Shields are Equipment that are equippable by Adventurers for even more armor capabilities as well as reducing damage taken from enemies. Adventurers wearing shields gain many benefits:
- higher Gear Score
- increased armor defense
- gain a chance to block incoming enemy attacks
- reduce the amount of damage taken from incoming enemy attacks
Better-quality shields can also can boost the Adventurer's Attributes and other stats.
The downside to shields is that they are equipped in the off-hand slot, which means Adventurers are limited to one-handed weapons.
Types of Shields
Shields come in two varieties, each usable by a certain subset of classes.
Light shields are lightweight all-purpose shields that give your Adventurer a chance to block incoming enemy attacks that would otherwise hurt a lot. Great for scrappy Adventurers who like getting into knock-down-drag-out dungeon brawls!
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Heavy shields are, as their name implies, heavy, bulky armor that can turn the most brutal onslaught into what basically amounts to a pillow fight. Heavy shields are the bread and butter of the sword-and-board tanking Adventurers, Paladins and Warriors.
The following table contains the item tiers for both varieties of shields:
|Tier||Light Shield||Heavy Shield|
|Tier 1||Buckler||Board Shield|
|Tier 2||Round Shield||Square Shield|
|Tier 3||Oval Shield||Spiked Shield|
|Tier 4||Metal Shield||Viking Shield|
|Tier 5||Mage Shield||Kite Shield|
|Tier 6||Rounded Shield||Ethereal Shield|
|Tier 7||Elven Shield||Tower Shield|
|Tier 8||Sheriff Shield||Phalanx Shield|
|Tier 9||Iberian Shield||Flowerpower Shield|
|Tier 10||Bessie Shield||Skull Shield|