|“||The Resolute Shield provides Altairian hulls with resistances and defends them from incoming damage. These shields can use the hulls power systems to regenerate even when fully depleted.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
Stats[edit | edit source]
|Resolute Shield||I||II||III||IV (Elemental)|
|Mass||2,100 t||2,850 t||3,450 t||3,450 t|
|Hull XP||7,352 XP||8,445 XP||9,701 XP||11,943 XP|
|Restricted to||Tier 8|
|Farming Tier||Altairian Paviser Cargo||Altairian Paviser Cargo||N/A||N/A|
|Tech Lab Required||XI||XI||N/A||N/A|
|Tech Lab Required||N/A||N/A||XI||XII|
|Resolute Shield||N/A||N/A||N/A||1x Level III|
|Time||2h 00m||3h 00m||4h 00m||4h 00m|
General[edit | edit source]
Resolute Shield is a enhanced form of T7 Altairian Shells such as the Spectral Shell that provides increased shield energy and resistance to all three traditional damage types - Energy Damage, Explosive Damage and Kinetic Damage, without vulnerability to non-resistant damage types. It is restricted to Tier 8 Altairian.
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
Resolute Shield is plain better than its T7 counterpart, with vastly improved mass efficiency as well as absolute shield energy value, yet carries the same XP value. The same could be said for its elemental versions.
The Resolute Shield does not have the downside of Altairian Shells - vulnerability to non-resistant damage types.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
Resolute Shields lack counter-tech, unlike the Spectral Shell and Shockwave Shell. They also lack the passive shield regeneration of Deflector Shell. Most important of all, they do not have any resistance to Nebula Fields, unlike Altairian Shells.
Resolute Shield II has the worst mass efficiency, so it is not advised to use that in place of level I unless you really need shield energy yet are unable to obtain the level III version.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Resolute Shield is the Tier 8 Shield defense.
- Despite its description, it's the hull that grants T8 Altairian ships their innate ability to regenerate shields even when fully depleted, not the shields.
- When first released, Xeno Resolute Shield incorrectly required Blight elements instead of Xeno elements to craft. This was fixed during the late December 2019 downtime.