Deploying a Shield protects your Hive from being Raided by other players. It removes you from the list of Hives that are available for Player vs. Player (PvP) play for the duration the Shield is active.  This provides a layer of defense for your Hive and helps safeguard your resources. 

REMINDER: If you have a Shield up and Attack another player, your Shield will be deactivated even if you still have Shield time remaining.

You can create a Shield item by redeeming Shield shards. There are five different rarities of Shield.

Look out! - If you activate a Shield after raiding other Hives, it won’t protect you from revenge attacks from the players you have raided.