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The Assault Shield is a shield weapon which causes the player to dash forward when they attempt to parry. By using this move, the player can cancel any enemy attack as well as reflect any bombs lying on the floor. In addition, it can be used on top of platforms to make enemies fall to their death.

Details[]

  • Base Absorbed Damage: 75%
  • Special Effects:
    • The player can hold up the shield without activating its dash ability.
    • On release of the shield's assigned button, the player will charge forwards, as if they are parrying an attack. This will block enemy attacks.
    • Knocks back enemies on contact and dealing block damage. Dashing puts the shield on cooldown for 0.4 seconds.
  • Breach Bonus: -1
    • Base Breach Damage: 0 (0)
    • Base Breach DPS: 0 (0)
  • Tags: Shield
  • Legendary Version: Red Onslaught
    • Forced Affix: Bleed on Hit
      • "Bleeds the victim."

Synergies[]

  • Can be used with the Impaler Icon.pngImpaler to push enemies into walls to help it deal critical hits.
  • Pairs surprisingly well with Kill Rhythm Mutation Icon.pngKill Rhythm as a combo tool in survival focused runs as a combo tool for slower weapons to increase their attack speed while also shoving enemies around and canceling out their attacks.

Notes[]

  • Assault Shield is the only shield which has a breach bonus other than 0, namely a breach bonus of -1. As a result, this shield is unable to stun enemies by damage alone.
  • The dash can be used to scoop up and reflect explosives on the ground, such as those spawned by the Disgusting Worm
  • Hitting the back of a Thorny with the dash will result in a parry as the attack triggers upon melee attacks, which is what the shield's dash ability does.
  • The dash performed with this shield can be used while in the air and does not use up a jump, allowing the player to move significantly further in the air than without it.
  • Rolling immediately after engaging in the blocking stance grants a boost in momentum, allowing for faster run speeds.
    • When performing this, the player gains I-frames, where they cannot take damage, from the roll, while still attacking with the shield bash.
  • The dash can be used to push enemies around, allowing for environmental kills, primarily by pushing enemies off of ledges or into spikes.
    • Notably, this can also be used to push enemies into more advantageous locations for the player: For example, if the player is using the Impaler, the Assault Shield can be used to guarantee the enemy is against a wall for critical hits.
    • The displacement of enemies with the dash is less effective against Elite Enemies and Bosses.

History[]

