Let's talk about the best shieldmen in the game with the strongest shields.
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Shieldmen in Genshin Impact are support characters that can save the team with a shield if necessary. It is given for a short time and absorbs incoming damage depending on the indicator of the desired characteristic of the hero who activated it. There are not many such supports in the game, but it is useful for players to know who has a stronger shield in order to upgrade and collect teams.
In this article, we will analyze who is the best shielder that protects the team from damage, as well as which of them the strongest shield.
All shieldmen in Genshin Impact
There are a total of 9 shieldmen in the game, however, not all of them can create a shield using a skill. Some get this ability with the activation of a particular constellation. In addition, all Geo characters are able to create shields without the use of skills and consts due to the Crystallize reaction. Let's take a closer look at the features of the shield of each hero.
Summon a shield with a skill
A number of heroes who are able to summon a shield with an elemental skill:
- Zhong Li.< p>
Activates the shield by holding the skill button, and also places a Geo pillar. If the skill is simply pressed, then only the construction will appear. Geo Archon's Shield not only protects against damage, but also reduces the elemental and physical resistance of surrounding enemies. The strength of the shield depends on HP.
Using a skill, fires several Cryo charges and activates a shield based on her maximum HP. Holding the button increases the shield's durability.
- Xin Yan.
- Bay Doe.
- Yan Fei.
- Zhong Li.
- Ning Guang
- Yun Jin
- Goro .
- Bay Doe (without 1 constellation).
- Yun Jin.
Instantly activates a shield with an elemental skill that scales with Defense. If you attack enemies while it is active, it will restore health to allies.
Creates shields with a skill and ult, and is also able to refresh their effect. This way you can increase durability based on health.
Grants a shield through the use of a skill. Its durability depends on the number of enemies hit by the skill, as well as on the defense indicator. In addition, the character inside the shield receives a bonus to physical. damage.
Activates a shield based on HP, which accumulates charges that fly out after a while at enemies and cause Cryo damage to them.
The shield appears after the activation of the constellation
Get a shield with 1 constellation activation. When her ultimate is active, a shield appears.
Requires 4 constellations. When activated, grants a shield based on her HP.
4th constellation required. Keii's shield is activated at the moment when his HP, from which his durability scales, falls below 20%. Can only be used once per minute. This is quite inconvenient, since for a special use you will have to control the level of health, but in emergency situations it can save the character.
Crystallization Reaction Shield
< p>When a character Elemental Geo hits an enemy with the status of any other element except Geo, Anemo and Dendro, a crystallization reaction occurs. She creates a crystal that can be picked up by any character on the team. This crystal puts a shield on the active hero, which is effective even when the character switches.
Any Geo character can cause a reaction when attacking with its element:
Top 6 best shieldmen
One of the players decided to test the strength of the shields of different characters in almost equal conditions. In the test, 7 characters were tested and their ability to withstand the blows of the guards of the ruins in Guyun Stone Forest. This top is compiled solely based on the results of this analytics.
Artifacts for HP and defense for all heroes are identical. At the same time, in the test, Laila took the sword to restore energy, since 5⭐ was not used for the accuracy of the test, and 3-4⭐ of the sword for HP does not exist in the game. It is also worth considering that the White Shadow can build defense up to 4 times, therefore, in a real battle, the strength of the shields of Noelle and Xin Yan will be higher.
Keep in mind that the strength of the shield is also affected by the Defense Score of the character on which the shield is active when switching. For example, on a hero with a defense of 100 units, he will break faster than on one who has this stat equal to 500 units.
6. Xin Yan
Has a shield of three levels, which depend on how Xin Yan hits enemies. To create the strongest shield, you need to hit two or more opponents, which is not always feasible. Even with a full defense build, her shield is the weakest of the characters in the top and only Toma without stacks is stronger. Withstands 8 Ruinsguard missiles.
Nevertheless, it is a good shielder, able to distribute Pyro status, as well as give a good buff to physical. damage, which makes her quite acceptable and often underestimated support to the characters through physical damage.
5. Yan Fei and Dione
Yan Fei is not a Shieldman from the very beginning, but becomes one upon obtaining the 4th constellation. She has a strong enough shield that can be used in various teams, but it is not very convenient, since it is activated through an ult. Can withstand 10 Ruinsguard rockets.
Dione, on the other hand, has a shield of almost the same strength at skill level 11, but activates it with a skill. With the 5th constellation, which allows you to pump Frostclaws to level 13, her shield will become stronger than Yan Fei's. In addition, her skill duration is shorter than the cooldown time, so it will not be possible to use protection without windows. Withstands 9 Ruinsguard missiles.
Able to keep the shield until its next use, since the duration of the skill is equal to its cooldown. The shield depends on Layla's HP, so with a legendary sword (for example, Precious Pool or Hajj-nisut Key), she is able to take a place in the top above. Withstands 11 hits from robots.
Shield, available to everyone from the beginning of the game from the beginner banner. The shield scales against defense, so she, like Xin Yan, does not need HP, unlike most characters in this role.
Noelle's shield is quite strong, but its disadvantage is that the skill has a large window between uses. Despite this, there is a plus – while it is active, her attacks restore HP to her team. Withstands 13 hits from the Ruin Guardians.
Touma's shield itself is the weakest of the listed characters. However, it has a unique stacking mechanic– auto-attacks during the ult impose new shields that update the old one and stack with it. The number of stacks can reach 5, and each of them increases the strength of the current shield.
If during the battle you fulfill this condition and pump the maximum level of the skill, then Toma's shield will become one of the most durable in the game. Without stacks, it can withstand only 5 hits from robot missiles, but with them, durability increases to 15 missiles.
1. Zhong Li
Like Layla, Zhong Li is able to keep the shield active for the full duration of the skill, since its duration is longer, than the rollback time. Geo Archon has the strongest shield of the listed characters with the least investment in constellations. However, if they are available, he is able to impose a shield with his ult, as well as heal with it. Withstands 16 rockets from the guards of the ruins.
You can clearly see the experiment in the video:
Shield replacement options
If none of the available characters If you don't have a shield or you need a second one for another team, then these heroes can act as an alternative:
Absorbs incoming damage while holding the elemental skill button, then deals damage to Electro.
It has a similar system to the Bei Dou skill, however her skill includes three levels folding. The higher the level, the more damage it will deal. In addition, her absorption of not only Geo damage, but also physical damage has been increased.
Another character with the same elemental skill usage. Absorbs damage and returns back to the enemy. Hydro damage absorbs better.
We hope this article helped you find out which character has the strongest shield in Genshin Impact. If you have any questions or clarifications, write them in the comments. Stay tuned for new guides on our website.