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Avenger's Shield
Spell holy avengersshield.png
  • Avenger's Shield
  • 30 yd  range
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • 7.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Shields
  • Hurls your shield at an enemy target, dealing x Holy damage, interrupting and silencing the target for 3 sec, and then jumping to 2 additional nearby enemies.

    Empowered Avenger's Shield (Level 92+)
    Avenger's Shield strikes 2 additional targets.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown15 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required10
Other information
RequirementsRequires Shields
Related debuff
Spell holy avengersshield.png
  • Magic
  • Avenger's Shield
  • Silenced.
  • Duration: 3 seconds
TCG image
Those who oppose the shield must yield.

Avenger's Shield is a paladin ability learned at level 10 for those with the Protection specialization. It is a ranged attack that will jump to 2 additional nearby targets, silencing them for three seconds.

Modified by

Core abilities
Protection (Paladin) Protection specialization abilities


  • This spell is the primary pulling tool of protection paladins; it is ranged, does holy damage, and strikes up to three targets.
  • This ability is a Smart Spell.
  • In PvP, this ability is best used as an interrupt to spellcasters, due to its interrupt ability and 3 second silence.


  • The ability is a reference to Captain America (who is a member of the superhero group known as The Avengers), and his ability to ricochet his shield off of multiple targets and return to him.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Avenger's Shield can no longer be blocked.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): The Silence debuff from Avenger’s Shield was using the Dazed visual effect, and its Daze debuff did not have a visible effect. This has been remedied.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Once again does not strike secondary targets affected by Repentance.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Base damage and scaling factor increased by 30%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): The Avenger’s Shield bounce distance has been reduced to 10 yards (from 15).
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Avenger’s Shield (Protection) cast time reduced to .5 seconds, duration increased to 10 seconds.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): This spell will not 'jump' to targets that are under the effects of crowd control (such as sap or polymorph. There are some exceptions to this, such as fear, Avenger's Shield will still bounce to targets affected by fear.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Avenger’s Shield no longer has a minimum range. It may be used on any target within 30 yards.; The damage portion of this ability will now be applied even if the victim is immune to snare.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The slowing affect from "Avenger’s Shield" is now considered a snare, so snare removal and immunity affects will now work on it.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): The bonus "Avenger’s Shield" receives from bonus spell damage effects has been increased.

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