Shield

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Shield slot icon1.png Shield is an armor type that is equipped in the off-hand slot. These are primarily used by gladiators and paladins. However, some low-level shields can also be equipped by conjurers and white mages if they equip a one-handed weapon, and thaumaturges and black mages if they equip a one-handed weapon. Because all weapons for these classes/jobs are solely two-handed after Lv. 50, shields cannot be equipped by them at higher levels.

In duties, players can roll for set items that, when used, will transform into the separate sword and shield. That way, players do not need to separately roll for the sword and shield.

Level 1 - 10

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Augmented Hellhound Kite Shield Augmented hellhound kite shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
Company Escutcheon Company escutcheon icon1.png 1 1 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 33 33 0
Divine Beast Shield Divine beast shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
Gigas Shield Gigas shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
Hellhound Shield Hellhound shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
House Fortemps Kite Shield House fortemps kite shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
Komainu Shield Komainu shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
Square Maple Shield Square maple shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 17 HQ icon.png19 17 HQ icon.png19 0
The Emperor's New Shield The emperors new shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
Tropaios Shield Tropaios shield icon1.png 1 1 PLD 37 37 0
Ward Knight's Shield Ward knights shield icon1.png 1 1 GLA PLD 37 37 0
Immortal Flames Escutcheon Immortal flames escutcheon icon1.png 1 6 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 23 23 0
Maelstrom Escutcheon Maelstrom escutcheon icon1.png 1 6 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 23 23 0
Twin Adder Escutcheon Twin adder escutcheon icon1.png 1 6 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 23 23 0
Bronze Hoplon Bronze hoplon icon1.png 8 8 GLA PLD 44 HQ icon.png49 44 HQ icon.png49 0 Strength +1 HQ icon.png1
Round Shield Round Shield Icon.png 10 10 GLA CNJ PLD WHM 23 HQ icon.png26 23 HQ icon.png26 0 Mind +1 HQ icon.png1Direct Hit Rate +1 HQ icon.png1

Level 11 - 20

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Leather Targe Leather targe icon1.png 12 12 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 26 HQ icon.png29 26 HQ icon.png29 0 Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1
Bronze Scutum Bronze scutum icon1.png 13 13 GLA PLD 53 HQ icon.png59 53 HQ icon.png59 0 Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1Tenacity +1 HQ icon.png1
Bronze Buckler Bronze buckler icon1.png 14 14 GLA THM PLD BLM 28 HQ icon.png31 28 HQ icon.png31 0 Intelligence +1 HQ icon.png1Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1Direct Hit Rate +1 HQ icon.png1
Nightprowler's Targe Nightprowlers targe icon1.png 15 17 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 35 35 0 Intelligence +1 Mind +1 Vitality +1 Determination +1 Direct Hit Rate +1 
Plundered Round Shield Plundered round shield icon1.png 15 17 GLA PLD 69 69 0 Strength +1 Vitality +1 Determination +1 Skill Speed +1 
Warded Round Shield Warded round shield icon1.png 15 17 GLA PLD 69 69 0 Strength +1 Vitality +1 Direct Hit Rate +1 Tenacity +1 
Square Ash Shield Square ash shield icon1.png 17 17 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 32 HQ icon.png35 32 HQ icon.png35 1 (5) Intelligence +1 HQ icon.png1Mind +1 HQ icon.png1Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1Direct Hit Rate +1 HQ icon.png1
Iron Hoplon Iron hoplon icon1.png 18 18 GLA PLD 66 HQ icon.png73 66 HQ icon.png73 1 (5) Strength +1 HQ icon.png1Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1Skill Speed +1 HQ icon.png1
Aetherial Ironclad Buckler Aetherial ironclad buckler icon1.png 20 21 GLA THM PLD BLM 41 41 0 Intelligence +1 Vitality +1 
Doctore's Buckler Doctores buckler icon1.png 20 22 GLA PLD 85 85 0 Strength +1 Vitality +1 Skill Speed +1 Tenacity +1 

Level 21 - 30

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Iron Lantern Shield Iron lantern shield icon1.png 21 21 GLA PLD 73 HQ icon.png81 73 HQ icon.png81 1 (5) Strength +1 HQ icon.png1Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1Direct Hit Rate +1 HQ icon.png1
Ironclad Bronze Buckler Ironclad bronze buckler icon1.png 21 21 GLA THM PLD BLM 37 HQ icon.png41 37 HQ icon.png41 1 (5) Intelligence +1 HQ icon.png1Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1Direct Hit Rate +1 HQ icon.png1
Aetherial Iron Scutum Aetherial iron scutum icon1.png 23 23 GLA PLD 89 89 0 Strength +1 Vitality +2 
Iron Scutum Iron scutum icon1.png 23 23 GLA PLD 80 HQ icon.png89 80 HQ icon.png89 1 (5) Strength +1 HQ icon.png1Vitality +2 HQ icon.png2
Thalassian Shield Thalassian shield icon1.png 24 26 GLA PLD 100 100 0 Strength +1 Vitality +2 Tenacity +1 
Thalassian Targe Thalassian targe icon1.png 24 26 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 50 50 0 Intelligence +1 Mind +1 Vitality +1 Spell Speed +1 
Aetherial Viper-crested Round Shield Aetherial viper-crested round shield icon1.png 25 25 GLA CNJ PLD WHM 48 48 0 Mind +1 Vitality +1 
Viper-crested Round Shield Viper-crested round shield icon1.png 25 25 GLA CNJ PLD WHM 43 HQ icon.png48 43 HQ icon.png48 1 (5) Mind +0 HQ icon.png1Vitality +1 HQ icon.png1Spell Speed +1 HQ icon.png1
Aetherial Iron Kite Shield Aetherial iron kite shield icon1.png 26 27 GLA PLD 103 103 0 Strength +2 Vitality +2 
Iron Kite Shield Iron kite shield icon1.png 27 27 GLA PLD 93 HQ icon.png103 93 HQ icon.png103 1 (5) Strength +1 HQ icon.png2Vitality +1 HQ icon.png2Tenacity +1 HQ icon.png2
Aetherial Goatskin Targe Aetherial goatskin targe icon1.png 28 28 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 54 54 0 Intelligence +2 Mind +2 Vitality +1 
Goatskin Targe Goatskin targe icon1.png 28 28 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 49 HQ icon.png54 49 HQ icon.png54 1 (5) Intelligence +1 HQ icon.png1Mind +1 HQ icon.png2Vitality +0 HQ icon.png1Direct Hit Rate +2 HQ icon.png2
Flame Private's Shield Flame privates shield icon1.png 28 29 GLA PLD 112 112 0 Strength +2 Vitality +2 Direct Hit Rate +2 
Serpent Private's Targe Serpent privates targe icon1.png 28 29 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 56 56 0 Intelligence +2 Mind +2 Vitality +1 Determination +2 
Storm Private's Scutum Storm privates scutum icon1.png 28 29 GLA PLD 112 112 0 Strength +2 Vitality +2 Determination +2 
Shield of the Savage Shield of the savage icon1.png 28 30 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 58 58 0 Intelligence +1 Mind +1 Vitality +1 Direct Hit Rate +2 Spell Speed +2 
Waning Sun Pelta Waning sun pelta icon1.png 28 30 GLA PLD 115 115 0 Strength +1 Vitality +2 Direct Hit Rate +2 Skill Speed +2 
Buckler of the Legendary Cat Buckler of the legendary cat icon1.png 30 30 GLA PLD 115 115 0 Strength +1 Vitality +2 

