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Target Their Shield Generator

Build created by Nordavind
Posted by Nordavind on June 11, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeSolo Build
WeaponBladeWeaponAssault Rifle
AP Cost795
AP CostQL 10 Rare
  • AbilityBlade Torrent
  • AbilityDancing Blade
  • AbilityClearing the Path
  • AbilityThree Round Burst
  • AbilityFire at Will
  • AbilityAnima Shot
  • AbilityStunning Swirl
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilityLeeching Frenzy
  • AbilityBreakdown
  • AbilityCirculation
  • AbilityIncision
  • AbilityBloodsport
  • AbilityGross Anatomy
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability For more AoE.
Ability Ability For extra defence.
Gear Stats
1800+Attack Rating
400Heal Rating
350Hit Rating
Enemies in Tokyo have higher defensive stats. If you find yourself glancing a lot, you can try increasing the Hit Rating slightly more than the number above. For instance, a Hit Rating anima can be useful.
Head:Signet of Laceration
Majors:Signet of Violence
Blade:Signet of Breaching
Assault Rifle:Signet of Aggression

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached



New York

Agartha Defiled



El Dorado







This build makes it easy to counter enemies with AEGIS shields. With 2 builders, 2 single target consumer and 2 AoE consumers, and 1 impair it is ready for anything. Yes, leeching is wasted on the shields, but once you get them down, the sweet bliss that is self heal leeching will save you more often than not.

Situational Passives

Immortal Spirit

If you don’t have Destructive Override Module (see below) use this instead of Circulation.

Arterial Pulse

Need more AoE? Swap Incision with this.


After the Kaidan mob nerf, things died too fast to bother me. With this as your elite passive, your QoL will rise as you don’t have to worry to much about impairs (Buckler Drones, Demons, Ghost Circles).

How it works

Equipping AEGIS controllers

From the start of Kaidan, always have one AEGIS controller on your Assault Rifle, and the two others on your blade. When you get the fourth, add it to your AR. This will allow for any AEGIS combination.


For well geared players, standing still with this deck is no issue. But as Kaidan is mostly about rapid AoEs, circle strafe will forever be your friend. If you’re in blues, don’t stand still. Ever.


Solo mobs: Either Dancing Blade or for ranged pull 3-5x Anima Shot + Three Round Burst.

Groups: Always One Blade Torrent, then choose if you need a Clearing the Path to take down the shields, or if you want to save it for when the shields go down. 3-5 Anima Shot + Fire at Will for ranged pulls.


Stunning Swirl is there for 2 reasons. First, to impair the cast called Psychic Renewal. Learn this now, not later, and life will become so much easier. Second, to give you breathing room if things get out of hand.

AEGIS Modules

Destructive Override Module

This module is awesome. Not only will an impair caused by broken shield stop any attack they do, but it makes the barrier on Circulation trigger almost all the time.

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  • Mikail

    The cast restoring Psychic shield is called “Psychic Renewal”, not “Rejuvenation”.
    I’m 100% sure, because I’m tracking it with Castbar Relocator.

    • Vikestart

      I don’t know how this mistake passed through, but yeah… corrected :P

  • Dynasty

    Can this build be used for Beginners? Assuming I bought the AP items in the Cash shop.

    • Ciritty

      Sure would but unless you have the gear consider using martial discipline and the passive regeneration so you don’t have to spend primary stats on heal rating to heal!

  • Farah Jade Gibson

    What would you take out to put in martial discipline and regeneration?

    • Tim Andersson

      Anima Shot or Dancing Blade and Incision. Chances are you don’t need that second builder, alternatively that you don’t need a single target blade consumer as CtP is pretty strong even vs solo enemies. Also as you have bloodsport you don’t need Incision for afflicting. 6 month late, I know, but someone else might be wondering the same thing.

  • Anna Maris

    I’ve been using this build but with Anima Outbreak in place of Fire At Will. Makes a nice extra heal at close range.

  • Dred Neck

    Why do people prefer clearing the path to steel palace when you have leeching frenzy and circulation? Having pretty much the same move (but slightly stronger) and it being a frenzy to heal you… That is better than the penetration chance, isn’t it? Especially since this is a solo/survivor build and it gives you a minor ward effect.

    • Vikestart

      Because the Leeching Frenzy effect lasts for 4 seconds, so it will be active when you use Clearing the Path anyway. Minor Wards aren’t really that powerful. You’ll gain a lot more from using Clearing the Path with its bonus penetration when the Leeching Frenzy effect is up. :)