Shields were first introduced with patch R45. Shields allow players to protect themselves from attacks in PVP Events for a period of time (3 hours, 8 hours, or 1 day). While a shield is active, you cannot lose event points; any loss your team suffers will be blocked. However, should your team win, you will still receive points. Attacking an opponent while a shield is in use will break your shield.
After buying a shield there is a 8 hour cooldown before it is possible to purchase shield of the same type again.
Lasts 3 hours. Costs 75 Hero Points.
Lasts 8 hours. Costs 150 Hero Points.
Lasts 24 hours. Costs 300 Hero Points.
In Lightning Rounds, shield duration is different from other PVP Events:
Lasts 15 minutes. Costs 50 Hero Points.
Lasts 30 minutes. Costs 100 Hero Points.
Lasts 1 hour. Costs 200 Hero Points.
- As of the Rage and Ruin event, shield costs have been doubled.
- As of at least the Category-5 event, shield costs have been reduced to 75, 150, and 300 Hero Points.