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- "Deployable crouch-height cover that blocks all weapon damage."
— In-game description
The Deployable Shield is a Defender-exclusive equipment found in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The Deployable Shield is a collapsible waist-high shield that can be placed by Defenders to create additional cover. Deployable Shields are bulletproof, but not explosive proof, and will be instantly destroyed by explosions.
Tiny bulletproof window slits are built into the Deployable Shield, allowing both sides to see through the Shield. Players directly behind the Shield get a much larger vision advantage, though Stun Grenades will also disorient those who saw the flash through the windows.
Deployable Shields snap to adjacent walls and doorways when deploying. In the case of doorways, the Shields block an entire standard-width doorway completely. They provide more solid cover than the wooden Barricades, and forces Attackers to vault over them or destroy them with explosives.
Shields can also be deployed perpendicular to single-width windows to prevent attackers from vaulting in. However, this also prevents defenders from replacing destroyed barricades, and from vaulting out themselves.
The undeployed shield carried in the hand can still block bullets and melee attacks, albeit at an impractically small level.
Shields can also be destroyed by Nomad's Airjab grenade, specifically the defenders launched from them.
Goyo carries an explosive version of the Shield.Standing on top of a Shield will instantly destroy the shield; this is a measure to prevent players from using Shields as a platform to stand on, as the top of the Shield contains a very thin platform that could be vaulted onto from the side and stood on.