Marvel Avengers Alliance Shields and Force Fields Guide



Marvel Avengers Alliance Shields and Force Fields Guide by Cidolfas

Only shields which actually absorb damage are included. Buffs such as “Mirror Image” has the same animation like a shield, but since it does not actually absorb damage, it is not get included here.

How multiple-shield stacking works:
Shields which are in the same category replace each other. Shields from different categories can be stacked.
Format: “Shield_name (source)”

Category A: Magnetic Field (Magnetic Field Generator gadget), Force Field (Invisible Woman), Shield (Force Field Generator gadget), Shield (The Pawn gadget), Deflector Shield (Iron Man), Energized Shield (Iron Man Mark 5 Armor passive), Light of the Seraphim (Dr. Strange’s Modern costume “Defender” passive), Magic Shield (Scarlet Witch’s Probability Field), Shield of the Seraphim (Dr. Strange) and Norton Shield (item), Mirror Field (Mirror Field Generator gadget).
Category B: Stonewall (Thing).
Category C: Fourth Field (“Reactive Shield” buff from Invisible Woman’s Future Foundation costume.)
Category D: Cone of Silence (Cable’s “Cone of Silence” passive.)

Category Shield name
Source Strength Duration (turns) Target(s) Effect
A Brave Protector Golden Shield (SO5 Daily Reward roulette item) 45% of Base Health 1 One ally Protect allies (against single target attacks).
A Construct Matrix Construct Matrix 21% of Agent’s Base Health 1 All allies Restores health over time.
(heals between 1.8 – 2.1 times Poison)
A Deflector Shield Iron Man 40% of Base Health 2 Self Prevents stun.
A Energized Shield Iron Man Mark 5 Armor 40% of Base Health 3 Self, passive Prevents stun and restores stamina.
(stamina restored is 50% of “Recharge”)
A Force Field Invisible Woman 27.8% of IW’s Base Health 2 All allies
A Light of the Seraphim “Defender” passive
(Dr. Strange’s Modern costume)
24% of Dr. Strange’s Max Health 1 Self, passive
(“Defender” passive applies for all allies and lasts for the rest of the battle.)
(“Defender” passive randomly applies shield to attacked allies.)
A Magic Shield Scarlet Witch’s Probability Field 55.5% of SW’s Base Health 1 Random ally/allies
A Magnetic Field Magneto, Magnetic Field Generator 22% of Max Health Unlimited All allies Grants additional turn when shield is broken.&
A Mirror Field Mirror Field Generator 30% of Max Health Unlimited One ally Reflects damage.
A Nanite Electromagnetic Shield Nanite Inductive Nailgun (PVP Season 2 “Diamond League” reward) 20% of Max Health 2 Self
(“Nanite Inductive Gun” will renew the shield every time it is used, either in attacking or counter-attacking.)
A Norton Shield Norton Shield (Extinct gift-able, roulette and deploy reward) 25% of Max Health 3 One ally Removes all debuffs and prevents new application.
A Rayshield Rayshield Generator (SO6 Daily Reward roulette gadget) ? Unlimited (?) Self Shield becomes stronger for each stack of Cosmic Energy on Agent.
Prevents Radiation Exposure.
(“Rayshield Generator” generates “Cosmic Energy” buff which increases defense and stacks up to 5 times.)
A Shield The Pawn (Limited Edition gadget) 15% of Max Health 1 Self
A Shield Force Field Generator 15% of Max Health 1 All allies
A Shield of the Seraphim Dr. Strange 48% of Dr. Strange’s Max Health 1 One ally
A Small Kinetic Shield “Predictive Shielding” buff
(Psylocke’s “Kinetic Shield” move without “Psionic Shadow”)
16.7% of Psylocke’s Base Health 2 Self
(“Predictive Shielding” buff effect:
Preemptively creates a shield when attacked. Does not replace currently active shield. Always creates a new shield if the character has no other A-type shield on.)
(Psylocke’s “Kinetic Shield” simultaneously grants “Mental Shield” buff.)
(“Mental Shield” buff effect:
Immune to psychic attacks. Removes and prevents psychic debuffs.)
A Large Kinetic Shield “Predictive Shielding” buff
(Psylocke’s “Kinetic Shield” move with “Psionic Shadow”)
33.3% of Psylocke’s Base Health 2 Self
(“Predictive Shielding” buff effect:
Preemptively creates a shield when attacked.)
(Psylocke’s “Kinetic Shield” simultaneously grants “Mental Shield” buff.)
(“Mental Shield” buff effect:
Immune to psychic attacks. Removes and prevents psychic debuffs.)
B Stonewall Thing 25% of Max Health 1 Self Protects allies against single target attacks.
Grants additional turn and restores stamina if attacked.
Thing can’t dodge.
C Fourth Field “Reactive Shields” buff
(Invisible Woman Future Foundation costume)
10% of Max Health Unlimited Self
(“Reactive Shields” buff applies to all allies and lasts 4 turns.)
(“Reactive Shields” buff effect:
Renews “Fourth Field” after every attack.)
D1 Cone of Silence Cable’s “Cone of Silence” passive 15% of Max Health 1 Self
? Reflective Shield ? ? ? ? ?2

When taking damage, the shields will work on first-come-first-serve basis. That means, the shields which are applied first will take damage first, regardless of the categories.
* Update for Base Health: Base Health is now the health of a character including PVP bonus, but without ISO bonus.
1 Assuming IW’s “Fourth Field” doesn’t overwrite Cable’s “Cone of Silence.”
2 “Reflective Shield” is mentioned in ToyMaker’s post: http://forum.playdom.com/showthread….k-of-8-31-2012, but I have never encountered this shield yet. Inputs will be much appreciated!
& Probably due to a bug, the extra turn will still be granted upon the destruction of “Magnetic Field” even if the character already has “Exhaustion” status.

