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Shield (or Sub) Slot

Shields are equipped in the sub equipment slot. They can only be worn with a one-handed weapon or when one is not equipped with a weapon.

Macro- /equip sub "Item Name"

The effectiveness of your shield-blocking is based upon your Shield Skill. When the Shield Skill activates it reduces the amount of damage taken from a melee hit. The higher your shield skill, the more often it will kick in, up to a maximum block rate of 65%.

There are 5 distinct shield types. These are, in increasing size: Buckler, Round, Kite, Tower, and Aegis. The smaller shields will block more frequently, but will reduce the damage by a small amount whereas the larger shield will block more damage but will trigger less often.

The Aegis is in a league of its own, being a fully upgraded Relic item: it blocks at the rate of a size 3 shield, but reduces damage like a size 4 shield.

In addition to the type of the shield, the defense rating of the shield also affects the amount of damage absorbed during a shield block: each point of defense seems to be an additional 0.5% damage reduction.

Size 3 shields generally offer the most efficient balance of block rate and damage reduction outside of the Aegis. A Paladin with enough Shield Skill can get close to the block rate cap with a size 3 shield, but not with a size 4.

The Paladin Job Trait Shield Mastery gives extra TP and avoids spell interruption on shield blocks.

Job Skill Ranking Cap at Lvl 1 Cap at Lvl 37 Cap at Lvl 75
Paladin A+ 6 114 276
Warrior C+ 5 105 230
White Mage D 4 101 210
Beastmaster E 4 94 200
Red Mage F 4 86 189
Thief F 4 86 189

See Combat Skills for more Skill information.

Shields by Level

Shields by Level: 1 - 9 - 10 - 19 - 20 - 29 - 30 - 39 - 40 - 49 - 50 - 59 - 60 - 69 - 70 - 75

Levels 1 - 9

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Lauan Shield 1 1 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Lauan Shield +1 1 2 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Marine Shield 1 1 Buckler Vitality +1, Agility +1, Resist Vs. Water +1 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Shell Shield 7 2 Buckler Vitality +1, Agility -2, Resist Vs. Water +2 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Maple Shield 8 2 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Maple Shield +1 8 3 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Aspis 9 3 Buckler WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Aspis +1 9 4 Buckler WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Clipeus RareExclusive 9 5 Buckler Evasion +1 WAR/PLD/DRK
Parana Shield Exclusive 9 2 Round
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+4
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM

Levels 10 - 19

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Elm Shield 13 3 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Elm Shield +1 13 4 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Small Shield Template:Verification2 13 4 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Fish Scale Shield 14 3 Round Resist Vs. Fire +2,
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+2, Resist Vs. Lightning -4
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Tropical Shield 17 3 Round Resist Vs. Wind +3,
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+3
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Lantern Shield 19 4 Buckler Attack +5 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM

Levels 20 - 29

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Decurion's Shield 20 6 Buckler WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Mahogany Shield 20 4 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Strong Shield 20 5 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Turtle Shield 24 6 Buckler Vitality +3, Agility -6, Resist Vs. Water +6 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Turtle Shield +1 24 6 Buckler Vitality +4, Agility -7, Resist Vs. Water +7 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Bastokan Targe 25 7 Buckler HP +6 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Republic Targe 25 8 Buckler HP +8 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Frost Shield 28 5 Round
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+3
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM
Kite Shield 28 8 Kite PLD/DRK
Kite Shield +1 28 9 Kite PLD/DRK
Faerie Shield 29 0 Round Resist Vs. Fire +3,
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+3, Resist Vs. Wind +3,
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+3, Resist Vs. Lightning +3, Resist Vs. Water +3,
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+3, Resist Vs. Dark +3
WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN/BLU

