Shield

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A shield is an off-hand weapon that provides a bonus to a character's overall armor rating (AR). They can take up to two upgrades; in Nightfall and Eye of the North, these are provided via an inscription and a shield handle.

The maximum AR for a shield without any attribute requirement is 8; it can be as high as 16 with an appropriate rank in Strength, Tactics, Command, or Motivation. The rules that determine the bonus for characters that do not meet the minimum rank are complicated; see below for details.

Properties[edit]

Models[edit]

Non-attribute[edit]

Each of these shields offers an unconditional AR of 8.

Core Prophecies Nightfall
Gingerbread Shield
Peppermint Shield
Wintergreen Shield Hassin's Shell
Wintergreen Shield

Strength[edit]

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Defender
Draconic Aegis
Eternal Shield
Gloom Shield
PvP Strength Shield1
Shadow Shield
Tower Shield

Deldrimor Shield1
Emboldened Carapace Shield1
Magmas Shield
Oppressor's Shield1
Tower Shield

Amber Aegis
Bladed Shield
Bronze Shield
Celestial Shield
Diamond Aegis
Echovald Shield
Emblazoned Defender
Embossed Aegis
Exalted Aegis
Gothic Defender
Guardian of the Hunt
Iridescent Aegis
Kappa Shield
Ornate Shield
Outcast Shield
Plagueborn Shield
Wooden Buckler2
Zodiac Shield

Diamond Aegis
Forgotten Shield1
Iridescent Aegis
Istani Shield
Kournan Defender
Lotus Shield
Shield of the Lion
Sun and Moon Shield
Tormented Shield1
Woven Shield

Asuran Shield1
Charrslayer Shield1
Darkwing Defender
Destroyer Shield1
Diamond Aegis
Ebonhand Aegis
Militia Shield
Norn Shield1
Oaken Aegis
Plated Shield
Reinforced Buckler3
Shield of the Lion
Shield of the Wing4

Imperial Shield
Oppressor's Shield
Shield of Purity

Charr Shield
Mursaat Shield
Tengu Shield
Undead Shield

  1. Shield is not available as a drop.
  2. Wooden Bucklers with a Strength requirement are only available from Canthan Collectors, all other Wooden Bucklers have Tactics requirements.
  3. Strength versions are only available from EotN collectors.
  4. Strength version only available from Hulen Hairyback.

Tactics[edit]

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Aegis
Draconic Aegis
Gloom Shield
PvP Tactics Shield1
Reinforced Buckler
Round Shield
Shield of the Wing
Skeleton Shield
Tall Shield
Wooden Buckler

Ascalon Aegis1
Bulwark of Balthazar1
Crimson Carapace Shield1
Crude Shield
Deldrimor Shield1
Oppressor's Shield1
Ornate Buckler
Runic Shield1
Skull Shield
Stalwart Carapace Shield1
Stone Summit Shield
Summit Warlord Shield

Amber Aegis
Bladed Shield
Bronze Shield
Celestial Shield
Diamond Aegis
Echovald Shield
Emblazoned Defender
Embossed Aegis
Exalted Aegis
Gothic Defender
Guardian of the Hunt
Iridescent Aegis
Kappa Shield
Ornate Shield
Outcast Shield
Plagueborn Shield
Spiked Targe
Zodiac Shield

Adamantine Shield
Ancient Shield
Diamond Aegis
Forgotten Shield1
Iridescent Aegis
Sea Purse Shield
Sharktooth Shield
Sun and Moon Shield
Tormented Shield1
Tribal Shield (effigy)
Woven Shield

Amethyst Aegis
Asuran Shield1
Charrslayer Shield1
Darkwing Defender
Destroyer Shield1
Diamond Aegis
Enameled Shield
Equine Aegis
Great Conch
Militia Shield
Norn Shield1
Oaken Aegis
Spiked Targe
Stone Summit Shield
Summit Warlord Shield

Imperial Shield
Oppressor's Shield
Shield of Purity

Charr Shield
Mursaat Shield
Tengu Shield
Undead Shield

  1. Shield is not available as a drop.

Command[edit]

