The Buckler in Final Fantasy XII.

A small shield for close-quarters fighting. Though easy to use, its ability to block attacks is lacking.

Final Fantasy Tactics description

Buckler (バックラー, Bakkurā?) is a recurring shield in the series. Oftentimes, it is a low-ranked shield that provides minimal defenses, and will either appear alongside or replace the Leather Shield.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

A small shield.

Description

The Buckler is a weak shield that provides +2 Defense and can be bought for 2,000 gil at Crescent Lake. It can be equipped by the Warrior, Knight, Ninja, Thief, Red Mage, and Red Wizard.

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

A small shield.

Description

The Buckler is the weakest shield, providing 8% Evade and -70 Intelligence/Spirit. It can be bought for 50 gil at Altair, Gatrea, and Machanon, or found in Castle Palamecia.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Light and simple shield.

Description

The Buckler is the weakest shield, providing +16 Defense, +10 Magic Defense, and +10% Evade. It can be equipped by all characters except Umaro, and can be bought for 200 gil at South Figaro and Mobliz, or stolen from Unseelie. It is initially equipped on Terra, Edgar, and Cyan. The Ten Moogles are permanently equipped with a Buckler.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

The Buckler is a starting armor for Tidus. It is obtainable if a shield has only one ability slot with nothing on it.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Buckler is a shield that provides 10 Def. It can be equipped by level 45 Warrior, Red Mage, Paladin, Beastmaster, and Samurai. It can be bought for 30,858-35,658 gil from Zemedars in Bastok Mines (H-6; only to Bastok citizens when Bastok is in 1st place), and Brave Wolf in Rabao (G-7). It can also be bought for 311 Sparks of Eminence from Isakoth in Bastok Markets (E-11), Rolandienne in Southern San d'Oria (G-10), Fhelm Jobeizat in Windurst Woods (J-10), and Eternal Flame in Western Adoulin (H-11).

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Buckler is the third-weakest shield, providing +10 Evade. It can be bought for 1,000 gil at Rabanastre and Bhujerba and requires 20 LP and the Shields 2 license to equip.

In the Zodiac versions, it provides 9 Evade and requires the Shields 1 license for 15 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre and Barheim Passage 500 gil, found as a treasure in the Barheim Passage (Op Sector 36, Op Sector 37), dropped by Zombie (1%), or from the bazaar for 250 gil after selling Molting x3 and Fire Stone x3. It is initially equipped on Ashe and Reks. It can be equipped by the Red Battlemage, Knight, and Foebreaker.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

The Buckler is the second weakest shield, providing +13% Evade and +3% Magic Evade. It can be bought for 700 gil at Outfitters from the start of the game onwards, won from the battle at Zeklaus Desert, or found as a rare treasure on Lenalian Plateau.

Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

The Buckler is an artifact found in River Belle Path that adds a +1 Defense bonus.

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

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Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

A small, simple shield used in melee combat. It is commonly made from wood or leather and has an iron hand guard at the center. In addition to blocking blows, it can be thrust out at opponents.

Description

Buckler is a shield that provides 3 P.DEF, magic defense by 3 M.DEF, and 20 Evade. It can be bought in Caldisla for 50 pg.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Buckler is a shield that provides 3 P.DEF, 2 M.DEF, and 20 EVD. It can be bought from Gathelatio for 30 pg.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Buckler is a level 1 shield that provides +5 Defense. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 1,000 gil.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Buckler is a level 1 shield that provides +3 Defense. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 450 gil.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Buckler is a Rarity 1 shield.

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

One of the lighter shields. It is more efficient than the small shield, though it is used in the same manner. The buckler is most effective against single enemies in hand-to-hand combat. Due to its thin exterior, this shield is best used to push enemies until they drop their blades instead of guarding against their attacks. However, they aren't readily able to withstand the long range attacks of bows, the broad swings of large blades, or most magical attacks.

Description

Buckler is a Light Shield that provides 16 DEF. It can be bought for 480 gil at Village of Kol and Grandport, crafted using 98 gil, x1 Thickened Hide, and x5 Iron Ores, found in a chest at Village of Kol, and received as the reward for completing the quest "Feathers in Your Cap".

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

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

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Protects the body from attacks.

Description

The Buckler appears as a shield within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 2 Armor Def, 7 Durability, +5% MAX HP, and +1 Magic Def. It can be bought for 50 gil at the Merchant's Shop.

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