Covenant Shield Generator

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A render of the Covenant shield generator building.
The Covenant Shield Generator.

The shield generator is a structure that can be built on a Covenant Citadel, which provides shield protection for the entire base.[1]


The shield technology used by the shield generator is repurposed Forerunner technology and requires vast amounts of power to use. It is powerful enough to withstand a direct hit from the UNSC Spirit of Fire Magnetic Accelerator Cannon. Once the shield is drained, the buildings underneath the shield begin to take structural damage. Over time, the shield will begin to regenerate back up to full strength. If multiple shield generators are built onto one Citadel, the shields become much more durable. The shield generator has no UNSC counterpart.

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Halo Wars[edit]

A screenshot of the Covenant Shield Generator building.
The Shield Generator in-game in Halo Wars.

"Generates a large bubble shield to protect the base. Multiple Shield Generators can be built in a base to compound the shield's strength."
— In-game description

In Halo Wars, the Shield Generator costs Tech level 1 and Resources 200 to be built. It is recommended to build the shield generator towards the rear of the base, in order to protect it from enemy fire once the shields are down. There is a glitch where after a Shield generator is made, all structures in the base that have already been made lose life points.


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