Level 31 - 40

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Aetherial Bull Hoplon Aetherial bull hoplon icon1.png 31 31 GLA PLD 121 121 0 Strength +2 Vitality +2 
Bull Hoplon Bull hoplon icon1.png 31 31 GLA PLD 109 HQ icon.png121 109 HQ icon.png121 1 (5) Strength +1 HQ icon.png2Vitality +2 HQ icon.png2Skill Speed +3 HQ icon.png3
Longstop Hoplon Longstop hoplon icon1.png 32 34 GLA PLD 135 135 0 Strength +3 Vitality +2 Critical Hit +3 Determination +2 
Aetherial Decorated Buckler Aetherial decorated buckler icon1.png 34 34 GLA THM PLD BLM 68 68 0 Intelligence +3 Vitality +2 
Decorated Buckler Decorated buckler icon1.png 34 34 GLA THM PLD BLM 61 HQ icon.png68 61 HQ icon.png68 1 (5) Intelligence +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +2 HQ icon.png2Direct Hit Rate +3 HQ icon.png3
Tarnished Hoplon Tarnished hoplon icon1.png 35 30 GLA PLD 115 115 0 Strength +1 Vitality +2 
Worm-eaten Square Shield Worm-eaten square shield icon1.png 35 30 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 58 58 0 Intelligence +1 Mind +1 Vitality +1 
Aetherial Decorated Iron Scutum Aetherial decorated iron scutum icon1.png 35 36 GLA PLD 143 143 0 Strength +2 Vitality +3 
Qarn Kite Shield Qarn kite shield icon1.png 35 37 GLA PLD 149 149 0 Strength +3 Vitality +2 Determination +2 Tenacity +3 
Vintage Hoplon Vintage hoplon icon1.png 35 38 GLA PLD 138 HQ icon.png153 138 HQ icon.png153 2 (5) Strength +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +3 HQ icon.png3Skill Speed +4 HQ icon.png4
Vintage Square Shield Vintage square shield icon1.png 35 38 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 69 HQ icon.png77 69 HQ icon.png77 2 (5) Intelligence +3 HQ icon.png3Mind +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +3 HQ icon.png3Direct Hit Rate +4 HQ icon.png4
Decorated Iron Scutum Decorated iron scutum icon1.png 36 36 GLA PLD 129 HQ icon.png143 129 HQ icon.png143 1 (5) Strength +2 HQ icon.png2Vitality +3 HQ icon.png3Tenacity +4 HQ icon.png4
Gridanian Square Shield Gridanian square shield icon1.png 37 38 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 77 77 0 Intelligence +3 Mind +3 Vitality +3 Direct Hit Rate +4 
Lominsan Kite Shield Lominsan kite shield icon1.png 37 38 GLA PLD 153 153 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 Direct Hit Rate +4 
Ul'dahn Round Shield Uldahn round shield icon1.png 37 38 CNJ WHM 77 77 0 Mind +3 Vitality +3 Piety +4 
Crier's Scutum Criers scutum icon1.png 38 40 GLA PLD 163 163 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 Skill Speed +5 Tenacity +4 
Aetherial Bladed Lantern Shield Aetherial bladed lantern shield icon1.png 39 39 GLA PLD 157 157 0 Strength +2 Vitality +3 
Bladed Lantern Shield Bladed lantern shield icon1.png 39 39 GLA PLD 141 HQ icon.png157 141 HQ icon.png157 1 (5) Strength +2 HQ icon.png2Vitality +3 HQ icon.png3Direct Hit Rate +4 HQ icon.png4
Rusting Scutum Rusting scutum icon1.png 40 35 GLA PLD 139 139 0 Strength +2 Vitality +3 
Vintage Scutum Vintage scutum icon1.png 40 43 GLA PLD 163 HQ icon.png181 163 HQ icon.png181 2 (5) Strength +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +3 HQ icon.png3Tenacity +4 HQ icon.png5

