Shield-Drone Beacon

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Shield-Drone Beacon
Stack digit 1.png
Shield-Drone Beacon inventory icon
Type ToolHealer
Mana 50
Tooltip Summons a shield drone to rapidly shield allies
Shields ally life equal to your bonus healing up to 20
Only one shoulder guardian may be summoned at once
Grants buff Shield Drone (buff).png Shield Drone
Buff tooltip From your shoulder to the side lines!
Grants buff Barrier.png Barrier
Buff duration Until bonus life has fully decayed
Buff tooltip You have temporary bonus life
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 6 Gold Coin.png
Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
Martian Officer 1 4%
Shoulder Guardian
Shield Drone
Shield Drone.png

The Shield-Drone Beacon is a Hardmode Support Staff that is dropped by Martian Officers during the Martian Madness event. It works similarly to a summon item; it spawns a Shield Drone which stays near the player's shoulder and rapidly shields nearby allies with the Barrier buff, providing them with additional temporary maximum life that stacks with successive shields up to a limit and decays over time. Shield Drones are invincible and follow the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement shoulder guardian, or cancels the buff.

Shield Drones do not follow the typical minion summon limit, so they can be summoned without affecting it. However, only one Shoulder Guardian can be active at a time, so you cannot summon multiple guardians at once while it is active.

Like all healing items, it benefits from any additional healing effects and cannot receive a Modifier.

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Tools: Terrarium Canyon Splitter.png Usual Tools • Twinkle.png Summoning Tools • Chi Lantern.png Healer Tools • Time Warp.png Other Tools
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