Levels 30 - 39

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Ashigaru Targe Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Throwing Skill +5 All
Beater's Aspis Rare 30 3 Buckler Latent Effect: Evasion +2 All
Genin Aspis Rare 30 6 Buckler Latent Effect: Attack +5 All
Healer's Shield Rare 30 2 Round Latent Effect: Dexterity +2 All
Killer Targe Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: MP +5, Latent Effect: Charisma +2 All
Magician's Shield Rare 30 2 Round Latent Effect: HP +10, Latent Effect: MP +5 All
Mercenary's Targe Rare 30 6 Buckler Latent Effect: HP +5, Latent Effect: MP +10 All
Pilferer's Aspis Rare 30 3 Buckler Latent Effect: Shield Skill +5 All
Singer's Shield Rare 30 4 Round Latent Effect: Parrying Skill +5 All
Tortoise Shield RareExclusive 30 0 Buckler Intelligence +1, Mind +1, In areas under own nation's control: Convert HP to MP +15 WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Trimmer's Aspis Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Mind +2 All
Varlet's Targe Rare 30 6 Buckler Latent Effect: Agility +2 All
Warlock's Shield Rare 30 4 Round Latent Effect: HP +7, Latent Effect: MP +7 All
Wizard's Shield Rare 30 2 Round Latent Effect: Strength +2 All
Wrestler's Aspis Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Intelligence +2 All
Wyvern Targe Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Haste +1% All
Targe 31 7 Buckler WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Targe +1 31 8 Buckler WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Coated Shield 36 6 Round Enchantment: Shell , <20/20 0:30/[30:00, 0:30]> WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Flame Shield Template:Verification2 36 8 Resist Vs. Fire +7,
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+7, Resist Vs. Water -7
WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Oak Shield 36 6 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Oak Shield +1 36 7 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
War Shield Template:Verification2 36 10 PLD/DRK
Jennet Shield Rare 38 10 Kite Vitality +1 PLD/DRK
Flame Eater Template:Verification2 39 11 Resist Vs. Fire +8,
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+8, Resist Vs. Water -8
PLD/DRK
Nymph Shield 39 2 Round Resist Vs. Fire +3,
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+3, Resist Vs. Wind +3,
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+3, Resist Vs. Lightning +3, Resist Vs. Water +3,
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+3, Resist Vs. Dark +3
WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Nymph Shield +1 39 3 Round Resist Vs. Fire +4,
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+4, Resist Vs. Wind +4,
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+4, Resist Vs. Lightning +4, Resist Vs. Water +4,
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+4, Resist Vs. Dark +4
WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU

Levels 40 - 49

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Balance Buckler Rare 40 9 Buckler Accuracy +3 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Elegant Shield Rare 40 1 Buckler MP +6, Charisma +1 BLM/BRD/SMN/PUP
Light Buckler 40 6 Buckler Shield Skill +5 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Royal Squire's Shield 40 7 Round Evasion +3 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Strike Shield Rare 40 6 Round Attack +6 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Heater Shield 43 12 Kite PLD/DRK
Heater Shield +1 43 13 Kite PLD/DRK
Royal Squire's Shield +1 43 8 Round Evasion +3, In areas under own nation's control: HP +7, MP +7 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Royal Squire's Shield +2 43 9 Round Evasion +3, In areas under own nation's control: HP +8, MP +8 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Buckler 45 10 Buckler WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Buckler +1 45 11 Buckler WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Viking Shield 45 8 Round Attack +12 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Hard Shield 48 10 Kite HP +5 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Leather Shield 48 8 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Leather Shield +1 48 9 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM

