Personal Disruptor Shield

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The Personal Disruptor Shield generates an energy field which warps the space around the user. This causes beams or projectiles to be deflected and dissipated. Any hit causes the shield's energy to drain and if it reaches a critically low level it will malfunction. It is a highly sophisticated device that we can reproduce only with great effort.  From: Apocalypse Ufopaedia

Personal Disruptor Shield

  • Size: 3 × 2
  • Weight: 4
  • Base Price: $5770
  • Battlescape Score: 9
  • Recharge Rate (real time): 20 segments, 100seconds (1 segment every 5seconds).
  • Recharge Rate (turn base):

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An exotic device able to block weapons impacts and prevent injury to a unit. A complicated piece of technology which recharges its shielding effect slowly to full capacity (100%) automatically if not on the ground. It is used to protect against almost all forms of damage by enveloping a unit in a 'blue bubble' of dimensional energy until its own energy level has been reduced to zero, in which the device self-destructs harmlessly and disappears.
Shields will eventually become a common sight on the battlescape, evident by its low selling price for such a useful item. Manufacture is difficult but being so prevalent, is not necessary.
Any unit becomes protected when their health bar turns blue and, although a hand-held device, it will work the same if placed in an agent's backpack.
If a (multi) shielded agent is under sustained attack, only one shield device is 'protecting' at any one time, however, the blue bar indicates the average of all shields. The blue shield bar will deplete when absorbing impacts until the active shield is destroyed, then immediately a second shield will become active by displaying a full (averaged) blue health shield bar. Disengaging hostile unit to prevent destruction of a shield will allow it to slowly recharge. A shield thrown or dropped on the ground will cease recharging.
A single shield will protect uniformly until it depletes its energy. Shields do not stack their effect like vehicle shields. Only one is active, thus, an agent carrying four shields does not have 400 shield strength, but 100, four times.

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Shield Protection

A Personal Disruption Shield will 100% protect against:

  • Armor Piercing
  • Laser Beam
  • Plasma
  • High Explosive
  • Incendiary
  • Stun Grapple
  • Disruptor Beam
  • Entropy Enzyme
  • Acid Spit
  • Falling Debris
  • Falling Impact

but not:

  • Brainsuckers
  • Smoke
  • Stun Gas
  • Toxigun
  • Psionics
  • Anti-Alien Gas

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