Front Line Shield

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Front Line Shield

Front Line Shield Icon.png

Inflicts +125% damage if you hit an enemy in hand-to-hand combat in the last 5 seconds.

The tears of the community are engraved upon the inside of this shield.

Internal name WarriorShield
Type Shield
Scaling Str Hp.png
Leveled Item Yes
Base Price 1850
Base DPS 25 (50)
Location Ancient Sewers secret area
Unlock Cost 35 Cell Currency.png

Front Line Shield is a shield-type weapon which does increased damage for 5 seconds after hitting an enemy with a melee attack.

Details[edit | edit source]

This is the only Brutality-scaling shield in the game. Its blueprint can be found in a secret area in the Ancient Sewers, hidden under a pool of poisonous water.[1] The blueprint can either be accessed by diving through the pool of water, at the risk of taking damage, or by using the Homunculus rune to reach it.

  • Block Damage Reduction: 75%
  • Special Effects:
    • The next melee hit within 5 seconds after a successfull parry deals 125% damage.
  • Tags: Shield
  • Legendary Version: N/A

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Frontline Shield has a long history in Dead Cells. Back in Early Access and in v1.0 of the game, it used to have the sprite currently used for the Force Shield and couldn't parry but blocked more damage than other shields when held up. Because of this inability to parry, the Frontline Shield was one of the most hated items in the community, and became a sort of meme. Thus, in v1.1 the Front Line shield was removed from the game and replaced by the Force Shield. Then, in v1.2, after months of insistent requests for a Brutality-scaling shield, the Front Line shield was revived as a completely different item from the original. As a joke reference to the long process that led to this, Dead Cells lead developer deepnight (Sébastien Bénard) specified in the flavor text that the Front Line shield was born from "the tears of the community".

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The quote is a reference to the fact that the original Front Line Shield (later reworked into the current Force Shield) was widely disliked by the player base, mainly on account of not being able to parry.