Shield Throw Paladin Guide


There was an undocumented nerf to this build in 0.9 that causes block to be disabled when using Shield Throw. The build is still functional but far less tanky than anticipated.

Historically an under performing build compared to the Smite proccing variant, this build has seen a massive buff in 0.9 thanks to the addition of Throwing Damage on gear. This prefix allows us to scale Shield Throw's hit damage far beyond what it was capable of before, making it a high performing build.

The theme of this build is a popular fantasy in ARPGs and it doesn't disappoint in achieving that fantasy. With Shields ricocheting all over the battlefield and fire exploding on each hit, this build is pleasing to watch. it's also powerful thanks to great gear scaling and huge buffs from Holy Aura, Sigils Of Hope and Volatile Reversal.

This setup doesn't require any Unique to function and keeps the usage of these items to a minimum, making gearing much more straightforward. However, adding Throne of Ambition to the build really supercharges it for bossing. Fortunately, this is easily target farmed.

Overall, the Shield Throw Paladin is a satisfying build capable of defeating all of the content in the game. It's easy to play, has great Damage and is quite tanky. If you are looking for an iconic build that fills the screen with ricocheting shields and explosions, this is the build for you!

End Game Gear Planner

Volatile Reversal

Sigils Of Hope

Shield Rush

Holy Aura

Shield Throw

This build guide assumes you have a Level 70 Character. Reach Level 70 with our Paladin Leveling Guide.
If you are looking for a different playstyle, check all our Build Guides!

Flashy Visuals
Excellent Mono Farmer
Amazing Clear & Range
Incredible Scaling With Gear & Idols

Shield Throw Paladin

Heavy Buff Management
Vulnerable To DoT Damage
Typical Gear Doesn't Cap Block
Requires Mana Sustain Investment