The Personal Shield is a Star Card in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II that allows the player to temporarily create a small energy shield around their player character, protecting them from blaster fire and most explosives at the cost of not being able to use their weapon.
Star Wars Battlefront
The Personal Energy Shield provides protection from most weapons and attack methods. It does not protect you from the Dioxis Grenade, Scatter Gun, Cycler Rifle, Disruptor Rifle, Lightsabers, Princess Leia's Trooper Bane ability, Boba Fett's Flame Thrower, Emperor Palpatine's Force Lightning, and melee attacks.
Though it protects you from blaster fire, it also doesn't allow you to shoot out. Weapons like the Cycler Rifle also count. Pressing the activation button while the Personal Shield is active will turn it off, and force you to wait until the card can be used again.
|Star Cards of Star Wars Battlefront|
Scout Pistol · Pulse Cannon · Homing Shot · Barrage · Cycler Rifle · Bowcaster · Ion Torpedo · Jump Pack · Scatter Gun* · Ion Neutralizer · Thermal Detonator · Impact Grenade · Ion Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Flash Grenade · Dioxis Grenade* · Shock Grenade* · Bacta Bomb · Scout Binoculars* · Laser Trip Mine* · Medical Droid*
Star Wars Battlefront II
- "Creates a shield bubble surrounding you and blocking damage from all directions. You cannot fire your weapon while the shield is active."
- — In-game description
Personal Shield is an Ability Card for the Specialist class in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II that can be unlocked for 1 Skill Point starting when the Specialist class has been leveled up to Level 10.
The Personal Shield behaves similarly like its predecessor's.
In this game, it serves as a powerful asset in ambushes and flanks. Taking the Steath Boost Card in addition to any improved version of Infiltration (Hardened or Scramble is recommended) and at least a medium-ranged weapon like A280-CFE or Stinger Pistol you can effectively sneak into enemy territory and melee all enemies in range, all while shrugging off all blaster fire and explosions that would normally be fatal.
One thing to watch out for is Ion modifications on weapons and grenades, as they do increased damage to shields. Players can effectively counter the shield with these in addition to melee, which they may use against you.
|Personal Shield Statistics|
|Unlocked at||Specialist Level 10|
|Unlock Cost||1 Skill Point|
|Upgrade Cost||N/A||1 Skill Point||1 Skill Point||1 Skill Point|
|Upgrade Requirements||N/A||N/A||Specialist Level 22||Specialist Level 35|