Borderlands 2 – Shields Guide

Borderlands 2 – Shields Guide

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Shields a vault hunters best friend.  So what do shields in Borderlands 2 do for you? think of it as a force field like the star trek enterprise but in a personal compact unit, the main thing to remember is that it helps you not die.  Shields will take all sorts of damage for you that should literally kill you in normal situations.  All manufacturers other then Jakobs provides their unique shield protection with slight variations between brands.  Shields work by taking incoming damage in place of health damage until it gets shorted out at that point you are on your own and health will start decreasing as damage occurs.   Shields do have a shield recovery rate so its not a one time use item, if your shields are low you can find a place to take cover while your shields re-generate.

Just like guns and almost every other item in Borderlands 2 some will give you immunity or some resistance to certain elemental damage some will even produce a damaging effect on nearby enemies.  This is all done with the addition of Torgue and Maliwan parts so regardless of the manufactuer this option may be available.

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Borderlands 2 Shield Types

 

Shield Type Shield Description Shield Manufacturer
Standard Normal run of the mill shield, takes incoming damage. TEDIORE
Roid Increases your Melee damage when depleted. Kind of like a Berserker power up. BANDIT
Turtle Trades your health to increase shield capacity. PANGOLIN
Booster Shield can deploy booster packs that can be picked up to refill shields. DAHL
Absorption Shield may absorb incoming bullets and add them to your reserves. VLADOF
Amplify If your shield is fully charged gives you additional power to your next gun shot. HYPERION
Adaptive Shield give you elemental resistance based on the last elemental damage taken. ANSHIN
Explosive Spike Shield gives damage to nearby enemies with explosions. TORGUE
Explosive Nova Shield dissipates in an explosion when depleted. TORGUE
Elemental Spike Shield gives damage to nearby enemies with elemental effects. MALIWAN
Elemental Nova Shield dissipates in an elemental blast when depleted. MALIWAN

Borderlands 2 Unique and Legendary Shields

 

Name 1340 Shield
Manufacturer VLADOF
Rarity Blue
Characteristic 1 Chance to absorb enemy bullets.
Characteristic 2 Absorbed ammo is added to your Backpack.
Characteristic 3 None
Location Mission – Out of body Experience.

 

Name Order
Manufacturer BANDIT
Rarity Blue
Characteristic 1 When Law is your hands, any melee damage you deal also heals you.
Characteristic 2 When depleted, melee attacks deal bonus Roid damage.
Characteristic 3 None
Location Mission – BFFs

 

Name Aequitas
Manufacturer VLADOF
Rarity Blue
Characteristic 1 10% addition Fight For Your Life time for every Aequitas or Veritas equipped in the party.
Characteristic 2 Chance to absorb enemy bullets.
Characteristic 3 Absorbed ammo is added t your Backpack
Location Mission- Clan Wars- Wakey Wakey.

  

Name Pot O’ Gold
Manufacturer BANDIT
Rarity Blue
Characteristic 1 Chance to drop money when damaged.
Characteristic 2 None
Characteristic 3 None
Location Mission- Clan Wars- End of the Rainbow.

 

Name Deadly Bloom
Manufacturer TORGUE
Rarity Purple
Characteristic 1 Releases an Explosive Nova blast when shield or health is depleted.
Characteristic 2 Possible: reduces damage from explosions.
Characteristic 3 None
Location Mission- The Overlooked – This is Just a Test.

 

Name Flame of the Firehawk
Manufacturer MALIWAN
Rarity Purple
Characteristic 1 Continuous Fire Nova blasts when depleted.
Characteristic 2 Must fully recharge between Novas.
Characteristic 3 Possible immunity to Fire damage.
Location Mission- Cult Following: The Enkindling.

 

Name The Transformer
Manufacturer VLADOF
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 Chance to absorb enemy bullets.
Characteristic 2 Absorbed ammo is added to your Backpack.
Characteristic 3 Possible immunity to electrocution.
Location Pimon,Wildlife Exploitation Preserve.

  

Name The Sham
Manufacturer VLADOF
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 Chance to absorb enemy bullets.
Characteristic 2 Absorbed ammo is added to your Backpack
Characteristic 3 Huge absorb cance.
Location BNK3R.

  

Name Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Manufacturer DAHL
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 Chance to drop an IED Booster when damaged.
Characteristic 2 None
Characteristic 3 None
Location Chubby enemies.

  

Name Neogenator
Manufacturer ANSHIN
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 Matches elemental resistance of last damage received.
Characteristic 2 Regenerates health when active. Damage to shield increases health regen rate.
Characteristic 3 Increases max health.
Location Zed’s Abomination mission- Monster Mash- Part 3

  

Name Love Thumper
Manufacturer None
Rarity Purple
Characteristic 1 When depleted, melee attacks deal bonus Roid damage.
Characteristic 2 Extremely long recharge delay.
Characteristic 3 None
Location Mission- Best Mother’s Day Ever.

  

Name The Bee
Manufacturer HYPERION
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 When fully charged, next weapon short deals bonus Amp damage.
Characteristic 2 No shield drain on amp shots.
Characteristic 3 None.
Location Hunter  Hellquist  mission- This Just In.

 

Name Fabled Tortoise
Manufacturer PANGOLIN
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 Movement speed reduced while active.
Characteristic 2 High capacity reduces max health.
Characteristic 3 Movement speed increased while depleted.
Location Blue, Caustic mission- Safe and Sound.

 

Name Black Hole
Manufacturer MALIWAN
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 Release a Shock Nova blast when depleted.
Characteristic 2 Must fully recharge between Novas.
Characteristic 3 Singularity Nova!
Location Foreman, Opportunity mission- Hell Hath No Fury.

  

Name Impaler
Manufacturer MALIWAN
Rarity Orange
Characteristic 1 Launches Corrosive homing spikes when damaged with bullets.
Characteristic 2 Deals Corrosive Spike damage to melee attackers.
Characteristic 3 Possible immunity to Corrosive damage.
Location Second target of mission- he Talon of God.

 

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