- Main article: Equipment
In War Robots, not every piece of armament is a damage-dealing weapon. Currently, there are two pieces of equipment used to protect your robot from incoming fire: the Ecu (physical shield) and the Ancile (energy shield). There is also the built-in energy shields exclusive to the Carnage and Haechi, and Fūjin, as well as built-in Aegis-class shields, capable of blocking all weapon damage types, and Absorber Shields, with infinite durability. The Aegis shield is featured on the Bulwark, the Blitz, and the Fenrir, while the Absorber Shield is featured in the Nemesis, Hades and Ares.
The Raijin and the Rhino's built-in physical shields are deployed when used in Bastion mode, and Assault mode respectively. The Gareth and the Galahad have built-in shields that can be mounted on the left or switched to the front, slowing the robots down but allowing to fire while being covered. The Lancelot has a 3-piece built in frontal shield, and the Bulgasari has a side-mounted shield. All physical shields have a hit point value that, once depleted, will destroy the shield whether as an armament piece or built into a robot. The Bulwark along with its Aegis shield also has a built in physical shield, that deploys only when its Aegis shield is deactivated.
The Ecu Shield is a physical shield mounted on a light and medium armament hard-point on a robot. It protects the robot from every type of damage except area damage (splash), feature on rocket based weaponry and the Ember.
The Ancile Shield is an energy shield that surrounds the robot in a 360º sphere. The Ancile protects the robot from all damage types except energy based weapons. The Ancile is a heavy hardpoint armament so it can only be mounted on certain robots with a heavy armament slot. Unlike the Ecu shield, the Ancile can regenerate over time with a rate of 3% of HP per second and reactivate when it has 20% health remaining. If an enemy bot manages to close in to less than 30 meters of a robot with an Ancile, his/her shots would pass through and hit the robot no matter what type of weapon it is.
Robots with Built-in Physical Shields
Physical shields are just like mountable Ecu shields, they are capable of blocking all non-rocket (area of effect) projectiles (they take double damage from kinetic projectiles).
These physical shields require the robot to deploy (activate) them with their ability.
Natural physical shields are a passive part of these robots (no deployment [activation] required). However, in the case of the Gareth and Galahad, they can be moved (with ability) to protect the front of the hull.
Robots with Built-in Energy Shields
Standard energy shields are just like mountable Ancile shields, they are blue in color and can only block non-energy projectiles.
Robots with Built-in Aegis Shields
Aegis class energy shields, they are yellow in color and can block all weapon damage types (only radial explosions can bypass this shield type).
Robots with Built-in Absorption Shields
Shields that can absorb the damage of enemy weapon projectiles to power-up built-in weaponry, they are pink in color and can negate all weapon damage types (only radial explosions can bypass this shield type).