Shield Link

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Shield Link is one of the 23 available perks that currently exist in Deep Rock Galactic. It can be unlocked on the seventh row of perks and there are 3 tiers; each tier requiring 3 / 7 / 11 perk points respectively for a total of 21.

Perk Table[edit source]

Icon Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Description
Shield link 20 s duration
(3 min cooldown)
30 s duration
(3 min cooldown)
30 s duration
(2 min cooldown)
Passive: Whenever you are within 4m of a teammate, both of your shields recharge 50% faster!

Active: You can overcharge a teammate’s shield to 300% for 20 / 30 / 30 seconds.
(3 / 3 / 2 minutes cooldown)
Press [USE] while looking at a teammate within 4m.

Perk Breakdown[edit | edit source]

  • On use the perk will have the following effects on the targeted dwarf:
    • Instantly regenerate all shield.
    • Add 60 to the maximum shield value of the target (unlike the description it doesn’t really triple the shield value).
    • The overshield will stay up to 20 / 30 / 30 s.
    • If any damage is taken, the shield will only regenerate up to it’s normal value, any overshield used is lost forever.
  • Neither the passive nor the active effect of the perk can stack.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This perk is invaluable for the defense zones in Salvage Operation.
  • On an organised team you can have this perk ready to use for each swarm, allowing you to reduce the amount of health lost.
  • Remember to equip another perk when going in a mission with a Shield Disruption Warning, as this perk will grant no benefits when used there.