|Romaji||Yusha no tate|
|Old localizations||Shield of heroes (NES)|
Hero shield (GBC)
|Found in||Dragon Quest III|
Dragon Quest Builders
Dragon Quest Builders 2
|Effect||Reduces elemental damage (III)|
The Hero's Shield is an artifact from the ancient past of Alefgard, having protected generations of heroes. during the events of Dragon Quest III, the shield would be claimed as Erdrick's Shield and bear his name forevermore as it was passed down along his lineage.
The hero's shield is located in the Nail Mark north by northwest of Tantegel castle. When equipped, it will boost the Hero's Defence by +65, and reduce magic/breath damage by 33%. When both the shield and armour are equipped, the shield's reduction properties will take effect after the armour's during damage calculations.
The Hero's shield can be forged in chapter five of the game, and takes two chunks of zenithium, a gold ingot, one ruby, two steel ingots, and two blocks of wood to assemble. It increases the Builder's defence by +16 and has no special effects.
- Though the hero's shield's design is very close to Erdrick's, but it lacks the rune inscription that spells "Roto", Erdrick's Japanese name, and the emblem does not resemble Ramia.