Level 41 - 50

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Aetherial Raptorskin Targe Aetherial raptorskin targe icon1.png 41 42 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 88 88 0 Intelligence +3 Mind +3 Vitality +4 
Vigil Canopus Shield Vigil canopus shield icon1.png 41 43 GLA PLD 181 181 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 Critical Hit +5 Tenacity +4 
Raptorskin Targe Raptorskin targe icon1.png 42 42 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 79 HQ icon.png88 79 HQ icon.png88 1 (5) Intelligence +3 HQ icon.png3Mind +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +4 HQ icon.png4Direct Hit Rate +3 HQ icon.png4
Gridanian Buckler Gridanian buckler icon1.png 42 43 GLA THM PLD BLM 91 91 0 Intelligence +3 Vitality +3 Spell Speed +5 
Gridanian Shield Gridanian shield icon1.png 42 43 CNJ WHM 91 91 0 Mind +3 Vitality +3 Piety +5 
Lominsan Lantern Shield Lominsan lantern shield icon1.png 42 43 GLA PLD 181 181 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 Critical Hit +5 
Ul'dahn Hoplon Uldahn hoplon icon1.png 42 43 GLA PLD 181 181 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 Skill Speed +5 
Ul'dahn Scutum Uldahn scutum icon1.png 42 43 GLA PLD 181 181 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 Tenacity +5 
Notched Buckler Notched buckler icon1.png 43 38 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 77 77 0 Intelligence +3 Mind +3 Vitality +3 
Rotting Round Shield Rotting round shield icon1.png 43 38 GLA PLD 153 153 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 
Vintage Buckler Vintage buckler icon1.png 43 46 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 91 HQ icon.png101 91 HQ icon.png101 2 (5) Intelligence +4 HQ icon.png4Mind +4 HQ icon.png4Vitality +4 HQ icon.png4Direct Hit Rate +5 HQ icon.png6
Vintage Round Shield Vintage round shield icon1.png 43 46 GLA PLD 181 HQ icon.png201 181 HQ icon.png201 2 (5) Strength +4 HQ icon.png4Vitality +4 HQ icon.png4Direct Hit Rate +5 HQ icon.png6
Aetherial Cobalt Scutum Aetherial cobalt scutum icon1.png 44 44 GLA PLD 189 189 0 Strength +3 Vitality +4 
Cobalt Scutum Cobalt scutum icon1.png 44 44 GLA PLD 170 HQ icon.png189 170 HQ icon.png189 1 (5) Strength +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +4 HQ icon.png4Tenacity +4 HQ icon.png5
Flame Sergeant's Shield Flame sergeants shield icon1.png 44 46 GLA PLD 201 201 0 Strength +4 Vitality +4 Determination +6 Tenacity +6 
Flame Sergeant's Targe Flame sergeants targe icon1.png 44 46 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 101 101 0 Intelligence +4 Mind +4 Vitality +4 Critical Hit +6 Spell Speed +6 
Scorpion Shield Scorpion shield icon1.png 44 46 GLA PLD 201 201 0 Strength +4 Vitality +4 Direct Hit Rate +6 Skill Speed +4 
Serpent Sergeant's Hoplon Serpent sergeants hoplon icon1.png 44 46 GLA PLD 201 201 0 Strength +4 Vitality +4 Skill Speed +6 Tenacity +6 
Serpent Sergeant's Targe Serpent sergeants targe icon1.png 44 46 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 101 101 0 Intelligence +4 Mind +4 Vitality +4 Critical Hit +6 Determination +6 
Storm Sergeant's Hoplon Storm sergeants hoplon icon1.png 44 46 GLA PLD 201 201 0 Strength +4 Vitality +4 Critical Hit +6 Tenacity +6 
Storm Sergeant's Targe Storm sergeants targe icon1.png 44 46 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 101 101 0 Intelligence +4 Mind +4 Vitality +4 Determination +6 Spell Speed +6 
Scarred Kite Shield Scarred kite shield icon1.png 45 40 GLA PLD 163 163 0 Strength +3 Vitality +3 
Aetherial Eagle-crested Round Shield Aetherial eagle-crested round shield icon1.png 45 45 GLA CNJ PLD WHM 98 98 0 Mind +3 Vitality +4 
Eagle-crested Round Shield Eagle-crested round shield icon1.png 45 45 GLA CNJ PLD WHM 88 HQ icon.png98 88 HQ icon.png98 1 (5) Mind +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +4 HQ icon.png4Spell Speed +4 HQ icon.png5
Vintage Kite Shield Vintage kite shield icon1.png 45 48 GLA PLD 193 HQ icon.png215 193 HQ icon.png215 2 (5) Strength +4 HQ icon.png4Vitality +4 HQ icon.png5Tenacity +6 HQ icon.png6
Aetherial Kite Shield Aetherial kite shield icon1.png 47 48 GLA PLD 215 215 0 Strength +4 Vitality +5 
Canopus Shield Canopus shield icon1.png 47 49 GLA PLD 221 221 0 Strength +4 Vitality +5 Direct Hit Rate +5 Tenacity +7 
Warlock's Buckler Warlocks buckler icon1.png 47 49 THM BLM 111 111 0 Intelligence +4 Vitality +4 Critical Hit +5 Spell Speed +7 
Kite Shield Kite shield icon1.png 48 48 GLA PLD 193 HQ icon.png215 193 HQ icon.png215 1 (5) Strength +4 HQ icon.png4Vitality +4 HQ icon.png5Tenacity +6 HQ icon.png6
Aetherial Cobalt Bladed Lantern Shield Aetherial cobalt bladed lantern shield icon1.png 49 49 GLA PLD 39 219 0 Strength +4 Vitality +4 
Aetherial Oxblood Targe Aetherial oxblood targe icon1.png 49 49 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 20 110 0 Intelligence +4 Mind +4 Vitality +4 
Cobalt Bladed Lantern Shield Cobalt bladed lantern shield icon1.png 49 49 GLA PLD 199 HQ icon.png221 199 HQ icon.png221 1 (5) Strength +4 HQ icon.png4Vitality +4 HQ icon.png5Direct Hit Rate +7 HQ icon.png7
Oxblood Targe Oxblood targe icon1.png 49 49 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 100 HQ icon.png111 100 HQ icon.png111 1 (5) Intelligence +4 HQ icon.png4Mind +4 HQ icon.png4Vitality +4 HQ icon.png4Direct Hit Rate +7 HQ icon.png7
Aegis Shield Replica Aegis shield replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Aegis Shield Zeta Replica Aegis shield zeta replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Holy Shield Animus Replica Holy shield animus replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Holy Shield Atma Replica Holy shield atma replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Holy Shield Nexus Replica Holy shield nexus replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Holy Shield Novus Replica Holy shield novus replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Holy Shield Replica Holy shield replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Holy Shield Zenith Replica Holy shield zenith replica icon1.png 50 1 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Replica Allagan Round Shield Replica allagan round shield icon1.png 50 50 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 Strength +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +4 HQ icon.png5Direct Hit Rate +4 HQ icon.png5Tenacity +7 HQ icon.png7
Replica High Allagan Kite Shield Replica high allagan kite shield icon1.png 50 50 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 Strength +3 HQ icon.png3Vitality +4 HQ icon.png5Determination +4 HQ icon.png5Tenacity +7 HQ icon.png7
Senor Sabotender's Shield Senor sabotenders shield icon1.png 50 50 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +3 Vitality +5 
Skjoldr Skjoldr icon1.png 50 50 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 114 114 0 Strength +2 Intelligence +3 Mind +3 Vitality +4 
Aubriest's Allegory Aubriests allegory icon1.png 50 52 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 114 114 0 Intelligence +4 Mind +4 Vitality +4 Direct Hit Rate +7 Spell Speed +5 
Thormoen's Purpose Thormoens purpose icon1.png 50 52 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +4 Vitality +5 Determination +5 Tenacity +7 
Darklight Kite Shield Darklight kite shield icon1.png 50 55 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +4 Vitality +5 Determination +5 Tenacity +7 
Darklight Square Shield Darklight square shield icon1.png 50 55 GLA CNJ THM PLD WHM BLM 114 114 0 Intelligence +4 Mind +4 Vitality +4 Direct Hit Rate +7 Spell Speed +5 
Wolf Kite Shield Wolf kite shield icon1.png 50 55 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 0 Strength +3 HQ icon.png4Vitality +4 HQ icon.png5Critical Hit +4 HQ icon.png5Tenacity +6 HQ icon.png7
Darksteel Buckler Darksteel buckler icon1.png 50 70 THM BLM 103 HQ icon.png114 103 HQ icon.png114 1 (5) Intelligence +6 HQ icon.png6Vitality +7 HQ icon.png7Determination +7 HQ icon.png8Direct Hit Rate +4 HQ icon.png5
Darksteel Scutum Darksteel scutum icon1.png 50 70 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 (5) Strength +6 HQ icon.png6Vitality +7 HQ icon.png7Direct Hit Rate +4 HQ icon.png5Tenacity +7 HQ icon.png8
Spruce Round Shield Spruce round shield icon1.png 50 70 CNJ WHM 103 HQ icon.png114 103 HQ icon.png114 1 (5) Mind +6 HQ icon.png6Vitality +7 HQ icon.png7Spell Speed +4 HQ icon.png5Piety +7 HQ icon.png8
Warwolf Kite Shield Warwolf kite shield icon1.png 50 70 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +6 Vitality +7 Determination +5 Direct Hit Rate +8 
Holy Shield Holy shield icon1.png 50 80 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +8 Vitality +8 Skill Speed +7 Tenacity +10 
The Wall of Crags The wall of crags icon1.png 50 80 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +8 Vitality +8 Determination +7 Tenacity +10 
Allagan Round Shield Allagan round shield icon1.png 50 90 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +9 Vitality +9 Direct Hit Rate +8 Tenacity +11 
Ancient Buckler Ancient buckler icon1.png 50 90 THM BLM 114 114 0 Intelligence +9 Vitality +8 Direct Hit Rate +11 Spell Speed +8 
Direwolf Kite Scutum Direwolf kite scutum icon1.png 50 90 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +9 Vitality +9 Critical Hit +8 Determination +11 
Holy Shield Zenith Holy shield zenith icon1.png 50 90 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +9 Vitality +9 Skill Speed +8 Tenacity +11 
Onion Shield Onion shield icon1.png 50 90 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +9 Vitality +9 Critical Hit +11 Tenacity +8 
Tremor Shield Tremor shield icon1.png 50 95 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 (5) Strength +9 HQ icon.png10Vitality +9 HQ icon.png10Determination +6 HQ icon.png7Tenacity +10 HQ icon.png11
Wave Buckler Wave buckler icon1.png 50 95 CNJ WHM 114 114 0 Mind +10 Vitality +9 Spell Speed +7 Piety +11 
Wave Shield Wave shield icon1.png 50 95 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +10 Vitality +10 Critical Hit +7 Determination +11 
Holy Shield Animus Holy shield animus icon1.png 50 100 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +11 Vitality +11 Skill Speed +8 Tenacity +11 
Holy Shield Atma Holy shield atma icon1.png 50 100 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +11 Vitality +11 Skill Speed +8 Tenacity +11 
Lionsmane Shield Lionsmane shield icon1.png 50 100 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +11 Vitality +11 Critical Hit +8 Determination +11 
Thunderhead Thunderhead icon1.png 50 100 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +11 Vitality +11 Determination +8 Skill Speed +11 
Tidal Wave Buckler Tidal wave buckler icon1.png 50 100 CNJ WHM 114 114 0 Mind +11 Vitality +10 Direct Hit Rate +2 Spell Speed +8 Piety +11 
Tidal Wave Shield Tidal wave shield icon1.png 50 100 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +11 Vitality +11 Critical Hit +8 Determination +11 
Weathered Noct Hoplon Weathered noct hoplon icon1.png 50 100 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +11 Vitality +11 Direct Hit Rate +11 Tenacity +8 
High Allagan Kite Shield High allagan kite shield icon1.png 50 110 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +13 Vitality +13 Determination +9 Tenacity +13 
Holy Shield Novus Holy shield novus icon1.png 50 110 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +12 Vitality +12 
Lionliege Shield Lionliege shield icon1.png 50 110 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +12 Vitality +12 Determination +13 Skill Speed +9 
Mighty Thunderhead Mighty thunderhead icon1.png 50 110 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 (5) Strength +11 HQ icon.png12Vitality +11 HQ icon.png12Determination +8 HQ icon.png9Skill Speed +12 HQ icon.png13
Noct Hoplon Noct hoplon icon1.png 50 110 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +12 Vitality +12 Direct Hit Rate +13 Tenacity +9 
True Ice Shield True ice shield icon1.png 50 110 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +12 Vitality +12 Critical Hit +9 Tenacity +13 
Wootz Shield Wootz shield icon1.png 50 110 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 (5) Strength +11 HQ icon.png12Vitality +11 HQ icon.png12Critical Hit +12 HQ icon.png13Skill Speed +8 HQ icon.png9
Holy Shield Nexus Holy shield nexus icon1.png 50 115 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +13 Vitality +13 
Mythrite Scutum Mythrite scutum icon1.png 50 115 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 (5) Strength +11 HQ icon.png13Vitality +11 HQ icon.png13Critical Hit +8 HQ icon.png9Skill Speed +11 HQ icon.png13
Shiva's Diamond Shield Shivas diamond shield icon1.png 50 115 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +13 Vitality +13 Critical Hit +9 Tenacity +13 
Ironworks Magitek Shield Ironworks magitek shield icon1.png 50 120 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +14 Vitality +14 Direct Hit Rate +9 Tenacity +13 
Aegis Shield Aegis shield icon1.png 50 125 PLD 227 227 0 Strength +15 Vitality +15 
Augmented Ironworks Magitek Shield Augmented ironworks magitek shield icon1.png 50 130 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +15 Vitality +17 Direct Hit Rate +11 Tenacity +15 
Aegis Shield Zeta Aegis shield zeta icon1.png 50 135 PLD 270 270 0 Strength +16 Vitality +17 
Dreadwyrm Shield Dreadwyrm shield icon1.png 50 135 GLA PLD 270 270 0 Strength +16 Vitality +17 Determination +11 Skill Speed +15 

