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Harmonic Exophase Shield   Exophase Field

Harmonic Exophase Shield   Circuit Shield


The Harmonic Exophase Shield builds off the Metaphase design to provide protection against Alien damage, in addition to protection against more traditional damage types.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Harmonic Exophase Shield I
HarmonicExophaseShield1
II
HarmonicExophaseShield2
III
HarmonicExophaseShield3
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
Mass 772 t 965 t 1,206 t
Energy 1,540 2,410 3,620
Defense 90%
Resists 50% Exophase
Harmonic Shield +1
Hull XP 4,175 XP 4,928 XP 5,548 XP
Restricted to A.X.I.S.Altairians
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Tech Lab Required VIII IX X
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 1h 17m 2h 41m 5h 02m
Helium-3 Helium3 4,199,118 8,390,965 19,181,426
Antimatter Antimatter 2,519,471 5,034,579 11,508,856
REPAIR Repair
Time Time 44m 55s 1h 10m 18s 1h 45m 35s


General

The Harmonic Exophase Shield is a powerful ship shield that protects against the 4 most common damage types in combat - Energy, Explosive, Kinetic, as well as Alien Damage. However, it is restricted to A.X.I.S. Hulls or better, and has an insanely long repair time.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Harmonic Exophase Shields can vastly improve the durability of your ships, carrying lots of shield energy in addition to a Harmonic Shield bonus.

They are extremely XP-efficient especially at level III, costing only around half the XP of a Metaphase Shield III while providing even more protection.

Disadvantages

Harmonic Exophase Shields are not effective against Plasma Damage, a common damage type used in advanced Alien Event Targets. They also cannot resist Void Damage that is dealt by Marauder Hulls.

To add insult to injury, this shield is incredibly repair-inefficient: each point of shield energy gives you 1.75 seconds of repair time. This means that you will get more repair time overall, especially if the enemy is using weapons with enhanced shield bypass such as Eclipse Drivers. Most Alien Event Targets carry weapons with built-in shield bypass as well. Note that this is partially counteracted by the extra shield energy provided by the Harmonic Shield bonus.

Trivia

  • Hulls with active Harmonic Exophase Shields glow with many colors at once.
  • The Harmonic Exophase Shield originally had a 1:2.5 energy to repair ratio prior to the early September 2017 update.

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