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Hardlight Shield
Production information

Manufacturer

Forerunners

Model

Z-90

Type

Photonic Coalescence Emitter/Aegis

Technical specifications

Operation

Defense

Usage

Era(s)

Counterpart

Kig-yar Point Defense Gauntlet, Sangheili Point Defense Gauntlet

Affiliation

Forerunner Ecumene

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The Z-90 Photonic Coalescence Emitter/Aegis, also known as the Hardlight Shield, is an Armor Ability featured in Halo 4. Using Forerunner hard light technology, it fuses particles of light into a rigid, dissipative barrier. When used by Spartans, it forms a full-size aegis-class defensive shield in front of the user.[1]

Halo 4Edit

AdvantagesEdit

  • The Hardlight Shield protects the user from virtually any projectile on the battlefield. The user is still vulnerable to direct heavy attacks such as vehicle splatters and the Mantis' stomp attack.
  • The Hardlight Shield can reflect projectiles from various weapons such as Scattershots or Rocket Launchers. If used at point-blank range, the projectiles may even ricochet back to the offending Spartan and count as a kill for the Hardlight Shield user.
  • The Hardlight Shield can be used to delay or prevent the user's death until backup arrives.
  • The Hardlight Shield does not lose energy when it takes damage. The color change only shows how much longer the shield can be used for, not how much more damage it can sustain.

DisadvantagesEdit

  • While the Hardlight Shield is activated, the user's shields will not recharge and the user will move slowly.
  • The Hardlight Shield only protects the most of the user's front. The user is still vulnerable at his sides, back, and a small gap between the shield and the ground.

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