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The Diffuser Shield is a ship shield that takes reduced damage from Energy weapons and recharges to full strength over time.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Diffuser Shield I
DiffuserShield1
II
DiffuserShield2
III
DiffuserShield3
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Mass 60 t 360 t 1,080 t
Energy 120 720 2,160
Defense 90%
Resists 50% En
Shield Recharge 12 energy/s 72 energy/s 216 energy/s
Recharge Delay 3 s
Hull XP 470 XP 3,220 XP 10,867 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Farming Tier VEGA Tier I VEGA Tier I VEGA Tier III
Pieces 4 5 6
Prerequisites Spectral Shield III Spectral Shield IV Spectral Shield V
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 1m 30s 12m 30s 1h 55m 30s
Helium-3 Helium3 2,630 448,443 2,810,018
Antimatter Antimatter 0 49,827 936,673
REPAIR Repair
Time Time 2m 00s 12m 00s 36m 00s


General

The Diffuser Shield is an advanced Energy ship shield that can start replenishing its energy reserves after several seconds without interruption.

Note that once fully depleted, the shield is useless for the remainder of the battle and cannot recharge.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Diffuser Shields can potentially block massive amounts of damage, provided that they get the chance to regenerate after each volley.

Regenerating shields are excellent for shield-switching tactics, where a healthy ship protects a damaged ship (most commonly through ship blocking), buying time for the damaged ship to fully regain its shields. They are also good for intermittent combat such as sniper attacks and battleship fights, where shields often get the chance to regenerate between each round.

Diffuser Shields have the most shield energy out of the three regular regenerating shields, and are best suited to tank Alien, Plasma and Void damage, which none of them can resist.

Disadvantages

Diffuser Shields have poor mass efficiency compared to the Spectral Shield without the chance to recharge. Therefore, if your fleet is designed to blitz enemy ships or otherwise engage them in close combat, it is not recommended to use this shield as the enemy can easily overwhelm them in a single volley.

Trivia

  • Hulls with active Diffuser Shields glow yellow, similar to the Spectral Shield.

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