The best way to attack is with a good defense, and in Tears of the Kingdom, these shields are the best protection Link can use.
In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, players can go on another journey with Link, the Hero of Time, in the world of Hyrule. Tears of the Kingdom has the same map as its predecessor, but it adds two new realms both above and below the land of Hyrule. With such a big open world to explore, players have a lot of options for how to spend their time.
But one unavoidable feature is combat. Ganondorf’s army of Bokoblins, Gibdos, and Lynels will catch up with the players eventually, no matter how long they try to avoid it. When they do, players will need a good cover to protect themselves. So, here are Tears of the Kingdom’s best shields.
The Soldier’s Shield is one of the easiest shields to find. It can be found in Hyrule Field and Eldin Canyon. It is also easy to replace when it breaks because it is often dropped by Bokoblin foes. The Soldier’s Shield is made of wood and metal and has a defense value of 16.
Due to its materials, the Soldier’s Shield is a good early choice for players meeting enemies with bows, since arrows will break when they hit it. But it can be burned and has a very low defense grade compared to other shields in the game.
Shield Of The Mind’s Eye
The Shield of the Mind’s Eye is another shield with the same defense level. Players who help Olkin clear out the Ring Ruins of Bokoblins will get this shield. This wooden shield is made in a special way to make sure there are no blind spots in fight. This makes it great for players who want to be seen and act quickly in battle.
Because it moves quickly, the Shield of the Mind’s Eye is also a good choice for fusing with materials. It also has a high contact rate, which makes it a fast choice for shield surfing. But because it is easy to catch on fire and has a low defense grade, other shields may be better.
Players will need to be lucky if they want to get the Gerudo Shield. The many Like Like enemies that can be found in the Gerudo region will sometimes drop boxes that contain Gerudo weapons. If Link is lucky, this 20-point shield made of gold will fall to the ground.
Like the Soldier’s Shield, the Gerudo Shield is made of metal, which makes it strong enough to stop bullets. Its better security makes it a better choice than the two options before it, and it looks good too. Lightning can hurt it, and it can be hard to get.
The Zora Shield is another shield with cultural ties. It is easy to find in Zora Domain. It has a defense grade of 24, is made of strong metal, and has a beautiful and complicated design that is typical of Zora style.
If you’re going to the Water Temple, this shield is a good choice because it’s easy to grab along the way. Lightning can damage it because it’s made of metal, but it’s still a good early choice. But in the future, people will have a lot of other ways to level up.
Dragonbone Boko Shield
The Dragonbone Boko Shield is another great pick. It has a base defense level of 25. This shield made of wood and bone is often left behind by enemies in different parts of the world. It can stand up to a wide range of weapons and is useful for players who want to pick up enemy bullets.
The Dragonbone Boko Shield is great to have during a storm because it is made of wood. It can, however, catch on fire. But since it’s easy to find, it’s a great shield to keep around.
Forest Dweller’s Shield
The best wooden shield is the Forest Dweller’s Shield, which was made by the Koroks and is very useful. It has a base defense of 30 and can be found at 0421, 2150, 0150 in Korok Forest.
Link needs to take off any metal tools if he doesn’t want to get shocked when he fights electrical enemies or gets caught in a storm. When these things happen, the Forest Dweller Shield is useful. Armor will help in these kinds of cases in the future, but until then, this shield is a good choice.
The leader of the Gerudo fighters holds this powerful metal shield. But Link is also able to use it in some way. The Gerudo Desert and Highlands are where you can find this purple, gold, and red shield. It has a base defense level of 35 and a grade of 26 for how long it lasts.
Like all metal shields, it is useful because it breaks enemy bullets when they hit it. But this also makes it easy to hit with electricity. Its improved durability and the fact that it is often used go a long way toward making up for it.
Steel Lizal Shield
In the Gerudo Desert, you can also find the Steel Lizal Shield, which is also made of metal. But what makes it different is that it is heavy. The Steel Lizal Shield gives 35 defense and is usually dropped by enemies of Lizalfos.
The Steel Lizal Shield is strong against heavy hits and gives players more stability in battle because it is so heavy. Even though it can still be hurt by lightning, it is a good way to defend yourself in places with a lot of enemies.
The metal Knight’s Shield is an important part of Tears of the Kingdom, even though it may have seen better days. It has a base defense value of 40 and can be found in Northern Hyrule, Hyrule Castle, and other places around the map.
Like other high-level metal shields, this one is built to be strong and can take hard hits. It is a very strong option for players to have in their inventory and is generally worth giving up other shields for.
The Daybreaker Shield is hard to get, but it is one of the best shields to have. It has a base defense score of 48 and a durability score of 60. To get it, players must finish the side quest The Missing Owner and trade Isha four gems, ten flint, and a Gerudo Shield.
The Daybreaker Shield’s best features are how well it protects, how long it lasts, and how easy it is to use. It works well with other Gerudo weapons and is less likely to be damaged by strikes from elements than other metal shields. It also has one of the most interesting patterns for a shield.
Mighty Zonaite Shield
With the addition of the Zonai, the game adds a brand new kind of element called Zonaite. Zonaite is neither metal nor wood, and neither electricity nor fire can hurt it. The Mighty Zonaite Shield, which is often found in shrines, is a great shield to use because of this.
With a base defense of 50, it’s a very tough weapon to use in battle. It can get power from any Zonai gadget it is attached to, and Link can use it to protect himself. Players who find this shield shouldn’t use it against low-level enemies.
The Royal Shield is another top choice in the game. It can be used to protect yourself or as a collectible item. This shield can be found in a turret at -0096, 0933, 0296 in Hyrule Castle. It has a base defense of 55 and an ornate black and gold pattern.
The Royal Shield is strong, has good protection, and can take hard hits. Even though it’s hard to find, it’s worth looking for if you want good defense in battle. Plus, it looks good and works well, so Link will look great while he beats up his enemies.
Savage Lynel Shield
You can only get this shield by killing a White-Maned Lynel, making it one of the rarest in Penalty Kick Online. Link will find these Lynels in the Akkala Highlands or the Central Hyrule Depths. They are one of the most dangerous enemies he will face. When Link kills these Lynels, their shields will fall to the ground for him to take.
This shield has a defense value of 62, which means it can stop even the most powerful attacks. It’s only 20 for toughness, though, so this shield might not last long. Players should enjoy the time they have with this great shield if they get one.
Royal Guard’s Shield
The Royal Guard’s Shield is a must-have for players in Tears of the Kingdom who face tough enemies. It has a huge base defense value of 70. This shield is only in the floating Hyrule Castle, which makes it a little hard to find.
If players can get this shield, they will have one of the best ways to defend themselves in the game. Even though its toughness score is only 14, the Royal Guard’s Shield is still a good one to find and keep.
The Hylian shield is without a question the best item in the game. It is a true icon of the Legend of Zelda series as a whole. It has a base defense of 90, which means that it is Link’s best protective tool. But the ultimate shield costs the ultimate amount.
To get this shield, players will have to fight five Gloom Hands and Phantom Ganon in the hidden docks area of Hyrule Castle. Players can be sure that they have the best defense in Tears of the Kingdom if they are successful.