"Reduced damage from Melee and Ranged attacks."
The Shield ability reduces Melee and Ranged attacks by 50%, rounded up.
|Top 3 Rulesets||Bottom 3 Rulesets|
|Weak Magic - Magic hits armor first before hitting the health.||Keep Your Distance - Melee monsters may not be used. Shield can still be useful to defend against ranged attacks!|
|Equal Opportunity - Melee monsters can attack from any position with opportunity. A low health monster with shield may be the perfect lure to allow other members of your team to attack||Earthquake - Unless your shielded monster has the flying ability, earthquake will reduce the damage taken but not eliminate it completely.|
|Armored up - Strengthen your shielded monster even further with +2 armor||Noxious Fumes - Shield does not reduce damage from poison|
|Top 3 Abilities||Bottom 3 Abilities|
|Void Armor - Magic attacks hit this Monster's armor before its Health. In combination with Shield, it will take many strikes to fell this monster!||Shatter - Be aware that the shatter ability will destroy any armor whether or not shield is in play|
|Retaliate - when hit with a melee attack, your monster has a 50% chance of attacking their attacker. Dish out more than you took!||Stun - If your opponent uses stun, your monster will not be able to attack. This could hamstring your strategy if you were reliant on a strong tank for victory. Remember to round out your team with many attack types and abilities.|
|Thorns - Force your opponent to take damage when they strike you. Use shield to rub salt in the wound, reducing their melee attack.||Piercing - Your opponent may pierce right through your armor with melee or ranged attacks. Though the damage will be reduced with shield, piercing is no joke.|
No Summoners with Shield Exist
Monsters with Shield:
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- Living Lava - Level 1
- Carnage Titan - Level 3
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