A small shield for close-quarters fighting. Though easy to use, its ability to block attacks is lacking.
A small shield.
The Buckler is tied for the weakest shield alongside Leather Shield. It provides +2 Defense and can be bought for 2,000 gil at Crescent Lake. Unlike the Leather Shield, which can only be used by the Warrior, Knight, and Ninja, the Buckler can be used by those jobs as well as the Thief, Red Mage, and Red Wizard.
A small shield.
Light and simple shield.
The Buckler is the weakest shield, providing +16 Defense, +10 Magic Defense, and +10% Evade. It can be equipped by all characters except Umaro, and can be bought for 200 gil at South Figaro and Mobliz, or stolen from Unseelie. It is initially equipped on Terra, Edgar, and Cyan. The Ten Moogles are permanently equipped with a Buckler.
In the Zodiac versions, it now provides 9 Evade and requires the Shields 1 license for 15 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre and Barheim Passage 500 gil, found as a treasure in the Barheim Passage (Op Sector 36, Op Sector 37), dropped by Zombie (1%), or from the bazaar for 250 gil after selling Molting x3 and Fire Stone x3. It is initially equipped on Ashe and Reks. It can be equipped by the Red Battlemage, Knight, and Foebreaker.
The Buckler is the second weakest shield, providing +13% Evade and +3% Magic Evade. It can be bought for 700 gil at Outfitters from the start of the game onwards, won from the battle at Zeklaus Desert, or found as a rare treasure on Lenalian Plateau.
A small, simple shield used in melee combat. It is commonly made from wood or leather and has an iron hand guard at the center. In addition to blocking blows, it can be thrust out at opponents.
Buckler is a Rarity 1 shield.
One of the lighter shields. It is more efficient than the small shield, though it is used in the same manner. The buckler is most effective against single enemies in hand-to-hand combat. Due to its thin exterior, this shield is best used to push enemies until they drop their blades instead of guarding against their attacks. However, they aren't readily able to withstand the long range attacks of bows, the broad swings of large blades, or most magical attacks.
Buckler is a Light Shield that is obtained by buying it for 480 gil at Village of Kol and Grandport, by buying the recipe and then using 98 gil, x1 Thickened Hide, and x5 Iron Ores, found in a chest at Village of Kol, and received as the reward for completing the quest Feathers in Your Cap. It provides 16 DEF.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Protects the body from attacks.
The Buckler appears as a shield within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 2 Armor Def, 7 Durability, +5% MAX HP, and +1 Magic Def. It can be bought for 50 gil at the Merchant's Shop.