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 defence isn’t worth sacrificing the improved offence from the Two-Handed and Dual Wield abilities. That is, unless you’re a Dual Shields Knight…

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

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    14 February 2014
  • Last Updated
    20 October 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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