A pitch-black shield made by foreign craftsmen. It is made of iron and has a unique shape.
Genji Shield (げんじのたて or 源氏の盾, Genji no Tate?), also known as Genji or Samurai, is a recurring shield in the series. It is often a high-ranked shield that provides excellent defenses and sometimes protection from various statuses, and is generally stolen or dropped from Gilgamesh. It debuted in Final Fantasy III. It is part of the Genji equipment set.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.6 Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-
- 1.7 Final Fantasy X
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XIII-2
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Legend II
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.16 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.17 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Heavy shield crafted in a distant land.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 14 Defense, 42 Evade, 8 Weight, and resistance to Poison and Stone. It can be found in the Lifespring Grotto, and can be equipped by the Warrior, Knight, and Ninja classes.
In the NES version, it provides 20 Defense, 35 Magic Defense, +5 Strength and Agility, and 19% Evade.
Shield used in a faraway land.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 5 Defense, 3 Magic Defense, 36 Evade, and 4 Magic Evade. It can be found at Lair of the Father and is initially equipped on Kain after the events at the Giant of Babil. It can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, and Cid.
Shield that prevents mini and paralysis.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 9 Defense, 50 Evade, 1 Magic Defense, 6 Weight, and immunity to Mini and Paralysis. Only one can be stolen from Gilgamesh during the fifth battle with him, at the entrance of the Interdimensional Rift.
Ancient shield from a foreign land.
Genji Shield is a powerful shield that provides 54 Defense, 50 Magic Defense, 20% Evasion, and 20% Magic Evasion. It can be found at Cultists' Tower, by betting the Thunder Shield in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum, or stolen from Gilgamesh (GBA or later versions). It can be equipped by everyone except Umaro.
In the original version, Genji Shield is a mid to high-ranked shield that requires the Genji Armor license to equip, and provides 30 Evade and 5 Magic Evade. It can be stolen from Gilgamesh during the first encounter after switching his weapon twice at a 10% chance.
In the Zodiac versions, Genji Shield can be equipped by the Knight, Foebreaker, and Bushi. It can be stolen from Gilgamesh during the first encounter after switching his weapon twice at a 10% chance, Deathgaze (uncommon) in Trial Mode Stage 65 and Enkidu (uncommon) in Stage 94.
Genji Shield is an accessory that gives the ability Resist Elements +16%, the synthesis ability Warrior Wisdom/Warrior Spirit, and has a Capacity of 70. It can be bought from Chocolina (after patching to latest version) for 10,000 gil, Dark Matter x1, and Scarletite x2. It sells for 5,000 gil.
Delicate Genji Shield is an accessory that gives the ability Resist Elements +4%, the synthesis ability Warrior Wisdom/Warrior Spirit, and has a Capacity of 30. It can be bought from Chocolina (after patching to latest version) for 5,000 gil, Genji Shield x1, Succulent Fruit x10, and Malodorous Fruit x5. It sells for 2,500 gil.
GLA PLD Lv. 70
Item Level 345
|Block Strength: 1181||Block Rate: 1181|
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 43% Physical Evasion. It can be stolen from Elmdore in the original PlayStation version (this is impossible in the PSP version due to him having Safeguard) or by getting it through Rendezvous mode in the PSP version.
Shield from a foreign land. Part of a set.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 10 Defense, 7 Magic Resistance, and 10 Evade.
A shield from a faraway land, said to match a set of legendary armor.
Samurai has an shield icon before its name. It can be bought in Edo for 26000 GP. It has 50 uses, provides a Evasion of 50%, add 99 HP to Robots, and increases their Def by 22. Blocks Melee with 99% success and grants resistance to Change.
Genji Shield is a high-ranked shield that provides 14 Defense, 45 Evade, and grants immunity to Poison.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
Genji Shield is a level 99 shield that provides +73 Defense and is 1/3rd of the "Soul of Yamato" set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 31,920 gil, Heike's Shield, Eden's Scale x5, and Time Crystal x5.
Genji Shield is a level 100 shield that provides +73 Defense and is 1/3rd of the "Soul of Yamato" set. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 180,320 gil, Heike's Shield, Samurai Spirit, and Giant's Dream x5.
A heavy shield from another world. As with the Genji Glove and Genji Blade, according to various tales it is an artifact that was passed down through the legendary Genji family for generations. Though other items exist bearing the Genji name, they are scattered all over the world, and collecting them all could prove to be quite the task.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The surname of Genji refers to the onyomi reading of the Minamoto Clan. Minamoto was a surname commonly bestowed on the children of the Emperor who were not eligible for the throne. According to history and legend, they were most active in the days of the late Heian era, and were samurai who became known as the fighters of evil and keepers of peace. The time was said to have been fraught with disorder and anarchy. Many future samurai claim lineage from the clan, including Miyamoto Musashi and Tokugawa Ieyasu who were subject of literary discourse from The Tale of Genji, which follows royal figures, to The Tale of the Heike, focusing on the major figures and the events of the Genpei War.
Genji is also a short period in Japanese history, lasting only a single year from 1864–1865.