- Main article: Equipment
In War Robots, not every piece of armament is a damage-dealing weapon. Currently, there are two pieces of equipment used to protect your robot from incoming fire: the Écu (physical shield) and the Ancile (energy shield). There is also the built-in energy shields exclusive to the Carnage and Haechi, and Fūjin, as well as built-in Aegis-class shields, capable of blocking all weapon damage types. The Aegis shield is featured on the Bulwark and the Blitz.
The Raijin and the Rhino's built-in physical shields are deployed when used in Assault mode, and Bastion mode respectively. The Gareth and the Galahad have built-in shields that can be mounted on the left or switched to the front, slowing the robots down but allowing to fire while being covered. The Lancelot has a 3-piece built in frontal shield, and the Bulgasari has a side-mounted shield. All physical shields have a hit point value that, once depleted, will destroy the shield whether as an armament piece or built into a robot. The Bulwark along with its Aegis shield also has a built in physical shield, that deploys only when its Aegis shield is deactivated.
Note: The Ember, released in update 3.2, is the only weapon that can bypass both physical and energy shields simultaneously.
The Ecu Shield is a physical shield mounted on a light and medium armament hard-point on a robot. It protects the robot from every type of damage except area damage (splash), feature on rocket based weaponry and the Ember.
The Ancile Shield is an energy shield that surrounds the robot in a 360º sphere. The Ancile protects the robot from all damage types except energy based weapons. The Ancile is a heavy hard-point armament so it can only be mounted on certain robots with a heavy armament slot. Unlike the Ecu shield, the Ancile can regenerate over time with a rate of 3% of HP per second and reactivate when it has 20% health remaining. If an enemy bot manages to close in to less than 30= meters of a robot with an Ancile, his/her shots would pass through and hit the robot no matter what type of weapon it is.