Power Ranks Edit
Rank 1: Defense Matrix Edit
Reinforce armor with protective foucault currents. Purge the currents to restore shields.
Slows power use by 60%.
- Recharge Speed: 10 sec
- Damage Reduction: 15%
- Shields Restored: 50%
Rank 2: Recharge Speed Edit
Increase recharge speed by 25%.
- Recharge Speed: 8 sec
Rank 3: Shield Bonus Edit
Increase shield restoration by 20% when purging armor.
- Shields Restored: 70%
Rank 4: Durability/Shield Bonus Edit
Increase damage protection by 5%.
Increase shield restoration by 30% when purging armor.
Rank 5: Shield Recharge/Power Synergy Edit
Decrease shield-recharge delay by 15%
Increase tech power damage by 25% while Defense Matrix is active.
Rank 6: Power Recharge/Durability Edit
Reduce power speed penalty by 30%.
Increase damage protection by 10%.
Player Notes Edit
- The Defense Matrix can be "double-tapped", activating then immediately purging for a large shield restore, for a quick panic button.
- Because of the Shield Gate effect (see Combat (Mass Effect 3)) the shield restore can increase the total amount of damage Shepard can survive much more than the amount of shielding would seem to indicate. Particularly on Insanity level, where many attacks will take your whole shield down instantly anyway, regaining any amount of shielding to reactivate your Shield Gate increases by one the number of large bursts of damage Shepard can survive.