Appearances[edit | edit source]
Kite Shield is a shield that provides 8 DEF. It can be equipped by level 28 Warrior, Paladin, and Dark Knight. It can be bought for 153 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). It can also be bought for 10,281 - 12,566 gil from Doggomehr or Lucretia in Northern San d'Oria (E-5) and Carautia in Southern San d'Oria (K-8). It can be obtained from the "A Knight's Test" quest.
|Kite Shield||GLD PLD Lv. 48
Item Level 48
|Block Strength: 85 ( 106)||Block Rate: 85 ( 106)|
|Repair/Melding Discpline: Armorer||Dyeable: No|
Kite Shields are also a recurring type of shield for paladins:
|Kite Shield||Shields||52||1||Vitality: +15|
Shot Resistance: 8%
Recovers 50 HP per Blink
|Shop: Wiz Chocobo Post, Coernix Station - Cauthess|
A common, easy-to use shield. Executing Blink restores a small amount of health.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Looks like a kite.
The Kite Shield appears as a shield within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 7 Armor Def, 10 Durability, +1 Magic Def, and +2 Consumption Rate.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
A kite shield was a distinct type of shield from the 10th–12th centuries. It was either a reverse teardrop shape or later on, flat-topped. The tapering point extended down to either a distinct or rounded point. The term is a neologism, created by Victorian antiquarians due to the shape's resemblance to an early European kite.