Shockwave Shields are the second type of shield that players can research. They resist damage from explosive type weapons, with a built in 50% resistance damage to them. That is, they can absorb twice as much explosive damage indicated by their shield energy. They are used by mid level players and younger but not used anymore because they lack strength by high level players.
The Shockwave shield boasts a shield strength that is superior to the Deflector shield, but still weaker than the Spectral Shield. However, it also has higher mass then the Deflector shields, though it is still lighter than the Spectral shields.
It is also useful when dealing with enemy carriers bearing Bomber squadrons, which can inflict a massive level of damage. They are also ideal for absorb damage from common weapons such as Hydra missiles, SICO missiles and Vector torpedoes. When equipped with Shockwave shields, only engage fleets that feature explosive weapons,
One of the more common uses for the Shockwave shield is for ships designed to absorb damage while other ships deal damage for farming VEGA fleets. As many higher-level fleets tend to use explosive weaponry, it makes for a useful diversion.