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Shield Hardness
Commander


This skill increases the amount of incoming damage negated by your shields.

By default, each point of Shields Subsystem Power negates 0.2% the damage that your shields take. Every point of Shield Hardness skill will negate an additional 0.2% regardless of your current Shields Subsystem Power.

+50 Shield Hardness
Total Additional Shield Damage Negation = +10%

Improved Shield Hardness

+35 Shield Hardness
Total Skill Bonus = +85
Total Additional Shield Damage Negation = +17%

Advanced Shield Hardness

+15 Shield Hardness
Total Skill Bonus = +100
Total Additional Shield Damage Negation = +20%

Overview[]

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Shield Hardness is a Commander Science skill that is available to all Commanders. There are three total skills in this chain, each costing 1 Space Point to purchase.

This skill does not affect damage that bleeds through your shields and reaches your hull.

Abilities Affected[]

Ship Shields

Modifiers[]

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Set Bonuses / Abilities

Notes[]

  • The direct counter to shield hardening is Skill: Shield Weakening or weapon Procs such as those found on Vaadwaur Polaron Weapons
  • Shield Hardness and Shield Resistance are similar statistics but have different effects. Shield Resistance applies a nonlinear regressive damage resistance to the shields itself, which has diminishing returns of about 75%. Shield Hardness applies a linear buff of resistance to the shields which has no diminishing returns. As a result of this, the two should be made into independent categories. The concept that the two are identical skills is a myth.
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