"You upgraded to a Banded Shield! This shield is much more durable than the standard Wooden Shield."
— In-game description

The Banded Shield is a shield from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It is an upgrade to the far less durable Wooden Shield. It can protect Link from electric based attacks, but will burn if it comes in contact with fire. The Banded Shield can be purchased at the Bazaar by upgrading the Wooden Shield for 30 Rupees along with two Amber Relics, one Monster Claw, and one Jelly Blob.

After obtaining the Bow from the Sandship, Link can use the Banded Shield (and its upgrade) to block Arrows fired by Bokoblin Archers, allowing him to collect them when they become lodged in his shield by sheathing it.

It can be further upgraded into the Braced Shield by providing three Amber Relics, two Monster Claws, two Tumbleweeds and one Ornamental Skull.

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