Shield Block
Ability defend.png
  • Shield Block
  • 12 sec cooldown
  • 60 Rage
  • Instant
  • Requires Shields
  • Raise your shield, blocking every melee attack against you for 6 sec. These blocks can be critical blocks. Maximum 2 charges.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown12 sec
Level required18
Other information
RequirementsRequires Shields
Related buff
Ability defend.png
  • Shield Block
  • Block chance increased by 100%.
  • Duration: 6 sec
TCG image
My faith be my shield.
Mine be dis huge metal thing, mon.
- Indalamar to Mojo Mender Ja'nah (TCG)

Shield Block is a warrior ability learned at level 18 for those with the Protection specialization. It is a defensive ability that allows warriors to block all melee attacks for a short period of time, provided they are using a shield.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Shield Block now regenerates a new charge every 12 seconds (up from every 9 seconds).
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Shield Block now increases chance to block and amount blocked by 100% for 10 seconds. Cooldown increased to 60 seconds, rage cost reduced.

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