Does the Mind Shield improve a psionic's ability to attack with their Psi attacks?
Last night I was moving in to the later stages of the game and recently gained access to Psi armour and the Mind Shield.
If I recall, the description for the Mind Shield implies it is a defensive gadget, but I notice that (like the Psi armour) it provides a bonus to the Will of the wearer.
Does this bonus to Will mean it improves the 'attack' strength of a Psionic who happens to be using one? Or are Psionics' attacks uneffected by their Will score?
As of version 126.96.36.19972 (the so-called
Willthe same way as
Psi armordoes: both for psi-attacks and for psi-defense.
This is noted in "Mind shield" article on wikia.
Yesterday I played this game on
Classicdifficulty. My squad of all psionic warriors has an encounter with
Chryssalidmonsters. I checked chances to
Mind Controlone of them (it was unharmed). Here is what I got
Soldier 1 Soldier 2 Base Will: 95 100 Psi Armor: Equipped Equipped Mind Shield: Equipped Not equipped Chance to Mind Control Chryssalid: 85% 60%
This clearly shows that Mind Shield is used to calculate chances for both psi-offense and psi-defense.