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A shield made by affixing tanned leather to a wooden frame. Carrying this shield can help to defend against enemy attacks, though the materials it is made of heavily compromise its durability. It is almost exclusively used by vigilante corps who defend houses and families form beast attacks, and is very rarely ever seen on the battlefield. However, having this shield may grant the owner some peace of mind.
Leather Shield (かわのたて, Kawa no Tate?), also known as Leather and Wooden, is a recurring shield in the series. It is often the weakest shield in the games it appears in, offering little defense and no additional bonuses.
A shield made of hardened leather.
Leather Shield is the weakest shield, providing 2 Defense. It can be bought for 15 gil (12 gil in the Easy Mode) at Pravoka, dropped from Pirate, or found in Cavern of Earth. It can be equipped by the Warrior, Knight, and Ninja classes.
In the NES version, it provides 3 Defense, 2 Magic Defense, and 3% Evade. In the 3D version, it provides 2 Defense, and 1 Magic Defense.
Shield sewn from leather.
Leather Shield is the second weakest shield, requiring the Shields 1 license and providing 8 Evade. It can be bought for 600 gil at Rabanastre, Dalmasca Estersand, Barheim Passage, Nalbina Fortress, Bhujerba, and Dreadnought Leviathan, found at Garamsythe Waterway (Southern Sluiceway), or dropped from Dire Rat (1% chance).
In the International version, it is now the weakest shield, providing 7 Evade. It can be bought for 300 gil at Rabanastre, Giza Plains, Nalbina Fortress, and Barheim Passage, found at Dalmasca Westersand (Shimmering Horizons), or dropped from Dire Rat (1% chance).
Leather Shield is the weakest shield, providing 1 Defense and 10 Evade.