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Heroic Shield FFIII Art

Official art from Final Fantasy III.

Wondrous shield that blocks a variety of attacks.
—Description, Final Fantasy VI.

The Hero's Shield (えいゆうのたて or 英雄の盾, Eiyū no Tate?), also known as the Paladin Shield or Heroic Shield, is a recurring shield in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a high-rank shield that grants protection against status ailments and elemental damage or bonuses to stats.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

I

Shield that wards off status ailments.
—Description

The Hero's Shield is the most powerful shield, available only on the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions. It grants protection against all statuses and elements to the wearer, and also provides +16 Defense and +40 Evasion. It is found in the Lifespring Grotto.

Final Fantasy III Edit

III The Heroic Shield provides immunity to Petrify and Sleep, and can be equipped by the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Warrior, Knight, and Dragoon job classes. It can be found in the Dwarven Hollows and bought in Amur for 3500 gil.

The 3D version grants 9 Defense, 6 Magic Defense, and a +1 bonus to all stats. The NES version gives 10 Defense, 12 Magic Defense, and 12% Evasion.

Final Fantasy IV Edit

IV

Shield that can only be equipped by true heroes.
—Description

The Hero's Shield is the best shield and is only available in the Advance and Complete Collection remakes. It is dropped by the superboss Brachioraidos and grants absorption of all elements and a bonus of 15 to all stats. This armor is metallic. It is also the only universal shield, equippable by anyone.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

FFIVTAY The Hero's Shield is the best shield and is only obtainable after defeating Omega in the Depths. It provides +10 Defense and Magic Defense, 10% Magic Evasion, 45% Evasion, and +5 to all other stats. In the smartphone release, the shield is instead dropped from Lunar Leviathan.

Final Fantasy VI Edit

VI

FFVI IOS Curse Shield Dispelled

Message displayed after winning 256 fights without the equipped character dying with a Cursed Shield, which becomes the Paladin's Shield.

The Paladin's Shield is the best shield, with a Defense power only lower than the Tortoise Shield. It absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Holy-elemental damage and nullifies Poison, Wind, Earth, and Water-elemental damage.

It also teaches Ultima at a rate of 1% per Magic AP, the only other method of learning Ultima besides the Ragnarok esper. The Paladin's Shield can only be obtained by "uncursing" the Cursed Shield, done by equipping it for 256 battles, which can be easily done by fighting Peepers. The Cursed Shield is found in Narshe in the World of Ruin.

Kefka is also equipped with the Paladin's Shield during his battle against a red palette swap of Ifrit in Thamasa.

Final Fantasy X Edit

X Any of Tidus's shields can become the Paladin Shield if it has all the four elemental "Proof" abilities.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

XV

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Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

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Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD The Heroic Shield is one of the best shields, only obtained after the Gladiators' Hall is accessible, by fighting Ω Weapon. It provides 15 DEF, 45 EVA and immunity to all negative statues.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia The Hero's Shield is a level 99 shield that provides +73 Defense. It can be traded for at the shop for 31,920 gil, a Thunder Shield, and Eden's Scale x5.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 Hero's Shield appears as a level 100 shield that provides +73 Defense and +20% Wall Rush HP Defense. It can be obtained by trading 180,320 gil, Thunder Shield, Master Shield, and Eden's Cuirass.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

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Final Fantasy Explorers Edit

FFE

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

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Other appearances Edit

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

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