Remote shielder

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Remote shielder

Remote shielder

An implant which allows the mechanitor to place a personal defense shield on a mech. The mechanitor must continuously focus on the mech in order to maintain the shield.
Placing a shield at a distance requires a substantial amount of energy. It can be used to save a mech at a critical moment.
This implant can be self-installed in the same way as the mechlink.
This implant can be installed up to 3 times to increase its range and shield energy.

Base Stats

Type
Medical ItemsBody Parts
Market Value
1200 Silver
Mass
1 kg
Beauty
-4
HP
100
Deterioration Rate
0

Creation

Crafted At
Machining table
Required Research
High mechtech
Skill Required
Crafting 6
Work To Make
3,200 ticks (53.33 secs)
Resources to make
Powerfocus chip 1 + Component 6
Technical
thingCategories
BodyPartsMechtech


Remote shielders are artificial body parts and upgrades to a mechanitors Mechlink added by the Biotech DLCContent added by the Biotech DLC that allow a mechanitor to remotely create a shield around their mechanoids.

Acquisition[edit]

Remote shielders can be crafted at a Machining table once the High mechtech research project has been completed. They require Powerfocus chip 1 Powerfocus chip, Component 6 Components, 3,200 ticks (53.33 secs) of work, and a Crafting skill of 6.

Summary[edit]

RW1.5 mech remote shield icon.png

Remotely project a personal defense shield onto a mech. The shield stops incoming damage, but also prevents shooting out, so this can be useful even when cast on enemies. The mechanitor must continuously focus on the mech in order to maintain the shield.

— "Remote Shield" ability description

Having at least 1 remote shielder installed gives access to the Remote Shield ability; it has no warmup time, no direct resource cost other than your mechanitor's full attention, and when the shield is broken, expires, or is cancelled has a 300 ticks (5 secs) cooldown which starts as soon as mechanitor stops projecting the shield.

Up to 3 remote shielders can be installed in each mechanitor's brain. Each installed shielder increases shield range and energy as follows:

Num.
Shielders
Shield range
(Tiles)
Shield energy Damage capacity
1 7.9 75 25[Verify]
2 13.9 150 50[Verify]
3 19.9 225 75[Verify]

The shield itself is nearly identical to the shield from a Shield belt equipped by a pawn in that it blocks incoming projectiles and prevents damage at a rate of 3.3 energy for every 1 point of damage[Verify], prevents the mech from shooting outward, is disabled by an EMP (which will stun the mech at the same time), and prevent the mech from being staggered. Unlike the shield belt it recharges extremely slowly but makes up for it with the ability to be quickly recast after a short cooldown and it's overall large capacity- at level one it's slightly lower than a poor quality shield belt but at level 2 it is comparable to an excellent belt, and at level 3 it compares to a legendary shield belt. The single-size bubble is much larger to visually accommodate larger mechs.

Installation[edit]

Unlike most medical implants, the remote shielder is not installed via an operation and instead can be painlessly self-installed by a conscious mechanitor in about 2 seconds. Simply right click on the item on the ground and click "Implant remote shielder" or "Upgrade remote shielder to level X" if one has already been installed. A max of 3 can be installed on any one mechanitor and cannot be uninstalled. If the mechanitor dies by any means and is resurrected all upgrades will be preserved, but if the mechlink is extracted to be installed in another pawn, all upgrades to the Mechlink will be lost.

Analysis[edit]

Version history[edit]

  • Biotech DLC Release - Added.
  • 1.4.3555 - Increased the health of the mechanitor's remote shielder ability to 75/150/225 [From?]