|“||Reinforced shields to reduce piercing effects, and are advanced in defending against Explosive based weapons, but are weak to other sources of damage.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Mass||778 t||1,060 t||2,048 t|
|Hull XP||7,352 XP||9,701 XP||11,943 XP|
|Restricted to||Altairians, Spectre|
|Farming Tier||Altairian Brigade Cargo||Altairian Brigade Cargo||Altairian Brigade Cargo|
|Tech Lab Required||IX||X||X|
|Time||2h 36m||3h 16m||3h 50m|
Note that its Counter Pierce ability is useless upon losing shields.
Strategy and Setup
Shockwave Shells are unable to recharge unlike the Blast Shield, meaning that the maximum shield energy is somewhat limited.
Shockwave Shells have negative resistance to other damage types, making them vulnerable against non-Explosive damage, especially Alien and Plasma damage, which are extremely common in Alien Event Targets.
- Hulls with active Shockwave Shells glow orange, similar to the Shockwave Shield.
- The Shockwave Shell was granted immunity to Explosive Nebula Fields in the late April 2019 update.
- Shockwave Shell has received immunity to Alien and Plasma Nebula Fields in the early November 2019 update.
- Its repair time was nullified as a result of the late September 2020 update, which updated the repair time of all Tier 7 ships to be invariant to equipment.