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Generate a spherical skipgate that sends all incoming and outgoing ground-level projectiles to some distant place. The process is forceful enough to detonate explosive projectiles. People and items are not affected.

Base Stats



Psylink Level
Psyfocus Cost
Neural Heat Gain
Casting Time
60 ticks (1 sec)
24.9 tiles
Effect Radius
4.9 tiles
900 ticks (15 secs)
Caster Must Be Capable of Violence

Skipshield is a level 6 psycast that prevents ranged weapon fire in or out of its radius.


There are two ways to acquire Skipshield:

  1. A randomly selected level 6 psycast is granted to the psycaster when they gain psylink level 6. Skipshield is one of the options that may be selected. Note that this occurs regardless of how the psylink level is gained.
  2. Skipshield can also be acquired from a psytrainer naming it. See the psytrainer page for further details.


Radius of the skipshield with unshielded area denoted in red, partially shielded areas in gold (see Note left).
Note that despite the shield visually extending beyond the tiles, it does not protect them.
    • Note: Pawns on the tiles shown in gold in the image to the right are shielded from attacks directly targeted at them however, due to a bug, they can still be hit by attacks aimed at other nearby pawns that miss.


  • Skipshield is most obvious to use to cover your own pawns, allowing melee pawns to close, or giving a respite from attacks. If used for this purpose, keep in mind that it doesn't just stop shots going into the shield, but also from going out the other side. This creates a "shadow" - an expanding cone of area on the opposite side of the shield to the shooter where they can't hit. As the psycast can be positioned whereever you like, unlike the low-shield pack, a single shield can effectively cover a greater area with clever position. Also consider that it prevents firing out of as well. This can allow you to "switch off" any pawn's ranged attacks, even if you couldn't cover all of your pawns with a single or even multiple casts. This is especially useful when a doomsday rocket launcher-armed raider drop-pods into the middle of your pawns.
    • The radius of the shield is not blocked by walls. Therefore it can be cast on the inside of a fortification and prevent attacks from the outside doing damage to the walls. This is exceedingly useful for protecting against termites and other breach raids for a short period to prevent breaches, or buy time.

Version history[edit]

  • 1.1.2647 - Added as Bullet shield.
  • 1.2.2753 - Bullet Shield renamed to Skipshield.