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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, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia ans Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is the third in the standard line of shields, better than the Leather and Iron Shields but still inferior to the Silver Shield. It gives a decent boost of 5 points of defense in Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia but only 3 points of Protection in Three Houses 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 (15 SP)
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)

Three Houses

This list may be incomplete.
Dropped by Falling Short of Heaven, enemy BishopChapter 13Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant Wind, enemy Assassin
Steal Chapter 4 MissionCindered Shadows, enemy Fortress Knight (×2)
Quests Chapter 12Blue LionsGolden DeerBlack Eagles, if Byleth sides with the Church, "Eagle Eye"
Armory Available to purchase after gaining access to the Marketplace in Chapter 8 (Limit: 3 per month*)

Flavor text

Game Text
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A tempered steel shield. ??
Three Houses A weighty steel shield offering strong protection. 重いが防御を高めた盾


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

Steel Shield




Steel Shield. In Gaiden, it is spelled entirely in hiragana as はがねのたて.


Escudo acero

Steel shield


Écu acier

Steel shield



Steel shield


Scudo acciaio

Steel shield


Stalen schild

Steel shield


강철의 방패

Steel shield

Simplified Chinese


Steel Shield

Traditional Chinese


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
Other equipment Astral ShardsBlack Crescent MoonCoral FragmentDragon ScaleDubious MaskDuma CarvingDuma's HelmHard Worker's RibbonMila CarvingMila's DiademRed TricornStar JacinthVagabond's HairclipWarrior's Warding Bell
Shop items Gold MarkGold PurseSilver MarkSilver Purse
Other items A Son's JournalBear CarvingBlack PearlBonewalker OilCell KeyCogGargoyle EarGossamer HairHandmade DollLima ArmletMemory PrismMila's TurnwheelPitchfork
Items in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Permanent stat boosters Ailell PomegranateAmbrosiaBlack PearlEnergy DropFruit of LifeGiant ShellGoddess IconGolden AppleMiracle BeanPremium Magic HerbsRocky BurdockSacred Galewind Shoes*Sacred Floral Robe*Sacred Snowmelt Drop*Sacred Moonstone*Secret BookSeraph RobeShoes of the WindSpeed CarrotSpeedwingSpirit DustTalismanWhite Verona
Temporary stat boosters Pure WaterTorch
Healing items AntitoxinConcoctionElixirVulnerary
Class change items Abyssian Exam PassAdvanced SealBeginner SealDark SealIntermediate SealMaster Seal
Rings Accuracy RingCritical RingEvasion RingFetters of Dromi*Goddess RingMarch RingPrayer RingSpeed Ring
Shields Aegis ShieldAurora ShieldHexlock ShieldIron ShieldKadmos ShieldLampos ShieldLeather ShieldOchain ShieldSeiros ShieldSilver ShieldSteel ShieldTalisman Shield
Staves AsclepiusCaduceus StaffCirce StaffHealing StaffMagic StaffThyrsus
Gems Chalice of Beginnings*Experience GemKnowledge GemRafail Gem
Other equipment Black Eagle PendantBlue Lion BroochGolden Deer BraceletWhite Dragon Scarf
Keys Chest KeyDoor KeyMaster KeySpellbreak Key*
Shop items Bullion
Dragon Signs Aegis Dragon SignBloom Dragon SignCraft Dragon SignCrusher Dragon SignDark Dragon SignEarth Dragon SignFissure Dragon SignFlame Dragon SignGrim Dragon SignIce Dragon SignKalpa Dragon SignLight Dragon SignLightning Dragon SignShield Dragon SignSky Dragon SignSnow Dragon SignStar Dragon SignStorm Dragon SignThorn Dragon SignWater Dragon SignWind Dragon Sign
Other items Trade Secret