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How to unlock the Slab Shield in Warhammer 40k Darktide – Slab Shield Guide

A Shield for defense!

The Ogryn Skullbreaker is a mighty warrior class in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide that gets varied weapons that all serve different roles. One such weapon is the Orox Mk II Battle Maul and Mk II Slab Shield and its defensive and boss-beating potential. That said, unlocking the Slab Shield is not clear to most players, but luckily it's easy to unlock the Slab Shield. Here's everything you need to know about unlocking the Slab Shield in Warhammer 40k Darktide.

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How to unlock the Ogryn Battle Maul and Slab Shield in Warhammer 40k Darktide

To unlock the Ogryn Slab Shield in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, you must level up your Trust level to around level 10. Around level 10 is where most players will unlock the Slab Shield, but it won't appear at level 10 inside the Armory Exchange. In short, the listings in the Armory Exchange are random, so if you just unlocked weapons such as the Slab Shield, it won't appear right away in the shop. Instead, you must wait for the next Armory Exchange inventory refresh before your weapon appears under the listings. If you want to level your trust level to unlock the Slab Shield, we recommend farming threat level two missions and completing side objectives to earn more experience.

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All Possible Traits for the Ogryn Battle Maul and Slab Shield in Warhammer 40k Darktide

There are a total of four different traits that can appear on Slab Shields in Warhammer 40k Darktide. The following are all of these traits and their effects explained below:

  • Skullcrusher - Grants up to five percent damage when staggering enemies that lasts for around five seconds. 
  • Thunderstrike - Grants up to five percent impact if a target is staggered. The trait also stacks up to four times and lasts only five seconds.
  • Brutal Momentum - This trait ignores enemy hit mass for up to around four seconds on weak spot kills.
  • Confident Strike - Grants up to eight percent Toughness on changed hits.

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