Defensive Fortification

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Defensive Fortification
Defensive Fortification
Rarity Rare
Improvement 1250, 1250
Icon Rare Nomad Upgrade Icon.png
Description
Improves the Nomad's shield strength and frame integrity by 25%.

Defensive Fortification is a ND1 Nomad health and shield upgrade.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

This upgrade can be purchased from a merchant or developed with resources. The upgrade will be installed the next time you enter the Nomad.

Blueprint[edit | edit source]

The Defensive Fortification blueprint is available when Ryder reaches Level 6. It requires the following resources for development:

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Defensive Fortification directly increases the health of the ND1 Nomad for any difficulty. After the Nomad's life support is depleted completely, this upgrade increases the amount of time the Nomad can withstand health damage in a life support depleting hazard zone by 25%. The 25% time increase is the same regardless of hazard type (heat, cold, etc).

Difficulty level influences how long hazards will take to deplete Life Support and how long until death occurs. The easier the gameplay, the longer the amount of time until Life Support fails. Once Life Support fails, health damage occurs until the ND1 Nomad explodes. Conversely, the harder the difficulty, the less time is available.

  • Narrative difficulty is the same amount of Life Support and heath depletion time as Normal.
  • Casual difficulty is the same amount of Life Support and heath depletion time as Normal.
  • Normal difficulty is the standard amount of Life Support and heath depletion time.
  • Hardcore difficulty decreases the amount of Life Support and heath depletion time to 75% of Normal.
  • Insanity difficulty decreases the amount of Life Support and heath depletion time to 60% of Normal.

Life Support and health times in the tables below are displayed as Narrative, Casual, Normal, Hardcore, and Insanity.

Time To Deplete Life Support -
When Shields Flash (in seconds)
Time To Deplete Health To Death -
Starts when Life Support Ends and Shields Flash (in seconds)
Hazard ND1 Nomad ND1 Nomad Defensive Fortification
Level 1 3116 3116 3116 2336 1869 748 748 748 561 449 935 935 935 701 561
Level 2 622 622 622 467 374 299 299 299 224 179 374 374 374 281 224
Level 3 18 18 18 14 12 149 149 149 112 89 186 186 186 140 112

Notes[edit | edit source]

Detailed statistics for shields and hull integrity can be tracked on the Nomad Stats tab in the statistics menu.

See also[edit | edit source]