"Protect yourself and nearby teammates with a shield that absorbs damage!"
The Hero Shield is a Gunner ability which absorbs damage instead of you and is very useful when trading fire with other players. This "shield" can be destroyed once it has taken a certain amount of damage and will also disappear when the ability runs out. When Hero Shield activated a gunner will be swathed in a blue force field and will have a little shield sign appear over their heads.
This ability was changed slightly back during the Heroes Of The Fall update. It has improved the gunner support credentials even more and can now be shared with nearby teammates.
|Royal Hero Shield National Hero Shield|
- You can use Hero Shield to absorb the effects of Burning Bullets or Poisoned Blade instead of using a bandage. Additionaly, with Fire-Proof Pants (Widget) heal effect, and the fact that Hero Shield abosrbs damage, offers while on fire free heal.
- This skill can be shared by teammates. You start off with 1 ability point in this by default, and it can be helpful in a pinch. It is suggested to keep this ability at about level 3 to 5.
- Many Gunners don't consider upgrading this ability as they believe it is useless. The truth is it is one of the strongest abilities. It is like the Commando's Stealth or the Soldier's Combat Medicine. Basically what this ability is doing (at level 5) is giving you 60 extra HP!
- This is a group ability, so use it while around team mates. Although, when faced with one on one combat it may be better to use leg it or frenzy fire.