Attraction Shield Monitor

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Thing type 402, Attraction Shield Monitor, is a monitor that gives the player the Attraction Shield upon its destruction. When a player has this shield, any rings near them are attracted to them. Weapon rings are also slightly attracted to the player. This effect takes place even if the player is invincible. Additionally, the shield protects the player from electrical damage. When a player with this shield presses the Spin button in mid-jump, they will dash towards the nearest enemy marked with a dark red arrow and attack it in a spin state, which is similar to a homing attack but without losing momentum. Like the usual homing attack, this attack can be chained. If the player is not near any enemies, pressing Spin mid-jump will cause the shield to flash without doing anything else.

The Attraction Shield is destroyed when the player is submerged in water, unless the player is invincible, or is Super. Because the shield is destroyed before the player is hurt, they will lose their rings in damaging liquids even when carrying an Attraction Shield.

Checking the Ambush flag turns this monitor into a Weak Random Monitor. This is not recommended however, because WRMs do not spawn Attraction Shield Monitors. Checking the Special flag turns it into a Strong Random Monitor, out of which it may randomly respawn with a probability of 12.5%.

This Monitor type also comes in a gold variation, Thing Type 432, Attraction Shield Monitor (Respawn), which will give the player the Attraction Shield once popped, before respawning after about 3 seconds. SRB2 itself does not use the Attraction Shield Monitor (Respawn), but it is still available for custom maps.


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