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Flameshield
The Flame Shield

Shields (, Tate?) are a recurring type of Armor in the Final Fantasy series. They generally increase Defense and may also have a random chance to block an attack. Examples of recurring shields from the series include the Aegis Shield and the Hero's Shield.

Shields tend to have two subdivisions: "heavy" shields and "light" or "universal" shields. "Heavy" shields can only be used by physical attackers like Warriors and Dragoons. "Light" or "universal" shields can be used by any class, including mages.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

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The Diamond Shield
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Main article: List of Final Fantasy Armor#Shields

In the first game, shields are items equippable by the Fighter and Knight Job class. They give high Defense boosts, and increase the chance of blocking an attack.

List of Shields:

Final Fantasy IIEdit

Golden Shield FFII Art
The Golden Shield
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Main article: List of Final Fantasy II Armor#Shields

Shields can be equipped by every character, unless they have a bow equipped, as bows are two-handed weapons. They increase the Evasion of the character based on the quality of the shield and their skill level with shields. A character can equip a shield in both hands for greater defense, but will not be able to use physical attacks.

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Final Fantasy IIIEdit

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The Onion Shield
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Main article: List of Final Fantasy III Armor#Shields

Shields are exclusive to melee Jobs, though most are only available to the heaviest ones. They grant Defense and Evasion bonuses, as well as protection against certain status ailments. Two can be equipped for a greater Defense boost, but the character will have no Attack power.

List of Shields:

Final Fantasy IVEdit

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The Dark Shield
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Main article: List of Final Fantasy IV Armor#Shields

Shields are exclusive to Cecil, Kain, and Cid, except for the Hero's Shield, which can be equipped by any character. They cannot be equipped at the same time as a two-handed weapon, like a Hammer or a Knightsword. Dark Shields can only be equipped by Dark Knight Cecil, while Light Shields can only be equipped by Paladin Cecil.

Shields:

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Main article: List of Final Fantasy IV -Interlude- Armor#Shields

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Main article: List of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Armor#Shields
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Final Fantasy VEdit

FFV Shield Sprite
Main article: List of Final Fantasy V Armor#Shields

Shields can be equipped by the heavier melee Jobs, but they can also be equipped by any Job, as long as the character has equipped the ability Equip Shields.

List of Shields:

Final Fantasy VIEdit

FFVI Shields Sprites
Main article: List of Final Fantasy VI Armor#Shields

There are two types of shields in Final Fantasy VI: universal shields, that can be equipped by every character with the exception of Umaro, and heavy shields, that can only be equipped by Terra, Edgar, Celes, Cyan, Setzer, and Mog.

List of Shields:

Final Fantasy XEdit

FFX Armor - Shield 1
The Buckler
Main article: List of Final Fantasy X Armor

Tidus, Rikku and Wakka use shields and guards as armor. The other party members use types of Armlets instead. The Shield is a basic armor for Tidus, two-slot with no abilities.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

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The Faerie Shield
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Main article: List of Final Fantasy XI Armor

Shields are items equippable in the sub-equipment slot. They may only be wielded when using either a one-handed weapon or no weapons. When equipped, the shield will decrease damage taken and occasionally block attacks. The chance of blocking an attack is governed by the player's Shield Skill, with Paladins having the best aptitude by far. Shields are available at different sizes and block rates. Shields are also the basis for many Paladin abilities and spells, such as Shield Bash or Reprisal.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

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The Round Shield
Main article: List of Final Fantasy XII Armor#Shields

Shields can be equipped by any character as long as they possess the required License to equip them, and have not equipped a two-handed weapon. Uniquely in the series, equipping a shield only adds to evasion, not to defense.

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

Main article: List of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Armor

The only Shield in the game, "Ba'Gabuckler", can only be equipped by Ba'Gamnan. It slightly increases his group's Stamina.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LRFFXIII Dame du Lac
The Dame du Lac
Main article: List of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Shields

Shields are a type of shield available to Lightning. Their abilites and stats are varied, but they commonly boost her HP and reduce damage when Lightning guards against enemy attacks.

