Armor that provides excellent protection.
The Shield Armor is a mid-ranked armor that can only be equipped by Steiner, Freya, and Beatrix. It provides +23 Defense, +5 Magic Defense, teaches Distract, and halves damage from Fire, Ice, and Thunder-elemental attacks. It can be bought for 4,300 gil at Esto Gaza and Ipsen's Castle, or found in Oeilvert, the Desert Palace, or as a treasure in the Faraway Lagoon Chocograph.
In the original version, Shielded Armor is a mid-ranked heavy armor that provides +24 Defense, +5 Strength, and Auto-Protect. It can be bought for 4,000 gil at Rabanastre, Jahara, and Mt Bur-Omisace, and requires the Heavy Armor 4 license for 35 LP to equip.
In the Zodiac versions, Shielded Armor now provides 25 Defense, +5 Strength, grants Protect, and requires the Heavy Armor 4 for 40 LP. It can be bought in Eruyt Village and Mt Bur-Omisace for 3,800 gil, found as a treasure in Henne Mines (Starboard Section), Paramina Rift (Freezing Gorge) and Trial Mode Stage 67 (with Diamond Armlet), stolen from Imdugud (3% chance), or from the bazaar for 4,850 gil after selling Wyrm Carapace x2, Quality Hide x2, and Earth Magicite x4. It can be equipped by the Uhlan, Knight, Time Battlemage, and Foebreaker.