24 (1:22:46).
  53. Transmisja na żywo, 2020-06-26 (1:19:50).