The Antagonist is a Seraph shield manufactured by Maliwan that exclusively appears in Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. The Antagonist can be obtained from trading with the Seraph Vendor in Flamerock Refuge.
Special Weapon Effects
I'm rubber, you're glue. – Deflects enemy bullets with increased damage toward nearby enemies. Launches homing balls of slag at an attacker when damaged. Possesses damage reduction. Increased shield capacity. Reduced recharge delay and recharge rate.
Usage and Description
The Antagonist is a versatile shield, and while designed to be useful primarily against gun-wielding enemies, its secondary effect of launching homing slag balls will also activate from melee and ranged non-bullet damage. However, the slag balls will explode on impact on many surfaces and can be blocked by cover. Care should be taken when hiding behind cover, as the user may become slagged if the balls detonate too close.
Due to the buffed effect of slag in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, the Antagonist can be especially useful for slagging enemies, often saving the trouble of needing to swap weapons.
- The Antagonist is capable of deflecting bullets even when depleted, although it will not produce homing slag projectiles.
- This shield may not be effective on Krieg using the Mania or Hellborn trees, due to Krieg damaging himself too much for the Antagonist's effects to activate.
- Deflected bullets are considered to be shots fired by a Vault Hunter.
- If they strike an enemy, they will trigger skills including Able, Be Like Water, Cloud Kill, Get Some, and Rising Shot; and add stacks of Bloodlust. A percentage of the damage caused is restored to the Vault Hunter as health if equipped with a Moxxi-signature weapon. Kill skills are also triggered if an enemy dies from a deflected bullet. A bullet deflected from Deathtrap wearing the Antagonist via Sharing is Caring will add a stack of Upshot Robot. Additionally, Salvador's Money Shot damage bonus is applied to the enemy's final shot, if reflected.
- Kills via deflected bullets count toward weapon challenge progress. The enemy's bullet and gun type determines which of the character's weapon challenges, and in some cases may be exploited for specific challenges. Crouching, for example, if an enemy is wielding an assault rifle, will add to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Assault Rifle kills.
- This aspect of the shield's functionality interacts poorly with skills that encourage not firing. For instance, Gaige's Interspersed Outburst is expended every time a bullet is deflected, making it difficult to obtain stacks while taking fire.
- The Antagonist cannot spawn with any Maliwan parts.
- The flavor text is a reference to the saying, "I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you."