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26th Nov '16 5:54:19 PM SorcerorNobody
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* Shields were added to ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' in version 1.9, and were mostly useful for blocking arrows. Other damage was reduced, and some additional effects were negated, although if the shield was attacked with an axe, there was a chance of it being disabled for five seconds. Shields were subsequently buffed in the 1.11 release, and now negate 100% of the damage taken from the front, from ''almost'' all types of attacks, while they are raised (although axes can still disable them).
19th Nov '16 12:12:15 PM OrKuunArQenByundis
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** Most Jackals (all but the snipers and scouts) are equipped with a handheld energy shield. It's not invulnerable and will fail under sustained fire (especially from energy weapons) and melee attacks, but it's more efficient to either flank them or shoot through a notch in the shield and take advantage of the opening when the Jackal flinches.
*** Skirmisher Murmillones wield two shields, one at each arm, which are much smaller but still effective at deflecting fire, and allow the Skirmisher to remain highly mobile, making an already hard target even more frustrating.
*** Elites in the Expanded Universe have wielded the same shields, but are reluctant to do so ([[HonorBeforeReason it's dishonorable]]).
** Forerunners utilized a HardLight Shield, featured in {{Halo 4}} as both an Armor Ability players can pick up and a defensive measure produced by [[BarrierWarrior Watchers]]. It's nigh-invulnerable to every weapon in the game but has a limited (rechargeable) battery.
10th Nov '16 5:10:19 PM Blazer
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*** The original shields were known as Anti-Beam Shields, which were shields that were coated with Laminate Armor, which many battleships used. The Impulse Gundam's shield was known as the "Mobile Shield" and all it did was expand and contract depending on which form it took up.


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* You wouldn't know it, but ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''[='s=] War Greymon's wings are actually two halves of a shield called the Brave Shield. It's used as a power up in ''Tamers''.
8th Nov '16 8:03:57 PM Sonofstranger
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' expands greatly on ''Oblivion'''s use of shields by giving the Block skill its own perk tree and some revamped mechanics. In addition to blocking attacks as in previous games, shields now have a bash attack that has a chance to stagger an opponent and interrupt power attacks if used as a counter-attack. The perk tree expands further on shield usage with extra bonuses like a major boost to elemental resistance (which is ''especially'' handy in dragon fights) and the ability to negate damage from arrows.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' expands greatly on ''Oblivion'''s use of shields by giving the Block skill its own perk tree and some revamped mechanics. In addition to blocking attacks as in previous games, shields now have a bash attack that has a chance to stagger an opponent and interrupt power attacks if used as a counter-attack. The perk tree expands further on shield usage with extra bonuses like a major boost to elemental resistance (which is ''especially'' handy in dragon fights) and the ability to negate damage from arrows. Not to mention the Spellbreaker which, as its name implies, [[NoSell No Sells]] up to 50 incoming magic damage.
*** To add to the hilarity, damage reduced by blocking compounds with damage reduced by your armour, which can both go up to 80%, meaning that any physical attack that you block with a maximum block and armour rating is essentially reduced to 3% effectiveness.
1st Nov '16 12:35:09 PM nighttrainfm
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** Steve Rogers in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', mentioned in the comics section.

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** Steve Rogers / Captain America's iconic shield appears in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' any movie featuring him. He starts out with a more mundane one, and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', mentioned in is then outfitted with the comics section.classic one by Howard Stark. Unlike the comics, it's made of a single metal: [[ComicBook/BlackPanther vibranium]], the rarest one on Earth.
1st Nov '16 12:31:55 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has shields equipable by all classes, but only the warrior gets special skills to use them. As with VideoGame/DwarfFortress and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' shields in DA boosts the chance of avoiding damage rather than reduce damage received. The special abilities include bashing enemies with them, becoming immune to flanking, reducing damage, and further increasing the evasion rate, amongst others. The style has far less offensive options that two-weapon style and two handed weapon style, but the stacking defensive buffs you get at high levels make a weapon-and-shield warrior practically invulnerable. It's a supreme case of BoringButPractical.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' also has weapon-and-shield as a Warrior build, and when combined with her class talent, a few strategically-placed points in Defender, and a whole-party Arcane Shield buff, Aveline is [[MadeOfIron effectively invincible]].

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''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has shields equipable by all classes, but only the warrior gets special skills to use them. As with VideoGame/DwarfFortress and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', shields in DA boosts the chance of avoiding damage rather than reduce damage received. The special abilities include bashing enemies with them, becoming immune to flanking, reducing damage, and further increasing the evasion rate, amongst others. The style has far less offensive options that than two-weapon style and two handed weapon style, but the stacking defensive buffs you get at high levels make a weapon-and-shield warrior practically invulnerable. It's a supreme case of BoringButPractical.
* ** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' also has weapon-and-shield as a Warrior build, and when combined with her class talent, a few strategically-placed points in Defender, and a whole-party Arcane Shield buff, Aveline is [[MadeOfIron effectively invincible]].invincible]].
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' also features this as a Warrior build. While you can build any of your warrior companions however you like, Cassandra and Blackwall are the ones depicted with shields in promo material and when you first meet them.
29th Oct '16 1:59:31 PM nombretomado
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* Shields are commonly used by Warriors and Paragons in ''GuildWars''. Depending on the build of the player, however, any class can find a shield handy if engaging in melee combat.

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* Shields are commonly used by Warriors and Paragons in ''GuildWars''.''VideoGame/GuildWars''. Depending on the build of the player, however, any class can find a shield handy if engaging in melee combat.
28th Oct '16 7:36:37 PM Nevermore2002
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* Shields are very useful in ''VideoGame/GrimDawn''. They can not only block a portion of physical damage, but also magical ones. It also has a {{Cooldown}} between uses. The Soldier class has many abilities that require a shield.

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* Shields are very useful in ''VideoGame/GrimDawn''. They can not Not only can they block a portion of physical damage, but they can also block magical ones. It also has a {{Cooldown}} between uses. The Soldier class has many abilities that require a shield.
28th Oct '16 7:31:57 PM Nevermore2002
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* Shields are prominently used by melee fighters in ''Titan Quest''. They give the wielder the ability to block a portion of damage from the occasional blow. The Defender class is also specifically meant to wield a shield both for offense and defense.

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* Shields are prominently used by melee fighters in ''Titan Quest''.''VideoGame/TitanQuest''. They give the wielder the ability to block a portion of damage from the occasional blow. The Defender class is also specifically meant to wield a shield both for offense and defense.


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* Shields are very useful in ''VideoGame/GrimDawn''. They can not only block a portion of physical damage, but also magical ones. It also has a {{Cooldown}} between uses. The Soldier class has many abilities that require a shield.
21st Oct '16 3:29:36 AM Potman
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** Second Edition had more than one supplement dealing with shield, allowing them to be used for parrying, negating enemy attacks.
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