Levels 50 - 59

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Divine Shield 50 14 Kite HP +15, MP +15, Mind +2 WHM
Holy Shield 50 13 Kite HP +10, MP +10, Mind +1 WHM
Royal Knight Army Shield 50 14 Kite Strength +2, Mind +1 PLD/DRK
Sentinel Shield RareExclusive 50 10 Kite Strength +3, Haste +1%, Besieged: Haste +2% WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Temple Knight Army Shield 50 14 Kite Strength +1, Mind +2 PLD/DRK
Serket Shield Rare 51 12 Buckler
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-5
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Master Shield 52 8 Round Shield Skill +10 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Royal Knight Army Shield +1 52 15 Kite Strength +2, Mind +1, In areas under own nation's control: Strength +3 PLD/DRK
Royal Knight Army Shield +2 52 16 Kite Strength +2, Mind +1, In areas under own nation's control: Strength +4 PLD/DRK
Temple Knight Army Shield +1 52 15 Kite Strength +1, Mind +2, In areas under own nation's control: Vitality +3 PLD/DRK
Temple Knight Army Shield +2 52 16 Kite Strength +1, Mind +2, In areas under own nation's control: Vitality +4 PLD/DRK
Scutum 54 14 Tower PLD/DRK
Scutum +1 54 15 Tower PLD/DRK
Hoplon 55 11 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Hoplon +1 55 11 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Musketeer Commander's Shield 55 12 Buckler Agility +3 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Royal Guard's Shield 55 15 Kite Mind +3, Charisma +3, Resist Vs. Dark +12 PLD/DRK
Spartan Hoplon 55 11 Round Enchantment: Phalanx , <50/50 0:30/[10:00, 0:30]> WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Astral Shield Rare 58 0 Round Resist Vs. Fire +2,
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+2, Resist Vs. Wind +2,
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+2, Resist Vs. Lightning +2, Resist Vs. Water +2,
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+2, Resist Vs. Dark +2, Convert HP to MP +30
WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Wivre Shield 58 12 Kite Enmity +5 PLD/DRK
Wivre Shield +1 58 13 Kite Enmity +6 PLD/DRK
Darksteel Buckler 59 14 Buckler Attack +3 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Spiked Buckler 59 15 Buckler Attack +5 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM

Levels 60 - 69

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Darksteel Shield 60 16 Kite
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+5, Resist Vs. Dark +5
PLD/DRK
Darksteel Shield +1 60 17 Kite
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+6, Resist Vs. Dark +6
PLD/DRK
Patriarch Protector's Shield 60 5 Round Convert MP to HP +30 WHM/BLM/SMN/PUP
Round Shield 61 9 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Round Shield +1 61 10 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Charging Shield RareExclusive 63 16 Kite Strength +1, Intelligence +2, Dark Magic Skill +5, Convert HP to MP +10 PLD/DRK
Gilt Buckler 65 16 Buckler Resist Vs. Dark +4 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Gold Buckler 65 15 Buckler Resist Vs. Dark +3 WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Tower Shield 65 18 Tower PLD/DRK
Tower Shield +1 65 19 Tower PLD/DRK
Diamond Shield 66 18 Kite Vitality +2, Resist Vs. Lightning +10 PLD
Diamond Shield +1 66 19 Kite Vitality +3, Resist Vs. Lightning +12 PLD
Astral Aspis RareExclusive 68 3 Buckler Agility +3, Intelligence +3, Resist Vs. Wind -5,
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+5, Resist Vs. Lightning +5, Convert HP to MP +25
WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
General's Shield 69 15 Kite Charisma +3, Enmity +2, Enhances Beast Killer Effect PLD/DRK
Admiral's Shield 69 16 Kite Charisma +4, Enmity +3, Enhances Aquan Killer Effect PLD/DRK
Dominus Shield 69 10 Round MP +10, Mind +2, Resist Vs. Fire +10,
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+10, Resist Vs. Wind +10,
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+10, Resist Vs. Lightning +10, Resist Vs. Water +10,
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+10, Resist Vs. Dark +10, Enchantment: Recover MP , <15/15 0:30/[3:00, 0:30]>
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Numinous Shield 69 10 Round MP +10, Mind +2, Resist Vs. Fire +10,
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+10, Resist Vs. Wind +10,
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+10, Resist Vs. Lightning +10, Resist Vs. Water +10,
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+10, Resist Vs. Dark +10
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Numinous Shield +1 69 11 Round MP +15, Mind +3, Resist Vs. Fire +15,
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+15, Resist Vs. Wind +15, Resist Vs. Lightning +15, Resist Vs. Water +15,
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+15, Resist Vs. Dark +15,
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+15
WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM

Levels 70 - 75

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs
Hickory Shield 70 9 Round Strength +3, Dexterity -6, Agility -6 WAR/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/SAM
Highlander's Targe 70 23 Buckler Shield Bash +15 PLD
Picaroon's Shield 70 10 Round Strength +4, Dexterity -5, Agility -5 WAR/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/SAM
Sipar RareExclusive 70 20 Buckler
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-20
WAR/RDM/PLD/BST/SAM
Storm Shield RareExclusive 70 19 Round Assault: Shield Skill +5 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Absorbing Shield Rare 71 18 Round HP +16, Vitality +2, Enchantment: Contagion Transfer , <20/20 0:30/[1:00:00, 0:30]> WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Ritter Shield 71 21 Kite HP +10, MP +10,
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+8, Resist Vs. Dark +8, Paladin: Defense +2
PLD/DRK
Ritter Shield +1 71 22 Kite HP +11, MP +11,
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+9, Resist Vs. Dark +9, Paladin: Defense +2
PLD/DRK
Ice Shield 72 23 Kite Vitality +2,
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+20, Resist Vs. Lightning +10, Physical Damage: 'Ice Spikes' Effect
WAR/RDM/PLD/BST
Ice Shield +1 72 24 Kite Vitality +2,
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+25, Resist Vs. Lightning +10, Physical Damage: 'Ice Spikes' Effect
WAR/RDM/PLD/BST
Palmerin's Shield 72 20 Kite Damage Taken -2% PLD
Tatami Shield Rare 72 24 Tower Strength +5, Evasion +3, Enhances Killer Effects WAR/THF/PLD/DRK/BST/SAM
Januwiyah 73 21 Tower HP +25, Enhances Resist Petrification Effect PLD/DRK
Januwiyah +1 73 22 Tower HP +30, Enhances Resist Petrification Effect PLD/DRK
Januwiyah -1 73 1 Tower PLD/DRK
Kaiser Shield 73 23 Kite Vitality +6, Charisma +6, Enmity +4, Enhances Beast Killer Effect WAR/PLD/DRK
Koenig Shield 73 22 Kite Vitality +5, Charisma +5, Enmity +3, Enhances Beast Killer Effect WAR/PLD/DRK
Tariqah 73 18 Round Accuracy +4, Evasion +4 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Tariqah +1 73 19 Round Accuracy +5, Evasion +5 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Tariqah -1 73 1 Round WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Thunder Shield Template:Verification2 73 10 Resist Vs. Lightning +8, Resist Vs. Water +16 WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST
SAM
Genbu's Shield RareExclusive 74 24 Buckler Resist Vs. Fire -10,
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+10, Evasion +10, Physical Damage Taken -10%
WHM/BLM/RDM/BRD/SMN/BLU
Acheron Shield 75 27 Kite
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-10, Shield Skill +10
WAR/RDM/DRK/BST/BLU
Acheron Shield +1 75 28 Kite
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-11, Shield Skill +11
WAR/RDM/DRK/BST/BLU
Relic Shield RareExclusive 75 1 Buckler PLD
Bulwark Shield RareExclusive 75 1 Buckler Dynamis: DEF: 22 PLD
Dynamis Shield RareExclusive 75 22 Buckler Dynamis: DEF: 28 PLD
Ancile RareExclusive 75 32 Buckler Dynamis: Enhances "Shield Bash" Effect PLD
Aegis RareExclusive 75 40 Aegis Enhances "Shield Bash" Effect, Magic Damage Taken -25% PLD

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