Level 51 - 60

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Martial Shield Martial shield icon1.png 51 120 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +14 Vitality +14 Determination +9 Tenacity +13 
Mythrite Bladed Lantern Shield Mythrite bladed lantern shield icon1.png 52 125 GLA PLD 204 HQ icon.png227 204 HQ icon.png227 1 (5) Strength +14 HQ icon.png15Vitality +14 HQ icon.png15Critical Hit +13 HQ icon.png14Tenacity +8 HQ icon.png9
Woad Skyraider's Shield Woad skyraiders shield icon1.png 53 130 GLA PLD 227 227 0 Strength +15 Vitality +17 Skill Speed +15 Tenacity +11 
Titanium Kite Shield Titanium kite shield icon1.png 54 133 GLA PLD 228 HQ icon.png253 228 HQ icon.png253 1 (5) Strength +15 HQ icon.png16Vitality +14 HQ icon.png16Determination +9 HQ icon.png10Tenacity +14 HQ icon.png15
Svalin Svalin icon1.png 55 136 GLA PLD 279 279 0 Strength +16 Vitality +17 Determination +16 Tenacity +12 
Titanium Hoplon Titanium hoplon icon1.png 56 139 GLA PLD 274 HQ icon.png305 274 HQ icon.png305 1 (5) Strength +14 HQ icon.png16Vitality +15 HQ icon.png17Skill Speed +11 HQ icon.png12Tenacity +14 HQ icon.png16
Halonic Inquisitor's Shield Halonic inquisitors shield icon1.png 57 142 GLA PLD 331 331 0 Strength +16 Vitality +17 Skill Speed +11 Tenacity +17 
Adamantite Scutum Adamantite scutum icon1.png 58 145 GLA PLD 321 HQ icon.png357 321 HQ icon.png357 1 (5) Strength +15 HQ icon.png17Vitality +15 HQ icon.png17Determination +11 HQ icon.png13Tenacity +17 HQ icon.png19
The Southern Sun The southern sun icon1.png 59 148 GLA PLD 383 383 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 Critical Hit +20 Tenacity +14 
Hyperconductive Ancile Replica Hyperconductive ancile replica icon1.png 60 1 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 
Priwen Lux Replica Priwen lux replica icon1.png 60 1 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 
Priwen Replica Priwen replica icon1.png 60 1 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 
Prytwen Awoken Replica Prytwen awoken replica icon1.png 60 1 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 
Replica Ancile Replica ancile icon1.png 60 1 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 
Sharpened Shield of the Twin Thegns Replica Sharpened shield of the twin thegns replica icon1.png 60 1 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 
Shield of the Twin Thegns Replica Shield of the twin thegns replica icon1.png 60 1 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +17 Vitality +17 
Adamantite Hoplon Adamantite hoplon icon1.png 60 150 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 1 (5) Strength +15 HQ icon.png17Vitality +15 HQ icon.png17Critical Hit +19 HQ icon.png21Tenacity +14 HQ icon.png15
Baldur Shield Baldur shield icon1.png 60 160 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +18 Vitality +18 Determination +15 Skill Speed +22 
Animated Prytwen Animated prytwen icon1.png 60 170 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +19 Vitality +18 Determination +22 Tenacity +15 
Yasha Greatshield Yasha greatshield icon1.png 60 170 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +19 Vitality +18 Critical Hit +15 Tenacity +22 
Expanse Shield Expanse shield icon1.png 60 175 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +19 Vitality +19 Determination +16 Skill Speed +23 
Asuran Greatshield Asuran greatshield icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +20 Vitality +19 Critical Hit +16 Tenacity +23 
Dead Hive Scutum Dead hive scutum icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 1 (5) Strength +18 HQ icon.png20Vitality +17 HQ icon.png19Skill Speed +14 HQ icon.png16Tenacity +21 HQ icon.png23
Endless Expanse Shield Endless expanse shield icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 1 (5) Strength +18 HQ icon.png20Vitality +17 HQ icon.png19Determination +14 HQ icon.png16Skill Speed +21 HQ icon.png23
Seeing Horde Shield Seeing horde shield icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 0 Strength +18 HQ icon.png20Vitality +17 HQ icon.png19Critical Hit +14 HQ icon.png16Tenacity +21 HQ icon.png23
Shield of the Behemoth King Shield of the behemoth king icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +20 Vitality +19 Critical Hit +16 Determination +23 
Shield of the Demon Shield of the demon icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 0 Strength +18 HQ icon.png20Vitality +17 HQ icon.png19Critical Hit +21 HQ icon.png23Determination +14 HQ icon.png16
Shield of the Fiend Shield of the fiend icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 0 Strength +18 HQ icon.png20Vitality +17 HQ icon.png19Critical Hit +21 HQ icon.png23Determination +14 HQ icon.png16
Shield of the Goddess Shield of the goddess icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 0 Strength +18 HQ icon.png20Vitality +17 HQ icon.png19Critical Hit +21 HQ icon.png23Tenacity +14 HQ icon.png16
Shield of the Round Shield of the round icon1.png 60 180 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 1 (5) Strength +18 HQ icon.png20Vitality +17 HQ icon.png19Skill Speed +21 HQ icon.png23Tenacity +14 HQ icon.png16
Hive Scutum Hive scutum icon1.png 60 190 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +21 Vitality +20 Skill Speed +16 Tenacity +23 
Antiquated Prytwen Antiquated prytwen icon1.png 60 200 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +21 Vitality +21 Critical Hit +16 Skill Speed +23 
Prytwen Awoken Prytwen awoken icon1.png 60 200 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +21 Vitality +21 Determination +23 Tenacity +16 
Shield of the Fury Shield of the fury icon1.png 60 205 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +22 Vitality +22 Determination +17 Skill Speed +24 
Shield of the Heavens Shield of the heavens icon1.png 60 205 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +22 Vitality +22 Skill Speed +24 Tenacity +17 
Ancile Ancile icon1.png 60 210 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +22 Vitality +22 Determination +24 Tenacity +17 
Gordian Shield Gordian shield icon1.png 60 210 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +22 Vitality +22 Skill Speed +17 Tenacity +24 
Prytwen Prytwen icon1.png 60 210 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +22 Vitality +22 Critical Hit +17 Skill Speed +24 
Shield of the Sephirot Shield of the sephirot icon1.png 60 220 GLA PLD 400 400 1 Strength +23 Vitality +23 Critical Hit +25 Determination +18 
Hellfire Shield Hellfire shield icon1.png 60 230 GLA PLD 400 400 1 Strength +24 Vitality +25 Determination +18 Skill Speed +25 
Hyperconductive Ancile Hyperconductive ancile icon1.png 60 230 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +24 Vitality +25 Determination +25 Tenacity +25 
Heroic Spirit Shield Heroic spirit shield icon1.png 60 235 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +25 Vitality +25 Critical Hit +25 Determination +18 
Horde Shield Horde shield icon1.png 60 235 GLA PLD 400 400 1 Strength +25 Vitality +25 Critical Hit +18 Tenacity +25 
Padjali Shield Padjali shield icon1.png 60 235 GLA PLD 400 400 1 Strength +39 Vitality +42 Skill Speed +23 Tenacity +33 
Augmented Hellfire Shield Augmented hellfire shield icon1.png 60 240 GLA PLD 400 400 1 Strength +25 Vitality +26 Determination +18 Skill Speed +26 
Shield of the Twin Thegns Shield of the twin thegns icon1.png 60 240 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +25 Vitality +26 
Midan Metal Shield Midan metal shield icon1.png 60 245 GLA PLD 400 400 1 Strength +26 Vitality +26 Critical Hit +18 Tenacity +26 
Heavy Metal Kite Shield Heavy metal kite shield icon1.png 60 250 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 0 Strength +24 HQ icon.png26Vitality +25 HQ icon.png27Determination +17 HQ icon.png18Tenacity +24 HQ icon.png26
High Steel Hoplon High steel hoplon icon1.png 60 255 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 0 Strength +25 HQ icon.png27Vitality +24 HQ icon.png27Critical Hit +18 HQ icon.png19Determination +25 HQ icon.png27
Kinna Shield Kinna shield icon1.png 60 255 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +27 Vitality +27 Determination +27 Skill Speed +19 
Sophic Shield Sophic shield icon1.png 60 255 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +27 Vitality +27 Critical Hit +27 Tenacity +19 
Sharpened Shield of the Twin Thegns Sharpened shield of the twin thegns icon1.png 60 260 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +27 Vitality +28 
Shire Shield Shire shield icon1.png 60 260 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +27 Vitality +28 Critical Hit +19 Skill Speed +27 
Zurvanite Shield Zurvanite shield icon1.png 60 265 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +27 Vitality +29 Critical Hit +27 Determination +19 
Augmented Shire Shield Augmented shire shield icon1.png 60 270 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +28 Vitality +29 Critical Hit +19 Skill Speed +27 
Priwen Priwen icon1.png 60 270 PLD 400 400 0 Strength +28 Vitality +29 
Alexandrian Metal Buckler Alexandrian metal buckler icon1.png 60 275 GLA PLD 450 450 0 Strength +29 Vitality +30 Determination +29 Tenacity +20 
Priwen Lux Priwen lux icon1.png 60 275 PLD 450 450 0 Strength +29 Vitality +30 
Coven Shield Coven shield icon1.png 60 280 GLA PLD 500 500 0 Strength +29 Vitality +30 

