EMP Shield is one of the nano-augmentations in Deus Ex.

EMP Shield

"Nanoscale EMP generators partially protect individual nanites and reduce bioelectrical drain by cancelling incoming pulses."
- Deus Ex description

It is the complement of Ballistic Protection - the player must choose one or the other when installing the augment in Subdermal slot 2.

Tiers Edit

  • TECH ONE: Damage from EMP attacks is reduced slightly.
    • EMP damage reduced 25%
  • TECH TWO: Damage from EMP attacks is reduced moderately.
    • EMP damage reduced 50%
  • TECH THREE: Damage from EMP attacks is reduced significantly.
    • EMP damage reduced 75%
  • TECH FOUR: An agent is nearly invulnerable to damage from EMP attacks.
    • EMP damage reduced 100%

Energy Rate: 10 Units/Minute



This aug is of questionable value in singleplayer, because EMP damage isn't common. In Deus Ex: Multiplayer however, it's somewhat more useful.