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Shield Tech (Skill Tree)
Faction: Sith Empire
Base Class: Bounty Hunter
Advanced Class:


Shield Tech is a skill tree of the Bounty Hunter's Powertech advanced class.[1] This tree focuses on defensively soaking up attacks.

The following table contains the known skills that can be gained from this tree:


Skill Type

Level Available


PT-RailLoaders Rail Loaders Passive <10 Increases the damage of Rail Shot by [3 / 6]%.
PT-Intimidation Intimidation Passive <10 Increases damage done by all fire effects by [2 / 4 / 6]%.
Combust Combust Passive <10 The flamethrower combusts the target, lowering damage done by 4% for 15 seconds.
PT-RebracedArmor Rebraced Armor Passive <15 Increases armor rating by [8 / 16]%.
PT-IonOverload Ion Overload Passive <15 Rocket Punch now has a [50 / 100]% chance to trigger your Ion Gas Cylinder. In addition, when Ion Gas Cylinder deals damage, it has a [50 / 100]% chance to shock the target for additional energy damage over 6 seconds.
PT-NeuralOverload Neural Overload Passive <15 Ion Gas Cylinder damage now lowers the movement speed of the target by 50% for 2 seconds.
PT-SteelyResolve Steely Resolve Passive <15 Increases Aim by [3 / 6 / 9]%.
PT-OilSlick Oil Slick Active <20 Sprays the immediate area with oil. Nearby enemies become unbalanced and their accuracy of ranged and melee attacks is lowered by 20% for 18 seconds (60s Cooldown).
PT-ShieldVents Shield Vents Passive <20 Increases shield chance by [1 / 2]%. In addition, shielding an attack has a [25 / 50]% chance to vent 8 heat. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.
PT-AblativeUpgrades Ablative Upgrades Passive <20 Increases absorption by [3 / 6]% and reduces the cooldown of Kolto Overload by [30 / 60] seconds.
PT-NoEscape No Escape Passive <25 Grapple has a [50 / 100]% chance to immobilize the target for 3 seconds. In addition, your Stealth Scan has a [50 / 100]% chance to immobilize the targets it reveals for 3 seconds.
PT-IonScreen Ion Screen Passive <25 Further increases damage reduction while Ion Gas Cylinder is active by [1 / 2]%.
PT-SuperchargedIonGas Supercharged Ion Gas Passive <25 Increases the damage dealt by Ion Gas Cylinder by 25% and increases its shock duration by 3 seconds.
PT-FlameShield Flame Shield Passive <25 Increases the critical chance of Rocket Punch and Flame Sweep by [15 / 30]%. In addition, shielding an attack has a [25 / 50]% chance to finish the cooldown on Rocket Punch. This effect cannot occur more than once every 4.5 seconds.
PT-JetSpeed Jet Speed Passive <30 Jet Charge has a [50 / 100]% chance to increase your movement speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
PT-FlameSurge Flame Surge Passive <30 Increases the critical strike bonus damage of Rocket Punch and Flame Sweep by [ 15 / 30]%.
Jet Charge Jet Charge Active <30 Jumps to a distant target, dealing light damage and rooting the target for 3 seconds. Cannot be used against targets in cover.
PT-EmpoweredTech Empowered Tech Passive <35 Increases shield chance by [ 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10]%.
PT-HeatBlast Heat Blast Active <40 Discharges 8 heat into a fiery blast, dealing elemental damage.

External Links

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