Level 61 - 70

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Ghost Barque Shield Ghost barque shield icon1.png 61 260 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +27 Vitality +28 Skill Speed +19 Tenacity +27 
High Steel Scutum High steel scutum icon1.png 62 265 GLA PLD 360 HQ icon.png400 360 HQ icon.png400 0 Strength +24 HQ icon.png27Vitality +26 HQ icon.png29Critical Hit +17 HQ icon.png19Tenacity +25 HQ icon.png27
Ruby Tide Shield Ruby tide shield icon1.png 63 270 GLA PLD 400 400 0 Strength +28 Vitality +29 Critical Hit +27 Tenacity +19 
Doman Iron Kite Shield Doman iron kite shield icon1.png 64 273 GLA PLD 387 HQ icon.png430 387 HQ icon.png430 0 Strength +25 HQ icon.png28Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +25 HQ icon.png28Tenacity +18 HQ icon.png20
Mol Shield Mol shield icon1.png 65 276 GLA PLD 460 460 0 Strength +29 Vitality +29 Skill Speed +28 Tenacity +20 
Doman Steel Shield Doman steel shield icon1.png 66 279 GLA PLD 441 HQ icon.png490 441 HQ icon.png490 0 Strength +26 HQ icon.png29Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +19 HQ icon.png21Skill Speed +27 HQ icon.png30
Yanxian Shield Yanxian shield icon1.png 67 282 GLA PLD 520 520 0 Strength +29 Vitality +30 Critical Hit +30 Tenacity +21 
Molybdenum Kite Shield Molybdenum kite shield icon1.png 68 285 GLA PLD 495 HQ icon.png550 495 HQ icon.png550 0 Strength +27 HQ icon.png30Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +28 HQ icon.png31Skill Speed +19 HQ icon.png22
Ritter Shield Ritter shield icon1.png 69 288 GLA PLD 580 580 0 Strength +30 Vitality +31 Critical Hit +21 Skill Speed +31 
Bellerophon Eureka Replica Bellerophon eureka replica icon1.png 70 1 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +31 Vitality +30 
Bellerophon Replica Bellerophon replica icon1.png 70 1 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +31 Vitality +30 
Evalach Anemos Replica Evalach anemos replica icon1.png 70 1 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +31 Vitality +30 
Replica Elemental Shield Replica elemental shield icon1.png 70 1 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +31 Vitality +30 
Replica Pyros Shield Replica pyros shield icon1.png 70 1 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +31 Vitality +30 
Antiquated Evalach Antiquated evalach icon1.png 70 290 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +31 Vitality +30 Critical Hit +22 Skill Speed +32 
Byakko's Enspirited Shield Byakkos enspirited shield icon1.png 70 290 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +28 HQ icon.png31Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +20 HQ icon.png22Skill Speed +29 HQ icon.png32
Seiryu's Sanctified Shield Seiryus sanctified shield icon1.png 70 290 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +28 HQ icon.png31Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +29 HQ icon.png32Tenacity +20 HQ icon.png22
Shinryu's Ephemeral Shield Shinryus ephemeral shield icon1.png 70 290 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +28 HQ icon.png31Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +29 HQ icon.png32Tenacity +20 HQ icon.png22
Susano's Rapturous Shield Susanos rapturous shield icon1.png 70 290 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 2 (5) Strength +28 HQ icon.png31Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +29 HQ icon.png32Tenacity +20 HQ icon.png22
Suzaku's Flame-kissed Shield Suzakus flame-kissed shield icon1.png 70 290 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +28 HQ icon.png31Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Critical Hit +29 HQ icon.png32Tenacity +20 HQ icon.png22
Tsukuyomi's Moonlit Shield Tsukuyomis moonlit shield icon1.png 70 290 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +28 HQ icon.png31Vitality +27 HQ icon.png30Determination +20 HQ icon.png22Skill Speed +29 HQ icon.png32
Shield of the Crimson Lotus Shield of the crimson lotus icon1.png 70 300 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +32 Vitality +32 Determination +33 Tenacity +23 
Ala Mhigan Tower Shield Ala mhigan tower shield icon1.png 70 310 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +34 Vitality +33 Critical Hit +33 Tenacity +23 
Chromite Shield Chromite shield icon1.png 70 320 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +31 HQ icon.png34Vitality +31 HQ icon.png34Critical Hit +31 HQ icon.png34Skill Speed +22 HQ icon.png24
Susano's Shield Susanos shield icon1.png 70 320 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +34 Vitality +34 Critical Hit +34 Tenacity +24 
Lost Allagan Shield Lost allagan shield icon1.png 70 330 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +35 Vitality +36 Determination +35 Tenacity +25 
Evalach Evalach icon1.png 70 335 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +36 Vitality +36 Determination +25 Tenacity +36 
Shinryu's Shield Shinryus shield icon1.png 70 335 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +36 Vitality +36 Critical Hit +36 Tenacity +25 
Augmented Lost Allagan Shield Augmented lost allagan shield icon1.png 70 340 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +36 Vitality +37 Determination +36 Tenacity +25 
Evalach +1 Evalach +1 icon1.png 70 340 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +36 Vitality +37 Determination +25 Tenacity +36 
Evalach +2 Evalach +2 icon1.png 70 345 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +37 Vitality +37 Determination +25 Tenacity +36 
Genji Shield Genji shield icon1.png 70 345 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +37 Vitality +37 Determination +25 Tenacity +36 
Ultimate Dreadwyrm Shield Ultimate dreadwyrm shield icon1.png 70 345 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +37 Vitality +37 Determination +25 Tenacity +36 
Nightsteel Shield Nightsteel shield icon1.png 70 350 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +33 HQ icon.png37Vitality +34 HQ icon.png38Determination +33 HQ icon.png37Skill Speed +23 HQ icon.png26
Byakko's Shield Byakkos shield icon1.png 70 355 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +38 Vitality +38 Critical Hit +26 Skill Speed +37 
Evalach Anemos Evalach anemos icon1.png 70 355 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +38 Vitality +38 Determination +26 Tenacity +37 
Augmented Nightsteel Shield Augmented nightsteel shield icon1.png 70 360 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +35 HQ icon.png38Vitality +35 HQ icon.png39Determination +33 HQ icon.png37Skill Speed +24 HQ icon.png26
Evalach Pagos Evalach pagos icon1.png 70 360 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +38 Vitality +39 Determination +26 Tenacity +37 
Mitsuba Mitsuba icon1.png 70 360 GLA PLD 1,254 1,254 0 Strength +94 Vitality +102 Critical Hit +85 Tenacity +60 
Empyrean Shield Empyrean shield icon1.png 70 365 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +39 Vitality +40 Skill Speed +27 Tenacity +38 
Evalach Pagos +1 Evalach pagos +1 icon1.png 70 365 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +39 Vitality +40 Determination +27 Tenacity +38 
Tsukuyomi's Shield Tsukuyomis shield icon1.png 70 365 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +39 Vitality +40 Determination +27 Skill Speed +38 
Elemental Shield Elemental shield icon1.png 70 370 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +39 Vitality +40 Determination +27 Tenacity +38 
Mitsuba Kai Mitsuba kai icon1.png 70 370 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +39 Vitality +40 Critical Hit +38 Tenacity +27 
Diamond Shield Diamond shield icon1.png 70 375 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +40 Vitality +41 Critical Hit +27 Determination +39 
Elemental Shield +1 Elemental shield +1 icon1.png 70 375 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +40 Vitality +41 Determination +27 Tenacity +39 
Holy Shield Ultima Holy shield ultima icon1.png 70 375 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +40 Vitality +41 Critical Hit +27 Determination +39 
Elemental Shield +2 Elemental shield +2 icon1.png 70 380 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +40 Vitality +42 Determination +27 Tenacity +39 
Rakshasa Greatshield Rakshasa greatshield icon1.png 70 380 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +36 HQ icon.png40Vitality +37 HQ icon.png42Determination +24 HQ icon.png27Skill Speed +35 HQ icon.png39
Deepgold Kite Shield Deepgold kite shield icon1.png 70 385 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +37 HQ icon.png41Vitality +39 HQ icon.png43Determination +25 HQ icon.png28Tenacity +36 HQ icon.png40
Pyros Shield Pyros shield icon1.png 70 385 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +41 Vitality +43 
Suzaku's Shield Suzakus shield icon1.png 70 385 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +41 Vitality +43 Critical Hit +40 Tenacity +28 
Hydatos Shield Hydatos shield icon1.png 70 390 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +41 Vitality +43 
Scaevan Magitek Shield Scaevan magitek shield icon1.png 70 390 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +41 Vitality +43 Determination +40 Tenacity +28 
Yama Greatshield Yama greatshield icon1.png 70 390 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +37 HQ icon.png41Vitality +39 HQ icon.png43Critical Hit +36 HQ icon.png40Determination +25 HQ icon.png28
Hydatos Shield +1 Hydatos shield +1 icon1.png 70 395 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +42 Vitality +45 
Seiryu's Shield Seiryus shield icon1.png 70 395 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +42 Vitality +45 Critical Hit +41 Tenacity +29 
Augmented Scaevan Magitek Shield Augmented scaevan magitek shield icon1.png 70 400 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +42 Vitality +46 Determination +41 Tenacity +29 
Bellerophon Bellerophon icon1.png 70 400 PLD 600 600 0 Strength +42 Vitality +46 
Bellerophon Eureka Bellerophon eureka icon1.png 70 405 PLD 667 667 0 Strength +43 Vitality +46 
Bellerophon Physeos Bellerophon physeos icon1.png 70 405 PLD 667 667 0 Strength +43 Vitality +46 
Omega Shield Omega shield icon1.png 70 405 GLA PLD 667 667 0 Strength +43 Vitality +46 Critical Hit +42 Determination +29 

