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Kylae
05-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Rate your regen ark shields from best to worst. I am curious to see what you all think as among my friends their has been some debate.

Nefarious
05-19-2015, 01:51 PM
It just depends. A lot of ppl like Respark Regens.

I like Rebel shields best.

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 01:54 PM
Here's how I rate mine.

Rhino
Respark
Ironclad
Tachyon
Hurricane
Rebel

SirServed
05-19-2015, 02:05 PM
Considering the Regen effect itself only works when your Shield is full, if we don't include using the Purge to force heal then:

1) Respark
2) Hurricane
3) Tachyon
4) Rhino
5) Rebel
6) Ironclad

Rankings are based on the Shield's time needed to to trigger the Regen effect itself, not its actual capacity.

Lamar Kendrick
05-19-2015, 02:12 PM
rhino
ironclad
respark
tachyon
hurricane
rebel

rhino/ironclad PVP wise

respark PVE wise

rest meh

Dixie Cougar
05-19-2015, 02:13 PM
Which pretty much means regen is only good on resparks since hurricanes and tachyons are rubbish for other reasons.

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 02:14 PM
rhino
ironclad
respark
tachyon
hurricane
rebel

rhino/ironclad PVP wise

respark PVE wise

rest meh

He said YOUR ark shields LOL.

Lamar Kendrick
05-19-2015, 02:17 PM
He said YOUR ark shields LOL.

well i've owned 3 respark regen arks LMAO

sorry gimme a break it's 5am here ;D

and you own them all mr. hoarder LOL

Jerrmy12
05-19-2015, 02:22 PM
Here's how I rate mine.

Rhino
Respark
Ironclad
Tachyon
Hurricane
Rebel

>implying hurricane is better than rebel, or any shield for that matter

DEATHBRINGER210
05-19-2015, 02:22 PM
i think 75% regens with bio and rad resit are better than 100% arks

WhiteStrike
05-19-2015, 02:33 PM
i think 75% regens with bio and rad resit are better than 100% arks
Blasphemy!On a serious note,I think the Resparks are the best ones,if you don't use Purge or Syphon,as they are the fastest to recharge.

Cobra Crusher
05-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Hurricane regen 4 with 75% health regen is better than ark shields.

Jerrmy12
05-19-2015, 04:11 PM
Hurricane regen 4 with 75% health regen is better than ark shields.

Hurricanes are the crappiest shields, very low cap, 6s delay.

SirServed
05-19-2015, 04:15 PM
Hurricanes are the crappiest shields, very low cap, 6s delay.
They have the same capacity as a Respark. They have a longer recharge delay but regenerate almost instantly when it kicks in.

Jerrmy12
05-19-2015, 04:21 PM
They have the same capacity as a Respark. They have a longer recharge delay but regenerate almost instantly when it kicks in.

So does a respark, but recharges FAR quicker.
hurricane's are inferioer to every shield.
2s vs 6s, rsspark recharges in 2s basically, or 4, hurricane takes 6s to recharge.

SirServed
05-19-2015, 04:28 PM
So does a respark, but recharges FAR quicker.
hurricane's are inferioer to every shield.
2s vs 6s, rsspark recharges in 2s basically, or 4, hurricane takes 6s to recharge.
That also rules a Respark out of being useful when it comes to things that you get on Shield break, like Fire Rate from the Berserker effect. Ideally though, I don't see why Tachyon and Hurricane shields exist when it comes down to raw numbers. At the same time, I don't see how anyone over 4k EGO can run around with a Respark, to each his own.

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 04:34 PM
That also rules a Respark out of being useful when it comes to things that you get on Shield break, like Fire Rate from the Berserker effect. Ideally though, I don't see why Tachyon and Hurricane shields exist when it comes down to raw numbers. At the same time, I don't see how anyone over 4k EGO can run around with a Respark, to each his own.

Regen with Firewall

SirServed
05-19-2015, 04:36 PM
Regen with Firewall
The Firewall effect is actually percentage based, so you partially waste it on a low capacity Shield.

Jerrmy12
05-19-2015, 04:53 PM
That also rules a Respark out of being useful when it comes to things that you get on Shield break, like Fire Rate from the Berserker effect. Ideally though, I don't see why Tachyon and Hurricane shields exist when it comes down to raw numbers. At the same time, I don't see how anyone over 4k EGO can run around with a Respark, to each his own.

Because 18k cap with quick recharge, that's why.

SirServed
05-19-2015, 04:56 PM
Because 18k cap with quick recharge, that's why.
It recharges real quick for those people in Expeditions when they laying on the floor.

