Shields are an important part of Apex Legends and are key for achieving wins by adding up to 100 hp to your character. That’s double your health!
You loot body shields from the ground, care packages or in apex packs. It’s these body shields that fill up your shield bar, the rarer the body shield the further it fills the bar.
For example, a common body shield fills 2 bars while an epic body shield fills 4. Like all other legendary equipment, the legendary body shield has an extra ability. Take a look at the table below showing the different body shields and their effect.
|Body Shield Rarity Types|
|Level 1||Common (White)||2 Bars of Shield (+50)|
|Level 2||Rare (Blue)||3 Bars of Shield (+75)|
|Level 3||Epic (Purple)||4 Bars of Shield (+100)|
|Level 3||Legendary (Gold)||4 Bars of Shield (+100) and fully recharges shield after executing a knocked enemy.|
If you take shots in gunfights, your body shield becomes depleted. You can regenerate your shield a number of ways.
Shield cells are lootable, consumable, inventory items that restore 1 shield bar (+25) and take 3 seconds to use.
Shield batteries are lootable, consumable, inventory items that restore your shield fully. It takes 5 seconds to recover 4 shield bars (+100).
Phoenix kits are lootable, consumable, inventory items that restore both 100 health and 4 bars (+100) of shield. They take 10 seconds to use which is quicker than using an equivalent shield battery (5s) and medkit (8s).
Legendary Body Shield
If you have a legendary (level 4) body shield, it regenerates your shields fully if you execute a downed enemy.
|Shield Regeneration Methods|
|Shield Cell||2 Shield Bars (+25)||3 seconds|
|Sheild Battery||4 Shield Bars (+100)||5 seconds|
|Phoenix Kit||4 Shield Bars (+100) and 100 hp||10 seconds|
|Legendary (Gold) Body Shield||4 Shield Bars (+100)||Instant after executing a downed enemy|