NSC Advanced Shields

NSC Advanced Shields

These NSC advanced shields are levels 6-10 of the standard vanilla shields set plus two unique levels for unique shields found in-game, along with tweaks to certain vanilla shield’s names/descriptions and an icon overhaul to make the entire set feel natural and more in-line with a natural shield progression.

These shields are part of the NSC Component Feature, which is mainly intended for NSC players who do not use NHunter’s Extra Ship ComponentsTFW’s Bunch of Ship Parts, or Guilliman’s Crystallis. A pop-up message at game start will inform you if you have any of these mods active in your game, and depending on their presence, will give a recommendation, but the choice of whether you want the NSC Components is yours. If you decide to accept the NSC Components, this decision is permanent, however, if you decline, you can always active them later by selecting the appropriate option from the NSC Features Menu. However, whether you accept or decline, the level 6 & 7 NSC Reactors will automatically be available due to the power demands of NSC Ship Classes.

For those of you who do not like the icon changes because you don’t use the NSC Component Feature due to another component mod or just personal taste, a new addon will be made available to restore the original vanilla icons for those who want those instead.

In addition to adding 5 new “regular” shield tiers, NSC also adapted the names/descriptions of certain vanilla shields to help make the progression from levels 1-10 feel natural. With this in mind, the following vanilla shields had their names and descriptions changed/switched:

Advanced Shields (Level 4) –> Description Tweaked
Hyper Shields (Level 5) –> Antimatter Shields

 

Reinforced Shields (Level 6):

“Combining antimatter reactions with reinforced energy fields allows us to shore up weaknesses in our grids, giving greatly increased efficiency to our shields.”

Component Stats:

  • Small Shield: Provides 150 Shields with 4.2% regeneration, costs 7 Minerals & 15 Power
  • Medium Shield: Provides 300 Shields with 6.4% regeneration, costs 14 Minerals & 30 Power
  • Large Shield: Provides 600 Shields with 8.6% regeneration, costs 28 Minerals & 60 Power

Research Requirements:

  • Hyper Shields (Vanilla Level 5, now Antimatter Shields)
  • Reinforced Shields

 

NSC’s Hyper Shields (Level 7):

“Using advanced techniques to evenly distribute energy throughout the shielding grid, these shields absorb incoming fire more efficiently than any standard shielding.”

Component Stats:

  • Small Shield: Provides 205 Shields with 4.8% regeneration, costs 8 Minerals & 17.5 Power
  • Medium Shield: Provides 410 Shields with 7.2% regeneration, costs 16 Minerals & 35 Power
  • Large Shield: Provides 820 Shields with 9.6% regeneration, costs 32 Minerals & 70 Power

Research Requirements:

  • Hyper Shields (Vanilla Level 5, now Antimatter Shields)
  • Reinforced Shields
  • Hyper Shields (New NSC Tech)

 

Baryonic Shields (Level 8):

“These shields are specially designed to absorb or deflect baryonic particles, making them extremely efficient against standard weaponry.”

Component Stats:

  • Small Shield: Provides 270 Shields with 5.4% regeneration, costs 9 Minerals & 20 Power
  • Medium Shield: Provides 540 Shields with 8% regeneration, costs 18 Minerals & 40 Power
  • Large Shield: Provides 1080 Shields with 10.6% regeneration, costs 36 Minerals & 80 Power

Research Requirements:

  • Hyper Shields (Vanilla Level 5, now Antimatter Shields)
  • Reinforced Shields
  • Hyper Shields (New NSC Tech)
  • Baryonic Shields

 

Multilayered Shields (Level 9):

“New advancements in energy cell technology have allowed us to develop shielding that holds multiple layers, providing safeguards and emergency shielding to any energy or projectile that gets through.”

Component Stats:

  • Small Shield: Provides 345 Shields with 6% regeneration, costs 10 Minerals & 22.5 Power
  • Medium Shield: Provides 690 Shields with 8.8% regeneration, costs 20 Minerals & 45 Power
  • Large Shield: Provides 1380 Shields with 11.6% regeneration, costs 40 Minerals & 90 Power

Research Requirements:

  • Hyper Shields (Vanilla Level 5, now Antimatter Shields)
  • Reinforced Shields
  • Hyper Shields (New NSC Tech)
  • Baryonic Shields
  • Multilayered Shields

 

Multiphasic Shields (Level 10):

“These shields have the ability to phase and change frequency to adapt to any incoming object, matter, or force. Adding in the reinforced power of previous shielding designs, these shields can block almost anything as long as their capacitors are charged.”

Component Stats:

  • Small Shield: Provides 430 Shields with 6.6% regeneration, costs 11 Minerals & 25 Power
  • Medium Shield: Provides 860 Shields with 9.6% regeneration, costs 22 Minerals & 50 Power
  • Large Shield: Provides 1720 Shields with 12.6% regeneration, costs 44 Minerals & 100 Power

Research Requirements:

  • Hyper Shields (Vanilla Level 5, now Antimatter Shields)
  • Reinforced Shields
  • Hyper Shields (New NSC Tech)
  • Baryonic Shields
  • Multilayered Shields
  • Multiphasic Shields

 

Optimized Psionic Shields (Unique):

“These optimized shields combine the best of traditional shielding technology with the pure psionic energy barriers that the best psionic specialists can produce, creating a nearly impenetrable force of energy.”

Component Stats:

  • Small Shield: Provides 525 Shields with 7.2% regeneration, costs 12 Minerals & 27.5 Power
  • Medium Shield: Provides 1050 Shields with 10.4% regeneration, costs 24 Minerals & 55 Power
  • Large Shield: Provides 2100 Shields with 13.6% regeneration, costs 48 Minerals & 110 Power

Research Requirements:

  • Hyper Shields (Vanilla Level 5, now Antimatter Shields)
  • Reinforced Shields
  • Hyper Shields (New NSC Tech)
  • Baryonic Shields
  • Multilayered Shields
  • Multiphasic Shields
  • Psionic Shields
  • Optimized Psionic Shields

NOTICE: This shield requires both the Multiphasic Shields (Level 10) and the vanilla Psionic Shields Technology found in the game, thus this component requires you to be an empire with either the Spiritualist or Fanatic Spiritualist Ethic to be discovered.

 

Optimized Enigmatic Shields (Unique):

“With knowledge acquired from the Enigmatic Fortress, combined with our own understanding of shielding technology, these shields combine multilayered, multiphasic, and an extremely powerful enigmatic power source to evenly distribute energy across the shield grid, creating a night impenetrable supergrid limited only by our capacitor’s energy charge and regeneration abilities.” 

Component Stats:

  • Small Shield: Provides 525 Shields with 7.2% regeneration, costs 12 Minerals & 27.5 Power
  • Medium Shield: Provides 1050 Shields with 10.4% regeneration, costs 24 Minerals & 55 Power
  • Large Shield: Provides 2100 Shields with 13.6% regeneration, costs 48 Minerals & 110 Power

Research Requirements:

  • Hyper Shields (Vanilla Level 5, now Antimatter Shields)
  • Reinforced Shields
  • Hyper Shields (New NSC Tech)
  • Baryonic Shields
  • Multilayered Shields
  • Multiphasic Shields
  • Enigmatic Deflectors
  • Optimized Enigmatic Shields

NOTICE: This shield requires both the Multiphasic Shields (Level 10) and the vanilla Enigmatic Deflector Technology only available through the Enigmatic Fortress, thus this component requires the Leviathans DLC to be discovered and function.

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