Shield Expansion Mod for Minecraft 1.20.1 and 1.19.2, aims to improve Minecraft’s combat by resetting some of the default shield features. But not only that, it also adds almost a dozen new shields, which can be used by both players and enemies.
Shields will now have “levels”, and obviously, the more expensive they are, the better their benefits. For example, one of the abilities that can be assigned to shields will cause the shield to enter a cooldown state, the duration of which depends on the level of the shield.
To parry an attack, it will be possible to use the “parrying” ability, which will automatically raise the shield before an enemy attempts to strike. Similarly, it also allows you to push enemies back in close combat, and even deflect projectiles.
Depending on the shield chosen, the thrust will do damage or not, for example, wooden and gold shields will not cause any damage when pushing enemies. In contrast, the Diamond Shield or Netherite Shield will be able to return a large percentage of the damage inflicted.
The creator has taken care to add a wide variety of shields, as well as skills compatible with each of the default shields. In fact, it is often compatible with other similar combat mods as well.