- "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 bulletproof metal shield that can be placed by Defenders to create additional cover.
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 slightly larger vision advantage, though Stun Grenades will disorient those who see the flash through the slits. This also applies with Ying's Candelas and Blitz's Flash Shield.
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 wooden Barricades, and force Attackers to vault over them or destroy them with explosives. Oddly enough, two cannot be placed side by side in a double width doorway unless they are placed simultaneously on each side by two separate Defenders.
Deployable Shields are bulletproof, but not explosive proof, and will be instantly destroyed by explosions. Explosive gadgets include:
- Frag Grenades
- Impact Grenades
- Nitro Cells
- Breach Charges
- Ash's Breaching Rounds
- Thermite's Exothermic Charges
- Fuze's Cluster Charges
- Kapkan's Entry Denial Devices
- Hibana's X-KAIROS pellets, though they cannot deploy on the shield
- Zofia's KS79 LIFELINE's Impact Grenades
- Goyo's Volcán Shields
- Kali's LV Lances
- Wamai's Mag-NETs when catching a projectile
- Ace's SELMAs
Aside from explosive gadgets, shields can also be destroyed by the following gadgets:
- Sledge's Breaching Hammer
- Maverick's Breaching Torch
- Nomad's Airjabs, specifically the defenders launched from them
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.
The undeployed shield carried in the hand can still block bullets and melee attacks, albeit at an impractically small level. At standing level, the undeployed shield will protect a Defender from waist to shoulders, their entire legs and head left vulnerable. At crouch level, the undeployed shield will protect a Defender from knees to shoulders.
Goyo carries an explosive version of the Shield, along with one more than ordinary.