Blessed Shield
Level Required: 20
Skill Type: Secondary

Cost: 20 Wrath

Hurl your shield, dealing 430% weapon damage as Holy plus 250% of shield Block Chance as Holy damage. The shield will ricochet to 3 nearby enemies.

Requires Shield

Element: Holy

Runes for Blessed Shield
Skill RunesLevelElement
Staggering Shield

The shield becomes charged with lightning and has a 25% chance to Stun the first enemy hit for 2 seconds. Each enemy hit after the first has a 5% reduced chance to be Stunned.


The shield erupts in flames and has a 33% chance to explode on impact, dealing 310% weapon damage as Fire to all enemies within 10 yards.

Divine Aegis

When the shield hits an enemy, your Armor is increased by 5% and Life regeneration is increased by 5% for 4 seconds.

Shattering Throw

When the shield hits an enemy, it splits into 3 small fragments that bounce between nearby enemies, dealing 170% weapon damage as Holy to all enemies hit.

Piercing Shield

The shield no longer bounces, but pierces through all enemies with a 50% chance to knock them aside.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Crusader.
Blessed Shield Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Blessed Shield Crusader active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Blessed Shield runes as chosen by level 70 Crusaders who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Crusaders looking to pick the best Blessed Shield runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Crusader skill data in the Most Popular Crusader Builds and Skills charts.
Blessed Shield Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Blessed Shield runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Crusaders. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Blessed Shield rune.
Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Crusaders.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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