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Wooden Shield

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

Wooden Shields are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][citation needed] 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 The Wooden Shield is usually superseded by a stronger, metallic Shield.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

TLoZ Wooden Shield Sprite.png

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

OoX Wooden Shield Sprite.png

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

TPHD Wooden Shield Icon.png

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

PH Wooden Shield Icon.png

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

Wooden Shield Icon SS.png

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.

Upgrades

UpgradeDescriptionMaterialsCostLocation
SS Banded Shield Icon.png
Banded Shield
Increased durability.SS Amber Relic Icon.png 2 × Amber Relics
SS Monster Claw Icon.png 1 × Monster Claw
SS Jelly Blob Icon.png 1 × Jelly Blob
Cost30 RupeesScrap Shop
SS Braced Shield Icon.png
Braced Shield
Further increased durability.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
Cost50 RupeesScrap Shop
SS Banded Shield Icon.png
Banded Shield
DescriptionIncreased durability.
MaterialsSS Amber Relic Icon.png 2 × Amber Relics
SS Monster Claw Icon.png 1 × Monster Claw
SS Jelly Blob Icon.png 1 × Jelly Blob
CostCost30 Rupees
LocationScrap Shop
SS Braced Shield Icon.png
Braced Shield
DescriptionFurther increased durability.
MaterialsSS 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
CostCost50 Rupees
LocationScrap Shop

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

352 (357) Wooden Shield
BotW Hyrule Compendium Wooden Shield.png
Description
This lightweight, simple shield is ideal for less-experienced fighters. It can withstand light attacks, but blocking stronger blows is not recommended.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
East Necluda
Properties
Def 2

Wooden Shields are simple shields in Breath of the Wild. Wooden Shields have low defensive power and are flammable.

Other 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.

Nomenclature

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

Gallery

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 143 (OoS | OoA | TP | SS)