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This article refers to the Gunner's Utility tool. To read about shield hit points, universal across all classes, see Health.
Shield Generator
GearGraphic ShieldRegen.png
Equipment Details
Type Support Tool
Used by Gunner
Slot Utility
Availability Default
Projects an energy bubble that simultaneously keeps you reasonably safe from harm while recharging your shield. Comfortably fits a full team inside! Don't get too comfy, however... the effects do not last long.
~ Item Description

About[edit | edit source]

The Shield Generator is a portable, throwable utility tool exclusive to the Gunner. Once the Shield Generator comes into contact with a surface, it will project an indestructible dome shaped field that will buff any teammate within its radius. Once the protection field expires it'll return to its owner and initiate a cooldown before it can be used again. The Gunner is supplied with four Shield Generators, which can be restocked at a Resupply Pod.

Enemies such as Glyphids cannot enter the field, and the shield will absorb ranged attacks from creatures such as Mactera. Whilst in the shield, Team mates receive a 50% Damage reduction buff, regenerate 10 units of Shield per second, and can return fire at any enemies outside.

Because the shield only protects its users by quickly regenerating their shield and giving them a damage reduction, it will not protect the health of its users from attacks with damage that exceed the maximum capacity of their shield, such as the explosion of a bulk detonator.

Initial Stats
Radius 2.8
Duration 6.0s
Shield Regen
(per second)
Recharge Time 12.5s
Carried Amount 4

Modifications[edit | edit source]

There's three tiers and each tier has up to three upgrades, only one upgrade can be equipped per tier.

Gunner Upgrades
Mod Effect Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Streamlined Integrity Check
-1 Recharge Time Generator recharges faster Credit.png 360 Credits

Jadiz 12 Jadiz

Icon Upgrade Area.png
Improved Projector
+0.5 Shield Radius Shield protects a larger area Credit.png 360 Credits

Croppa 12 Croppa

Tier 2
Level 5
Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Fast Charging Capacitors
-2 Recharge Time Generator recharges faster Credit.png 700 Credits

Enor Pearl 26 Enor Pearl

Icon Upgrade Duration.png
Larger Capacitors
+1.5 Duration Shield lasts longer Credit.png 700 Credits

Bismor 26 Bismor

Tier 3
Level 10
Icon Upgrade Area.png
Supercharged Coils
+0.8 Shield Radius Shield protects a larger area Credit.png 920 Credits

Magnite 14 Magnite
Umanite 20 Umanite

Icon Upgrade Resistance.png
Lasting Effect
+2s Protection Time After Leaving The shield's protective properties linger for a few seconds after you leave the shield. Credit.png 920 Credits

Jadiz 14 Jadiz
Umanite 20 Umanite

Icon Upgrade Duration.png
Improved Efficiency
+1.5 Duration Shield lasts longer Credit.png 920 Credits

Enor pearl 14 Enor Pearl
Umanite 20 Umanite

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Shield Generator replaced the Satchel Charge as the Gunners utility tool when Update 19: Guns! Lots of Guns! was released.
  • The shield blocks range attacks from dwarf weapons but if a piercing mod is equipped, it will go through.