Level 71 - 80

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Lakeland Kite Shield Lakeland kite shield icon1.png 71 390 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +41 Vitality +43 Critical Hit +40 Tenacity +28 
Deepgold Shield Deepgold shield icon1.png 72 395 GLA PLD 540 HQ icon.png600 540 HQ icon.png600 0 Strength +37 HQ icon.png42Vitality +40 HQ icon.png45Critical Hit +26 HQ icon.png29Determination +37 HQ icon.png41
Fae Shield Fae shield icon1.png 73 400 GLA PLD 600 600 0 Strength +42 Vitality +46 Determination +29 Tenacity +41 
Bluespirit Tower Shield Bluespirit tower shield icon1.png 74 403 GLA PLD 576 HQ icon.png640 576 HQ icon.png640 0 Strength +38 HQ icon.png42Vitality +43 HQ icon.png47Critical Hit +37 HQ icon.png42Skill Speed +26 HQ icon.png29
Ravel Keeper's Shield Ravel keepers shield icon1.png 75 406 GLA PLD 680 680 0 Strength +43 Vitality +47 Critical Hit +30 Tenacity +43 
Titanbronze Tower Shield Titanbronze tower shield icon1.png 76 409 GLA PLD 648 HQ icon.png720 648 HQ icon.png720 0 Strength +39 HQ icon.png43Vitality +43 HQ icon.png47Determination +27 HQ icon.png30Tenacity +39 HQ icon.png43
Nabaath Shield Nabaath shield icon1.png 77 412 GLA PLD 760 760 0 Strength +44 Vitality +47 Determination +31 Skill Speed +44 
Dwarven Mythril Shield Dwarven mythril shield icon1.png 78 415 GLA PLD 720 HQ icon.png800 720 HQ icon.png800 0 Strength +39 HQ icon.png44Vitality +42 HQ icon.png47Critical Hit +29 HQ icon.png32Tenacity +40 HQ icon.png45
Shield of the Forgiven Shield of the forgiven icon1.png 79 418 GLA PLD 840 840 0 Strength +45 Vitality +47 Determination +45 Tenacity +32 
Matte Replica Blade's Fortitude Matte replica blades fortitude icon1.png 80 1 PLD 37 37 0
Replica Augmented Law's Order Kite Shield Replica augmented laws order kite shield icon1.png 80 1 PLD 37 37 0
Replica Blade's Fortitude Replica blades fortitude icon1.png 80 1 PLD 37 37 0
Replica Law's Order Kite Shield Replica laws order kite shield icon1.png 80 1 PLD 37 37 0
Replica Tenacity Recollection Replica tenacity recollection icon1.png 80 1 PLD 37 37 0
Tenacity Replica Tenacity replica icon1.png 80 1 PLD 37 37 0
Augmented Eulabeia Augmented eulabeia icon1.png 80 430 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +43 HQ icon.png47Vitality +43 HQ icon.png48Determination +43 HQ icon.png47Tenacity +29 HQ icon.png33
Rubellux Scutum Rubellux scutum icon1.png 80 430 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +43 HQ icon.png47Vitality +43 HQ icon.png48Critical Hit +43 HQ icon.png47Determination +29 HQ icon.png33
Smaragdine Shield Smaragdine shield icon1.png 80 430 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +43 HQ icon.png47Vitality +43 HQ icon.png48Critical Hit +43 HQ icon.png47Determination +29 HQ icon.png33
Srivatsa Srivatsa icon1.png 80 430 PLD 867 867 0 Strength +47 Vitality +48 Determination +33 Tenacity +47 
The Fae's Crown Shield The faes crown shield icon1.png 80 430 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +43 HQ icon.png47Vitality +43 HQ icon.png48Critical Hit +43 HQ icon.png47Determination +29 HQ icon.png33
Ronkan Kite Shield Ronkan kite shield icon1.png 80 440 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +48 Vitality +48 Critical Hit +49 Tenacity +34 
Dominus Shield Dominus shield icon1.png 80 450 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +45 HQ icon.png50Vitality +45 HQ icon.png50Determination +32 HQ icon.png35Tenacity +45 HQ icon.png50
The King's Shield The kings shield icon1.png 80 450 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +50 Vitality +50 Critical Hit +50 Determination +35 
Augmented Dominus Shield Augmented dominus shield icon1.png 80 460 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +46 HQ icon.png51Vitality +46 HQ icon.png51Determination +33 HQ icon.png36Tenacity +46 HQ icon.png51
Deepshadow Shield Deepshadow shield icon1.png 80 460 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +51 Vitality +51 Critical Hit +51 Determination +36 
Eulabeia Eulabeia icon1.png 80 465 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +51 Vitality +52 Determination +51 Tenacity +36 
Augmented Deepshadow Shield Augmented deepshadow shield icon1.png 80 470 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +52 Vitality +53 Critical Hit +52 Determination +36 
Edengrace Shield Edengrace shield icon1.png 80 475 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +53 Vitality +54 Critical Hit +37 Determination +53 
Ultimate Ancile Ultimate ancile icon1.png 80 475 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +53 Vitality +54 Critical Hit +37 Determination +53 
Neo-Ishgardian Shield Neo-ishgardian shield icon1.png 80 480 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +47 HQ icon.png53Vitality +50 HQ icon.png55Critical Hit +47 HQ icon.png53Tenacity +33 HQ icon.png37
Ruby Scutum Ruby scutum icon1.png 80 485 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +54 Vitality +55 Critical Hit +54 Determination +38 
Tenacity Tenacity icon1.png 80 485 PLD 867 867 0 Strength +54 Vitality +55 Determination +38 Tenacity +54 
Augmented Neo-Ishgardian Shield Augmented neo-ishgardian shield icon1.png 80 490 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +50 HQ icon.png55Vitality +50 HQ icon.png56Critical Hit +49 HQ icon.png54Tenacity +34 HQ icon.png38
Crystarium Kite Shield Crystarium kite shield icon1.png 80 490 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +55 Vitality +56 Determination +54 Tenacity +38 
Shield of Light Shield of light icon1.png 80 495 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +55 Vitality +57 Critical Hit +39 Determination +55 
Augmented Crystarium Kite Shield Augmented crystarium kite shield icon1.png 80 500 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +56 Vitality +58 Determination +55 Tenacity +39 
Augmented Tenacity Tenacity icon1.png 80 500 PLD 867 867 0 Strength +56 Vitality +58 Determination +39 Tenacity +55 
Tenacity Recollection Tenacity icon1.png 80 500 PLD 867 867 0 Strength +56 Vitality +58 Determination +39 Tenacity +55 
Edenchoir Scutum Edenchoir scutum icon1.png 80 505 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +57 Vitality +59 Critical Hit +56 Determination +39 
Exarchic Tower Shield Exarchic tower shield icon1.png 80 510 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +52 HQ icon.png58Vitality +54 HQ icon.png60Determination +36 HQ icon.png40Tenacity +51 HQ icon.png57
Law's Order Kite Shield Laws order kite shield icon1.png 80 510 PLD 867 867 0 Strength +58 Vitality +60 Determination +57 Tenacity +40 
Augmented Law's Order Kite Shield Augmented laws order kite shield icon1.png 80 515 PLD 867 867 0 Strength +58 Vitality +61 
Emerald Shield Emerald shield icon1.png 80 515 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +58 Vitality +61 Critical Hit +57 Determination +40 
High Durium Shield High durium shield icon1.png 80 515 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +53 HQ icon.png58Vitality +55 HQ icon.png61Critical Hit +36 HQ icon.png40Determination +51 HQ icon.png57
Augmented Exarchic Tower Shield Augmented exarchic tower shield icon1.png 80 520 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +53 HQ icon.png59Vitality +55 HQ icon.png62Determination +37 HQ icon.png41Tenacity +53 HQ icon.png58
Cryptlurker's Kite Shield Cryptlurkers kite shield icon1.png 80 520 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +59 Vitality +62 Critical Hit +41 Tenacity +58 
Diamond Zeta Scutum Diamond zeta scutum icon1.png 80 525 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +60 Vitality +63 Critical Hit +59 Determination +41 
Augmented Cryptlurker's Kite Shield Augmented cryptlurkers kite shield icon1.png 80 530 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +61 Vitality +64 Critical Hit +41 Tenacity +59 
Blade's Fortitude Blades fortitude icon1.png 80 535 PLD 967 967 0 Strength +62 Vitality +65 
Edenmorn Scutum Edenmorn scutum icon1.png 80 535 GLA PLD 967 967 0 Strength +62 Vitality +65 Critical Hit +60 Determination +42 

