Well, I know there are number of things that can drop shields. Usually when my shields drop, all facing shields drop at once. Most of the time this is done at the exact same time that my abilities black out on me to prevent me from getting my shields back up. This will usually last around 6 to 8 seconds. So if that helps?
Heya apt, a bit off topic, but I was hoping to get a 1 v 1 with ya. Want to test my Star Cruiser out and see just how well I have mine put together. If ya don;t mind, @ name is the same as my Avatar name.
Sci ships have the ability to hit Tachyon 3 with a CPB 3 and strip some ships shield completely. Depends on ithe target having non-Cov Cap and Shield boasting units. Tachyon 3 CPB 3 can strip your shield in 3-4 sec if your running regen or resilent shields.