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The ionic force field is a terran shielding technology developed for cybernetic infantry (and later standard frontline soldiers), designed to reduce incoming damage using ionized gas, akin to the protoss plasma shield but without the psi-field generator. It was first designed by Egon Stetmann, but after he destroyed his prototype[1] it was replicated in a science facility on Vardona, whose scientists had spent some time on the project when the Tal'darim attacked one of the planet's cities.[2]

Stetmann designed the first prototype with scientist Isabella Yorin for a Dominion military cyborg program, however, after he learned that their testing was being forcefully done on inmates of New Folsom Prison, Stetmann sabotaged the project and destroyed his prototype[1]. During the Defenders of Man Insurgency, the design was replicated and redesigned for more humane deployment and operation at the Ryno D science facility, and removed the need for integration with a cybernetic body.[3]

Game Effect[]

The ionic force field is a choice for Nova's gadget slot in Nova Covert Ops unlocked after saving the science facility in the mission "Dark Skies"[2]. Defenders of Man ghost units have their own ionic force field ability, which lasts longer but absorbs less damage.

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Ionic Force Field

Provides Nova with a shield that reduces incoming damage to a maximum of 10 until 500 damage is absorbed. Shield lasts for 10 seconds.

Usage
Hotkey W
Cost 25 Energy
Cooldown 30 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Save the science facility in "Dark Skies."
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Ionic Force Field

Provides the Ghost with a shield that reduces incoming damage until 50 total damage is absorbed. Shield lasts for 20 seconds.

Usage
Hotkey W
Cost 25 Energy
Cooldown 30 seconds
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Heroes of the Storm[]

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

Ionic Force Field appear as a talent for Nova in Heroes of the Storm.[4]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Cast of Characters: Egon Stetmann. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-09-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Dark Skies (in English). 2016-11-22.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, End Game (in English). 2016-11-22.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
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