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Passive shield tanking refers to the ability of a ship to resist damage without the use of active modules to regenerate shields. Passive shield tankers strive for high shield capacity, resistance, and regeneration.

Capacity

  • Icon08 10 Shield Extender - Boost the maximum strength of the ship's shield system.
  • Icon68 01 Core Defence Shield Extender - This ship modification is designed to increase shield capacity at the expense of increased signature radius.

Resistance

  • Icon02 02Icon08 10 Shield Hardener - Computerized systems designed to give temporary increase in shield resistance.
  • Icon08 10 Shield Resistance Amplifier - Strengthen various aspects of the shields' subatomic containment fields.
  • Icon08 09 Damage Control - Containment field emitters and redundancy systems for prevention of critical system damage.
  • Icon53 16 Siege Warfare Link - Shield Harmonizing - Boosts all shield resistances for the fleet's ships.
  • Icon68 01 Shield Reinforcer - This ship modification is designed to increase certain resistance of ship's shields at the expense of increased signature radius.

Regeneration

  • Icon08 10 Shield Recharger - Provide an increase to the shield's recharge rate.
  • Icon08 09 Shield Power Relay - Divert power from the ship's core to shields, increasing shield recharge rate.
  • Icon08 09 Shield Flux Coil - Increase shield recharge rate while lowering maximum shield capacity.
  • Icon68 01 Core Defence Field Purger - This ship modification is designed to improve shield recharge rate at the expense of increased signature radius.

Miscellaneous

  • Icon02 07Icon08 09 Power Diagnostic System - Monitor and optimize the power grid and capacitor systems.


List of potential passive shield tanking ships
Ship Class Skill Bonus Icon22 07 Icon22 20 Icon22 19 Icon22 17 Icon22 18 Icon22 16 Icon08 11 Icon08 10 Icon08 09 Icon68 01
Drake 
Battlecruiser
Yes
5,469
0%
60%
40%
20%
1,400
8
6
4
3
Eagle
Heavy Assault Ship
Yes
2,109
0%
50%
70%
80%
1,250
6
5
4
2
Ferox
Battlecruiser
Yes
4,883
0%
50%
40%
20%
1,400
7
5
4
3
Merlin
Frigate
Yes
469
0%
50%
40%
20%
625
4
4
2
3
Moa
Cruiser
Yes
1,875
0%
50%
40%
20%
1,250
6
4
4
3
Nighthawk
Field Command Ship
Yes
4,805
0%
50%
62.5%
70%
1,400
7
5
5
2
Onyx
Heavy Interdictor
Yes
2,004
0%
50%
70%
80%
1,250
6
6
4
2
Rokh
Battleship
Yes
8,500
0%
50%
40%
20%
2,500
8
6
5
3
Vulture
Fleet Command Ship
Yes
4,805
0%
50%
70%
80%
1,400
7
6
4
2


Skill Bonus refers to ships that have skill bonuses beneficial to shield tanking

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