Level 81 - 90

Item Icon Level Item Level Requirement Block Strength Block Rate Materia Slots Stats and Attributes
Monstrorum Shield Monstrorum shield icon1.png 81 520 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +59 Vitality +62 Determination +41 Tenacity +58 
High Durium Kite Shield High durium kite shield icon1.png 82 525 GLA PLD 780 HQ icon.png867 780 HQ icon.png867 0 Strength +54 HQ icon.png60Vitality +57 HQ icon.png63Determination +53 HQ icon.png59Tenacity +37 HQ icon.png41
Imperial Magitek Shield Imperial magitek shield icon1.png 83 530 GLA PLD 867 867 0 Strength +61 Vitality +64 Determination +41 Tenacity +59 
Bismuth Shield Bismuth shield icon1.png 84 533 GLA PLD 834 HQ icon.png927 834 HQ icon.png927 0 Strength +55 HQ icon.png61Vitality +58 HQ icon.png65Determination +54 HQ icon.png60Tenacity +37 HQ icon.png42
Palaka Pelta Palaka pelta icon1.png 85 536 GLA PLD 987 987 0 Strength +61 Vitality +65 Critical Hit +42 Tenacity +60 
Manganese Kite Shield Manganese kite shield icon1.png 86 539 GLA PLD 942 HQ icon.png1,047 942 HQ icon.png1,047 0 Strength +56 HQ icon.png62Vitality +58 HQ icon.png65Critical Hit +55 HQ icon.png61Tenacity +38 HQ icon.png42
Ktiseos Shield Ktiseos shield icon1.png 87 542 GLA PLD 1,107 1,107 0 Strength +63 Vitality +65 Critical Hit +61 Determination +43 
Chondrite Magitek Shield Chondrite magitek shield icon1.png 88 545 GLA PLD 1,050 HQ icon.png1,167 1,050 HQ icon.png1,167 0 Strength +58 HQ icon.png65Vitality +59 HQ icon.png66Determination +55 HQ icon.png61Tenacity +39 HQ icon.png43
Hero's Shield Heros shield icon1.png 89 560 PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +69 Vitality +69 Critical Hit +46 Determination +66 
Amazing Manderville Kite Shield Replica Amazing manderville kite shield replica icon1.png 90 1 PLD 37 37 0
Majestic Manderville Shield Matte Replica Majestic manderville shield matte replica icon1.png 90 1 PLD 37 37 0
Majestic Manderville Shield Replica Majestic manderville shield replica icon1.png 90 1 PLD 37 37 0
Manderville Kite Shield Replica Manderville kite shield replica icon1.png 90 1 PLD 37 37 0
Mandervillous Kite Shield Replica Mandervillous Kite Shield Icon.png 90 1 PLD 37 37 0
Moonward Kite Shield Moonward kite shield icon1.png 90 570 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +72 Vitality +73 Critical Hit +71 Determination +50 
Classical Shield Classical shield icon1.png 90 580 GLA PLD 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 0 Strength +68 HQ icon.png76Vitality +70 HQ icon.png78Critical Hit +45 HQ icon.png50Determination +65 HQ icon.png72
Shield of Divine Light Shield of divine light icon1.png 90 580 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +76 Vitality +78 Critical Hit +72 Determination +50 
Augmented Classical Shield Augmented classical shield icon1.png 90 590 GLA PLD 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 0 Strength +72 HQ icon.png80Vitality +75 HQ icon.png83Critical Hit +47 HQ icon.png52Determination +68 HQ icon.png75
Radiant's Shield Radiants shield icon1.png 90 590 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +80 Vitality +83 Critical Hit +52 Determination +75 
Bluefeather Shield Bluefeather shield icon1.png 90 595 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +82 Vitality +86 Critical Hit +52 Determination +75 
Augmented Radiant's Shield Augmented radiants shield icon1.png 90 600 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +85 Vitality +89 Critical Hit +53 Determination +76 
Asphodelos Shield Asphodelos shield icon1.png 90 605 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +87 Vitality +91 Critical Hit +77 Determination +54 
Ultimate Shield of the Heavens Ultimate shield of the heavens icon1.png 90 605 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +87 Vitality +91 Critical Hit +77 Determination +54 
Rinascita Kite Shield Rinascita kite shield icon1.png 90 610 GLA PLD 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 0 Strength +80 HQ icon.png89Vitality +85 HQ icon.png94Critical Hit +49 HQ icon.png54Determination +70 HQ icon.png78
Manderville Kite Shield Manderville shield icon1.png 90 615 PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +92 Vitality +98 Critical Hit +79 Determination +79 
Windswept Shield Windswept shield icon1.png 90 615 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +92 Vitality +98 Critical Hit +79 Determination +56 
Augmented Rinascita Kite Shield Augmented rinascita kite shield icon1.png 90 620 GLA PLD 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 0 Strength +85 HQ icon.png94Vitality +91 HQ icon.png101Critical Hit +50 HQ icon.png55Determination +71 HQ icon.png79
Lunar Envoy's Kite Shield Lunar envoys kite shield icon1.png 90 620 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +94 Vitality +101 Critical Hit +55 Determination +79 
Orthos Shield Orthos shield icon1.png 90 620 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +94 Vitality +101 Critical Hit +79 Determination +55 
Enaretos Shield Enaretos shield icon1.png 90 625 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +97 Vitality +104 Critical Hit +80 Determination +56 
Flamecloaked Scutum Flamecloaked scutum icon1.png 90 625 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +97 Vitality +104 Critical Hit +56 Determination +80 
Amazing Manderville Kite Shield Amazing manderville kite shield icon1.png 90 630 PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +99 Vitality +107 Critical Hit +81 Determination +81 
Augmented Lunar Envoy's Kite Shield Augmented lunar envoys kite shield icon1.png 90 630 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +99 Vitality +107 Critical Hit +57 Determination +81 
Abyssos Shield Abyssos shield icon1.png 90 635 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +102 Vitality +111 Critical Hit +82 Determination +57 
Ultimate Omega Shield Ultimate omega shield icon1.png 90 635 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +102 Vitality +111 Critical Hit +82 Determination +57 
Diadochos Shield Diadochos shield icon1.png 90 640 GLA PLD 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 0 Strength +94 HQ icon.png105Vitality +104 HQ icon.png115Critical Hit +52 HQ icon.png58Determination +75 HQ icon.png83
Majestic Manderville Shield Majestic manderville shield icon1.png 90 645 PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +108 Vitality +118 
Voidcast Kite Shield Voidcast kite shield icon1.png 90 645 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +108 Vitality +118 Critical Hit +84 Determination +59 
Augmented Diadochos Shield Augmented diadochos shield icon1.png 90 650 GLA PLD 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 1,140 HQ icon.png1,267 0 Strength +100 HQ icon.png111Vitality +110 HQ icon.png122Critical Hit +54 HQ icon.png60Determination +76 HQ icon.png85
Vessel Vessel icon1.png 90 650 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +111 Vitality +122 Critical Hit +85 Skill Speed +60 
Voidvessel Kite Shield Voidvessel kite shield icon1.png 90 655 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +114 Vitality +126 Critical Hit +86 Determination +60 
Augmented Vessel Augmented vessel icon1.png 90 660 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +117 Vitality +130 Critical Hit +86 Skill Speed +60 
Exquisite Vessel Exquisite vessel icon1.png 90 665 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +119 Vitality +131 Critical Hit +61 Determination +87 
Kite Shield of Ascension Kite Shield of Ascension Icon.png 90 665 GLA PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +119 Vitality +131 Critical Hit +61 Determination +87 
Mandervillous Kite Shield Mandervillous Kite Shield Icon.png 90 665 PLD 1,267 1,267 0 Strength +119 Vitality +131 

