|“||Reinforced shields to reduce piercing effects, and are advanced in defending against Explosive based weapons, but are weak to other sources of damage.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
Stats[edit | edit source]
|Mass||778 t||1,060 t||2,048 t|
|Hull XP||7,352 XP||9,701 XP||11,943 XP|
|Restricted to||Altairians, Spectre|
|Farming Tier||Altairian Brigade Cargo||Altairian Brigade Cargo||Altairian Brigade Cargo|
|Tech Lab Required||IX||X||X|
|Time||2h 36m||3h 16m||3h 50m|
|Time||22m 42s||24m 44s||36m 46s|
General[edit | edit source]
Note that its Counter Pierce ability is useless upon losing shields.
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
Like the Spectral Shell, Shockwave Shells have excellent shield energy and mass efficiency, even greater than that of the Harmonic Exophase Shield. They have a very low repair to health ratio unlike earlier shields and are therefore viable on low-repair ships.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
Shockwave Shells are unable to recharge unlike the Blast Shield, meaning that the maximum shield energy is somewhat limited.
Shockwave Shells have negative resistance to other damage types, making them vulnerable against non-Energy damage, especially Alien and Plasma damage, which are extremely common in Alien Event Targets.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Hulls with active Shockwave Shells glow orange, similar to the Shockwave Shield.
- The Shockwave Shell was granted immunity to Explosive Nebula Fields in the late April 2019 update.
- Shockwave Shell has received immunity to Alien and Plasma Nebula Fields in the early November 2019 update.
Gallery[edit | edit source]