Shields

Characters with one-handed weapons can and should equip a Shield. Shields greatly increase survivability in battle by allowing your characters to block incoming attacks, completely negating the damage they would otherwise sustain. Paired with the "Gauntlets" Accessory, Shields become especially potent. The only downside is that by using Shields, you lose the option of using two-handed and ranged weapons, which tend to cause more damage than one-handed weapons. However, this isn't a big deal if you equip one character with a shield and keep the "Decoy" Magick active on that character. This approach forces them into a tanking/meatshield role and frees up your remaining characters to focus on dealing damage.

Name LP EVA MAG EVA Effects Location Cost
Escutcheon 15 6 -- -- Rabanastre 300
Leather Shield 15 8 -- -- Rabanastre, Nalbina Fortress, Bhujerba 600
Buckler 20 10 -- -- Rabanastre, Bhujerba 1000
Bronze Shield 20 12 -- -- Rabanastre, Bhujerba 1200
Round Shield 20 14 -- -- Rabanastre 1600
Golden Shield 20 16 -- -- Rabanastre, Jahara, Mt. Bur-Omisace 2100
Ice Shield 20 16 -- 50% Ice resist Rabanastre, Jahara, Mt. Bur-Omisace 2500
Flame Shield 20 16 -- 50% Fire resist Rabanastre, Nalbina Fortress, Mt. Bur-Omisace 3200
Diamond Shield 20 18 -- -- Rabanastre, Nalbina Fortress 3900
Platinum Shield 20 20 -- -- Mosphoran Highwaste, Phon Coast, Archades 5300
Dragon Shield 20 23 -- Immune to Earth element Phon Coast, Archades 6000
Crystal Shield 25 25 10 -- Archades, Balfonheim 7200
Kaiser Shield 25 27 -- -- Balfonheim 8300
Aegis Shield 25 13 50 -- Balfonheim 9600
Demon Shield 30 40 -- Absorbs Dark element Necrohol of Nabudis 11200
Venetian Shield 30 24 25 Weak to Lightning element Sell Ancient Turtle Shell x2, Ring Wyrm Liver x2, Undin Halcyon x1 to Bazaar. 12420
Shell Shield 90 5 -- Equip: Shell Reward for completing "A Scream from the Sky" Mob Hunt; treasure in Stilshrine of Miriam. --
Ensanguined Shield 90 90 -- Equip: Poison, Sap, Slow Treasure in Henne Mines; treasure in The Feywood. --
Zodiac Escutcheon 200 50 -- Immune to Lightning element Treasure in Great Crystal upper layer; treasure in Barheim Passage. --
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