Shield Expansion Mod (1.20.1, 1.19.4) This mod focuses on enhancing one of the main defensive elements for players, the shield. The idea is to offer various types of shields made from different materials to bring dynamism and versatility to Minecraft’s combat system.
Beyond simply crafting shields from different materials with varying defense statistics, the mod introduces two new shield mechanics: Off-Guard Cooldown and Parrying. Let’s explore what each of these defense mechanics adds to the gameplay.
- Off-Guard Cooldown: This mechanic allows players to block incoming enemy attacks using the shield, but there will be a cooldown or reuse time. This means that after defending with the shield, players will need to switch to the attack mode during the cooldown period. The cooldown time depends on the material of the shield, with the Netherite shield having a shorter cooldown time and the wooden shield having a longer cooldown time.
- Parrying: With this mechanic, players can stop an enemy’s attack by raising the shield just before the attack lands and then pushing the attacker back. Doing this with a wooden or gold shield will inflict some damage on the attacker. However, using an iron, diamond, or Netherite shield will not only push the attacker back but also reflect a portion of the damage they would have dealt to you. Additionally, this mechanic allows players to bypass the cooldown time and enables them to block projectiles effectively.
By introducing these shield mechanics, the mod enriches Minecraft’s combat gameplay, encouraging players to strategize and make tactical decisions during battles.
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How to install Shield Expansion Mod in Minecraft?
- Download Forge
- Download Shield Expansion Mod
- Double click on the downloaded Forge file to run the installer.
- Paste the downloaded mod file into the .minecraft/mods folder
- Beware of dangerous objects, do not go to take damage!