Forcefield is an active Engineer skill in Torchlight II. It belongs to the Aegis Skill Tree and is available starting at level 7.

Forcefield is preceded in the Aegis Tree by the skill Shield Bash. The next skill learned in the Aegis Tree is Overload.


"Your armor projects Ember energy, creating a forcefield around you, and a half-strength forcefield around allies. Once the forcefield absorbs its maximum damage it dissipates, removing all benefits. Forcefield uses all available Charges to increase damage absorption by 50% per Charge."

Tier I Bonus

Mana cost and casting time are reduced by 20%

Tier II Bonus

Allies receive a full strength shield.

Tier III Bonus

Mana cost and casting time are reduced by 50%

When you activate this skill, which has a cooldown of 8 seconds, the Engineer generates a glowing blue shield around himself and any allies within a few meters. This shield lasts for 30 seconds, absorbing most damage. Effect damage, such as from being burned or poisoned is not absorbed, but generic fire or poison damage is.


The Absorption levels given below are only accurate for the level requried to unlock it. Absorption improves with player level and will increase in number close to your current level each time. If kept at max ranks, these are the absorption levels at the required levels.

Rank 123456789101112131415
Mana Cost 32 33 34 35 28 30 33 36 41 46 52 56 63 69 48
Absorption 32 43 57 84 118 201 344 589 1003 1679 2759 4106 6317 9584 14339
Knock Back Resistance 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70%
Required Level 7 8 9 11 13 17 22 28 35 43 52 60 70 81 93



Combined with some method of quickly generating charge, such as an allied Berserker or Dynamo Field, Forcefield becomes an incredible skill. With sufficient mana regeneration, charge production and good management, Forcefield can be kept up continuously, making all allies invulnerable to all but the most catastrophic attacks. Do note, however, that being burned or poisoned does damage that bypasses the Forcefield. However, this damage is usually not enough to worry about.

Torchlight II skills


Hunter: EviscerateHowlRazeWolfstrikeBattle RageRuptureRavage
Hunter Passives: Blood HungerExecutionerRampage
Tundra: Frost BreathStormclawStorm HatchetNorthern RageIce ShieldPermafrostGlacial Shatter
Tundra Passives: Cold Steel MasteryShatter StormRage Retaliation
Shadow: Shadow BurstWolf ShadeShadowbindSavage RushChain SnareBattle StandardWolfpack
Shadow Passives: Frenzy MasteryShred ArmorRed Wolf


Inferno: Magma SpearMagma MaceFirebombsBlazing PillarInfernal CollapseImmolation AuraFirestorm
Inferno Passives: Charge MasteryElemental AttunementFire Brand
Frost: Icy BlastHailstormFrost PhaseElemental BoonFrost WaveIce PrisonAstral Ally
Frost Passives: Staff MasteryFrozen FateIce Brand
Storm: Prismatic BoltShocking BurstThunder LocusArc BeamDeath's BountyShockboltsShocking Orb
Storm Passives: Prismatic RiftWand ChaosLightning Brand


Blitz: Flame HammerSeismic SlamEmber HammerOnslaughtEmber ReachStorm BurstEmberquake
Blitz Passives: Heavy LiftingSuperchargeCoup-de-Grace
Construction: Healing BotBlast CannonSpider MinesGun BotShock GrenadeFusiladeSledgebot
Construction Passives: BulwarkFire and SparkCharge Domination
Aegis: Shield BashForcefieldOverloadDynamo FieldTremorFire BashImmobilization Copter
Aegis Passives: Sword and BoardAegis of FateCharge Reconstitution


Warfare: Rapid FireRune VaultChaos BurstCursed DaggersVortex HexShattering GlaiveVenomous Hail
Warfare Passives: Long Range MasteryShotgonne MasteryAkimbo
Lore: Glaive ThrowTangling ShotGlaive SweepSandstormBramble WallBurning LeapFlaming Glaive
Lore Passives: Dodge MasteryPoison BurstShare the Wealth
Sigil: Blade PactBane BreathShadowshotRepulsion HexStone PactShadowmantleShadowling Brute
Sigil Passives: Master of the ElementsShadowling AmmoDeath Ritual

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