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.png
Gallant Leggings +1 CheckCheck.png
Acheron Shield +1 CheckCheck.png
Warlock's Boots +1 CheckCheck.png
Warlock's Boots CheckCheck.png
Rogue's Culottes CheckCheck.png
Master Shield CheckCheck.png
Gallant Leggings CheckCheck.png
Fighter's Mufflers CheckCheck.png
Boxer's Mantle CheckCheck.png
Acheron Shield CheckCheck.png
Shield Torque CheckCheck.png
Kaiser Schaller CheckCheck.png
Storm Shield CheckCheck.png
Sinfender CheckCheck.png
Shield Belt CheckCheck.png
Pilferer's Aspis CheckCheck.png
Light Buckler CheckCheck.png
Koenig Schaller CheckCheck.png
Knight's Earring CheckCheck.png
Mu Necklace CheckCheck.png
Fortified Chain CheckCheck.png
Buckler Earring CheckCheck.png

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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