The shield Aegis in Final Fantasy XI.

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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

A shield that guards against stone.

Description

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.

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

Legendary shield that affords protection against special attacks.

Description

The Aegis Shield is the best shield, granting the user 20% Evasion and resistance to the Body, Mind, Matter, and Death elements. It is found at Jade Passage.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Aegis Shield can be found in Saronia Catacombs, Sunken Cave and Lake Dohr and equipped by the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Red Mage, Knight, Dragoon and Viking.

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.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Shield that prevents petrification.

Description

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.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Shield that sometimes absorbs magic spells.

Description

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.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Powerful shield that sometimes repels magic attacks.

Description

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.

Betting an Aegis Shield in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum will pit the player against a Glasya Labolas, and if the player wins they'll receive a Tortoise Shell.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

The Aegis Armlet gives the wearer +55 Defense and +86 Magic Defense. It has four Materia slots in two linked pairs. It is found in the underground area of Midgar during disc 2 and is thus missable.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Gloves worn exclusively by knights

Description

The Aegis Glove is the second best gauntlet, in terms of Evasion. It grants a bonus of 1 to Defense, neutralizes Fire damage, and teaches Steiner the Charge! ability.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Kimahri, Lulu, Tidus, and Yuna's equipment acquire the Aegis moniker when customized with all four Elemental-proof abilities.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

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.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

The shield of God, which takes the form of an unseen wall that seems to negate all attacks against it.

Description

The Aegis Shield is a shield for Lightning available through the Ultimate Savior downloadable style. It provides ATB Speed +30, Guard Defense +150, and has Defender's HP Restore +1% auto-ability.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

The Aegis Shield is the Zodiac Shield for Paladin Paladins. The Aegis Shield is acquired via the quest Content Unlock 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.

Aegis Shield

Aegis Shield

Shield
PLD Lv. 50
Item Level 125
Block Strength: 222 Block Rate: 222
One of the shields borne by the legendary Zodiac Braves.
Strength +15
Vitality +17
Secondary stats are customizable.
Repair/Melding/Desynthesis:
Armorer Armorer
Dyeable: Yes Unique
Untradeable

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Shields can be equipped as weapons by Noctis and Gladiolus.

NameCategoryAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
Aegis Shield
Heros-Shield-FFXV.png
Shields2921Vitality: +55
Shot Resistance: 11%
10% chance to nullify any incoming damage
Buy: —
Sell: 10000
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.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

This shield resembles a breastplate worn by a god. It enhances the user's magickal capabilities.

Description

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.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Holy shield once used against a horrible foe.

Description

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.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

Aegis Shield is a level 95 shield that provides 67 Defense and is bought for 7,929 gil.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

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.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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.

Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

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.

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

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.

Description

Aegis Shield is a shield that provides 38 P.DEF, 19 M.DEF, 30 Evade, and grants the wearer immunity to Dread. It can be found in the Dark Aurora.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Aegis Shield is a shield that provides 43 P.DEF, 22 M.DEF, and 30 EVD. It can be found in Lontano Villa.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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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.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

The Aegis Shields from Final Fantasy III, IV, V, and Tactics, appear.

The III Aegis Shield is a Rarity 5 Shield that contains the Oathsworn Espada Soul Break for Ingus. At max level is has 22 Attack, 149 Defense, 99 Resistance, and 112 Evasion.

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.

Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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.

Description

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.

FFI description

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.

FFXII description

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]

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring[edit | edit source]

Ehrgeiz Aegis Shield.png

A legendary shield.

Description

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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The 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.

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