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Giren
02-21-2015, 05:19 PM
Are they still available in game from lockboxes, arkfalls ect.... I advertised my respark guardian Ark shield a few days ago and a lot of people didn't know what what it was. Let alone even hear of it.

So can they still be obtained in the game?

SirServed
02-21-2015, 05:27 PM
ARK Shields have a drop rate so low that players easily wouldn't know they exist. A decent amount of Synergies that are on ARK Shields only come on ARK types, so that's also a factor.

Giren
02-21-2015, 05:31 PM
I knew they were low. but I hear them talk about other ark shields all the time. but never a guardian. when brought up, they when silent and were dumbfounded.

Atticus Batman
02-21-2015, 05:44 PM
I knew they were low. but I hear them talk about other ark shields all the time. but never a guardian. when brought up, they when silent and were dumbfounded.

People use Guardians? Their damage protection bonus is only while your shield is full. So it basically just helps for the first shot, then useless until the shield is fully recharged. So unless I am missing something, why would somebody want one?

Also there are 20 different bonus types for shields so you can't expect people to know them all from memory.

http://www.defiancedata.com/shields.php?&p=3

SirServed
02-21-2015, 05:47 PM
People use Guardians? Their damage protection bonus is only while your shield is full. So it basically just helps for the first shot, then useless until the shield is fully recharged. So unless I am missing something, why would somebody want one?

Also there are 20 different bonus types for shields so you can't expect people to know them all from memory.

http://www.defiancedata.com/shields.php?&p=3
The same reason people use Regenerators, which also don't take effect until the Shield is full. Go figure.

Giren
02-21-2015, 05:47 PM
People use Guardians? Their damage protection bonus is only while your shield is full. So it basically just helps for the first shot, then useless until the shield is fully recharged. So unless I am missing something, why would somebody want one?

Also there are 20 different bonus types for shields so you can't expect people to know them all from memory.

http://www.defiancedata.com/shields.php?&p=3

they are very useful on resparks. Plus they are fun. There was a way to make yourself invincible with them in PvE.

Tekrunner
02-22-2015, 01:30 AM
The same reason people use Regenerators, which also don't take effect until the Shield is full. Go figure.

Regenerators used to affect the regeneration perk (see http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?91041-HP-and-Regeneration-rates-tested-see-inside-for-the-numbers!!!). Was that changed at some point?

Chris Robet
02-22-2015, 01:34 AM
People use Guardians? Their damage protection bonus is only while your shield is full. So it basically just helps for the first shot, then useless until the shield is fully recharged. So unless I am missing something, why would somebody want one?



It would be good against the warmaster usually he is only able to get one hit in if you are half decent at predicting his grenades path and dodging.

SirServed
02-22-2015, 02:07 AM
Regenerators used to affect the regeneration perk (see http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?91041-HP-and-Regeneration-rates-tested-see-inside-for-the-numbers!!!). Was that changed at some point?
Seeing is believing:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPnwMy1ikB0

Chris Robet
02-22-2015, 10:32 AM
Seeing is believing:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPnwMy1ikB0

That was pretty conclusive.