Creates a 23 point damage shield on self and summoned creatures for 20 seconds.
- Unlocked at Daedric Summoning rank 42.
- U2: In Update 2, several changes were made to the Daedric Summoning skill tree, and its skills. These include:
- Your pets will now stealth with you when you initially crouch.
- Your pets can now be given a target to attack.
- Your pets will no longer agro other enemies while you are mounted. 
- U3: The abilities Hardened Ward and Negate Magic no longer share the same icon. 
- U5: Fixed an issue where this ability's shield value wasn't refreshing when the ability was recast on a target before expiring. 
- U5: Fixed an issue where the graphical effects on Ranks III-IV were not playing correctly.