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"Equips a portable Ballistic Shield that absorbs damage. The user can only use their sidearm while the shield is active."
— Base mod description
Ballistic Shield
The Ballistic Shield is a SecuritySecurity skill in Tom Clancy's The Division. This skill focuses on shielding a player from enemy fire.


Mod 1: Reactive TargetingEdit

Equips a stronger and lighter shield that pulses hostiles who shoot at it.

  • Increases shield health, pulses enemies

Mod 2: Assault ShieldEdit

Equips a shield that grants the user's sidearm increased damage, knockback, increased accuracy, and faster reload speed.

  • Reduces shield health, increases weapon damage, stagger, accuracy, and reload speed.

Mod 3: Kinetic BreakerEdit

Grants the user a small portion of incoming damage as healing.

  • Standard stats, damaged received to shield heals the player

Master: Self-Healing ArmorEdit

The shield can regain health after receiving no damage for a short amount of time.

  • Shield begins regaining health when not receiving damage for 5 seconds

Base Values for Ballistic Shield at Level 30 Edit

Base: Ballistic Shield Mod: Reactive Targeting Mod: Assault Shield Mod: Kinetic Breaker
Health 246,724 HP 123,362 HP 164,482
Damage Increase 5.0% 20.0% 10.0%
Damage Resistance 10.0% 10.0% 10.0% 10.0%
Threat Increase 200.0% 200.0% 200.0% 200.0%
Cooldown 57.60 s 57.60 s 57.60 s 57.60 s

TipsEdit

  • When good cover is sparse, deploying the Ballstic shield can save you from being crippled by a lethal sniper shot or heavy automatic fire.
  • The shield offers protection from bullets at the cost of both movement speed and firepower which means NPCs as well as enemy players can flank the user easily.
  • Its highly recommended to have a good sidearm or unlock the master mod in order to use the Ballstic shield to its full potential.
  • Using the Ballistic Shield increases threat to the user, making enemies focusing their attention on the user. This is a viable build for tanks to draw fire for other team members.
  • Players can still use other skills while the Ballistic Shield is active.
  • Using a Backpack with the Resourceful talent (Healing applied to you is applied to skills) can help keep your skill active for longer.
  • If the shield is about to break, you can hide the shield from enemies and have it regain its health. 

TriviaEdit

  • The D3-FNC gearset can allow you to use a Submachine Gun with the shield, at the cost of having only the Master Mod bonuses active.
  • Before Update 1.4, the Ballistic Shield had bugs causing users to not be able to fire their weapon, or still take damage to their health when the shield is out.

GalleryEdit

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