List of Shields:
  • Night Lotus
  • Ultima Shield
  • Nemesis
  • Megalesia
  • Hesperides
  • Juno Sospita
  • Knight's Pledge
  • Guard of Avalon
  • Dame du Lac
  • Pendragon
  • Prytwen
  • Deicide
  • Blasphemy
  • Renegade
  • Infidel
  • Double Cross
  • Cleopatra's Praise
  • Juliet's Sorrow
  • Kore Soteira
  • Iseult's Lament
  • Deirdre's Tears
  • Les Fleurs du Mal
  • Gilded Lily
  • Nobless Veronique
  • Il Nome Della Rosa
  • Ghostly Bloom

  • Crystal Silence
  • Carnelian Choir
  • Dark Discord
  • Emerald Ensemble
  • Amethyst Anthem
  • Lominsan Escutcheon
  • Ul'dahn Crest
  • Gridanian Sigil
  • Guardian Corps Shield (FFXIII Save import)
  • Goddess's Grace (FFXIII-2 Save import)
  • Summoner's Shield (DLC)
  • Guardian's Protector (DLC)
  • Flower Bearer (DLC)
  • Thunderstruck (DLC)
  • Final Border (DLC)
  • Nightwalker (DLC)
  • Fealty (DLC)
  • Kaminari (DLC)
  • Warning Sign (DLC)
  • Rasa (DLC)
  • Abyss Gate (DLC)
  • Aegis Shield (DLC)
  • Mog's Shield(DLC)
  • Riot Shield(DLC)

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT Mythril Shield
Main article: List of Final Fantasy Tactics Armor#Shields

Shields can be equipped by Knights, Archers, Geomancers, Dragoons, Dark Knights, Onion Knights, and any other Job, as long as the character has equipped the Equip Shields ability.

Many special Jobs, like the Sword Saint or the Sky Pirate can also equip shields by default. There is also a second escutcheon called by the same name but this one has the highest evasion stats of all shields and has a different color than it's counterpart.

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Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

FFTA Sacri Shield
Main article: List of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Armor#Shields

Shields can be equipped by every Job, as long as they have equipped the Shieldbearer ability, taught by the Soldier, Warrior, Fencer, Mog Knight, and Sage Jobs.

List of Shields:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

FFTA2 Ensanguined Shield
Main article: List of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift Armor#Shields

In this sequel, Shields can be, again, equipped by any Job, as long as the character as equipped the Shieldbearer ability. The gria and the seeq can learn the ability too, by the Raptor and Viking Jobs.

List of Shields:

Vagrant StoryEdit

Main article: List of Vagrant Story Armor#Shields
List of Shields:

Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

Main article: List of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Armor#Clavat (Shields)

Shields are the tribe-specific armor of the Clavat.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit


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Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

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Main article: List of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Armor

Benjamin is the only one who can equip shields, and Phoebe uses the Ether Shield.

Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

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Main article: List of Final Fantasy Adventure Armor#Shields

Shields works differently from other games, if Sumo's level is high enough. He'll be able to push the enemy out of his way. A shield does not increase defense power, but can block and neutralize some weapon and magic attacks by the enemies.

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Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

Main article: List of Final Fantasy Legend II Armor#Shields

Shields are a piece of equipment available for the party.

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Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

Main article: List of Final Fantasy Legend III Armor#Shields

Shields can be equipped by all four main characters.

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

Hide-Shield
The Hide Shield
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Main article: List of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Armor#Shields
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Bravely DefaultEdit

Main article: List of Bravely Default Armor#Shields

List of Shields:


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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit


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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Shields in Dissidia focus on increasing Wall Rush HP defense. They can be equipped by Warrior of Light, Garland, Firion, Cecil, Golbez, Bartz, Exdeath, Cloud, Sephiroth, Squall, Tidus, Jecht and Gabranth.

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Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Shields again specialize in Wall rush HP defense, and can be equipped by Warrior of Light, Garland, Firion, Cecil, Kain, Golbez, Bartz, Exdeath, Gilgamesh, Cloud, Sephiroth, Squall, Laguna, Tidus, Jecht, Vaan, Gabranth, and Lightning.

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There is also a new set of equipment, Large Shields. They focus on increasing warp defense, and can be equipped by Warrior of Light, Garland, Cecil, Kain, Golbez, Bartz, Exdeath, Gilgamesh, Cloud, Squall, Gabranth, and Feral Chaos.

List of Large Shields:
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