Provisional Shield

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{{TranslatedName|WikipediaJapanese language|Japanese|プロビジョナルシールド}}
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| image=FileProvisional Shield.png|250px
| name=Provisional Shield
| type=Shield
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| maxammo=*5 (Sniper (Half-Life 2 Survivor)|Sniper)
*7 (Engineer (Half-Life 2 Survivor)|Engineer)
| usedby=*Sniper (Half-Life 2 Survivor)|Sniper ({{SCU}})
*Engineer (Half-Life 2 Survivor)|Engineer ({{SCU}})
| entity=*weapon_shield_mp
(weapon entity) *item_ammo_provisionalshield
(ammo entity) *thing_provisionalshield
(shield entity) }} The '''Provisional Shield''', also known as the '''P-Shield''', is an Battle Points|unlockable item (used as a weapon game-wise) for the Sniper (Half-Life 2 Survivor)|Sniper and the Engineer (Half-Life 2 Survivor)|Engineer in ''Half-Life 2 Survivor''. It is obtained by reaching C-Class as Sniper or AA-Class as Engineer. ==Overview== Primary fire creates blue-colored semi-transparent floating shield in front of the player. This shield can absorb up to 100 points of damage, and can be used to take cover from enemy fire. By holding the secondary fire, the player is able to charge the shield, making it more durable and able to withstand up to 200 points of damage at maximum charge. Charged shield appears yellow in color and takes away some amount of player's suit charge, which depends on shield's charge level. If the player uses secondary mode with no charge left in the suit, shield will still appear to be charging, but regular blue shield will be placed instead. After taking damage, shields gradually become more transparent, and finally break and disappear completely. Shields also disappear after one minute after placement, even if they have not been damaged. ==Trivia== *It was intended that a single player could not have more than three shields active at the same time, with the first shield disappearing upon placement of the fourth. But due to a programming bug, if a fifth shield is placed immediately after fourth, while the first hasn't finished its disappearance sequence, second shield will stay active. Because of that, it is possible to have four active shields when playing as Sniper and five when playing as Engineer. *Shields completely block bullet damage and mostly absorb explosive damage, but some projectile-based weapons can pass through completely, without reduction of their damage or damaging the shield. These weapons include Crossbow (Half-Life 2)|Crossbow, the Poison Crossbow, the Charge Bow and physics objects, such as thrown weapons and props launched from the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator|Gravity Gun. Grenades launched from Submachine Gun (Half-Life 2) | SMG also pass through, rockets, Energy Ball|energy balls and thrown Pulse Knife|Pulse Knives, however, do not. *Weapons that can be placed on the walls, such as the S.L.A.M, the Powershake, and the Wave Canceller, can also be placed on shields, but will explode shortly after disappearance of the shield. *Shields can be painted with the Paint Gun, thus reducing visibility of players behind them. ==Gallery== FileProvisional Shield HUD.png|HUD icon. FileHL2S PShield.png|Loadout icon. FileProvisional Shield.png|Worldmodel. FileProvisional Shield Viewmodel Red.jpg|Viewmodel (red team). FileDamaged Provisional Shield.jpg|Shields after being damaged for 30, 60 and 90 points. FileProvisional Shield Charging.jpg|Shield charging process is indicated by a light. FileProvisional Shield Charged.jpg|Normal and charged versions of the shield. FilePainted Provisional Shield 1.jpg|Painted shield. FilePainted Provisional Shield 2.jpg|Ditto. ==List of appearances== *''Half-Life 2 Survivor'' {{1st}} {{Nc}} ==External links== *{{IA|20101209164623/http//hl2survivor.net/ver2/item_22.html|Provisional Shield|the official ''Survivor'' website}} *http//www7.atwiki.jp/hl2survivor2/pages/25.html#32 Provisional Shield on the ''Survivor'' wiki {{Multiplayer}} CategoryWeapons CategoryShields CategoryHalf-Life 2 Survivor