List of shields in Dragon Quest XI

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The following is a list of the shields that are available in Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Shields cannot be used when a character is equipped with a pair of claws, a greatsword, a heavy wand, a spear, or a whip due to these weapons requiring both hands to properly wield. As such, Veronica, Jade, and Rab cannot equip shields at all, with Erik not using them to better suit his fighting style.

All shields have an innate chance to block an oncoming attack, cancelling any damage that character would have taken otherwise. This chance is usually low, only rising above 10% for the best shields during the final act of the game, due to the effect stacking with a character's evasion rate.

Shields[edit]

Regular shields can be equipped by the Luminary, Serena, Sylvando, & Hendrik.

Image Name Stats How to Obtain Notes
Pot lid xi icon.png Pot lid Defence +2/3/4/5
Block chance +5%
Sold in Cobblestone & the Heliodor region
Chest in the Cobblestone Tor
A simple shield made by sticking a handle to the lid of a sizeble saucepan.
Leather shield xi icon.png Leather shield Defence +4/5/6/7
Block chance +5%
Sold in Heliodor & the Manglegrove A great big buckler made by stretching animal skin over a wooden frame.
Scale shield xi icon.png Scale shield Defence +7/8/9/10
Block chance +5%
Economies of Scale
SOld on the Emerald coast, Hotto steppe, & Hotto
None
Silver platter xi icon.png Silver platter Defence +8/9/11/13
Charm +4/5/5/6
Block chance +5%
Sold in Gallopolis
Chest in the The Cryptic Crypt
None
Gold platter xi icon.png Gold platter Defence +12/13/15/17
Charm +6/7/8/9
Block chance +5%
Filigree for Fun and Profit
Sold in Gondolia, Octagonia, Puerto valor, & the Costa valor
None
Light shield xi icon.png Light shield Defence +17/18/20/22
Block chance +6%
Sold in Lonalulu & Phnom nonh
Dropped by Metal slime knights
None
Platinum platter xi icon.png Platinum platter Defence +20/21/23/25
Charm +10/11/12/13
Block chance +6%
Platinum Protection None
White shield xi icon.png White shield Defence +24/25/27/29
Block chance +6%
Sold on the emerald coast & Sniflheim
Puerto valor casino, 5,000 tokens
Fire damage cut by 5%
Magic shield xi icon.png Magic shield Defence +27/28/30/32
M. might + 12/13/14/15
M. mending + 11/12/13/14Block chance +6%
That's Magic
Sold in puerto valor & the Champs sauvage, phnom nonh, & Angri-La
Dropped by Gleeful grublins
Elemental damage cut by 5%
Ephemeral shield xi icon.png Enchanted shield Defence +33/34/36/38
M. might +16/17/18/19
M. mending +16/17/18/19
Block chance +6%/7%/7%/7%
Some Reflections on Protection Elemental damage cut by 10%
Ice shield xi icon.png Ice shield Defence +33/34/36/38
Block chance +7%
Sold in Sniflheim & The Snærfelt
Dropped by Snowgres
Ice damage cut by 10%
Ethereal shield xi icon.png Ethereal shield Defence +36/37/39/41
M. might 18/19/20/21
M. mending +18/19/20/22
Block chance +7%
Your Very Own Aegis of Illusions
Sold in Gallopolis, Gondolia, & Arboria after the first act
Elemental damage cut by 10%
Metal slime shield xi icon.png Metal slime shield Defence +39/40/42/44
Block chance +7%/7%/7%/8%
Things to do with Metal Goo Elemental damage cut by 5%
Flame shield xi icon.png Flame shield Defence +40/41/43/45
Block chance +7%/7%/8%/8%
Sold in Hotto, after the first act
Dropped by Grumpy grublins
Fire damage cut by 10%
Liquid metal shield xi icon.png Liquid metal shield Defence +44/45/47/49
Block chance +8%
In Fine Fettle with Liquid Metal Elemental damage cut by 7%
Psyche swiper xi icon.png Brain drainer Defence +45/46/48/50
Block chance +8%
Chest in The Battleground
Dropped by Red mist
Elemental damage cut by 5%
Silver shield xi icon.png Silver shield Defence +51/54/57/61
Block chance +8%/8%/8%/9%
Sold in Havens above & Trial isle Fire cut by 10%
Lightning damage cut by 20%
MP drain cut by 25%
Psyche swiper xi icon.png Psyche swiper Defence +52/54/57/62
Block chance +8%/8%/8%/9%
Chest in Drustan's labyrinth
Dropped by Knight abhorrents
Elemental damage cut by 10%
Devilry drinker xi icon.png Devilry drinker Defence +63/66/70/74
Block chance +9%
Puerto valor casino, 800,000 tokens
Dropped by Hooper dupers
Elemental damage cut by 10%
Soul sucker xi icon.png Soul sucker Defence +73/76/79/83
Block chance +10%
Ye Manifold Methods of Mighty Drustan Elemental damage cut by 10%
Erdrick's shield xi icon.png Erdrick's shield Defence +74/80/86/93
Block chance +10%
100 mini medals Fire, ice, & darkness damage cut by 25%
Recover 10 MP per turn
Metal king shield xi icon.png Metal king shield Defence +75/78/82/86
Block chance +9%/10%/10%/10%
Making Things with Metal Kings Elemental damage cut by 10%

