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Lightning Shield is a core shaman ability learned at level eight. When the shaman is attacked, it does direct damage to the attacker. It can only proc every few seconds and lasts an hour.

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Notes Edit

  • Being an elemental shield, Lightning Shield cannot be used at the same time as [Earth Shield] (restoration) or [Water Shield]. It is however possible to use Water Shield or Lightning Shield on yourself while Earth Shield is up on another target.
  • It uses the lightning animation instead of the normal nature animation.
  • The damage caused is considered direct damage, though it cannot crit.
  • Lightning Shield is a good alternative to Water Shield for solo play or PvP, especially if mana is not a problem (either because you have enough mana anyway or because you expect fights to be quick).

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Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 4%.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Lightning Shield now persists through death.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Lightning Shield and Water Shield can no longer be dispelled.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): This spell will no longer set off some trinkets when it is cast.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Mana cost removed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.2 (2008-01-08): Lightning Shield mana cost reduced.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.2 (2007-06-19): Procs from this buff will no longer cause neutral town guards to attack the Shaman. In addition, Nightmare Vine will no longer cause charges of this buff to be consumed.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Ranks 8 and 9 of this spell now trigger correctly while mounted.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Some battleground power-up effects were consuming charges of Lightning Shield. They no longer cause charges to be consumed. The range on Lightning Shield has been extended to hit anyone within vision range.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.8.0 (10-Oct-2005): Tooltip updated to reflect actual functionality.

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