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[[File:Portable barrier.png|thumb|right|A portable kinetic barrier device.]]
 
A '''kinetic barrier''' is a type of defensive [[shield]] used in ''[[Mass Effect]]''.
 
A '''kinetic barrier''' is a type of defensive [[shield]] used in ''[[Mass Effect]]''.
  
A kinetic barrier uses [[mass effect technology]] to create a force field that repels or deflects objects that enter the field and dangerous speeds. Basic barriers simply "push back" against the projectile, slowing it to a harmless speed or pushing it away. Advanced "cyclonic" barriers apply lateral force to projectiles, deflecting them so they miss the target.
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A kinetic barrier uses [[mass effect technology]] to create a force field that repels or deflects objects that enter the field at dangerous speeds. Basic barriers simply "push back" against the projectile, slowing it to a harmless speed or (if strong enough) stopping it entirely. Advanced "cyclonic" barriers apply lateral force to projectiles, deflecting them so they miss the target.
  
 
Barrier technology is only effective against physical projectiles; barriers provide virtually no protection against [[directed-energy weapon]]s.
 
Barrier technology is only effective against physical projectiles; barriers provide virtually no protection against [[directed-energy weapon]]s.

Latest revision as of 11:48, 9 September 2014

A portable kinetic barrier device.

A kinetic barrier is a type of defensive shield used in Mass Effect.

A kinetic barrier uses mass effect technology to create a force field that repels or deflects objects that enter the field at dangerous speeds. Basic barriers simply "push back" against the projectile, slowing it to a harmless speed or (if strong enough) stopping it entirely. Advanced "cyclonic" barriers apply lateral force to projectiles, deflecting them so they miss the target.

Barrier technology is only effective against physical projectiles; barriers provide virtually no protection against directed-energy weapons.

Like all mass effect technology, barrier technology is scalable. Barrier generators can be installed in everything from dreadnought-class starships to personal body armor. Barriers can even be created by individuals with biotic abilities.