  • 0.0: Introduced.
  • 0.1
    • Dash effect is more powerful.
    • Dash can now break doors.
  • 2.1: Scaling changed from Health Stat.png Survival to Str Hp.png Brutality/ Survival.
  • 2.4: Base block damage increased from 20 (40) to 33 (66).
Weapons
Melee
Rusty Sword Icon.pngRusty SwordBalanced Blade Icon.pngBalanced BladeSpite Sword Icon.pngSpite SwordAssassin's Dagger Icon.pngAssassin's DaggerBlood Sword Icon.pngBlood SwordTwin Daggers Icon.pngTwin DaggersBroadsword Icon.pngBroadswordShovel Icon.pngShovelCursed Sword Icon.pngCursed SwordSadist's Stiletto Icon.pngSadist's StilettoSwift Sword Icon.pngSwift SwordGiantkiller Icon.pngGiantkillerRotGShrapnel Axes Icon.pngShrapnel AxesSeismic Strike Icon.pngSeismic StrikeWar Spear Icon.pngWar SpearImpaler Icon.pngImpalerSymmetrical Lance Icon.pngSymmetrical LanceRapier Icon.pngRapierMeat Skewer Icon.pngMeat SkewerNutcracker Icon.pngNutcrackerSpartan Sandals Icon.pngSpartan SandalsSpiked Boots Icon.pngSpiked BootsHayabusa Boots Icon.pngHayabusa BootsHayabusa Gauntlets Icon.pngHayabusa GauntletsValmont's Whip Icon.pngValmont's WhipWrenching Whip Icon.pngWrenching WhipOiled Sword Icon.pngOiled SwordTorch Icon.pngTorchFrantic Sword Icon.pngFrantic SwordFlawless Icon.pngFlawlessFlint Icon.pngFlintTentacle Icon.pngTentacleVorpan Icon.pngVorpanFlashing Fans Icon.pngFlashing FansTBSScythe Claw Icon.pngLeft Scythe Claw Icon.pngScythe ClawTBSRhythm n' Bouzouki Icon.pngRhythm n' BouzoukiTBSCrowbar Icon.pngCrowbarSnake Fangs Icon.pngSnake FangsFFIron Staff Icon.pngIron StaffFFFerryman's Lantern Icon.pngSoul Shot Icon.pngFerryman's LanternFFHattori's Katana Icon.pngHattori's KatanaTombstone Icon.pngTombstoneOven Axe Icon.pngOven AxeToothpick Icon.pngBroken Toothpick Icon.pngToothpickRotGMachete and Pistol Icon.pngMachete and PistolHard Light Sword Icon.pngHard Light Gun Icon.pngHard Light SwordPure Nail Icon.pngPure NailBone Icon.pngBoneAbyssal Trident Icon.pngAbyssal TridentTQatSHand Hook Icon.pngHand HookTQatSMaw of the Deep Icon.pngMaw of the DeepTQatSBladed Tonfas Icon.pngBladed TonfasTQatSWrecking Ball Icon.pngWrecking BallTQatSQueen's Rapier Icon.pngQueen's RapierTQatSDagger of Profit Icon.pngDagger of ProfitGold Digger Icon.pngGold Digger
Ranged
Beginner's Bow Icon.pngBeginner's BowMultiple-nocks Bow Icon.pngMultiple-nocks BowBow and Endless Quiver Icon.pngBow and Endless QuiverMarksman's Bow Icon.pngMarksman's BowSonic Carbine Icon.pngSonic CarbineRotGInfantry Bow Icon.pngInfantry BowQuick Bow Icon.pngQuick BowIce Bow Icon.pngIce BowHeavy Crossbow Icon.pngReload Icon.pngHeavy CrossbowRepeater Crossbow Icon.pngQuiver of Bolts Icon.pngRepeater CrossbowIce Crossbow Icon.pngPiercing Shot Icon.pngIce CrossbowExplosive Crossbow Icon.pngCross Hit Icon.pngExplosive CrossbowAlchemic Carbine Icon.pngAlchemic CarbineBoomerang Icon.pngBoomerangHemorrhage Icon.pngHemorrhageRotGThe Boy's Axe Icon.pngThe Boy's AxeRotGWar Javelin Icon.pngWar JavelinRotGHokuto's Bow Icon.pngHokuto's BowNerves of Steel Icon.pngNerves of SteelThrowing Knife Icon.pngThrowing KnifeElectric Whip Icon.pngElectric WhipFirebrands Icon.pngFirebrandsIce Shards Icon.pngIce ShardsPyrotechnics Icon.pngPyrotechnicsLightning Bolt Icon.pngLightning BoltFire Blast Icon.pngFire BlastFrost Blast Icon.pngFrost BlastMagic Missiles Icon.pngMagic MissilesRotGBlowgun Icon.pngBlowgunTBSBarrel Launcher Icon.pngBarrel LauncherKilling Deck Icon.pngKilling DeckTQatSGilded Yumi Icon.pngGilded YumiTQatSMoney Shooter Icon.pngMoney Shooter
Shield
Old Wooden Shield Icon.pngOld Wooden ShieldFront Line Shield Icon.pngFront Line ShieldCudgel Icon.pngCudgelPunishment Icon.pngPunishmentKnockback Shield Icon.pngKnockback ShieldRampart Icon.pngRampartAssault Shield Icon.pngAssault ShieldBloodthirsty Shield Icon.pngBloodthirsty ShieldGreed Shield Icon.pngGreed ShieldSpiked Shield Icon.pngSpiked ShieldParry Shield Icon.pngParry ShieldForce Shield Icon.pngForce ShieldThunder Shield Icon.pngThunder ShieldRotGIce Shield Icon.pngIce Shield
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