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Is 3ds dracoshield.png
Icon of Dracoshield from Awakening.

Permanently increases Def by 2.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Dracoshield (竜の盾 Dragon Shield), known as the Dragonshield in earlier games of the series, is a stat-boosting item in the Fire Emblem series. It permanently boosts a user's Defense stat when used, except in Gaiden, in which it raises the user's defense and resistance when equipped, along with healing the HP of one who equips it by five points at the start of each turn.

The Dracoshield is available in every game of the series other than the Jugdral games, possibly in deference to the Shield Ring.


Game Icon Uses Worth Effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Is nes01 accessory.png 1 2,250 Increases Defense by 3 points.
Gaiden Is nes02 shield.png -- -- Restores 5 HP each turn, +13 each to holder's Defense and Resistance when equipped.
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 dracoshield.png 1 10,000 Increases Defense by 4 points.
The Binding Blade Is gba dragonshield.png 1 8,000 Increases Defense by 2 points.
Blazing Sword Is gba dragonshield.png 1 8,000 Increases Defense by 2 points.
The Sacred Stones Is gba dragonshield.png 1 8,000 Increases Defense by 2 points.
Path of Radiance Is gcn dracoshield.png 1 8,000 Increases Defense by 2 points.
Radiant Dawn Is wii dracoshield.png 1 8,000 Increases Defense by 2 points.
Shadow Dragon Is ds dracoshield.png 1 2,500 Increases Defense by 2 points.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds dracoshield.png 1 2,500 Increases Defense by 2 points.
Awakening Is 3ds dracoshield.png 1 2,500 Increases Defense by 2 points.
Fates Is 3ds02 stat booster.png 1 10,000 Increases Defense by 2 points.
Sells for 1,000 gold.


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Secret shop Chapter 24


Dropped by Alm's party: Chapter 1, Zofia Gate, enemy DozerCelica's party: Chapter 4, Duma's Swamp, enemy Juda • Any enemy Draco Zombie (0.055% chance)

Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Book 1: Chapter 13, enemy Hollstadt
Book 2: Chapter 19, enemy Paladin
Treasure Book 1: Chapter 18, chest
Book 2: Chapter 11, hidden treasureChapter 15, village
Secret shop Book 1: Chapter 19
Book 2: Final Chapter-1

The Binding Blade

Treasure Chapter 10 (Western route), villageChapter 11 (Northern route), villageChapter 20 (Sacae path), chestChapter 22, chest
Secret shop Chapter 21

Fire Emblem

Dropped by Hector's tale: Chapter 15, enemy Sealen*
Treasure Eliwood's tale: Chapter 11, villageChapter 29, chest
Hector's tale: Chapter 19x pt2, chestChapter 31, chest
Transfer data After receiving the data from the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discUS[1], transfer it into a savefile through the Transfer Data menu. Only one can be transferred per save file, and the transfer can only be done from Chapter 12 onward.

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Ewan (Ephraim's route only)
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Elder Bael*Maelduin*Draco Zombie*Cyclops*
Stolen from Chapter 17, enemy Berserker
Treasure Chapter 5, villageChapter 9 (Eirika's route), village
Secret shop Rausten Court

Path of Radiance

Treasure Chapter 11, villageChapter 16, chest

Radiant Dawn

Stolen from Part 2: Final Chapter, enemy General
Bargains Part 3: Chapter 3

Shadow Dragon

Dropped by Chapter 16, enemy Hollstadt
Treasure Chapter 17, chest
Secret shop Chapter 24 (×3)

New Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Chapter 19, enemy Wolf/HorsemanNew Archanea War Chronicles episode 4, enemy Thief
Treasure Chapter 11, hidden in the sandChapter 15, village
Secret shop Chapter 21 (×3)


Dropped by Chapter 9, enemy CampariChapter 20, enemy CervantesParalogue 8, enemy CassiusParalogue 19, enemy Walhart
Treasure Paralogue 13, village*
Merchant (Anna) Any location
Higher chance at: Mount PrismOrigin PeakSea-King's ThroneConqueror's WhetstoneMountain VillageWarriors' TombWellspring of TruthGarden of Giants
Renown bonus 3,500 Renown points; only one copy can be obtained through this means per save file.


This list may be incomplete.
Dropped by Hoshido: Chapter 12, enemy ??? • Chapter 22, enemy ???
Treasure Nohr: Chapter 10, village
Event Nohr/Neutral: Paralogue 21, 4 or more mercenaries survive
Vendor Hoshido: Level 3 (limit 1)
Nohr: Level 3 (limit 1)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 1500 (limit 1) • Visitor Rank: 100 (limit 1)



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Dracoshield
• Dragonshield
Draco is Latin for dragon. This name is used from Path of Radiance onward.
• This name is used in Fire Emblem and The Sacred Stones.
Japanese 竜の盾 Dragon shield. Rendered in hiragana as りゅうのたて in the first three games.
Spanish Escudo dragón Dragon shield
French Écu dragon Dragon shield
German Draco-Schild Draco-Shield. Draco is Latin for dragon.
Italian Dragoscudo Dragonshield

See also


  1. Serenes Forest: Download events (retrieved 31 May 2012)

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