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Disambiguous This article is about the power in Mass Effect 3. For the Mass Effect talent, see Tactical Armor. For the Mass Effect 2 bonus power, see Geth Shield Boost.
ME3 Shield Boost

Shield Boost is a power in Mass Effect 3. It is available to the volus character classes added to the multiplayer mode by Mass Effect 3: Retaliation.

Power Ranks Edit

Rank 1: Shield Boost Edit

Repair your shields and those of your nearby allies, providing a large initial boost to shields, and then restoring shields every second for 3 seconds.

  • Recharge Speed: 12 sec
  • Radius: 5 m
  • Initial Shield Boost: 400
  • Shields Per Second: 100
  • Restore Duration: 3 sec


Rank 2: Recharge Speed Edit

Increase recharge speed by 25%.

  • Recharge Speed: 9.6 sec
  • Radius: 5 m
  • Initial Shield Boost: 400
  • Shields Per Second: 100
  • Restore Duration: 3 sec


Rank 3: Shields Edit

Increase shields restored by 30%.

  • Recharge Speed: 9.6 sec
  • Radius: 5 m
  • Initial Shield Boost: 520
  • Shields Per Second: 130
  • Restore Duration: 3 sec


Rank 4: Impact Radius/Shields Edit

Impact Radius

Increase impact radius by 40%.

  • Recharge Speed: 9.6 sec
  • Radius: 7 m
  • Initial Shield Boost: 520
  • Shields Per Second: 130
  • Restore Duration: 3 sec

Shields

Increase shields restored by 40%.

  • Recharge Speed: 9.6 sec
  • Radius: 5 m
  • Initial Shield Boost: 680
  • Shields Per Second: 170
  • Restore Duration: 3 sec


Rank 5: Recharge Speed/Regeneration Edit

Recharge Speed

Increase recharge speed by 35%.

  • Recharge Speed: 7.5 sec
  • Radius: 7 m (Impact Radius), 5m (Shields)
  • Initial Shield Boost: 520 (Impact Radius), 680 (Shields)
  • Shields Per Second: 130 (Impact Radius), 170 (Shields)
  • Restore Duration: 3 sec

Regeneration

Reduce the delay before shields start regenerating by 20% for 12 seconds for you and affected allies.


Rank 6: Duration/Protection Edit

Duration

Increase the duration that shields are restored by 100%.

  • Recharge Speed: 7.5 sec (Recharge Speed), 9.6 sec (Regeneration)
  • Radius: 7 m (Impact Radius), 5m (Shields)
  • Initial Shield Boost: 520 (Impact Radius), 680 (Shields)
  • Shields Per Second: 130 (Impact Radius), 170 (Shields)
  • Restore Duration: 6 sec

Protection

Increase shields restoration by 50%, causing you and affected allies to take 50% less damage for 6 seconds. Total damage reduction from all sources cannot exceed 90%.

Player Notes Edit

  • Treat this power as an Ops Survival Pack with a cooldown. Use it when you or your nearby allies run low on shields.
  • This ability is crucial for any volus class, as it increases their survivability (considering volus have the lowest health/shield values of all races) and allows them to better support their allies.
  • Although wholly a defensive power, activating Shield Boost will destroy Swarmers within its radius (without displaying a kill notification).
  • Shield Boost is specially effective during specific missions (such as escort and retrieval), as the volus can stick to the other player(s) and restore their shields.
  • Using Shield Boost right after reviving a teammate is a good strategy, as resurrected players will have no shield.
  • Shield Boost also gives a brief second or two of invulnerability. This will prevent you AND your team from dying from an otherwise fatal injury, and when used with Biotic Orbs and a low enough cooldown, it makes it nearly impossible to down a volus.
  • When used in the right timing, Shield Boost can prevent either the user or the nearby allies to be executed by sync-kills (such as Phantom's and Banshee's). The character will still be grabbed and killed, but will appear with full shields right after it, as if nothing happened. The timing is extremely strict with a very low window of oportunity, and it is mostly affected by lagging.
    • This also works with Ops Survival Packs.

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