|“||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|
|Mass||778 t||1,060 t||2,048 t|
|Hull XP||7,975 XP||9,413 XP||11,011 XP|
|Tech Lab Required||IX||X||X|
|Time||2h 36m||3h 16m||3h 50m|
|Time||22m 42s||24m 44s||36m 46s|
Note that its Counter Pierce ability is useless upon losing shields.
Strategy and Setup
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.
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.
- Hulls with active Shockwave Shells glow orange, similar to the Shockwave Shield.