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PvP Command Shield1
Skull Shield

Deldrimor Shield
Oppressor's Shield

Exalted Aegis
Zodiac Shield

Ancient Shield
Aureate Aegis
Diamond Aegis
Eagle Defender
Forgotten Shield1
Goldleaf Defender
Heraldic Shield
Iridescent Aegis
Reinforced Defender
Scarabshell Aegis
Skull Shield
Suntouched Shield
Tormented Shield1
Tribal Shield (crude)
Vabbian Bastion
Vabbian Defender
Vabbian Tower Shield

Amethyst Aegis
Asuran Shield1
Charrslayer Shield1
Destroyer Shield1
Diamond Aegis
Equine Aegis
Norn Shield1
Shield of the Wing2

Imperial Shield
Oppressor's Shield
Shield of Purity

Charr Shield
Mursaat Shield
Tengu Shield
Undead Shield

  1. Shield is not available as a drop.
  2. Command version only available from Hulen Hairyback.

Motivation[edit]

Core Prophecies1 Factions Nightfall Eye of the North Beyond1 Bonus Mission Pack1

PvP Motivation Shield1
Shadow Shield

Deldrimor Shield
Oppressor's Shield

Exalted Aegis
Zodiac Shield

Aureate Aegis
Copperleaf Defender
Daedal Shield
Diamond Aegis
Eagle Defender
Forgotten Shield1
Goldleaf Defender
Iridescent Aegis
Reinforced Defender
Scarabshell Aegis
Suntouched Shield
Tormented Shield1
Tribal Shield (crude)
Vabbian Bastion
Vabbian Defender
Vabbian Tower Shield

Amethyst Aegis
Asuran Shield1
Charrslayer Shield1
Destroyer Shield1
Diamond Aegis
Norn Shield1
Plated Shield
Shield of the Wing2
Signet Shield

Imperial Shield
Oppressor's Shield
Shield of Purity

Charr Shield
Mursaat Shield
Tengu Shield
Undead Shield

  1. Shield is not available as a drop.
  2. Motivation version only available from Hulen Hairyback.

Promotional[edit]

No Attribute Strength Tactics Command Motivation
Bronze Guardian
Canthan Targe
Hog's Gluttony
Serrated Shield
   

Notes[edit]

  • Shield mods always take effect, whether or not the wielder meets the shield's requirement.
  • Burning Shield, Shield Bash, and Shield Stance are skills that require a shield to be equipped.
  • The maximum AR of shields will always be eight more than the attribute requirement, up to a maximum of 16. For example, the maximum AR for requirement 5 shields is 13.
  • As a general rule, shields grant up to +8 AR for characters that do not meet the minimum requirements (shields without a requirement will always grant their stated AR). The exact amount varies depending on the shield:
Effective AR Source Shield's AR Notes
+8 Drops ≤ 16 For example an Elementalist using an AR 16 Strength shield, whether requirement 8 or higher.
+8 Non-random 16 Reward shields; from weaponsmith or collectors. Unique shields.
+5 Non-random ≤ 15 "
+6 Longtooth's Shield 12 The only shield with a requirement that grants +6 AR if its requirement is not met.
Bug Bug.PvP Strength Shields offer +9 AR to characters that do not meet the requirements.
  • It is not possible for shields found as drops to grant "+X energy". Fytch the collector is the only non-random source of these shields, selling the Runic Shield
  • The Chimeric Prism behaves similar to a shield when certain conditions are met. As well as behaving as a "+5 energy" shield item requiring expertise.
  • The Canthan Targe grants +2 Energy when certain requirement conditions are met

Trivia[edit]

  • Xun Rao's Quill is described as a Parrying Dagger; however, for all practical purposes, it functions like a shield.

See also[edit]


Weapons (edit)
One-handed Melee:
Ranged:
AxeSword
SpearWand
Two-handed Melee:
Ranged:
DaggersHammerScythe
BowStaff
Off-hand only FocusShield
Types CasterMartial
Upgrades BundlesComponentsInscriptions
RewardsInherent modifiersPerfect