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Wooden Shield

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Wooden Shield
TP Wooden Shield Render.png
The Wooden Shield from Twilight Princess
Other media
Use(s) Defending from attacks
Comparable Item(s) Fighter's Shield
Deku Shield
Ordon Shield
Small Shield

The Wooden Shield is a recurring Shield in The Legend of Zelda series. These Shields are usually unable to protect against fire and magical attacks, and may even be burnt by them. The Wooden Shield is usually superseded by a stronger, metallic Shield.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

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In The Legend of Zelda, the Wooden Shield is Link's starting Shield. It is capable of blocking basic attacks, such as rocks fired from Octoroks or Arrows shot by Moblins. Link can upgrade the Shield by buying a Magical Shield from various shops around Hyrule; however, if a Like Like attacks Link, he will lose the Magical Shield and revert back to the Wooden Shield. The Wooden Shield, however, cannot be swallowed by Like Likes.

Oracle of Seasons

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In Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, the Wooden Shield is the L-1 Shield . It can be upgraded to the L-2 Iron Shield and later the L-3 Mirror Shield through a Linked Game.

Twilight Princess

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In Twilight Princess, Wooden Shields can be bought at Malo Mart in Kakariko Village or the Hot Spring Shop on Death Mountain. They serve as replacements to the one-of-a-kind and flammable Ordon Shield, the first Shield Link obtains. Wooden Shields are larger than the Ordon Shield and have metal trims, but are functionally identical and may also catch on fire. If it catches fire, the Wooden Shield can be saved by putting it away. Like the Ordon Shield, the Wooden Shield is able to block and subsequently catch Arrows, a feature that Hylian Shields are incapable of.

Phantom Hourglass

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In Phantom Hourglass, the Wooden Shield is the only Shield available. In order to improve his defense, Link must use Neri's powers to improve the Shield's capabilities, such as blocking more projectiles and stunning enemies that run into the Shield. The Shield also appears in Spirit Tracks, known as the Shield of Antiquity, where it cannot be eaten by Like Likes.

Skyward Sword

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In Skyward Sword, the Wooden Shield can be obtained from Owlan by talking to him after obtaining the Goddess Sword. It can also be bought from the Gear Shop at the Bazaar for 50 Rupees. It is the most basic Shield in the game. It is weak to fire and will burn up if Link falls into lava. However, it is immune to electric attacks, making it useful in the Lanayru Desert. The Shield's special property is that it will not only block enemy Arrows, but also enable Link to collect any of them that are lodged into it; however, while a well-timed Shield Bash will protect it from most fire-based attacks, a flaming Arrow will make it start to burn. By trading Gondo some Rupees and Treasure, Link can upgrade the Wooden Shield at the Scrap Shop. Despite their increased durability, they still retain their weakness to fire.


Name Upgrade Cost
SS Banded Shield Icon.png
Banded Shield
SS Amber Relic Icon.png 2 Amber Relics
SS Monster Claw Icon.png 1 Monster Claw
SS Jelly Blob Icon.png 1 Jelly Blob
SS Green Rupee Icon.png 30 Rupees
SS Braced Shield Icon.png
Braced Shield
SS Amber Relic Icon.png 3 Amber Relics
SS Monster Claw Icon.png 2 Monster Claws
SS Tumbleweed Icon.png 2 Tumbleweeds
SS Ornamental Skull Icon.png 1 Ornamental Skull
SS Green Rupee Icon.png 50 Rupees

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Legends

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, the Wooden Shield from Phantom Hourglass appears along with the Phantom Sword as part of Toon Link's Sword weapon set.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
French-speaking countries French Bouclier en Bois Wooden Shield
Canada FrenchCA Bouclier de Bois (SS)
Federal Republic of Germany German Holzschild Wood Shield
Italian Republic Italian Scudo di Legno Wooden Shield
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Escudo de Madera Wood Shield