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Shield Systems

Shield Systems
Skill Categories Tech
Tier 2
Item Code 002C2C59

Starfield Shield Systems skill overview

The Starfield Shield Systems skill is a tier 2 skill in the Tech skill tree. It, as with all Starfield skills, has 4 ranks, beginning at rank 1 and ending at rank 4. In order to progress up the Shield Systems skill tree, you will need to complete various skill challenges related to the skill in question, and increase your Starfield level to earn skill points. Each rank requires a skill point to unlock.

This skill will increase your shield capacity as you rank it up. The final rank provides a chance to resist all damage received.

Your ship’s shields are vital to protect from incoming damage, and its important that they do not get disabled during combat, this skill will prevent your shields being disabled as easily.

In-game Shield Systems skill description

Regardless of the power allocated by the reactor, a ship’s shield can be further bolstered by direct manipulation of the system’s harmonics.

The Shield Systems skill has the following ranks and stats:

RankRank ImageRank EffectRank Challenge
1Your ship has 20% increased shield capacity.Take 150 shield damage.
2Your ship has 40% increased shield capacity.Take 350 shield damage.
3Your ship has 60% increased shield capacity.Take 750 shield damage.
4Your shields will occasionally resist 100% of all damage received.You have mastered this skill.

How to unlock Shield Systems console command

If you want to add the Shield Systems Starfield skill to your character without increasing your Starfield level or expending a skill point, simply open the Starfield console command window with the apostrophe (‘) or tilde (~) key and enter the following command:

player.addperk 002C2C59

By repeating the player.addperk 002C2C59 command, you can bypass the Shield Systems rank-up challenge and unlock the next rank. Entering the above command four times will unlock the rank 4 Shield Systems skill.

To remove the Shield Systems skill, you can use the following command:

player.removeperk 002C2C59