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Borderlands 3
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard, Shane Williams
First Published: 17-09-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-11-2019 / 15:41 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 23-02-2020 / 04:32 GMT

Borderlands 3 Guide

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What are Shields?

Shields are as vital to your Vault Hunter as Health itself, it’s the only thing that stands between an enemy dealing direct damage to your Health. Shields come in all different variations such as ones that massively increase the Capacity at the expense of the Recharge Rate while others will impart incredibly useful effects when they’re depleted. A lot of these can make or break a Build so it’s a good idea to study each one wisely.

Legendary Shields

  • Anshin
NameElementsUnique PropertiesHow to Obtain
Frozen HeartCryoNova on depletion, restores 30% of damage as HealthAurelia Hammerlock in Blackbarrel Cellars
Messy BreakupKinetic, Corrosive, ShockSummons a Drone with the same Element as the ShieldGENIVIV in Voracious Canopy
Nova BernerIncendiaryNova when depleted and rechargedWorld Drop
Red CardKinetic, RadiationDrain Shield when Sliding to add to Bonus DamageWorld Drop
Resonant Back HamKineticReduces damage from behind by 56%World Drop
Rough RiderAll0 Capacity, Reduces damage by 23% and Max Health +35%World Drop
Whiskey Tango FoxtrotKinetic, Corrosive25% chance to leave IEDs when damaged, Nova when depletedWorld Drop
  • Pangolin
NameElementsUnique PropertiesHow to Obtain
Band of SitorakCorrosive, Radiation, CryoHigh Recharge Rate at the expense of CapacityThe Unstoppable Rare Spawn in Ambermire
Big Boom BlasterKinetic, CorrosiveDrops Boosters that restore 60% Shield, Grenade and Heavy AmmoWorld Drop
Black HoleKinetic, ShockNova upon depletion and uses a Black Hole to pull enemies inWorld Drop
ImpalerCorrosiveReflects spikes at attackersWorld Drop
Red SuitRadiationComplete immunity to Radiation, nearby enemies take Radiation DamageAngel and Speed Demons Main Mission Reward
Shooting StarAllSummon projectiles with melee attacks when depletedSky Bullies Target of Opportunity in The Anvil
  • Hyperion
NameElementsUnique PropertiesHow to Obtain
Front LoaderKinetic, Corrosive, Cryo60% Max Health transferred to Shield CapacityWorld Drop
Re-ChargerKinetic, Shock, Corrosive, RadiationAbsorbs Ammo, Instant Recharge on CooldownWorld Drop
RectifierShockShocks surrounding enemies when depletedWorld Drop
Stop-GapAllUpon depletion, immune to damage for 5 secondsWorld Drop
The TransformerShockComplete immunity to Shock, 40% chance to Absorb bulletsIt's Alive Side Mission Reward in Desolation's Edge
WardAllUpon depletion, melee damage +300%, Gun Damage +25%Graveward in The Floating Tomb

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    2K Games
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    First Person Shooter
  • Guide Release
    17 September 2019
  • Last Updated
    18 November 2019
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard, Shane Williams

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