Sword Shield

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Sword Shield.png [Active] Summon a shield of 5 swords which damage and adds a chance to inflict the Bleed debuff to enemies.
Vitality Skill
  • Consumes Vitality gauge and acquire Destruction gauge
  • MP consumption ↓ MP gains ↑ when Vitality is activated
Final Enhanced Skill


Class Level Required
Sheath Knight 15

Skill Information

Mode Spinning Blades (Physical) Max Hits Status 116.png Enemy DebuffBleed Duration MP Usage Cooldown
Hits Per Blade Blade Amount Activation Chance Damage (Physical/Magical) Duration
PvE 107% 3 5 10% 30% / 66% / 102% 4 Seconds 12.5 Seconds 25 MP 5 Seconds
PvP 43%
PvE 107% 3 5 10% 50% / 110% / 170% 4 Seconds 12.5 Seconds 25 MP 5 Seconds
PvP 43%

Skill Traits

Light Sword Shield Persistent Sword Shield
Attribute Effect MP Usage Attribute Effect
MP Usage decreased to 70% 17.5 MP Skill will reduce 3 KD per hit

Total Damage

Mode Base
PvE 1,605%
PvP 645%

Related Skills

Tips and Details

  • Only the summoning animation of Sword Shield inflicts any hitstun. The blades themselves, even if they have yet to come into contact with any enemies, will never inflict any.
    • The blades will neither proc the defense ignore effect of the Sharp Sword passive.
    • Since each blade has its own hit limit, this skill is very ineffective against multiple opponents as the blades will disappear once they've dealt all their hits.
  • Bleed inflicted by Sword Shield will do 30% average attack damage per second at 1 stack. Additional stacks will increase the damage by 36% each. Bleed can be stacked up to 3 times and lasts for 4 seconds.
    • [Enhanced] Sword Shield can apply 3 stacks of Bleed at once and will do 170% average attack damage per second.
    • Interestingly, the default Bleed caused by this skill is much weaker than other sources of Bleed, dealing a total of 30% + 36% + 36% = 102% Average Attack Damage as opposed to 50% + 60% + 60% = 170% Average Attack Damage.
      • This means that [Enhanced] only brings the skill's bleed up to par with other sources of Bleed, with the added benefit of immediately applying 3 stacks.
  • Oddly enough, when Sword Shield is activated there is no way to determine the remaining time (without counting) because there is no buff icon in the top right.


Date Changes
06/27/2013 11/06/2013
  • Sword Shield added.
07/04/2013 07/04/2013
  • After 2 seconds after activation, elements will not activate and there will be no more stagger for the rest of its duration.
05/15/2014 09/17/2014
  • Duration increased.
  • Hitstun decreased.
07/23/2015 12/16/2015
  • Casting speed slightly increased.
02/04/2016 03/16/2016
  • Absorbing trait changed to Persistent.
01/12/2017 01/24/2017
  • Damage increased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage increased.
  • None
07/27/2017 08/09/2017
  • Damage increased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • None
  • Damage increased.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 소드 실드 Sword Shield
Japanese Flag.png Japan ソードシールド Sword Shield
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 剑气护盾 Sword Wave Shield
German Flag.png Germany Schwertschild Sword Shield
Spanish Flag.png Spain Escudo de espadas Sword Shield
French Flag.png France Bouclier d'épées Sword Shield
Italian Flag.png Italy Scudo di Spade Sword Shield
Polish Flag.png Poland Tarcza Mieczy Sword Shield
Brazil Flag.png Brazil Escudo de Lâminas Blade Shield