Great shields[edit]

Greatshields can only be equipped by the Luminary and Hendrik.

Image Name Stats How to Obtain Notes
Bronze shield xi icon.png Bronze shield Defence +10/11/12/13
Block chance +6%
Sold in the hotto steppe, Hotto, & Gallopoliss None
Iron shield xi icon.png Iron shield Defence +15/16/17/18
Block chance +7%/7%/7%/8%
Sold in Gondolia, octagonia, & the Costa valor Fire & ice damage cut by 5%
Steel shield xi icon.png Steel shield Defence +22/23/24/25
Block chance +8%
Smithing with Steel
Sold in Puerto valor, Lonalulu, & Phnom nonh
Dropped by Grublins
Fire & ice damage cut by 7%
Platinum shield xi icon.png Platinum shield Defence +25/26/27/28
Charm +13/13/14/14
Block chance +8%
Platinum Protection
Dropped by Dullahans, Headless horseman
Fire damage cut by 5%
Dragon shield xi icon.png Dragon shield Defence +30/31/33/35
Block chance +8%/8%/8%/10%
More dragony Designs
Sold in Puerto valor & Lonalulu after the first act
Fire & ice damage cut by 10%
Shield of Heliodor xi icon.png Shield of Heliodor Defence +32/35/38/42
Charm + 15/20/25/30
Block chance +8%/10%/10%/10%
Story event, unmissable None
Warrior's shield xi icon.png Warrior's shield Defence +37/38/40/42
Block chance+10%
Sold in Octagonia, Lonalulu, & Snifleim after the first act Fire damage cut by 5%
Dark shield xi icon.png Dark shield Defence +38/39/41/43
Block chance +10%
Sold in Gallopolis & Gondolia after the first act Fire and ice damage cut by 5%
Ogre shield xi icon.png Ogre shield Defence +45/46/48/50
Block chance+11%
An Encyclopedia of Expert Equipment
Dropped by Bilhaws
Fire & ice damage cut by 7%
Saintess shield xi icon.png Saintess shield Defence +46/47/49/51
Block chance +11%
Dropped by Dark dullahans and Headless hunters Elemental damage cut by 7%
Ruinous shield xi icon.png Ruinous shield Defence +52/55/58/62
Block chance +11%/11%/11%/13%
Dropped by Hell's gatekeeper and Headless horseman Darkness damage cut by 20%/30%/40%/50%
Goddess shield xi icon.png Goddess shield Defence +64/67/71/75
M. mending +32/33/34/35
Charm +26/27/28/29
Block chance +13%
Sold on Trial isle Elemental damage cut by 10%
Drustan's shield xi icon.png Drustan's shield Defence +75/81/87/94
Charm + 42/44/47/50
Block chance 13%/14%/14%/14%
Drustan's labyrinth chest Elemental damage cut by 25%
25 HP recovered per turn

S: Definitive Edition exclusive[edit]

Image Name Stats How to Obtain Notes
Tempest shield xi icon.png Tempest shield Defence +37/39/40/42
Block chance 7%
Rose's room in the Echo Chamber Wind damage cut by 15%/20%/25%/30%
Casts Poof on all enemies when used as an item
Can be equipped by the Luminary, Serena, Sylvando, & Hendrik