Hi guys, I just thought about this and was wondering if anybody knows if the wires from the wire guns penetrate the shield bearer's defences or do they just hit the shield and fall to the ground? (I'm away from my machine so cannot check)
Nope, all damage within the shield radius is negated. They've actually saved my ass a couple of times from friendly air raids. Not even roller bombs or assault beetles can get through. The only thing you could do from outside, I guess, is plant a C70, Limpet darts or Impulse mines and wait for the shield bearer to walk over them, they will be unaffected by the shield. That would be pretty hilarious if the shields swept them out of the way as they moved though.
apparently it's possible to kill them with the AR tempest missile. i'm not sure how this works, but i guess it's because the missile itself is so large that it somehow explodes past the shield? apparently it's a bit dodgy, as if you're playing online, the shieldbearer dies from the AR's POV, but is still alive in everyone else's session? or something weird like that.
that said, i'm not really sure how much killing a shieldbearer ahead of time like this is really much use - they're never really a problem, right?