Why even have shields?

#1SyxxPakk6Posted 11/29/2012 10:03:30 PM
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.
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#2Four SkullsPosted 11/29/2012 10:05:10 PM
Nope. Even with lvl 50 shields, an enemy can take you down in 3~4 hits in TVHM.
#3drake_skullPosted 11/29/2012 10:05:13 PM
Are you Zero? It seems he takes more damage. With Maya I my shields last several hits.
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#4xboxBUNZILLAPosted 11/29/2012 10:06:38 PM
its not so bad once you get to 50... and i loled at your battlelog ...
#5GujinKamiPosted 11/29/2012 10:10:10 PM(edited)
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)
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#6kiwimyweeweePosted 11/29/2012 10:41:22 PM
Take the shield off and then find the answer to your question.
They're not going to say no because of the implication.
#7Master_Norris69Posted 11/29/2012 10:47:09 PM
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#8SyxxPakk6(Topic Creator)Posted 11/29/2012 10:52:00 PM
Playing as Mechromancer and trying to use shot guns as my main weapon but not going well.. I heard Anarchy + Shotgun was crazy damage.

xboxBUNZILLA posted...
its not so bad once you get to 50... and i loled at your battlelog ...

What about the battlelog? I just picked BF3 back up after a couple months off.
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#9RavenicusPosted 11/30/2012 12:20:41 AM
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.
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#10DerailerPosted 11/30/2012 12:29:10 AM
Must be amp shields.

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.
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