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Official art from Final Fantasy III.

Wondrous shield that blocks a variety of attacks.

Final Fantasy VI description

The Hero's Shield (えいゆうのたて or 英雄の盾 or 勇者の盾, Eiyū no Tate?), also known as the Paladin Shield or Heroic Shield, is a recurring shield in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually a high-rank shield that protects against negative status effects and elemental damage or grants bonuses to stats.


Final Fantasy[]

Shield that wards off status ailments.

Final Fantasy (GBA).

The Hero's Shield is the most powerful shield, available in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions. It protects against all statuses and elements, and provides +16 Defense and +40 Evasion. It is found in the Lifespring Grotto.

Final Fantasy III[]

The Heroic Shield provides immunity to Petrify and Sleep, and can be equipped by the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Warrior, Knight, and Dragoon. It can be found in the Dwarven Hollows and bought in Amur for 3500 gil.

The 3D version grants 9 Defense, 6 Magic Defense, and a +1 bonus to all stats. The NES version gives 10 Defense, 12 Magic Defense, and 12% Evasion.

Final Fantasy IV[]

Shield that can only be equipped by true heroes.


The Hero's Shield is the best shield available in the Advance and Complete Collection remakes. It is dropped by the superboss Brachioraidos. It changes elemental resistance into absorption and grants +15 to all stats. This armor is metallic. It can be equipped by everyone except Dark Knight Cecil and Fusoya. The Hero's Shield can be dual wielded by Yang and Edge; if done so, they'll attack with their bare hands.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

The Hero's Shield is the best shield obtainable after defeating Omega in the Depths. It provides +10 Defense and Magic Defense, 10% Magic Evasion, 45% Evasion, and +5 to all other stats. It turns all elemental resists into absorbs. In the mobile release, the shield instead drops from Lunar Leviathan.

Final Fantasy VI[]

Dispelling the curse on the Curse Shield.

The Paladin's Shield is the best shield, with a Defense power only eclipsed by the Tortoise Shield. It absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Holy-elemental damage and nullifies Poison, Wind, Earth, and Water-elemental damage.

It teaches Ultima at a rate of 1% per Magic AP, the only other method of learning Ultima besides the Ragnarok esper. The Paladin's Shield is obtained by "uncursing" the Cursed Shield by equipping it for 256 battles, which can be easily done by fighting Peepers. The Cursed Shield is found in Narshe in the World of Ruin.

Kefka is also equipped with the Paladin's Shield during his battle against a red palette swap of Ifrit in Thamasa.

Final Fantasy X[]

Any of Tidus's shields can become the Paladin Shield if it has all the four elemental "Proof" abilities.

Final Fantasy XV[]

Shields can be equipped as weapons by Noctis and Gladiolus.

Hero's Shield
Shields1441Vitality: +25
Shot Resistance: 22%
-30% damage from bullets
Buy: 5000
Sell: 2500
Find: Crestholm Channels, Pitioss Ruins
Shop: Altissia, Cartanica, Tenebrae, Zegnautus Keep
A shield that increases ballistic resistance, especially when raised.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

The Heroic Shield is one of the best shields, obtained after the Gladiators' Hall is accessible, by fighting Ω Weapon. It provides 15 DEF, 45 EVA and immunity to all negative statues.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[]

The Hero's Shield is a level 99 shield that provides +73 Defense. It can be traded for at the shop for 31,920 gil, a Thunder Shield, and Eden's Scale x5.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Hero's Shield is a level 100 shield that provides +73 Defense and +20% Wall Rush HP Defense. It can be obtained by trading 180,320 gil, Thunder Shield, Master Shield, and Eden's Cuirass.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[]

A great shield from another world that not only increases the wearer's DEF, but also their resistance to all elements. Although it is an extremely useful piece of armor, it was first discovered covered in blood, as if a curse had been placed upon it. However, a group of warriors who set off to save the world came upon the shield and used it to achieve their task, breaking the curse. Thereafter the shield became worthy of the name it currently holds.


A great shield that came from the faraway world of Eos. It is said to have been used by the eldest son of a family that long protected the kings of Lucis and their household. In that faraway world, this thick, silver shield is said to be available for purchase in Altissia.

FFXV description

Hero's Shield is a Heavy Shield that provides 48 DEF and +20% resistance to all elements. It is obtained by completing "The Octopus and the Teacher" on ELT difficulty.

Hero's Shield (FFXV) is a heavy shield that provides 25 HP, 30 DEF, and HP +10%. It is obtained during the Final Fantasy XV exploration event, Altissia, City on the Sea. The shield was later updated to provide 25 HP, 90 DEF, 30 SPR, and HP +10%, and could be obtained during the Final Fantasy XV event, Chronicle Battle: Leviathan.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Bravely Second: End Layer[]

Hero's Shield is a shield that provides 50 P.DEF, 25 M.DEF, 32 EVD, and reduce all elemental damage taken by 50%. It is obtained after equipping the Bloody Shield for 255 battles.