Deflector Shield Upgrade

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The subject of this article is from the ExoMech update.
The information from this article is is up-to-date as of 10 June, 2020.
Deflector Shield Upgrade
Deflector Shield Upgrade
Category Ship - Shield
Type Generated Upgrade
Stats CLASS.S.png / CLASS.A.png / CLASS.B.png / CLASS.C.png
Updated ExoMech

Deflector Shield Upgrade is a starship upgrade.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Deflector Shield Upgrades, contained within Starship Shield Modules, are procedurally generated upgrades granting bonuses to the Deflector Shield of the starship.

Upgrade properties[edit | edit source]

Deflector Shield Upgrades grant a varying bonus based on their class:

  • UPGRADECAT.PROTECTION.pngShield Strength: Increases the Shield Absorption, indirectly increasing the Deflector Shield's durability up to 40% each.
Info & pictures provided by Craig Mark of facebook.com/groups/NMSResources
Module

Name

Stats

Drawn

Module

Improves

CLASS.C.png CLASS.B.png CLASS.A.png CLASS.S.png X-Class
Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
"RENDER.SHIELD.png Deflector Shield Always Shield Strength 10 20 10 20 20 30 30 7.5 37.5

This module can lead to confusion as a direct calculation would have players rather expect a +1.5 increase at 100% before accounting for starship shield class bonuses. This is not the case! The absorption uses the base factor of 0.5 to calculate the new strength which is then added to the base defense of 1 (SS=1+0.5*P% / 1+0.5*200%=2).

It is never a good idea to install B-Class shield upgrades, as they give a bonus no better than a C-Class upgrade. The better approach is to sell B-Class shield upgrade and use the proceeds to buy and install a C-Class upgrade, resulting in the same bonus on average, and additional NANITES.png left over for other uses.

Up to three Deflector Shield Upgrades can be installed in each inventory tab of the starship. Installing four or more upgrades in a given inventory tab will disable all upgrades of that type on that tab until the upgrade count is reduced to three or less.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Deflector Shield Upgrades can only be obtained from opening Starship Shield Modules.

Deflector Shield Upgrade can be repaired using the following ingredients:

Deflector Shield Upgrade can be dismantled after construction, returning the following ingredients:

Installing[edit | edit source]

Upgrade modules follow a static progression. The generation seed is used for all module families at the same time. During module installations it goes up by one. The new module they change into correlates to their order of installation. If the game is reloaded, the exact same pool will be offered to the player, no matter the order they install other modules.

Example: If an S-class module had 200 ly Hyperdrive Range bonus on the third installation no matter in what order the former modules are installed or their class, if the same S-class module is used third again, it will once again be the 200 ly bonus module even if the name changes. Only if used second or fourth the module stat may change.

Discovered Upgrade Modules[edit | edit source]

ID value can be established by using NMSSaveEditor, and this is the "seed" that determines what bonuses this upgrade will provide.

CLASS.S.png Deflector Shield Upgrades
Prefix Suffix UPGRADECAT.PROTECTION.png
Shield Strength
ID Screenshot
Harmonic Lattice +40% ? -
Harmonic Padding +40% ? -
Harmonic Shield +30% ? -
Lorentz Bullwark +40% ? Link
Lorentz Battery +30% 23381 -
Lorentz Grafts +40% ? -
Lorentz Shield +40% ? Link
Lumen Armour +40% ? -
Lumen Bulwark +40% ? -
Lumen Resonator +30% 82626 -
Nanite Armour +40% ? Link
Nanite Battery +40% ? -
Nanite Lattice +40% ? Link
Nanite Polarizer +40% ? -
Nanite Shield +40% ? Link
Q-Field Battery +30% ? -
Q-Field Lattice +30% ? Link
Q-Field Padding +40% ? Link
Q-Field Polariser +30% 18585 -
CLASS.A.png Deflector Shield Upgrades
Prefix Suffix UPGRADECAT.PROTECTION.png
Shield Strength
ID Screenshot
Deionised Armour +19-20% ? Link
Deionised Grafts +22% ? -
Induction Battery +38% ? Link
M-Field Battery +21% ? -
M-Field Grafts +28% ? -
M-Field Polarizer +20% ? -
Neutron Armour +25% ? -
CLASS.B.png Deflector Shield Upgrades
Prefix Suffix UPGRADECAT.PROTECTION.png
Shield Strength
ID Screenshot
Lightning Battery +10% ? -
Lightning Polarizer +10% ? -
Uranium Padding +11% ? -
Vector Grafts +13% ? -
CLASS.C.png Deflector Shield Upgrades
Prefix Suffix UPGRADECAT.PROTECTION.png
Shield Strength
ID Screenshot
Dioxite Polariser +10% ? -
High-Frequency Battery +10% ? -
High-Frequency Polarizer +10% ? -
Sodium Armour +18% ? -
Supercharged Battery +13% ? -
Supercharged Grafts +10% ? -
Supercharged Lattice +10% ? -
Supercharged Shield +10% ? Link

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • B-Class upgrades are considerably more expensive than C-Class upgrades, but have the same potential bonuses.

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • NEXT - Added as a technology.

Gallery[edit | edit source]