The Aegis Shield is an ability for the NC MAX. The Aegis Shield completely absorbs damage in the front of the MAX until the shield runs out of health or is deactivated. The shield only absorbs frontal damage. It does not protect against damage from the sides or rear. The shield quickly regenerates energy while deactivated. While the shield is up the MAX cannot fire its weapons, but it can reload. It is unlocked with the Aegis Shield (Certification).