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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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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)
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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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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