Equipment Parameters

Shields

Shields increase mech's natural armor. Unlike the chassis's hull, shields do not provide protection against all types of damage – depending on the type used, shields will work either on ballistic or energy weapons.

Shields are described with the following parameters:
- ballistic defense – the amount of ballistic damage that can be absorbed by the shield (applicable to armor plates)
- energy defense – the amount of energy damage that can be absorbed by the shield (applicable to force fields)
- regeneration rate – the amount of damage that is regenerated on a shield in each turn
- weight – shield's weight (total equipment weight cannot exceed mech's equipment capacity)
- cell usage – the number added to mech's cell usage when the shield is used (shields that are stored in the Inventory Warehouse do not consume Power Cells)

Transport platforms

Transport platforms are used to transport resources and equipment obtained from the opponent after battle is won.

They are described by the following parameters:
- transport capacity – how much a platform can carry (25 means that a platform can carry equipment of total weight of 25 or 2500 resources)
- weight – platform's weight (total equipment weight cannot exceed mech's equipment capacity)
- cell usage – the number added to mech's cell usage when equipped with the platform (platforms stored in the Inventory Warehouse do not consume Power Cells)

Transport platforms in Mech Hero are divided into two groups: regular and anti-gravity. Anti-gravity platforms (X-2M and X-2X) are much more expensive than regular platforms but are almost 2 times more efficient. It means that by occupying the same amount of mech's equipment capacity, they can carry out almost twice as many resources or equipment from the enemies’ base.