Active Ability details for Shield Bash  

Jobs/Level:Paladin, lvl 15
MP cost:0
Reuse:3 minutes
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Single
Description:Delivers an attack that can stun the target. Shield required.

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PAL quote
# Mar 18 2007 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
"Paladin, more hate than you need, because someday your gona need it"

ya ya
# Apr 30 2006 at 10:48 PM Rating: Good
shield bash is the first pld hate ability and it even does damage! =D
To Clear Things Up...
# Apr 18 2006 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
This is a REAL handy skill, with 2 main uses:

1) Getting hate: If you lose hate but cant provoke, a quick bash should keep there attention long enough for your next voke. Its not much but its a small spike.

2) Interupting Spells: This is the main function! not "Deal Huge Damage" or whatever its says there... (someone needs to change that!). As soon as you see "*monster* starts casting Firaga II" >>> "oh no you didnt!" > Blam! Shield bash to avert major damage to PT! the brief stun cant really be used for anything else (except to avoid 1 hit, but it must be w-e-l-l timed!) it has saved my *** so many times when used like so! ^_^ of course its good to stop things like stoneskin being cast aswell! so your DD's can tear into them >=)

Well I just though id say what I use it for, one of the most handy skills ever I reckon!

# Feb 09 2006 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
Edited by bsphil
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With Clipeus, I consistently do 6 damage with Shield Bash to all enemies. And for hate, I haven't seen it pull much in. I didn't have hate at the time, so I tried to get it back with Shield Bash alone, and that didn't work. :\
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pld hate
# Dec 08 2004 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
if you want to get the mob off of the whm after ben use invisible, if you want hate use provoke if you see mob going after mages and provoke not ready sheild bash same with flash.

sheild bash from what i have seen creats good hate and is also great at interupting bomb toss every time i have used shield bash it stops the gob and when shield bash is not ready and gob uses bomb toss most of the time he blows himself up.

btw i got up to 38 pld with killamithra and now 21 pld with burnit.

and about shield bash damage there is no way to change how much damage you do besides your lvl. its not alot of damage but when something uses str down and stoneskin and has a small amount of life and everyone is doing (0) damage use shield bash. i have killed several mobs that way.

i wish i could find out how much damage it adds pur lvl but i think it goes up a point every 2 lvls i will find out later and get back and correct. well goodluck to all plds.
Shield Bash: the real story
# Oct 27 2004 at 3:00 PM Rating: Decent
154 posts
For those who are still wondering...

Shield Bash doesn't do major damage. As a level 28 PLD, I'm still striking IT's for 9 damage with my Kite Shield.

Also: it's /recast is 5 minutes, not 10 minutes -- which isn't bad.

It does, however, have a chance of stunning the enemy, which in and of itself will grab the mob's attention a good amount of time, and should be part of every Paladin's hate routine each fight that it's available. Also, when it does stun, it will interrupt certain TP abilities on mobs (Bomb Toss, for example, is most notable; I personally use Flat Blade for a nearly guaranteed stun).
RE: Shield Bash: the real story
# Nov 02 2004 at 12:04 AM Rating: Decent
249 posts

Edited, Tue Nov 2 07:38:17 2004
# Jul 06 2004 at 8:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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o.O Not sure about Rampart, but Holy Circle, Cover, Sentinel, and Shield Bash have a 5 minute recast time, not 10.

Holy Circle, Sentinel, and Cover only lasts for 30 seconds, not 3 minutes...I -wish- it was 3 minutes.

(Posting this on all move forums in hopes the site gets updated.)
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Wrong Timer
# Jul 02 2004 at 12:26 PM Rating: Excellent
2,866 posts
The timer for this is not 10 minutes.
# Apr 19 2004 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
I wished the time rest would be like 1 min, you could chain goblins then, without waiting it to be ready again.
Shield Bash Thread
# Mar 12 2004 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
Here's a good Shield Bash discussion in the paladin forum:

# Jan 13 2004 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
171 posts
Yes, it should read does minor damage and angers target, with a chance of stunning it.
good agro?
# Jan 05 2004 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
I've noticed that the shield bash also generates alot of agro. Anyone else notice that it seems about as good as a regular provoke?
RE: good agro?
# Jan 06 2004 at 3:48 PM Rating: Default
Nice! Although I doubt it can gain as much as invincible!
Increasing Shield Bash
# Jan 01 2004 at 9:25 PM Rating: Default
what increases the effectiveness of this - skill-wise? Does shield skill or level do anything?
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 25 2003 at 1:20 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Damage actually sucks... tho you can get items to make it a tad better.
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