The Biotic Shield is a Throwing gadget introduced in the 17.5.0 update. It requires the Golden Division to unlock.


It is a mainly golden device with black outlines that has a blue wire, a red wire, and a black antenna with a red highlight. It also has a gem embedded on the side and a blue part in it.


When thrown, it creates a small sphere-shaped shield that can absorb any damage inflicted by enemies, protecting your self and allies. It has the area of effect and energy shield attributes, the shield lasts for a period of time and can be increased by upgrading.



  • Use this gadget while getting spawn killed or in narrow hallways.
  • This gadget is more useful for co-operative modes, because it can protect you and your teammates.
    • Although, you can alternatively use it for yourself in Deathmatch.
  • This gadget is most effective when used in Point Capture. In particular, on a point that can be captured.
  • This weapon is also useful if you are the defender in Flag Capture. Hide behind the shield and shoot the enemy players without taking damage yourself.
    • Using area damage heavies can be useful when you do so.


  • Attack and damage the players behind the shields with area damage weapons.
  • Bypass the shield's width. If it is in a doorway, see if you can reach to the players alternatively.
  • Wait until the Biotic Shield stops, then attack the player(s). If the players have powerful weapons, hide from then, if you can.
  • Use the Disabler to prevent the opponent from activating this gadget.



Cooldown Time
Initial Tier 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 1 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 2 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 3 50 Seconds 13 Seconds
Tier 4 50 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 5 47 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 6 47 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 7 47 Seconds 14 Seconds
Tier 8 47 Seconds 15 Seconds
Tier 9 45 Seconds 15 Seconds
Tier 10 45 Seconds 15 Seconds
Tier 11 45 Seconds 15 Seconds
Final Tier 39 Seconds 16 Seconds



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