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Overview Edit

Shield Defense is a defensive powerset released in Issue 13, it is available to Tankers, Scrappers, and Brutes. The original information release included Stalkers in the list to get Shields, but was corrected. [1]

Shield Defense is incompatible with the following powersets: Claws, Spines, Dual Blades, and Katana.

Your mastery over the shield protects you from all forms of attacks in the form of defense as well as some moderate damage resistance to most types of damage. Your training with the shield enables you to protect your nearby allies boosting their defenses.

Possible Shield Customizations.

Power Table Edit

Tankers, Brutes, and Scrappers Edit

The Shield Defense powerset is available as a primary for Tankers, and as a secondary for Brutes and Scrappers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
ShieldDefense ActiveDefense Deflection 1 1 Toggle: Self +DEF(Melee), +Res(Lethal, Smashing)
ShieldDefense Deflection Battle Agility 1 2 Toggle: Self +DEF(Ranged, AoE), +Res(Defense Debuff)
ShieldDefense TrueGrit True Grit 2 4 Auto: Self +Res (Cold, Energy, Fire, Negative Energy, Toxic), +MaxHealth
ShieldDefense BattleAgility Active Defense 6 10 Click: Self Res (Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep, Fear, Confuse, Repel, Knockback, Defense Debuff)
ShieldDefense AgainstAllOdds Against All Odds 8 16 Toggle: Self +DMG, Foe -DMG
ShieldDefense PhalanxFighting Phalanx Fighting 12 20 Auto: Self +DEF(Melee, Ranged, AoE)
ShieldDefense GrantCover Grant Cover 18 28 Toggle: PBAoE, Team (but not self) +DEF(All)
ShieldDefense ShieldCharge Shield Charge 26 35 PBAoE Superior DMG(Smashing), Foe Knockdown, Self Teleport
ShieldDefense OneWithTheShield One With the Shield 32 38 Click: Self +Res(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, Repel, Knockback, All DMG but Psi), +Recovery, +Max HP

Powers Edit

ShieldDefense BattleAgility Active Defense Edit

When you activate this power, it grants protection from Sleep, Disorient, Fear, Immobilize, Confusions, Repel, Knockback, Hold and Defense Debuff effects for a short duration. Recharge: Very Long

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 10 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 10 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 6 (Tanker)
Effects Click
Self +Res(Disorient, Hold, Immobilize, Sleep, Fear, Confuse, Repel, Knockback, Defense Debuff)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories None

ShieldDefense AgainstAllOdds Against All Odds Edit

The harder pressed you are in combat the greater your offensive abilities become. Each enemy that stands toe-to-toe with you in combat will grant you a damage bonus. The first foe you engage in melee grants the highest damage bonus, and up to 10 foes can contribute to this effect. Each foe in melee also suffer from reduced damage as your shield deflects a portion of their damage. Recharge: Slow

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 16 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 16 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 8 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle
Self +DMG
Foe -DMG, Taunt
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories None

ShieldDefense Deflection Battle Agility Edit

Your incredible reflexes allow you to position your shield to deflect incoming ranged damage. While Deflection is active you will benefit from increased Ranged and AoE defense as well as some moderate protection from Defense Debuffs. Recharge: Fast

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 2 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 2 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 1 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle
+DEF(Ranged, AoE), +Res(Defense Debuff)
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Defense Buff Defense

ShieldDefense ActiveDefense Deflection Edit

Your mastery of the shield allows you to easily deflect melee attacks, and attacks that do get through your ironclad defenses tend to do less damage. While Active Defense is active the user will gain defense to melee attacks and some minor resistance to lethal and smashing damage. Recharge: Fast

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 1 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 1 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 1 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle
+DEF(Melee), +Res(Lethal, Smashing)
Enhancements TO Training Damage Resistance Enhance Damage Resistance
TO Training Defense Buff Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Defense Buff Defense
IO Resist Damage Resist Damage

ShieldDefense GrantCover Grant Cover Edit

You are able to use your shield to defend nearby allies. Any teammates who remain nearby gain a bonus to their defense. (NOTE: The defense bonus from this power is only applied to nearby team mates, but not yourself.) Recharge: Slow

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 28 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 28 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 18 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle
Team (but not self) +DEF(All)
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Defense Buff Defense

ShieldDefense OneWithTheShield One With the Shield Edit

When you activate this power, you gain strong resistance against most types of damage and also to Disorient, Immobilization, Hold, Knockback, Repel and Sleep effects. One with the Shield costs little Endurance to activate and increases your recovery and maximum hit points for its duration, but when it wears off you are left exhausted, and substantially drained of Endurance. Note that One With the Shield is unaffected by Attack Rate changes. Recharge: Very Long

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 38 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 38 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 32 (Tanker)
Effects Click
Self +Res(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, Repel, Knockback, All DMG but Psi), +Recovery, +Max HP
Enhancements TO Training Damage Resistance Enhance Damage Resistance
TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
Set Categories IO Resist Damage Resist Damage
IO Healing Healing
IO Endurance Modification Endurance Modification

ShieldDefense PhalanxFighting Phalanx Fighting Edit

Fighting very near your allies allows you to deflect attacks much easier. You will gain a small bonus to your melee, ranged and area of effect defense this bonus grows for each ally near you. This power is always on and costs no endurance.

Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 20 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 20 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 12 (Tanker)
Effects Auto
Self +DEF(Melee, Ranged, AoE)
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories IO Defense Buff Defense

ShieldDefense ShieldCharge Shield Charge Edit

You can throw all of your might behind your shield and charge through ranks of foes in the blink of an eye. Using this power allows you to teleport to a selected area to deal significant smashing damage to all foes in a long cone in front of you, most foes that are struck by your Shield Charge will be knocked down. Damage: Superior, Recharge: Very Long.

Recharge Very Long
Damage Superior (Smashing)
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 35 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 35 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 26 (Tanker)
Effects Click
Foe Knockdown
Self Teleport
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training Range Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness Enhance Taunt Effectiveness
Set Categories IO Damage PBAoE Damage
IO Knockback Knockback
IO Taunt Taunt (Tank/Brute Only)

ShieldDefense TrueGrit True Grit Edit

Your intense training has left you tougher than even the hardiest of heroes. You gain additional hit points and resistance to fire, cold, energy, negative energy and toxic damage sources. This power is always on and costs no Endurance.

Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute 4 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper 4 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker 2 (Tanker)
Effects Auto
Self +Res (Cold, Energy, Fire, Negative Energy, Toxic), +MaxHealth
Enhancements TO Training Heal Enhance Heal
TO Training Damage Resistance Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage Resist Damage
IO Healing Healing



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