Level 91 - 100

No items in this level range.

Lore

Military strategists claim that the best defense is a good offense. The soldiers who fight the strategists’ wars, however, will claim the best defense is a good shield. In fact, many will argue that save divine intervention, there is oft no better way to protect oneself from speeding missile, thrust of spear, or fall of axe than a well-placed wall of wood or metal. It is as such that for countless centuries have shields of all shapes and sizes accompanied men and women into battle.

Shields have seen much change through the ages, starting as naught but loosely fitted planks fastened with twine, and subsequently branching off into myriad variations to match the purpose or fighting style of their wielders. Materials range from wood and leather, to heavy bronze and steel; some round to protect the chest and arms, with others large and rectangular to provide cover from deadly storms of fire, stone, and arrows. Some are tooled to be held in the off hand, some to be fastened to arm, wrist, or back. Some are meant to double as blunt weapons, while still others are designed for interlocking to create impenetrable shield walls.

With advancements in metallurgy and smithing have new alloys been discovered, significantly reducing the weight of metal shields. Still, a metal shield can prove a burden for many, adversely affecting mobility, causing fatigue, and hampering, one’s ability to effectively wield their weapon. Because of this, wooden shields remain popular, though not just for their lightness. Softer woods will give way to ensnare a blade, allowing for an enemy’s disarmament. Wooden shields also are better attuned to elemental aether, making them more susceptive to aetherial enchantments which can both physically and magically boost defense.

Prominent Designs

Round Shield

One of the most basic of handheld defenses, a round shield consists of several thick, wooden planks held together with a metal rim and a central metal plate known as a boss. Inexpensive and easy to craft, round shields can be found used in most areas around the realm, save the treeless wastes of Thanalan and Gyr Abania.

Hoplon

The hoplon replaces the round shield’s planks of wood for hammered copper or bronze, resulting in increased protection against even the most forceful of blows. The extra weight, however, can make the hoplon difficult to wield, which is why most often their use is reserved for infantry-based shield-wall tactics.

Buckler

As a fighter becomes more adept with her shield, she may find that size no longer holds the importance it once did. A shield need not hide one’s entire body if it can be placed in the path of danger with an impeccably timed turn of the wrist. The size and weight of a buckler make it perfect for those who prefer to stay agile on the field of battle, while supplementary spikes and blades make it much more than just an instrument of defense.

Targe

By employing a face of hardened beast- or scalekin leather, the size of a targe can be increased to reach from shoulder to shin without encumbering its wielder. A metal boss and plentiful studding is oft applied to the shield to offset the loss of protection against piercing damage.

Kite Shield

The kite shield earns its name from its tapered, teardrop shape, said to resemble a pinion or kite. A preferred choice amongst knights, the shield’s face is oft decorated with an elaborate coat of arms, telling the tale of its wielder’s house or allegiance.

Scutum

These tall, rectangular shields are some of the heaviest in existence; however, when arranged in an overlapping wall, the resulting phalanx provides almost impenetrable cover, allowing an army to advance unscathed before both a deadly volley of arrows or an opponent’s charge.

Bladed Lantern Shield

While most certainly imposing, it is not this shield’s twin blades that set it apart from similar creations. Within its hollowed interior is an aetherial lantern which, when lit, can emit light through an array of slits on the shield’s face. Oft equipped by scouts and sentries who must work under cover of night, the shield comes complete with shutters which can be closed to prevent light from spilling forth and revealing one’s position in the darkness, or opened during battle to dazzle the enemy.

Holy Shield

Unlike the traditional kite shields borne by Ishgard’s Temple Knights, the Holy Shield does not feature a coat of arms—the unpainted silver a symbol of the Sultansworn’s purity of heart and untainted loyalty to the throne.

Svalin

Fabled shield of Ser Moulignauge, member of Thordan’s knights twelve, there is no mention of the item outside the Enchiridion, its whereabouts lost to the mists of time. For many winters, the Vault actively funded searches for the shield and other so-called holy relics, but since the Church’s recent reformation, these endeavors have been placed on permanent hold.

Asuran Greatshield

Inspiration for this greatshield of Doman design was taken from the scaled pauldrons of traditional Far Eastern samurai armor known as “osode.” The shields unique half-crescent body is thought to be effective in turning aside the sharp blows of similarly curved weaponry.

Prytwen

Shield of Caerkympf, grandfather of former Sultansworn captain Solkzagyl Keltnaglsyn, Prytwen was gifted to the Roegadyn along with the legendary creed armor for his leal duty to the sultanate. Its center is painted abyssal blue that none forget how even one beholden to a life of piracy might put his past behind him for a greater good.

Noct Hopton

Gerolt Blackthorn has rarely been particular when it comes to a customer’s background, provided they have the coin to see a project to its end. So, upon receiving an order for a full set of plate mail and a darksteel hoplon from the pirates of the Astalicia, the mastersmith had no reason to decline it. When a payment for materials did not arrive on time, however, Gerolt simply found another buyer for the set in gladiator Heimir the Simple, much to the chagrin of the pirates.

Aegis Shield

Pair to the holy sword, Excalibur, legend has that this shield was “unwavering, unyielding, unbreaking” and would forever protect he who stood behind it. The single blood-red ruby upon its boss (or umbo) is said to be a symbol of divine strength.

Mitsuba

Sanana, trader in the employ of Rowena’s House of Splendors, discovered this beautifully lacquered shield collecting dust in a curio parlor in Kugane. According to the antiquarian who sold it to her, the three-leaf insignia emblazoned on the shield’s face signifies that it was once owned by a warrior of Clan Miyumi—a noble house which served Clan Buhen, legendary founders of Suenokuni.

Ritter Shield

Ala Mhigan court records show that when King Theodoric presented one of his wife’s personal guards with a sword and the other with a shield, the two maiden knights—each refusing to believe that their liege favored the other more than her—fought a duel to prove their worth. The duel ended in a draw, with both participants succumbing to their wounds several days after. As was the sword, the Ritter Shield, too, was seized by the Garlean Empire following their successful annexation of Ala Mhigo.

Shield of the Twin Thegns

Legend has that this massive shield was wielded by twin brothers who literally fought side by side in battle—one holding the shield with his left hand, the other with his right. A recreation of the shield (albeit for use by a single warrior) was recently crafted by Gerolt Blackthorn and Ardashir Balyk in an attempt to replicate an ancient Allagan technique of imbuing weaponry with aetherial sentience.

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References

  1. Encyclopaedia Eorzea: Volume II, page 221-222