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Shield Skill determines your ability to block an Attack with your Shield, negating some or all Damage. The higher your Shield Skill, the more often it will activate (relative to mob level).

To activate Shield skill you must:

  • Have a shield equipped.
Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 37 Cap at Level 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

Equipment that Enhance this Skill

By Amount Added

Name Skill Increase
+15 +12 +11 +10 +7 +6 +5 +3
Fighter's Mufflers +1 CheckCheck
Gallant Leggings +1 CheckCheck
Acheron Shield +1 CheckCheck
Warlock's Boots +1 CheckCheck
Warlock's Boots CheckCheck
Rogue's Culottes CheckCheck
Master Shield CheckCheck
Gallant Leggings CheckCheck
Fighter's Mufflers CheckCheck
Boxer's Mantle CheckCheck
Acheron Shield CheckCheck
Shield Torque CheckCheck
Kaiser Schaller CheckCheck
Storm Shield CheckCheck
Sinfender CheckCheck
Shield Belt CheckCheck
Pilferer's Aspis CheckCheck
Light Buckler CheckCheck
Koenig Schaller CheckCheck
Knight's Earring CheckCheck
Mu Necklace CheckCheck
Fortified Chain CheckCheck
Buckler Earring CheckCheck

By Equipment Slot

Weapons

Level Name Jobs Bonus
69 Sinfender PLD/DRK +5

Shields

Level Name Jobs Bonus
30 Pilferer's Aspis All +5
40 Light Buckler WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM +5
52 Master Shield WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM +10
70 Storm Shield WAR/WHM/RDM/THF/PLD/BST/SAM Assault:+5
75 Acheron Shield WAR/RDM/DRK/BST/BLU +10
75 Acheron Shield +1 WAR/RDM/DRK/BST/BLU +11

Head

Level Name Jobs Bonus
73 Koenig Schaller WAR/PLD +5
73 Kaiser Schaller WAR/PLD +6

Hands

Level Name Jobs Bonus
54 Fighter's Mufflers WAR +10
74 Fighter's Mufflers +1 WAR +15

Neck

Level Name Jobs Bonus
60 Fortified Chain All +3
65 Shield Torque All +7
75 Mu Necklace All Salvage:+3

Legs

Level Name Jobs Bonus
56 Rogue's Culottes THF +10

Feet

Level Name Jobs Bonus
52 Gallant Leggings PLD +10
52 Warlock's Boots RDM +10
74 Warlock's Boots +1 RDM +10
74 Gallant Leggings +1 PLD +12

Waist

Level Name Jobs Bonus
30 Shield Belt All +5

Back

Level Name Jobs Bonus
70 Boxer's Mantle All +10

Earring

Level Name Jobs Bonus
35 Buckler Earring All +3
72 Knight's Earring All +5
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