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Skill: Starship Shield Systems

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Note: This skill was replaced by Shield Capacity.
Starship Shield Systems
Lieutenant Commander (Tier 2)


This skill increases your shield strength (shield hit points). The more points spent on this skill, the more hit points your shield will have.

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Starship Shield Systems is a Tier 2 Science skill available to all Starfleet and KDF Lieutenant Commanders. Each increment of this skill costs 1,500 skillpoints.

Details[edit | edit source]

This skill increases your shield strength (shield hit points). The more points spent on this skill, the more hit points your shield will have, increasing your Time to Live.

Engineering Captains who learn 6 ranks of this skill will unlock the ability to train Bridge Officers in Emergency Power to Shields III.

Abilities Affected[edit | edit source]

Theoretically any ability which scales with Shield Strength or uses a bonus multiplier based on a percentage of shield hit points would benefit from this skill, including certain shield regeneration abilities.

Rank Progression[edit | edit source]

Rank Bonus
1 +18
2 +36
3 +54
4 +64
5 +74
6 +84
7 +89
8 +94
9 +99