A pitch-black shield made by foreign craftsmen. It is made of iron and has a unique shape.
Genji Shield (げんじのたて or 源氏の盾, Genji no Tate?), also known as Genji or Samurai, is a recurring shield in the series. It is often a high-ranked shield that provides excellent defenses and sometimes protection from various statuses, and is generally stolen or dropped from Gilgamesh. It first debuted in Final Fantasy III.
Heavy shield crafted in a distant land.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 14 Defense, 42 Evade, 8 Weight, and resistance to Poison and Petrify. It can be found in the Lifespring Grotto, and can only be equipped by the Warrior, Knight, and Ninja classes.
In the NES version, it provides 20 Defense, 35 Magic Defense, +5 Strength and Agility, and 19% Evade.
Shield used in a faraway land.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 5 Defense, 3 Magic Defense, 36 Evade, and 4 Magic Evade. It can be found at Lair of the Father and is initially equipped on Kain after the events at the Giant of Babil. It can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, and Cid. In the 3D remakes, it also provides immunity to Petrify, Toad, Mini, Pig, Blind, and Stop.
Shield that prevents mini and paralysis.
Genji Shield is the strongest shield in the original versions, being beaten by the Force Shield in the Game Boy Advance and later releases. It provides 9 Defense, 50 Evade, 1 Magic Defense, 6 Weight, and immunity to Mini and Paralysis. Only one can be stolen from Gilgamesh during the 5th battle with him, at the entrance of the Interdimensional Rift.
Ancient shield from a foreign land.
Genji Shield is the second strongest shield (third in the GBA and later versions), providing 54 Defense, 50 Magic Defense, 20% Evasion, and 20% Magic Evasion. It can be found at Cultists' Tower, by betting the Thunder Shield in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum, or stolen from Gilgamesh (GBA or later versions only). It can be equipped by everyone except Umaro.
Genji Shield is a mid to high-ranked shield that requires the Genji Armor license to equip, and provides 30 Evade and 5 Magic Evade. It can only be stolen from Gilgamesh during the first encounter after switching his weapon twice at a 10% chance.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 43% Physical Evasion. It can be stolen from Elmdore in the original PlayStation version (this is impossible in the PSP version due to him having Safeguard) or by getting it through Rendezvous mode in the PSP version.
Shield from a foreign land. Part of a set.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 10 Defense, 7 Magic Resistance, and 10 Evade.
A shield from a faraway land, said to match a set of legendary armor.
The armor is called Samurai and it has an shield icon before its name. It can be bought in Edo for 26000 GP. It has 50 uses, provides a Evasion of 50%, add 99 HP to Robots, and increases their Def by 22. Blocks Melee with 99% success and grants resistance to Change.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 14 Defense, 45 Evade, and grants immunity to Poison.
Genji Shield is a level 99 shield that provides +73 Defense and is 1/3rd of the "Soul of Yamato" set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 31,920 gil, Heike's Shield, Eden's Scale x5, and Time Crystal x5.
Genji Shield returns as a level 100 shield that provides +73 Defense and is 1/3rd of the "Soul of Yamato" set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 180,320 gil, Heike's Shield, Samurai Spirit, and Giant's Dream x5.
The word genji has a variety of historical significances in Japanese culture. The Minamoto Clan was also called the Genji Clan, and Minamoto was a surname commonly bestowed on the children of the Emperor that were not eligible for the throne. A book titled The Tale of Genji also exists, often considered the first novel, which follows royal figures. Genji is also a short period in Japanese history, lasting only a single year from 1864-1865.
Benkei was said to have posted himself at Gojō Bridge in Kyoto, where he disarmed every passing swordsman, eventually collecting 999 swords. On his 1000th duel, Benkei was defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a son of the warlord Minamoto no Yoshitomo. Benkei was well known for wearing heavy armor while he was with Minamoto no Yoshitomo.