For those who, like me when this was being written, are no experts on gaming terms, the phrase “meat shield” means someone who can take the hits aimed at the whole team, giving them time to counterattack. It’s similar to “tank.” Of course, enemies don’t obligingly concentrate fire on the person best able to take it when they can pick off others more easily, but Frigg would quickly make herself a problem the enemy couldn’t ignore.

(I mean, you can also use it to describe a captured enemy or a dead body that you’re literally swinging around to take damage for you, but that’d be a pretty macabre read here.)