The Shell Shield is equippable at level 7 by Warriors, Red Mages, Paladins, Beastmasters, and Samurai. It provides a bonus of 2 to Defense, 1 to Vitality, and 2 to Water elemental defense, but has a -2 penalty to Agility. It can be obtained by battling Young Quadav in the areas near Bastok. The Shell Shield can also be used in the quest "Welcome to Bastok", or to upgrade an adventuring fellow's shield.
In the original version, Shell Shield is a high-ranked shield, found in the Stilshrine of Miriam or as a reward for the Wyvern Lord Hunt. It provides 5 Evasion and constant Shell status. It requires 90 LP and the Shell Shield license to equip.
In the Zodiac versions, Shell Shield now provides 5 Evade, generates a constant Shell and requires the Shell Shield license for 90 LP. It can be found as a treasure in Stilshrine of Miriam (Cold Distance) and Cerobi Steppe (The Northsward), and as a reward for the Wyvern Lord hunt. It can also be stolen from Melt (3% chance) in Trial Mode Stage 12 and Elder Wyrm in Stage 15. It can be equipped by the Red Battlemage, Knight, and Foebreaker.
Shell Shield from Final Fantasy XII is a Rarity 3 shield.