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The Shield Link is a gadget in Deadlocked used by Ratchet's combat bots, Merc and Green, or by a player in co-op mode. It creates a shield around the other combat bot or player to protect them while using the Hacker Ray to hack an orb, the Grind Cable to deploy a grind rail, or the OmniWrench to turn a node. This allows them to continue performing their task uninterrupted from enemies.