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The Riot Shield
Unknown Shield
Creator: LilGuy
Attributes
No charge impact range
+300% push scale
+50% charge rate
+7% faster move speed
-15% damage from bullets
-1.1 sec charge time
All those upsides! But sadly, there is one flaw to this weapon: Your charge duration is very short. Consider it almost like a shield-bash weapon. You can't really cover distance with this weapon quickly.
— Weapon announcement on the official Slag Forum

The Riot Shield was a January 2012 Weapon of the Month before being reintroduced on May 2012, it's a secondary weapon for the Demoman.

Unlike the Chargin' Targe, it grants bullet resistance instead of explosive or fire resistance and grant the wearer bonus movement speed. Its charge reload faster but is much shorter than the Chargin' Targe, and it can impact at any range and said impact will push the victim much farther than usual.

Damage and function timesEdit

Damage and Function Times
Damage
Base damage 100% 50
Mini-crit 68
Function Times
Charge duration 0.4/0.9/1.1 s
Recharge time 8/4 s

StrategyEdit

  • The short charge is meant to push away enemies from importants locations like the Payload or a Control Point.
Weapons of the month
September 2013 Megabuster MKII - Unnatural Selector - Double Edge
August 2013 Torpedo Tube - Reactor Overload - Lifeforce Harmonizer - Zap Sap
June 2013 Finish Line - Death Warrant - Celtic Clusterer
May 2013 Jump-Action Shotgun - Warm-up Warps - Pshoooes - Cycloptic Carnage - Indirect Miss - Banzai Banner - Sunburner - Smoke Detector - Tank Goodness
April 2013 Jump-Action Shotgun - Pilot's Protection - Aerial Attacker - White Sphere - Grenade Croucher - Slavery Catcher - Pig Stretcher -5000 - Indirect Miss - Giver's Grenadier
March 2013 El Torero - Anklebiter
February 2013 Pshoooes - Culling Blade - Scottish Chain - Werewhiskey
January 2013 Tidebringer - Rocket-Flare - Laugh-a-Minute
December 2012 Cycloptic Carnage - Survivalist's Slugger - Baleful Beacon
November 2012 Warm-up Warps - Ponk! Atomic Hammer - Warlord's Winchester - Gravity Well - Mechanical Mann - Dashing Rogue
October 2012 Ponk! Atomic Hammer - Sunburner - Tauntman - Wintermann's Machett
September 2012 Banzai Banner - Igniter's Elite - Scottish Pride
August 2012 Doubleshot - Sufficent Factory - Replenishing Raikov - Turtle Rock - Dirty Scoundrel - Backnacker
July 2012 Neverending Nuisance - Warm-up Warps - Chicago Typewriter - Gaelic Grenadier - Lebensnerv - Quick Draw
June 2012 Wondah Bat - Circus Flamer - Electroalgesic - Be Efficent - Dashing Rogue
May 2012 Warlord's Winchester - Jet-Powered Galoshes - Hot Air Balloon - Regreaser - Half Life - Riot Shield - Fists of Fury - French Tickler
April 2012 Wrecking Ball - Ghost Charge - Sure Swing - Immortal Engine - Dying Pan - Valve Rocket Launcher - Megabuster - Laser Light Show - Spying Pan
March 2012 Boilerbuss - Arsonist's Arsewipe - Moist Towelette
February 2012 Pocket Rocket - Half Life - Fists of Fury - Cauterizer - Private Practice
January 2012 Batterfly - Riot Shield - Spy Remover
December 2011 Rage Launcher - Warlord's Winchester - Fifth of July - Firebrand

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