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Shield

A powerful melee style using a shield held in the left hand.
Shield access is available to members with an active subscription. Non-members may purchase access in the Marketplace for either 500 Station Cash or 500 Marketplace Cash.

Skill Description
Shield Weapon Proficiency

Allows access to Shield Weapons and the Shield Weapons Tree

Grants Multiple Abilities:
Sidearm Throw : Hold Range
Block Breaker : Vulnerable to Interrupt
Hurls your Shield to smash through a blocking opponent's defenses.

Spinning Backhand : Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Interrupts and deflects ranged attacks with a quick, brutal blow.

Overhand Throw

Hold Range x 2
Block Breaker : Vulnerable to Interrupt
Launches your shield to knockdown enemies and break through their defenses when they are blocking.

Savage Strikes

Grants Multiple Abilities:
Spinning Upslash : Tap Melee, Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Bashes an enemy into the air with a melee attack.

Leaping Stab : Tap Melee x 2, Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Delivers a quick downward strike to knockdown your target.

Spinning Downward Cross

Tap Melee x 3, Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Delivers a quick downward smash to knock down your opponent.

Overhead Plate Smash

Tap Melee x 4, Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Delivers a hefty downward smash to stun your opponent.

Heavy Sidearm Throw

Hold Range x 3
Block Breaker : Vulnerable to Interrupt
Flings your shield to deal heavy damage to enemies in front of you and break through their defenses when they are blocking.

Shield Uppercut

Tap Melee x 5, Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Bashes an enemy into the air with a melee attack.

Devastating Kicks

Grants Multiple Abilities:
Two Footed Slam : Tap Melee x 6, Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Delivers a devastating kick to stun your opponent.

Handspring Kick : Tap Melee x 7, Hold Melee
Interrupts : Vulnerable to Block
Delivers a large kick to knockdown multiple enemies.

Shield Mastery

Requires 8 points in Shield

Shield Mastery is a prerequisite for performing cross-weapon combos into select Two Handed and Dual Pistol attacks.

Increases weapon attack damage while a rifle weapon is equipped.

Home Run

Tap Melee, Hold Melee x 2
Requires Shield Mastery
Requires Two Handed Mastery and Home Run
Use Two Handed to perform a high damage version of Home Run.

Big Scoop Mastery

Tap Melee x 3, Hold Melee x 2
Requires Shield Mastery
Requires Two Handed Mastery and Big Scoop
Use Two Handed to perform a high damage version of Big Scoop.

Lifting Strike Mastery

Tap Melee x 2, Hold Melee x 2
Requires Shield Mastery
Requires Dual Pistols Mastery and Lifting Strike
Use Dual Pistols to perform a high damage version of Lifting Strike.

Magnum Round Mastery

Hold Range x 4
Requires Shield Mastery
Requires Dual Pistols Mastery and Magnum Round
Use Dual Pistols to perform a high damage version of Magnum Round.

See AlsoEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Center-grip shields under various names are used offensively in martial arts from Turkey, Iran, the Indian sub-continent and the Malay archipelago including the Philippines. Uses include striking, trapping, distraction, unbalancing and levering the opponent's shield out of the way. This is the very purpose of small but heavy shields like the buckler and targe.
  • Prior to March 31st, 2015, Shield access was included in The Last Laugh DLC pack. Previous owners of the DLC will retain Shield access.

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