I just started playing a few days ago but annoyed that whenever I play especially online (lvl 25) shields seem completely useless. They go down in 1 shot almost every time. I like challenge but it just seems pointless to even have them.
Is it like this later once you're 50 or is it just because of leveling etc. I have a 22 shield and I'm 25 not like in way behind. Fighting lvl 23-27 enemies. --- Gamertag - I S Y X X l | BF3 Battlelog - xI6ISYXXI6Ix LoL: Trippi | D3: Syxx#1770 | GW2 Trippi / Fistkicks
Are you Zero? It seems he takes more damage. With Maya I my shields last several hits. --- "If your going to ask someone to save the world, make sure they like it the way it is" http://www.youtube.com/user/Drakeskull23
There are some shields that are initially tanky and give a ton of resist stats (Evolution), shields that give you bullet immunity and absorbsion (Sham) and there are shields that have a recharge delay of >1 seconds (Tediore purples) But if you have The Bee, you should be killing fast enough where your shield isn't a concern.
You want to be playing smarter though compared to the first game. Running into a horde of enemies will get you torn apart. This is a hit and miss bc while some areas this plays out nicely, other parts it's just absolutely disgusting to play through (looking at you Sawtooth Cauldron) --- ~Gujin http://i39.tinypic.com/v830c3.jpg http://i.imgur.com/23kzK.gif http://i.imgur.com/EsyAt.gif
If you are only lvl 25 and your shots go down in one shot, something is wrong. Either you are powerleveling (playing with people at least 4 levels higher than you), or you are just doing quests at least 4 levels above your level. Closer to level 50, your shields going down in one shot is more common - to increase difficulty. At your level, its just bad playing. You should be able to take at least 4-5 shots up to lvl 40, when difficulty spikes dramatically. --- "Thanks for stopping that Lagi, BUT NOW THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THEM AT OUR DOORSTEP!!!!!111!one!!!!" ~ Xine9
And if you want better shields, take anything Pangolin at the expense of your health. Besides, shields aren't supposed to tank all damage; you still need to exercise a tactical approach when it comes to certain enemies. --- Ask me not of the future; ask me instead what fate is written in the deeds of the dead.