Borg / covariant shields
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Join Date: Dec 2007
07-09-2011, 09:57 AM
I would only recommend using the Breen shield against enemies using Polaron Weapons i.e. Breen.
(Breen shields give 30% defense bonus against polaron weapons)
Same thing with the Borg Shields. I would only use the Borg shields against an enemy using Plasma.
(Borg Shields give 15% defense bonus against plasma)
Aside form those bonuses, they're not great shields.
When fighting factions that use weapons other than plasma or polaron, I will use a high-cap covariant.
i.e. the Reman shield or the Aegis shield.
The Reman shield has the highest Cap of all shields that I've seen.
The Aegis shield has a slightly lower cap than the Reman, but has some additional helpful bonuses.
Also once you hit RA Upper Half, make sure to get the
Blue MK XI Field Generator
. This will add +35% to your total shield CAP, which can be huge, especially when using a covariant shield. I would call it easily the most useful console in the game.