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 04:57 PM
The Firewall effect is actually percentage based, so you partially waste it on a low capacity Shield.

Ironclad then.

Jerrmy12
05-19-2015, 04:57 PM
It recharges real quick for those people in Expeditions when they laying on the floor.

It's superior to hurricane.
for shield break effects, use rhino.

Kon, I believe rhino and ironclad have the same cap, if not off by a few hundred.

SirServed
05-19-2015, 05:00 PM
It's superior to hurricane.
for shield break effects, use rhino.

Kon, I believe rhino and ironclad have the same cap, if not off by a few hundred.
Everything is superior to Tachyon and Hurricane, they add up overall but you will have the worst of times getting them to work in your favor. And yes, they have the same capacity.

Big Jack Shepard
05-19-2015, 05:04 PM
I have no problem coming in first on expeditions with zero downs while using my respark regen ark on my e6000 toon.

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 05:11 PM
It's superior to hurricane.
for shield break effects, use rhino.

Kon, I believe rhino and ironclad have the same cap, if not off by a few hundred.

They do have the same cap.

Dixie Cougar
05-19-2015, 05:14 PM
I have no problem coming in first on expeditions with zero downs while using my respark regen ark on my e6000 toon.

Did you seriously just brag about score in expeditions?

http://i.imgur.com/t1x8U1f.gif

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 05:32 PM
Did you seriously just brag about score in expeditions?

http://i.imgur.com/t1x8U1f.gif

I come in last all the time because I'm too busy looking at stupid stuff.

Big Jack Shepard
05-19-2015, 05:44 PM
Did you seriously just brag about score in expeditions?

Yeah, I suppose I did, by way of rebutting SirServed's contention that toons above e4k shouldn't be using resparks.

Big Jack Shepard
05-19-2015, 05:44 PM
I come in last all the time because I'm too busy looking at stupid stuff.Nothing wrong with that.

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 05:46 PM
Nothing wrong with that.

Usually it consists of watching Kanye West dancing. Hilarious.

Ray8888
05-19-2015, 06:26 PM
Because 18k cap with quick recharge, that's why.

Thats why I prefer Rebels. 26000 cap with 2.2 recharge. Nice balance between capacity and recharge. Dont have a regen yet though.

konstantinov
05-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Thats why I prefer Rebels. 26000 cap with 2.2 recharge. Nice balance between capacity and recharge. Dont have a regen yet though.

Rebels benefit the most from Berserkers and Reloaders because of how the effects work.

SirServed
05-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Rebels benefit the most from Berserkers and Reloaders because of how the effects work.
Berserker turns off as soon as you gain Shield capacity, a Rebel would be just as useful as a Respark due to the low delay.

SirServed
05-19-2015, 06:43 PM
Thats why I prefer Rebels. 26000 cap with 2.2 recharge. Nice balance between capacity and recharge. Dont have a regen yet though.
Are you sure that's an actual Rebel and not a Brief Candle? Most Rebels I've seen have 22,523 capacity at 6k EGO while the Brief Candle has an extra 20% capacity.

Ray8888
05-19-2015, 06:51 PM
Youre probably right. Its a Rebel V and its at 5701.

Ray8888
05-19-2015, 06:56 PM
How would the Chimera Claw stack up? Thats gotta be easier to obtain than a regen or a GA for most players.

SirServed
05-19-2015, 07:08 PM
Chimera Claw = Ironclad Booster ARK with Electric resist

Big Jack Shepard
05-19-2015, 08:27 PM
Chimera Claw = Ironclad Booster ARK with Electric resistThe Claw has less capacity than my other Ironclad arks, so I don't really consider it an ark. At e6000 the Claw is 29,280 vs 29,843 for true arks.

Chump Norris
05-19-2015, 08:50 PM
The Claw has less capacity than my other Ironclad arks, so I don't really consider it an ark. At e6000 the Claw is 29,280 vs 29,843 for true arks.

nano resistance hurts some stat on the shield (depends on the shield).

I tend to prefer shields with no nano resistance.

Big Jack Shepard
05-19-2015, 11:02 PM
nano resistance hurts some stat on the shield (depends on the shield).

I tend to prefer shields with no nano resistance.Guardian Angel has ARK stats.

Chump Norris
05-19-2015, 11:06 PM
Guardian Angel has ARK stats.

It should have slightly less cap than a normal Ironclad ARK due to the nano resistance. I don't have a GA and normal Ironclad to compare with.

