Piper: "You have an orb shield now?"
Paige: "It's news to me too!"
— Paige upon using her orb shield for the first time.[src]

Orb Shield is the ability to create a sphere or barrier out of orbs in order to defend oneself or others or contain something. It is a form of Force Field which appears as translucent blue energy. This power is a highly focused advancement of Telekinetic Orbing.


Using this power, the possessor can:

  • Shield against harm, most notably projectile attacks.
  • Repel enemies and powers with the force of the shield.
  • Project a shield around something in order to protect or contain it.


Wyatt shields Piper from the womb.

Paige repels demons with her Orb Shield

When Piper was almost shot with a Darklighter arrow, her unborn child created a protective shield from within the womb to protect itself and her.[1] Shortly after his birth, Wyatt Halliwell used an Orb Shield independently when he was attacked by demons for the first time.[2]

Paige developed this power when she and Piper were almost hit with fire thrown by a demon. She raised her arm, blocking the attack with an Orb Shield.[3] She used this power at will for the first time while protecting herself from falling debris and fireballs.[4]

Gideon orbs Wyatt and his Orb Shield

The Orb Shield can be manipulated by other powers. A demon was seen hitting the Orb Shield with a beam, which caused the bubble to fly away, along with everything inside it. Gideon was able to orb the protective bubble with Wyatt inside by channeling electrokinesis into the bubble, establishing contact, and then orbing away with it.[5] Paige was able to keep the shield around her sisters and Leo long enough for Phoebe to lift it with her Levitation and for Piper to move it across a battlefield with her Molecular Acceleration.[6]

After obtaining her sisters' powers during the magical switch, Prue Halliwell was able to form small Orb Shields around her arms to deflect incoming attacks.[7]

List of Users

Original power
Through spell, potion, power stealing, etc.


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Notes and Trivia

The golden shield only seen once.

  • While Orb Shields have been blue in all other occurrences, the shield protecting Piper was golden in "Y Tu Mummy Tambien".
  • So far, the Orb Shield was shown to protect five people at most.
  • Wyatt seemingly uses his right hand to active his shield, as whenever he uses it, it originates from his right hand or right side of his body.
  • Although he used other powers from inside the womb, this was the first power Wyatt Halliwell used after he was born.
  • This was the first new power one of the Charmed Ones gained in the comics.