The Dracoshield (Japanese: 竜の盾 Dragon Shield), known as the Dragonshield in earlier English-language games, is a stat-boosting item which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. It permanently increases its user's defense stat when used. It is available in every game of the series other than the Jugdral duology, where the Shield Ring performs a similar function instead.
In Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the Dracoshield is not a stat-booster but an equipment item in the shield category. It is the strongest shield in both games, giving high boosts to both the defense and resistance of units who equip it. It also restores small amounts of HP to its user every turn.
- 1 Data
- 2 Locations
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Etymology and other languages
- 6 References
- 7 See also
|Game||Icon||Uses||Worth||Effects and notes|
|Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light||1||2,250||Permanent +3 defense when used.|
|Gaiden||--||--|| +13 defense, +13 resistance when equipped.|
Restores 5 HP to the equipper at the beginning of their phase.
|Mystery of the Emblem||1||10,000||Permanent +4 defense when used.|
|The Binding Blade||1||8,000||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|Fire Emblem||1||8,000||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|The Sacred Stones||1||8,000||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|Path of Radiance||1||8,000||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|Radiant Dawn||1||8,000||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|Shadow Dragon||1||2,500||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|New Mystery of the Emblem||1||2,500||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|Awakening||1||2,500||Permanent +2 defense when used.|
|Fates||1||10,000|| Permanent +2 defense when used.|
Sells for 1,000 gold.
|Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||--||50|| +13 defense, +13 resistance when equipped.|
Grants Recovery when equipped.
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
|Secret shop||Chapter 24|
|Dropped by|| Alm's party: Act 1, Zofia Gate, enemy Desaix|
Celica's party: Act 4, The Swamps of Duma, enemy Jedah • Any enemy Necrodragon (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 treasure • Chapter 15, village
|Secret shop|| Book 1: Chapter 19|
Book 2: Final Chapter-1
The Binding Blade
|Treasure||Chapter 10B, village • Chapter 11A, village • Chapter 20B, chest • Chapter 22, chest|
|Secret shop||Chapter 21|
|Dropped by||Hector's Tale: Chapter 15, enemy Sealen (Hard Mode only)|
|Treasure|| Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 11, village • Chapter 29, chest|
Hector's Tale: Chapter 19x pt2, chest • Chapter 31, chest
|Transfer data||After receiving the data from the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus disc, 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
|Elder Bael* • Maelduin* • Draco Zombie* • Cyclops*|
|Stolen from||Chapter 17, enemy Berserker|
|Treasure||Chapter 5, village • Chapter 9A, village|
| Secret shop
Path of Radiance
|Treasure||Chapter 11, village • Chapter 16, chest|
|Steal||Part 2: Endgame, enemy General|
|Bargains||Part 3: Chapter 3|
|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/Horseman • New Archanea War Chronicles episode 4, enemy Thief|
|Treasure||Chapter 11, hidden treasure • Chapter 15, village|
|Secret shop||Chapter 21 (×3)|
|Dropped by||Chapter 9, enemy Campari • Chapter 20, enemy Cervantes • Paralogue 8, enemy Cassius • Paralogue 19, enemy Walhart|
|Treasure||Paralogue 13, village*|
| Any location|
Higher chance at: Mount Prism • Origin Peak • Sea-King's Throne • Conqueror's Whetstone • Mountain Village • Warriors' Tomb • Wellspring of Truth • Garden 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||Birthright: Chapter 12, enemy ??? • Chapter 22, enemy ???|
|Treasure||Conquest: Chapter 10, village|
|Event||Conquest and Revelation: Paralogue 21, 4 or more mercenaries survive|
|Vendor|| Rod Shop: Level 3 (limit 1)|
Staff Store: Level 3 (limit 1)
|Rank rewards||Battle Rank: 1500 (limit 1) • Visitor Rank: 100 (limit 1)|
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
|Dropped by|| Alm's party: Act 1, Zofia Gate, enemy Desaix|
Celica's party: Act 4, The Swamps of Duma, enemy Jedah
|Treasure||The Inner Sanctum, destroy urns (0.13% chance in large urns)|
|Sub-quests||Rigel Village: "The Unbreakable Shield" (Give a Blacksmith 4 Dragon Scales; repeatable task)|
|Forging||Rusted Shield ( 1, Thabes Labyrinth Ninth Basement chest, and certain random instances, only)|
- Although it is not present as an item in Genealogy of the Holy War, the Dracoshield is referenced in Chapter 9 when Janne or Femina meets the Shanan imposter. The imposter attempts to pass off a shield with a dragon pattern as Balmung, and when Janne/Femina keeps it at the end of the conversation, she receives a three-point defense increase, the same amount of defense given by the Dracoshield in Shadow Dragon NES.
Artwork of a Dracoshield from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
Artwork of a Dracoshield from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English|| • Dragonshield
| • This name is used in Fire Emblem and The Sacred Stones.
• Draco is Latin for "dragon". This name is used from Path of Radiance onward.
|Japanese||竜の盾||Romanized as DRAGONSHIELD in its internal file names in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Shadow Dragon, and New Mystery. In all games prior to The Binding Blade, it is spelled entirely in hiragana as りゅうのたて.|
|Spanish||Escudo dragón||Dragon shield. Abbreviated Escu dragón in Fire Emblem and The Sacred Stones, Esc dragón in Path of Radiance and Shadow Dragon, and Esc. dragón in Radiant Dawn.|
|French|| • Pyrobouclier
• Écu dragon
| • Fireshield. Used in Fire Emblem and The Sacred Stones.
• Dragon shield. Used from Path of Radiance onward.
|German||Draco-Schild||Draco-Shield. Shadow Dragon spells it without the hyphen as Dracoschild.|
|Simplified Chinese||龙盾||Dragon Shield|
|Traditional Chinese||龍盾||Dragon Shield|
- VincentASM, Download Events, Serenes Forest, Published: 2013, Retrieved: 2012-05-31