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Steel Shield

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Steel Shield

FESoV Steel Shield concept.png
Concept artwork of the Steel Shield from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A tempered steel shield.


Item (Equipment/Shield)

First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

The Steel Shield (Japanese: 鋼の盾 Steel Shield) is an accessory item in the shield category of equipment exclusive to Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is the third in the standard line of shields, better than the Leather and Iron Shields but still inferior to the Silver Shield, and gives a decent boost of 5 points of defense to units who equip it. In Shadows of Valentia, it also teaches the Defensive combat art, which allows the user to temporarily improve their physical defenses even further.


Game Icon Uses Worth Effects and notes
Gaiden Is nes02 shield.png -- -- +5 defense when equipped.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 steel shield.png -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 +5 defense when equipped.
Weight: 2
Learned combat arts: Defensive (15SP)
Three Houses Is ns01 shield.png -- 1,500 +3 protection when equipped.
Weight: 3



Inventory Sonya
Dropped by Any enemy Revenant (0.258% chance)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Inventory Sonya
Dropped by Alm's party: Act 4, Rigel Falls, enemy Arcanist

Shared: The Inner Sanctum, random chance from certain enemies

Treasure The Astral Temple, destroy urns (3.65% chance in small urns; 5.65% chance in medium urns)
The Inner Sanctum, destroy urns (3.65% chance in small urns; 5.65% chance in medium urns)
Forging Rusted Shield (Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 10, Southern Outpost Entrance, and certain random instances, only)


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Steel Shield --
Japanese 鋼の盾 Steel Shield. In Gaiden, it is spelled entirely in hiragana as はがねのたて.
Spanish Escudo acero Steel shield
French Écu acier Steel shield
German Stahlschild Steel shield
Italian Scudo acciaio Steel shield
Dutch Stalen schild Steel shield
Simplified Chinese 钢盾 Steel Shield
Traditional Chinese 鋼盾 Steel Shield


See also


Items in Fire Emblem Gaiden
Rings Angel RingBlessed RingMage RingPrayer RingSpeed Ring
Shields Blessed ShieldDracoshieldHexlock ShieldLeather ShieldSilver ShieldSteel Shield
Items in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Stat boosters AmbrosiaBootsFruit of LifeGolden AppleNectarNethergranatePegasus CheeseTalisman
Normal provisions Blue CheeseBoiled ChickenBreadBread PieceButterCarrotChicken LinkCold SoupDagon FilletDried MeatDried ShieldfishDrinking WaterDuma MossExotic SpiceFlourGarlicHamHard BreadHerringHoley CheeseHoneyLeftover BreadMana HerbsMedicinal SyrupMille CrepeMoist BreadOrangePure HoneyRaw MeatSausageSoupSpicy ChickenSweet CookieYogurt
Alcoholic provisions AleLeftover AleRam WineWine
Class change items Pitchfork
Rings Ancient RingAnimus RingAngel RingBlessed RingCoral RingDemon RingGrimoire RingKeepsake RingMage RingMila's RingPrayer RingRusted RingSpeed Ring
Shields Blessed ShieldDracoshieldDuma's ShieldEleven ShieldEmperor ShieldFugue ShieldHexlock ShieldIron ShieldLeather ShieldLukas's ShieldRion ShieldRoyal ShieldRusted ShieldSage's ShieldSilver PlatterSilver ShieldSteel Shield
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Shop items Gold MarkGold PurseSilver MarkSilver Purse
Other items A Son's JournalBear CarvingBlack PearlBonewalker OilCell KeyCogGargoyle EarGossamer HairHandmade DollLima ArmletMemory PrismMila's TurnwheelPitchfork