The could have made it an exception to the rule because its a Jackpot though.

Jerrmy12
05-20-2015, 12:26 AM
Are you sure that's an actual Rebel and not a Brief Candle? Most Rebels I've seen have 22,523 capacity at 6k EGO while the Brief Candle has an extra 20% capacity.

EXL shields have more shield cap? Huh...
and can someone list the caps for ironclad and rhino at 6k ego? I want to know the maximum cap.

SirServed
05-20-2015, 12:41 AM
It should have slightly less cap than a normal Ironclad ARK due to the nano resistance. I don't have a GA and normal Ironclad to compare with.

The could have made it an exception to the rule because its a Jackpot though.
That's exactly what they did. They made an ARK with a resistance that keeps a capacity as if it has no resist.


EXL shields have more shield cap? Huh...
and can someone list the caps for ironclad and rhino at 6k ego? I want to know the maximum cap.
Ironclad/Rhino = 29,843
EXL Darkest Hour = 32,883 (10% gain)

Jerrmy12
05-20-2015, 01:22 AM
That's exactly what they did. They made an ARK with a resistance that keeps a capacity as if it has no resist.


Ironclad/Rhino = 29,843
EXL Darkest Hour = 32,883 (10% gain)

Huh, well, why isn't there an EXL respark shield?

Also, I recall a non EXL shield having 32k in the trade window...

Atticus Batman
05-20-2015, 01:32 AM
Huh, well, why isn't there an EXL respark shield?

Also, I recall a non EXL shield having 32k in the trade window...

Because they chose to make a EXL rebel instead. It is called: EXL Brief Candle

Jerrmy12
05-20-2015, 01:47 AM
Because they chose to make a EXL rebel instead. It is called: EXL Brief Candle

It has 4k more cap than a regular rebel? I might use it, but not really viable if you have the purge synergy going, or siphon.
they should have made an EXL respark instead...i would have used that.

Hmm, it's firewall, 26k cap vs 29k on a GA...dunno which one to use, well I don't hage the EXL one yet, so I guess I'll try to get one, although I prob won't use it on my usual BH loadout, maybe for pvp, or something.

konstantinov
05-20-2015, 04:06 AM
It has 4k more cap than a regular rebel? I might use it, but not really viable if you have the purge synergy going, or siphon.
they should have made an EXL respark instead...i would have used that.

Hmm, it's firewall, 26k cap vs 29k on a GA...dunno which one to use, well I don't hage the EXL one yet, so I guess I'll try to get one, although I prob won't use it on my usual BH loadout, maybe for pvp, or something.

High cap shields+syphon/purge is a must for expeditions at higher tiers.

WhiteStrike
05-20-2015, 11:28 AM
EXL shields have more shield cap? Huh...
and can someone list the caps for ironclad and rhino at 6k ego? I want to know the maximum cap.
The Piper storyline Ironclad can reach 42K capacity but it only has 2 Armor Plates.But if you're only looking for capacity, the I would suggest this shield.

Smokey Black
05-20-2015, 11:50 AM
The Piper storyline Ironclad can reach 42K capacity but it only has 2 Armor Plates.But if you're only looking for capacity, the I would suggest this shield.

This really confused me when I replayed the story again and got the Piper Ironclad and Respark. Amazing capacity, if only they dropped as purps.

Jerrmy12
05-20-2015, 12:05 PM
High cap shields+syphon/purge is a must for expeditions at higher tiers.

That's what I usually run anyways...

The storyline shields have more cap than regular ones? Good for hellbug hunt I guess. Or pvp.

WhiteStrike
05-20-2015, 02:26 PM
This really confused me when I replayed the story again and got the Piper Ironclad and Respark. Amazing capacity, if only they dropped as purps.
Respark?I only got a Hurricane,Tachyon,Rhino and Ironclad.How'd you get a Respark?:confused:

Smokey Black
05-20-2015, 09:42 PM
Respark?I only got a Hurricane,Tachyon,Rhino and Ironclad.How'd you get a Respark?:confused:

I must be confused. Those shields have amazing capacity, like 28,000 on a 5k ironclad but I still vendered them for scrip. I wonder if any og players took the opertunity to OJ one of these when they had the chance. Would be incredible.

Jerrmy12
05-20-2015, 11:05 PM
I must be confused. Those shields have amazing capacity, like 28,000 on a 5k ironclad but I still vendered them for scrip. I wonder if any og players took the opertunity to OJ one of these when they had the chance. Would be incredible.
It's good for hellbugs though...i would redo the mission for one.