Shield Mastery
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Shield is a powerful melee style using a shield held in the left hand.. Weapon Mastery, introduced in Game Update 36, allows player to perform cross-weapon combos.

Shield can combo into select Two Handed and Dual Pistols attacks.

To unlock Shield Mastery, players must spend 20 skill points in Shield tree. Depending on their needs, they should spend skill points on required Statistics for their Power role. Furthermore, they must unlock the next Shield Combos:

  • Spinning Upslash
  • Leaping Stab
  • Spinning Downward Cross
  • Heavy Sidearm Throw

Purchasing Shield Mastery causes required attacks combos to hit for increased damage. It will also increase critical strike damage and resistance to control effects while using Shield.

Weapon Mastery Tips

Unlocking as much weapon mastery as you can will grant you access to the Weapon Mastery Points which require you to spend 21 skill points in that weapon tree.

We suggest you to focus on your Main Weapon tree (Shield) and both Cross-Weapons’s tree (Two Handed & Dual Pistols).

Cross-Weapon Combos

Using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will increase the super power’s chance to crit by 360% and its critical damage significantly.

On healer, tank, and control role, using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will decrease the super power’s Power cost.

Two Handed Mastery Combos
Home Run Mastery (Recommended) Big Scoop Mastery (Recommended)
shield_wm_combo1 shield_wm_combo2
Dual Pistol Mastery Combos
Lifting Strike Mastery (Recommended) Magnum Round Mastery (Recommended)
 shield_wm_combo3 shield_wm_combo4

Shield Statistics

brawling Total Point x1 Point x3 Point x6 WM Point x3
Precision 75 75
Might 105 30 75
Health 210 15 45 150
Defense / Toughness
Dominance 36 3 12 21
Vitalization 40 4 12 24
Power 147  36 36 75
Restoration 138 3 45 90
Critical Attack Chance
Critical Attack Damage 12% 12%
Power Heal Critical 1% On the third point of Power
Critical Healing Chance
Critical Healing Magnitude

Unlocking Shield points for Roles

Players must spend at least 20 skill points in Shield tree to unlock the Weapon Mastery; so depending on their role, they can spend their skill points in this way.

First of all, unlock recommended Shield Combos:

  • Shield Weapon Proficiency – 1 skill point
  • Savage Strikes – 1 skill point
  • Spinning Downward Cross – 1 skill point
  • Overhand Throw – 1 skill point
  • Heavy Sidearm Throw – 1 skill point

DPS Role

  • Critical Attack damage (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Health (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Might (+5 per point): 6 skill points
  • Power / Power Heal Crit (+12 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Might / Precision: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Control Role

  • Power / Power Heal Crit (+12 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Vitalization (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Power / Vitalization: Weapon Mastery Points x3
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Healer Role

  • Critical Healing Magnitude (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Health (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Power / Power Heal Crit (+12 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Restoration: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Tank Role

  • Health (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Critical Healing Magnitude (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Power / Power Heal Crit (+12 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Shield and Cross-Weapon Statistics

Total shield two handed dualpistols
Precision 258 75 85 98
Might 295 105 105 85
Health 612 210 210 192
Defense / Toughness 30  30
Dominance 102 36 33 33
Vitalization 122 40 39 43
Power 369 147 111 111
Restoration 369 138 138 93
Critical Attack Chance 3%  3%
Critical Attack Damage 24%  12% 12%
Power Heal Critical 3%  1% 1% 1%
Critical Healing Chance 3%  3%
Critical Healing Magnitude 12%  12%

15 comments on “Shield Mastery
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  1. Hi , I was wondering can I run shield mastery with only 73 skill points ? I’m cr 130 dps I have very very little skill points I know 🙁

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Ricky, to unlock full weapon mastery you need at least 75 skill points + Movement Skill Points which in total make you need 90 Skill Points. You are closer to that number but with current skill points you can unlock shield mastery, 1 cross weapon mastery, 2 weapon mastery combos from Shield tree, and movement skill

  2. Geoff S
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    Just a quick question. Have a gadgets dps/troll using Shield as their weapon. (I try to balance the two rolls.) For dps play, would it be advisable to use a power point for Weaponization? If so, what should I replace it with?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Geoof, weaponization is not recommended for dps or controller because it only increases throwing objects damage

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