The Biotic Shield is a Throwing gadget introduced in the 17.5.0 update. It requires one's clan to reach Golden Division to unlock.

Appearance

It is a golden device worn on the right side of the player's head that has a blue wire, a red wire, and a black antenna with a red highlight attached at various points. It also has a gem embedded on the side.

Performance

When activated, the blue cross in front will shoot out a blue ball of energy that expands into a sphere-shaped shield that can absorb any damage inflicted by enemies, protecting yourself and your allies. It has the AreaOfEffect.png and EnergyShield.png attributes. The shield lasts for a period of time and can the duration can be increased by upgrading.

Strategy

Tips

  • Use this gadget while getting spawn killed or in narrow hallways.
  • This gadget is more useful for co-operative modes, because it can protect both you and your teammates.
    • Although, you can alternatively use it for yourself in Deathmatch.
  • This gadget is most effective when used in Flag Capture/Point Capture. In particular, on a point that can be captured or the flag, where you can fend off the attackers by shooting them from behind the shield.
    • Area Damage weapons prove to be very useful on these occasions.

Counters

  • Attack and damage the players behind the shields with area damage weapons.
  • Bypass the shield's width. If it is in a doorway, see if you can reach to the players alternatively.
  • Wait until the Biotic Shield stops, then attack the player(s). If the players have powerful weapons, hide from then, if you can.
  • Use the Disabler to prevent the opponent from activating this.
  • Use high damaging Primarys such asUltimatum or area damage weapons with a large radius like Ice Club or Lance Soul Card as they have enough damage radius to pierce through the shield.
  • Use any weapon with WallBreak.png or a big enough AoE as the shield cannot absorb every form of ranged attack, unlike the Sly Wolf.
    • However, the damage dealt by Wall Break will be reduced, similar to when a player damages an enemy through a map structure.
  • Walk inside the shield quickly and preferrably unnoticed and use a powerful close-range weapon like Ninja Shurikens or a Melee to decimate the enemy.

Stats

Stats

Cooldown Time
Initial Tier 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 1 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 2 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 3 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 4 50 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 5 47 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 6 47 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 7 47 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 8 47 Seconds 15 Seconds
Tier 9 45 Seconds 15 Seconds
Tier 10 45 Seconds 15 Seconds
Tier 11 45 Seconds 15 Seconds
Final Tier 39 Seconds 16 Seconds

Changelog

17.5.0

  • Initial release date

Trivia

  • This is one of the first (among all the Gadgets that were added in 17.5.0) Gadgets which can be obtained only through the Clans System.
  • It functions similarly to the Energy Shield, except that it is a Throwing Gadget instead of a Tool.
    • Unlike the Energy Shield, the protection covers 360°, and cannot be destroyed. Enemy players can also pass through it.
  • In the armory, it is shown to be worn over the head. However, it shoots the shield forward when activated instead of generating it on the spot.

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