The aliens have developed advanced personal shield technology. Aliens equipped with these shields glow somewhat, and have a field of light distortion around them. It protects them during combat and makes them very difficult targets to kill.
It provides a Damage Resistance of 50 at NPC level 20, 80 at NPC level 25, and 110 at NPC level 30, making the wielders very tough opponents.
- A deathclaw gauntlet is unable to pierce the shield. However, its high critical hit rate can still cause high damage.
- The effects of fire and electricity still damage an alien to the correct amount through the shield, rendering the shield useless to those kinds of attacks.
- A damage resistance of 110 does not render the alien immune to damage, but rather increases their durability by slightly over 400%.