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Rapid Release is a unique nova shield manufactured by Maliwan. It is obtainable from a chest located in Serenity's Waste during the mission Nova? No Problem!.

Special Weapon Effects[]

Releases rapidly. – Always shock. Decreased capacity, damage, nova radius and recharge delay. Increased recharge rate.

Usage & Description[]

The Rapid Release is an above-average nova shield and should be used in the same way. It can prove useful to melee-oriented characters for several levels but is surpassed in quality by purple-rarity or higher nova shields of equal level.

The Rapid Release may also spawn with the Grounded, Inflammable, or Alkaline prefixes, giving the wearer immunity to electrocution, burning, or corrosion status effects respectively.


  • The Rapid Release cannot be used in Grinder recipes.
  • While branded as a Maliwan nova shield and has their blue-rarity skin, it uses the model of a Hyperion amp shield.