Shield

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A shield is an item used for defense, it only works when used in your offhand and is more effective if used while crouching.

Shield comparison

Shield Durability Block % (active) Absorption (active) Block % (passive) Absorption (passive)
Crude Shield 80 90 3 15 1.5
Wood Metal 300 90 4 15 2
Wood Metal Leather 350 90 4.5 15 2.5
Metal 450 90 5 15 3
Blackguard Shield 400 90 5 15 3

Durability Gains

Type Subtype Durability
Wood Aged -200
Wood Ebony 30
Wood Purpleheart 20
Wood Oak 15
Metal Bismuth bronze 20
Metal Gold -50
Metal Silver -40
Metal Black bronze 30
Metal Iron 60
Metal Meteoric iron 90
Metal Steel 120

Shield Variants

Crude Shield

This is a basic shield with little durability and lesser absorption than the advanced shield types. It can be made in the early game as additional defense against predators and drifters.

Stick

Bundle of bamboo stakes

Stick

Stick

Bundle of bamboo stakes

Stick

Stick

Bundle of bamboo stakes

Stick

Crude Shield






Stick

Cattails

Stick

Stick

Cattails

Stick

Stick

Cattails

Stick

Crude Shield






Stick

Papyrus

Stick

Stick

Papyrus

Stick

Stick

Papyrus

Stick

Crude Shield








Blackguard Shield

This shield requires Blackguard class to be crafted, unless class exclusive recipes are disabled on world creation or through world configuration.

Any wood can be used.

Charcoal

Oak Board

Gray Leather

Metalplate iron

Iron Boss

Oak Board

Charcoal

Oak Board

Gray Leather

Blackguard Shield








Wooden Shield

The appearance and shield stats depend on the type of wood and metal used, see Durability gains table for details.

Oak Board

Tinbronze Hoop

Tinbronze Boss

Oak Board

Oak Board

Oak Tinbronze Woodmetal Shield








Leather-Reinforced Wooden Shield

The appearance and shield stats depend on the type of wood, metal and leather used, see Durability gains table for details.

Ornate versions require sewing kit.

leather

Oak Board

leather

Tinbronze Hoop

Tinbronze Boss

Oak Board

leather

Oak Board

leather

Oak Tinbronze Brown Woodmetalleather Shield








Metal Shield

The appearance and shield stats depend on the type of metal (hoop and boss) used, see Durability gains table for details.

Ornate versions required colored leather as well a sewing kit

Tin Bronze Plate

Tinbronze Hoop

Tinbronze Boss


Tin Bronze Plate

Tinbronze Metal Shield








Storage

Shields are usually put in the hotbar when carried. Shields can be placed on an armor stand, tool rack and tool mold rack.


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