Shields reduce the damage you take from physical and magical attacks. Generally, Shields should be equipped by spell-casters or healers only, as the extra defense isn’t worth sacrificing the improved offense from the Two-Handed and Dual Wield abilities. That is, unless you’re a Dual Shields Knight

Item P.DEF M.DEF Purchasing Special Effect
Buckler 5 3 50 20 Evade
Round Shield 9 5 300 21 Evade
Mythril Shield 14 7 600 25 Evade
Cross Shield 18 9 1000 24 Evade
Spiked Shield 20 10 3700 23 Evade; increases Physical Attack by 5
Blessed Shield 23 12 4000 30 Evade; triggers Cura (restore HP) when used as an item
Large Shield 24 12 2500 22 Evade
Iceflame Shield 24 12 - 27 Evade; provides immunity to Fire and Water
Adamant Shield 27 14 7500 26 Evade
Dark Shield 30 15 - 28 Evade; provides immunity to Dark
Lustrous Shield 32 16 - 29 Evade; provides immunity to Light
Aegis Shield 38 19 - 30 Evade; provides immunity to Dread
Bloody Shield 45 23 5000 -100 Evade

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    14 February 2014
  • Last Updated
    23 January 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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