I was alarmed to hear a mighty demon lay trapped within the shield, yet I know it is stronger for it.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
The Aegis Shield (イージスのたて, Ījisu no Tate?), also known as the Aegis Armlet, Aegis Glove, Aegis, or Aezis, is a recurring equipment piece in the Final Fantasy series. It usually protects the user from petrification, or has a great bonus of Magic Defense.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy II
- 1.3 Final Fantasy III
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.5 Final Fantasy V
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.10 Final Fantasy X
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.13 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.14 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.15 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Adventure
- 1.21 The Final Fantasy Legend
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.23 Bravely Default
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.25 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.27 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.28 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
A shield that guards against stone.
The Aegis Shield protects against Stone and Poison. It is tied for the second strongest shield, in terms of Defense, but is only the fourth strongest shield overall, boosting a Defense of 16. It is found in the Mirage Tower.
Legendary shield that affords protection against special attacks.
In the NES version, it provides +16 Defense, +25 Magic Defense, 17% Evade, and +5 Agility. In the 3D versions, it provides +16 Defense, +17 Magic Defense, +4 Mind, and protects from Confusion, Petrify, Sleep, Toad.
Shield that prevents petrification.
The Aegis Shield protects against petrification and Instant Death and can be purchased at the Feymarch for 20,000 gil. It grants +4 Defense, +5 Magic Defense, +34 Evasion, +4 Magic Evasion, and +3 Intelligence. This armor is metallic. It can also be found in the Lunar Ruins, and be dropped by Catoblepas.
Aegis Shield can be equipped by Cecil and Cid. It can be found in the Lower Section of the Tower of Babil. It has a defense of 4, magic defense of 5, evasion of 34, and magic evasion of 4 with a bonus of +3 Intelligence. It grants protection to Petrify and Gradual Petrify while providing resistance from Mages.
The Aegis Shield provides +4 Defense, +5 Magic Defense, +34 Evasion, +4 Magic Evasion, and +3 Intelligence. It is also strong against attacks from Mages. It is a possible reward for the Lunarian's Tale Challenge Dungeon.
Shield that sometimes absorbs magic spells.
The Aegis Shield protects against petrification and grants +5 Defense, +33 Evasion, and +1 Magic, and can sometimes block magic attacks. It is found in Istory Falls, and can be gotten in the Great Forest of Moore during the fire event, before entering the cave a moogle creates.
Powerful shield that sometimes repels magic attacks.
The Aegis Shield gives the wearer a great bonus of Magic Evasion and Magic Defense, surpassed only by the Force Shield. It is one of the few pieces of equipment that comes in a limited quantity, as they cannot be acquired from any common enemy and cannot be won in the Coliseum. It gives +46 Defense, +52 Magic Defense, 20% Evasion and 40% Magic Evasion. It can be found in Mt. Zozo and the final dungeon. General Leo has one equipped for the brief time the player controls him, but it cannot be removed from his inventory.
The Aegis Armlet increases vitality and spirit statistics by 20% and protects the player from Silence and Stun. It is a mission reward in mission 9-1-1 and found in a treasure chest in missions 3-3-4, 9-3-1 and 9-5-2.
Aegis Amulet is item used to teach a GF the Eva-J ability, and 10 can be used to refine into a Giant's Ring. It can be obtained through Angelo Search (1/288 chance), dropped from UFO?, or by refining 50 Barriers.
There is an exploit in farming this usually rare item from the UFO? by defeating it with the auto-triggered Phoenix and then fleeing. The battle is not considered won even if the player gets the battle spoils, allowing for the player to defeat it again.
Gloves worn exclusively by knights
The Aegis is the Relic Shield of the Paladin job, available to level 75 Paladins after having completed a lengthy and expensive quest (often taking months of time, hundreds of millions of gil, and the full assistance of an entire Linkshell community to obtain difficult Dynamis drop items). The Aegis is the greatest shield available, and as such is also the most frequently upgraded Relic Weapon as well.
The main appeal being that it reduces all Magic Damage incurred by the user by 25%, adds 200 base Damage to the Shield Bash job ability, and has a 75% chance of blocking a physical attack, which mitigates that damage by 75%. The Aegis is one of the less-expensive Relic Weapons to upgrade, and due to its profound functionality, is often an upgrade sponsored by a Linkshell group to an elected, deserved member, and not a private job as most of the offensive weapons are.
In the original version, Aegis Shield is a high-ranking shield equipped after obtaining the Shields 5 license. It provides +13 Evasion and +50 Magick Evasion and can be purchased from Balfonheim Port for 9,600 gil.
In the Zodiac versions, Aegis Shield provides 13 Evade, 50 Magick Evade, and requires the Shields 6 license for 40 LP. It can be found as a treasure in Cerobi Steppe (Crossfield) or Giruvegan (The Aadha Water-Steps), dropped from Pandora (1% chance), stolen from Pandora and Deathgaze in Trial Mode Stage 65 (3% chance) and Disma (uncommon) in Stage 88, as a reward for the Vyraal hunt, and from the Hunt Club sidequest. It can be equipped by the Red Battlemage, Knight, Foebreaker, and Shikari.
The shield of God, which takes the form of an unseen wall that seems to negate all attacks against it.
The Aegis Shield is the Zodiac Shield for Paladins. The Aegis Shield is acquired via the quest His Dark Materia, by combining reagents acquired from assorted other side quests with a materia created from the Holy Shield Nexus, the final stage of the paladin's Relic Shield. The Aegis Shield can then be upgraded to the Aegis Shield Zeta, the most powerful shield in A Realm Reborn.
