The shield is the first line of defense for all spaceships. This invisible barrier surrounds the ship and protects it from all kinds of damage. When a shielded ship takes damage, it is absorbed by the shield which slowly weakens. When the ship takes more damage than the shield can absorb, the ship's armor will start to take damage.
The shield constantly regenerates itself over time, and if left alone will completely recharge to 100% strength. You can do three things to improve your shield:
- Increase the shield's strength
- Increase the shield's recharge rate
- Increase the shield's resistance to certain types of damage