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The Transformer is a Legendary Absorb Shield manufactured by Vladof. The Transformer is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Pimon located in Wildlife Exploitation Preserve.
Special Shield Effects
There's more than your eye can see. – Immunity to shock damage. High chance to absorb enemy bullets. Electricity damage recharges the shield.
Usage & Description
Although there are better options for absorption shields than the Transformer, some players may find this shield to be their "best friend" due to it's ability to recharge itself by absorbing shock damage. This can prove even more useful should a player using this shield get attacked by enemies using only shock element attacks.
The Transformer can have a bullet absorption chance of up to 42%. This is lower than some Purple Rarity Vladof shields, which can have a max absorb chance of 48%.
- For some strange reason, shock barrels will still cause damage to the wielder, it is presumed that the shock barrel explosion is treated as explosive damage, but the after shock electric damage is the actual damage.
- The electric orb from the Thunderball Fists can be used to recharge The Transformer, making wielder extremely durable against corrosive and fire enemies.
- The elemental explosion from a shock Slow Hand can be used as well, at the cost of some health, but without waiting for the orb of the Thunderball Fists to explode.
- The name and Red Text are a combined reference to the Transformers brand of toys created by Hasbro. The slogan for Transformers is "More Than Meets the Eye".
- The Transformer may also be a reference to how an electric transformer can change the levels of power, similar to how the shield can change electricity to shield charge.
- [[Pimon] was glitched so he would not spawn if a certain mission had been completed, making it impossible to get The Transformer from pimon.