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Shields

Shields allow a ship to suffer damage without the risk of being dealt faceup damage cards. The blue number on a ship card is the ship's SHIELD VALUE, indicating how many shields are placed on their active side on the ship card during setup. A ship is SHIELDED while it has at least one active shield.

  • When an effect instructs a ship to RECOVER a shield, an inactive shield on the ship card is flipped to its active side. A ship cannot recover a shield if all of its shields are on their active sides.
  • When an effect instructs a ship to LOSE a shield, a shield assigned to the ship card is flipped to its inactive side.
  • When an effect instructs a ship to SPEND a shield, a card loses a shield. A ship cannot spend a shield if all of its shields are inactive.