The Defence Matrix is the Class Ability of the Assault Class. The Defence Matrix creates a metallic shield-like aura around the Assault, and greatly reduces damage taken, allowing the Assault to take a brutal beating and lose barely any health. It reduces damage dealt by 55%, essentially giving the Assault twice as much health. The Defence Matrix lasts for 19 seconds and has a recharge of 30 seconds. All Assaults have the same Defence Matrix, with the exception of Renegade Abe, who has a slightly weaker Defence Matrix. His Defence Matrix only protects him from 45% of damage dealt, but he makes up for it with his ability to self-heal.