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.
The 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.
The Shielded Armor returns as a level 30 heavy armor that provides +1604 HP, -30 Bravery, and Physical Defense +3%. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 27,760 gil, Shell Armor, and Basilisk Pebble.