Originally Posted by Lord_Gareth
Those shields can be blown through or worn down by modern-equivalent weapons (slug-throwers and automatics) and are essentially wholly ignored by armor-piercing rounds (Sniper Rifles). The Imperium of Man doesn't use modern slugs. They use high-concentration lasers and bolters (miniature, fully automatic rocket launchers). Those aren't shields as far as the IoM is concerned. They're fashion statements.
I've never played Halo, so forgive me if this stupid question. The shields seem pretty useless again slug throwers, but how do they hold up to energy weapon? Just as bad, better?