The Aegis Shield's secondary stats are determined by what the player chose to imbue in their Holy Shield Novus, and can be redone by acquiring and imbuing a new Sphere Scroll: Holy Shield from Hubairtin in Central Thanalan and presenting it to Jalzahn Daemir in the North Shroud.
PLD Lv. 50
Item Level 125
|Block Strength: 222||Block Rate: 222|
|One of the shields borne by the legendary Zodiac Braves.|
Secondary stats are customizable.
|Aegis Shield||Shields||292||1||Vitality: +55|
Shot Resistance: 11%
10% chance to nullify any incoming damage
|Find: Ch.15: Steyliff Grove maze (Level 59)|
A mighty shield said to have been borne by the gods themselves. It can sometimes completely block an attack.
This shield resembles a breastplate worn by a god. It enhances the user's magickal capabilities.
The Aegis Shield gives the wearer a bonus of 50% Magic Evasion and increases Magic Attack by 1. Aegis Shields are sold in many shops for 10,000 gil after completing the battle at Lesalia in Chapter 3.
Holy shield once used against a horrible foe.
The Aegis Shield is a high-rank shield that grants immunity to Stone. It provides +5 to Defense, +5 to Resistance and +10 to evade. It is gotten as a reward for raising Appraise up to level 20.
The Aegis Shield is a Holy-elemental shield that grants immunity to Stone. It can be bought from the Bazaar for 2,200 gil, after selling Gemsteel, Tanned Tyrant Hide, and a Spiral Incisor. The Aegis Shield provides +2 to Defense, +5 to Magic, and +10 to Evade.
Aegis is a Defense-raising artifact that increases Defense by 5. It is won in Daemon's Court after defeating the boss with a score of 161 or more.
Aegis Shield is a level 95 shield that provides 67 Defense and is bought for 7,929 gil.
The Aegis Shield is the best shield, found inside a remote location in Doom Castle. The player must head to the far northwestern section at the entrance of the castle, then in the sandpit room, take the the top and rightmost stairs. The player should then head south until they run into fossils, then bomb the fossils and defeat the monster guarding the chest. The Aegis Shield resists Petrify and Paralyze, and has a Defense of 14.
Aegis has a shield icon before its name. The Aegis is the strongest shield and can only be dropped from Elephant monster found inside the Temple of Mana.
Aezis has a shield icon before its name. It can be found on 19th Floor of the Tower. It has 50 uses, grants the party resistance Grants the party Stone, Para, Weapon, and Quake resistance with 100% success.
The Aegis Shield is the second-strongest shield (after the Speed shield), created by bringing the Oil and Metal to Juba on the Talon. Increases Agility +5, and resists Petri.
A wondrous shield said to have been presented by the father of the gods to his daughter. It is believed to ward against all manner of calamity, evil, and lust. It was later enhanced by embedding inside it the head of a monster that petrifies its victims.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
The Aegis Shield is a level 92 shield that provides +67 Defense and boosts Magic Counter Strength by 40%. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 29,570 gil, an Ice Shield, Djinn Scale x5, and a Purple Gem.
Aegis Shield is a level 100 shield that provides +39 Bravery, -1 Attack, +73 Defense, and +60% Warp Defense. It can be obtained by trading 175,360 gil, Dynamis Shield, Ancile, and Sinspawn.
The Aegis Shields from Final Fantasy III, IV, V, and Tactics, appear.
The IV Aegis Shield is a Rarity 3 Shield. At max level it has 43 Defense, 41 Resistance, and 102 Evasion.
The V Aegis Shield is a Rarity 5 Shield and contains the universal Soul Break Magebane Aegis. At max level it has 120 Defense, 79 Resistance, and 105 Evasion.
The Tactics Aegis Shield is a Rarity 5 Shield and contains the "Ark Knight's Finesse" Legend Materia for Delita. At max level it has 22 Attack, 156 Defense, 105 Resistance, and 112 Evasion.
A powerful shield able to protect its wielder from calamity and suffering, it boasts high physical and magical defense attributes. There is a story from a distant world that suggests that it was once wielded by a general who dedicated his life to protecting his country. Even in this world, it has been passed down amongst the strongest of warriors, and it is even said that the shield itself chooses only the strongest to wield it.
A shield that came from a faraway world. Its surface is beautifully polished, causing it to reflect light as if it were a mirror. The greatest feature of this shield is that it has the ability to protect against poison and petrification. In that faraway world, it can be obtained in the Mirage Tower.
A heavy shield from the distant world of Ivalice. It features a human face carved into the center and was known to be a useful piece of equipment in Ivalice. It is said to have been obtainable from monsters that mimic the shape of treasure chests.
Aegis Shield is a heavy shield that provides 53 DEF, 25 SPR, and immunity to Petrify. It is obtained as Leo's Trust Master.
Aegis Shield (FFI) is a heavy shield that provides 48 DEF, 48 SPR, +30% Dark resistance, and immunity to Petrify and Poison. It is obtained from the Final Fantasy I event, Mirage Tower.
Aegis Shield (FFXII) is a heavy shield obtained during the Final Fantasy XII event, Sochen Cave Palace. It provides 32 DEF, 44 MAG, 32 SPR, and +10% resist to all elements.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
A legendary shield.
The Aegis Shield is a shield within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 19 Armor Def, 14 Durability, +2 Magic Atk, +3 Magic Def, -2 Speed, and -1 Consumption Rate.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Aegis is the shield wielded by Athena in Greek mythology. It is often interpreted as a shield made of animal hide, often featuring the head of Medusa or another Gorgon. In some depictions the Aegis actually belongs to Zeus, in which it may be his breastplate rather than a shield, and Zeus would lend it to various gods in deeds they need his aid in. However in popular culture the Aegis is more commonly associated with Athena.The