Improved Shield Bash
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|Improved Shield Bash|
Improved Shield Bash is very useful for both PvP and PvE encounters where spellcasters are involved. Additionally, it is an effective pull-skill and a threat generator.
Improved Shield Bash adds a chance to silence the target after a successful Shield Bash.
|Rank||Shield Slam damage||Silence chance|
Improved 's usefullness at first glance is to prevent spellcasters from casting for a short while, thus reducing damage or preventing harmful effects to you and your party. The same applies for PvP encounters, for example preventing a mage from Blinking after a . At the same time, it is the best way for a protection warrior to pull a spellcaster back to the main party, since by silencing a spellcaster you force him to switch to melee mode.
Additionally, Improved Shield Bash is one of the most effective threat generators for a protection warrior. The threat caused superceeds that of , for example, while the rage cost is even lower than Improved Sunder Armor. The only thing that prevents the spamming of Shield Bash on spellcasters and non-spellcasters alike, is its 12 second cooldown.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Now also increases the damage of your Shield Slam ability by 5/10%.