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The Iron Shield in Skyward Sword
The Iron Shield defends Link against some attacks that the L-1 Wooden Shield cannot, but it is not as potent as the L-3 Mirror Shield. Obtaining the Iron Shield is optional. Like all Shields in these games, it can be stolen by Like Likes if they attack Link. If this happens, another Iron Shield can be purchased from a shop.
In Oracle of Ages, it can be obtained on Crescent Island. After the Tokay steal Link's items when he first arrives on their island, he must regain his arsenal one-by-one by speaking with each Tokay individually. One Tokay thief can be found in a cavern on the south edge of the island, which can only be reached by swimming. Instead of returning the Wooden Shield Link originally lost, this Tokay will instead return an upgraded Iron Shield.
In Oracle of Seasons, Link can earn the Iron Shield by offering the Subrosian Smithy a piece of Hard Ore and a Wooden Shield. Link can also obtain the shield via secrets in a Linked Game. In this case, Link can upgrade the Iron Shield to the Mirror Shield through the aforementioned methods.
The shield appears again in Skyward Sword and bears two symbols that resemble footprints, possibly those of a Loftwing. It can be bought from the Gear Shop at the Bazaar for 100 Rupees after the Skyview Temple is completed. Compared to the Wooden Shield, the iron variant is more durable and does not burn when it comes in contact with fire. However, it does conduct electricity and will send shocks to Link when it comes into contact with electricity. This can be negated if Link performs a Shield Bash just as the electricity connects. It can be upgraded by Gondo to increase its durability. The Iron Shield is superseded by the Sacred Shield, which repels fire, electricity and curse attacks.
|Name||Image||Uses||Upgrade Cost||Upgraded By|
|Reinforced Shield||Increased durability|| 1 Eldin Ore
2 Monster Claws
2 Ornamental Skulls
|Fortified Shield||Further increased durability|| 3 Eldin Ore
3 Monster Claws
1 Blue Bird Feather
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||鉄のたて (Tetsu no Tate)||Iron Shield|
|French||Écu de Fer||Iron Shield|
|FrenchCA||Bouclier de fer (SS)|
|Italian||Scudo di Ferro||Iron Shield|
|Spanish||Escudo de Hierro||Iron Shield|