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Shockwave Shield   Shockwave Field


Shields defend the hull from most damage. The Shockwave Shield lasts longer against explosive weapons.
  — In-Game Description 
Shockwave Shield I II III IV V
Mass 17t 50t 150t 450t 900t
Shield Energy 50 150 450 1,350 2,700
Defense 90%
Resists Explosive
Research
Tech Lab Required II IV VI VIII X
Prerequisites --- --- --- --- ---
Time 5m 6m 12m 5h 42m 1d 8h 40m
Helium-3 700 15,000 397,100 7,549,785 23,754,375
Antimatter 0 0 0 1,332,315 7,918,125
Build
Time 1m 00s 1m 30s 3m 00s 21m 30s 1h 36m 00s
Helium-3 90 1,540 39,840 755,327 2,376,045
Antimatter 0 0 0 133,293 792,015
Repair
Time 50s 2m 30s 7m 30s 22m 30s 45m 00s
Shockship2

Shockwave Shield I, II, III, IV and V Respectively

General

The Shockwave Shield is a Miner Rebellion researchable shield that resists Explosive by 90%. It became very popular for people without the Metaphase Shield III against the Vector Torpedo.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:

The obvious main advantage to the Shockwave Shield is its ability to resist 90% of all explosive type damage. This helps greatly against weapons like the SICO Missile, Vector Torpedo, or Fusion Torpedo which all are able to decimate your hull quickly.

It also isn't very heavy but not very light at the same time, same goes with energy capacity. Thus, its a good choice if you wish to stay mass efficient while still being able to defend.

Disadvantages:

However, due to only having a 90% resistance against explosive weapons, weapons like the Polaron Ray, Thermal Beam, or the Gladius Driver cannot be fully resisted thus your hull and shield will deplete very quickly when fighting them.

Though, once you get the Metaphase Shield III the 3 Miner Rebellion shields become extremely useless due to how powerful the Metaphase is in terms of Shields.

Setup:

Either Spectral Shields or Shockwave Shields should be equipped in PvP and always levels IV and V on your hull due to how important shields are in the lower regions.

Usually 1 shield hulls should equip level V, while double shielded hulls should try to equip dual level V or a level V and a level IV.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Before the rise of the Metaphase Shield and other explosive weapons, this shield was considered extremely bad as energy and projectile weapons were heavily used.
  • Its easy to tell, but the base counterpart to the Shield is the Shockwave Field.
  • Ships equipped with this glow with a red+orange color, this can make it hard to distinguish against the Metaphase Shield.



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