Additional section:
Shields used by villains:

Shield Name
Source
Strength
Duration (turns)
Target(s) Effect
Electron Shell Magneto (C4M4) 50% of Max Health Unlimited Self Blocks attacks from neutrally or negatively charged characters.
Does not block attacks from positively charged characters.
This effect overwrites “Ignore Defense” attribute.
Positron Shell Magneto (C4M4) 50% of Max Health Unlimited Self Blocks attacks from neutrally or positively charged characters.
Attacks from neutrally or positively charged characters only do 1 damage per hit to “Positron Shell.”
Does not block attacks from negatively charged characters.
This effect overwrites “Ignore Defense” attribute.
Graviton Shield Magneto (C2M5) 27% of Max Health 2 Self Countering attacks while shield is active.
Will not attack while the shield is active.
Kinetic Shield Vector Unlimited 2 Self When attacked, counters with “Retaliation Blast” (damages character and applies 3x “Incoming Vector.”)
Increases damage when attacked (Vector gains “Outgoing Vector” status).
After the shield expires, Vector attacks with “Kinetic Blast” (damages character and applies “Decreased Velocity.”)
Blast Shield Fixer 26% of Max Health 2 Self Only blocks blast damage.
Has been confirmed to block attacks from:
1. “Tick tick tick….” (Fixer gains small health, then the shield is gone)
2. Vapor’s “Gas Explosion” (Blocks damage normally)
3. Human Torch’s “Nova Blast” (Blocks damage normally)
4. Human Torch’s “Fireball” (Blocks damage normally)
Ideological Shield Tactical Force 39% of Max Health 3 Self
Suspended Animation Abomination 25% of Max Health Unlimited Self Gains health each turn. Skips turn until the shield is removed.
Force Field Crius Sentinel& 24% of Max Health 2 Self
Force Field Prime Sentinel# 22% of Max Health 2 Self
Force Field Omega Sentinel# 15% of Max Health 2 Self
Shield BR-Beta 15% of Max Health 1 Self
Shield M-Series Sigma MK III$ (SO6 M3) 15% of Max Health 1 Self
A.I.M Personal Shield Director (higher chapter missions) 33% of Max Health Unlimited Self, passive
Trickster Shield Loki (C5M5) 65% of Max Health 2 Self Gains a damage increase if attacked while shield is active.
Loki gains “Fiendish Trick” buff (stacks and lasts 6 turns).
Conducting Matrix Living Pharaoh (SO6 M2 Epic Boss) 20% of Max Health Unlimited Self Charging Cosmic Energy for a devastating attack.
(Living Pharaoh will unleash “Fires of Ra” and “Hammer of Geb” on the next round and the shield will be removed.)
Shutdown Destroyer (?) ? ? ? ?
Dampening Shield Vector (C10M5) ? ? ? ?

& The name of the move is “Disinclination Field”, but the shield name is “Force Field”
# The name of the move is “Defense Array”, but the shield name is “Force Field”
$ The name of the move is “Personal Defense Mechanism”, but the shield name is “Shield”

Last update: 2/15/2013

Definition of a shield:
Shield or Force Field is a protective wall buff which – if the incoming damage is less than the shield’s strength, the attack does not ignore defense and penetrate shield, and not a psychic attack – have 100% chance to activate and could absorb the entire incoming damage in place of the character being protected[1][2]. Furthermore, the shield will show a certain amount of hit points after taking the attack, unless the shield is completely destroyed or have unlimited strength[3].

[1] The easiest way to test whether a shield or the character taking the damage is to see if you still have the “Perfect Strategy” bonus at the end of battle. If you still retain the “Perfect Strategy” bonus despite taking the damage, that means, it was the shield/force field (or any kind of protective wall) which actually took the damage, not the character.

[2] Thing’s “Stonewall” is considered as a shield since it passed the “Perfect Strategy” test. You still retain the bonus even after Thing’s “Stonewall” got hit. It’s like Thing set up some kind of a wall in front of him to take damage instead of Thing itself. This, I would consider a ‘shield’ in itself. On the other hand, Colossus’ “Steel Fortress/Curtain” and Emma’s “Diamond Body” do not satisfy part of the criterion since you will lost the “Perfect Strategy” bonus if those characters are hit while the protections are still active. This implies that the characters themselves took the (reduced) damage, and thus, their abilities are not included in this thread.

[3] While Vector’s “Kinetic Shield”, Invisible Woman’s “Force Cage” and Baron Mordo’s “Crimson Band of Cyttorak” protect the character and have unlimited strength, only Vector’s “Kinetic Shield” is considered as a shield because it’s a buff-type effect. IW’s ‘Force Cage” and Baron Mordo’s “Crimson Band of Cyttorak” are not considered as a shield because they are debuff-type. With the same argument, Grey Gargoyle’s “Complete Petrification” is also removed from the list since it’s a debuff-type effect.

[4] Some shields may only block or pass certain type of attacks or characters with certain attributes, for example Magneto’s and Fixer’s shields.

[5] Due to constant (undocumented) updates of the game, the shield strength may be a little bit different from what we have calculated initially. For example, Iron Man’s “Deflector Shield” strength is now 40% of his Base Health (previously 55.5%). I have not checked every shields’ strength (and will not check every time we have an update), so the numbers listed may not be perfectly accurate. Apologize for the inconvenience. On the other hand, if you are a detail-crazy person (and more detail-crazy than me) and would like to keep this guide accurate, feel free to let me know of any inaccuracies and I will give you credit. Thanks!

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