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For the spell in Dragon Age II, see Arcane Shield (Dragon Age II).

Arcane Shield is a mage spell from the Arcane tree in Dragon Age: Origins.


  • Defense Bonus: 10.0 + (Spellpower * 0.1).
  • Conjuration time: 1 s.

If having Fade Shield, following effects are added:


  • Upkeep is in mana.
  • Arcane Warrior spellcasting: The spell can be cast with your weapon(s) drawn.
  • Casting this with spellpower-enhancing abilities (for example, Spell Might) active will increase the effectiveness of this spell, thus gaining an increased bonus to defense, after which you may disable the Spell Might sustainable and the bonus will remain until the spell has been deactivated.
  • The defense bonuses are determined when the mage casts the spell; changing equipment while the spell is active does not change the defense bonuses.

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