Vortex Shield (Titanfall 1)

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TACTICAL ABILITY
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Vortex Shield (Titanfall 1)
The Vortex Shield creates a shield which gathers fired ordnance for a short time, blocking damage before firing the objects back at the enemy.

Magazine Capacity

-1

Hover over the following values to see a description of exactly what each one does.


Firemode: Help.png
Offhand

Close Quarters Distance: Help.png
800u

Ranged Distance: Help.png
2000u

Close Quarters Damage: Help.png
35

Ranged Damage: Help.png
35

Close Quarters Titan Damage: Help.png
140

Ranged Titan Damage: Help.png
140

Explosion Damage: Help.png
600

Explosion Radius: Help.png
175u

Explosion Damage to Titan: Help.png
600

Rodeo Damage: Help.png
0

Headshot Modifier: Help.png
100%

Maximum Ammo Stockpile: Help.png
4500

Clip Capacity: Help.png
-1

Rate of Fire: Help.png
0.9/s

Duration of Fire: Help.png
Instant

Reload Time (Partial Clip): Help.png
0s

Reload Time (Empty Clip): Help.png
0s

Critical Hit Modifier: Help.png
0%


The Vortex Shield (Titanfall 1) is a Tactical Ability for Titans appearing in Titanfall and Titanfall 2.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Vortex Shield is used by Titans to block, and reflect munitions back to their origin. It will shield you from everything shot near you except the Arc Cannon, however if you hold it too long the munitions will break through and damage you.

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

The Vortex Shield does not use ammunition of its own, but rather ammunition that has been fired from enemies which passes through the Shield's Area of Effect.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Vortex Shield is best used in conjunction with a team focusing on assault. It provides excellent defense, protecting your Titan and encouraging the enemy to cease firing, though an opponent may simply use the opportunity to dash forward for a punch, disregarding their own safety. The Shield can be used to block Archer rockets if you notice them in time.

In Titan engagements that take place in tight areas with limited mobility wielders of the Vortex Shield make an excellent spearhead, allowing the whole group to move forward with little worry of damage. In more open areas, the Vortex Shield is better regulated for personal defense.

When dealing with a Titan using the Vortex Shield, you will want to be careful about when you shoot. For Pilots, it is even more important than usual to try to attack from other angles, as their Anti-Titan munitions could end up being redirected at a friendly Titan. Rodeoing is likely a safer option in these instances, especially as it would be confirmed that the enemy won't have Electric Smoke. For other Titans, hold off your fire. Should the enemy have caught a significant quantity of ammunition, maneuver away from them, and resume attack once you are certain they can't block your fire. If the player also has a Vortex Shield, then they can also catch ammunition launched by an enemy Titan's Shield, sending it back where it was meant to go in the first place. Keep in mind that enemies may employ this tactic as well.

Titan Navigation[edit | edit source]

Titan Armament
Primary and Secondary Weapons

40mm Cannon | Quad Rocket | XO-16 Chaingun | Plasma Railgun | Arc Cannon | Triple Threat

Tactical

Vortex Shield | Electric Smoke | Particle Wall

Ordnance

Rocket Salvo | Slaved Warheads | Cluster Missile | Multi-Target Missile System

Tier 1 Kit

Nuclear Ejection | Regen Booster | Fast Autoloader | Dash Quickcharger | Tactical Reactor

Tier 2 Kit

Auto-Eject | Survivor | Core Extender | Big Punch | Core Accelerator