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Forged by Hellbourne slaves, Shieldbreaker mauls appear to be little more than huge spiked clubs, but the despair and anger poured into their makers gives them the power to inflict massive harm. Each blow of a Shieldbreaker destroys some of its victim's armor, as if the weapon hungered to reach the flesh and blood beneath.
Location Icon Morph Attack.png Morph Attack
Type Filter Damage.png Damage
Filter Modifier.png Modifier
Stats +35/45/55 Damage
Notes Can be upgraded 2 times
Cost 2600/3600/4600 (1000)
Components Item Builds into
Warhammer (1600)


On attack, applies Broken Armor to target for 5 seconds.

After obtaining this item, the recipe may be re-purchased to upgrade it. Can be upgraded 2 times.

At level 3, applies a stacking -1 Armor debuff to Buildings and Gadgets you attack. Max of 8 stacks.

This item contains an Attack Modifier. Exclusive attack modifiers do not stack with other exclusive attack modifiers.


On attack, applies Broken Armor to target for 5 seconds.

At level 3, applies a stacking -1 Armor debuff to Buildings and Gadgets you attack. Max of 7 stacks.


Broken Armor Effects
-3/-5/-7 Armor

  • Duration of the stacking Armor debuff vs. Buildings and Gadgets is the same (5 seconds).


Version 4.5.4

  • Armor reduction increased from 2/4/6 to 3/5/7.
  • Maximum number of stacks on structures increased from 6 to 7.

Version 4.1.0

  • Removed the concept of Attack Modifiers from the game. You may now mix and match previously unique attack modifiers together.
  • Damage decreased from 40/50/60 to 35/45/55.
  • Armor Reduction decreased from 3/5/7 to 2/4/6.
  • Max number of Armor Reduction against buildings and gadgets decreased from 8 to 6.

Version 4.0.0

  • Armor reduction decreased from 4/6/8 to 3/5/7.

Version 3.8.0

  • Damage decreased from 40/54/68 to 40/50/60.
  • Armor Reduction increased from 3/5/7 to 4/6/8.
  • Level 3 of the item now applies a stacking -1 Armor debuff to buildings and gadgets you attack.
    • Max of 8 stacks.

Version 3.5.0

  • Damage lowered from 40/55/70 to 36/48/60
  • Armor reduction increased from -2/-4/-6 to -3/-5/-7

Version 2.5.8

  • Recipe cost increased from 900 Gold.png to 1000 Gold.png.
  • Removed Deflection pierce.

Version 2.1.5

  • Fixed Shieldbreaker applying the debuff on Spell Damage

Version 2.1.4

  • Increased Damage from +30/45/60 to +40/55/70.
  • Now ignores Deflection.

Version 2.0.38

  • Recipe changed to Warhammer.jpg Warhammer + Recipe (900) (from Warhammer.jpg Warhammer x 2 + Recipe (1200))
  • Can now be upgraded 3 times.
    • Stats: +30/45/60 Damage, -2/-4/-6 Armor debuff on attack

Version 2.0.17

  • No longer propagates to illusions.

Version 0.1.34

  • Shieldbreaker now applies its armor reduction state before the damage of the attack is calculated
    • This means that the first attack for units using a Shieldbreaker will do the correct amount of damage

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