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The Iron Shield is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[2]

Appearances

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, the Iron Shield can be earned by offering the Subrosian Smithy a piece of Hard Ore and a Wooden Shield. Link can also obtain the shield via a Secret in a Linked Game.

The Iron Shield defends Link against some attacks that the Wooden Shield cannot, but not as many as the Mirror Shield, the most powerful shield in the game.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, the Iron Shield can be obtained on Crescent Island after the Tokay steals Link's Items when he first arrives on their island. Link 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 with the Mermaid Suit. Instead of returning the Wooden Shield that Link originally lost, this Tokay will instead return an upgraded Iron Shield. If the Iron Shield is ever eaten by a Like Like, a new one can be bought from any shop for 50 Rupees.

When not playing a Linked Game, the Iron Shield is the best Shield that is possible to obtain. When playing a Linked Game, the more powerful Mirror Shield can be obtained.

Skyward Sword

In Skyward Sword, the Iron Shield bears two symbols that resemble footprints, possibly those of a Loftwing. It can be bought from the Gear Shop at the Skyloft Bazaar for 100 Rupees after the Skyview Temple is completed.[3][1] Compared to the Wooden Shield, the Iron Shield is more durable and does not burn when it comes in contact with Fire.[4][5] However, when it comes into contact with Electricity it can conduct it well and will shock Link.[6][5] This can be negated if Link performs a Shield Attack just as the Electricity connects. It can be upgraded by Gondo to increase its durability.[7] The Iron Shield is superseded by the Sacred Shield, which repels Fire, Electricity and Curse attacks.

Upgrades

UpgradeDescriptionMaterialsCostLocation
SS Fortified Shield Icon.png
Fortified Shield
Further increased durability.SS Eldin Ore Icon.png × 3 Eldin Ores
SS Monster Claw Icon.png × 3 Monster Claws
SS Tumbleweed Icon.png × 3 Tumbleweeds
SS Blue Bird Feather Icon.png × 1 Blue Bird Feather
Cost100 RupeesScrap Shop
SS Reinforced Shield Icon.png
Reinforced Shield
Increased durability.SS Eldin Ore Icon.png × 2 Eldin Ores
SS Monster Claw Icon.png × 2 Monster Claws
SS Ornamental Skull Icon.png × 2 Ornamental Skulls
Cost20 RupeesScrap Shop
SS Fortified Shield Icon.png
Fortified Shield
DescriptionFurther increased durability.
MaterialsSS Eldin Ore Icon.png × 3 Eldin Ores
SS Monster Claw Icon.png × 3 Monster Claws
SS Tumbleweed Icon.png × 3 Tumbleweeds
SS Blue Bird Feather Icon.png × 1 Blue Bird Feather
CostCost100 Rupees
LocationScrap Shop
SS Reinforced Shield Icon.png
Reinforced Shield
DescriptionIncreased durability.
MaterialsSS Eldin Ore Icon.png × 2 Eldin Ores
SS Monster Claw Icon.png × 2 Monster Claws
SS Ornamental Skull Icon.png × 2 Ornamental Skulls
CostCost20 Rupees
LocationScrap Shop

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
FranceFrenchEUEcu de Fer (OoS)[8]Iron Shield
Because of character limitation, there is a missing accent on the first E. It should read Écu de Fer.
GermanyGermanEisenschild (SS)Same as English.
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "It's yours for just 100 Rupees.
    Care to buy it, friend?
    " — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 128
  3. "Ahaa! I've got some new gear in stock to show you, friend. Available now, you can purchase an Iron Shield and a Small Seed Satchel. I hope they meet with your approval!" — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  4. "It's much more durable than a wooden shield, and I'm happy to report that it won't burst into flames!" — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "You got an Iron Shield!
    This sturdy metal shield is unaffected by fire, but watch out for electrical attacks!
    " — N/A (Skyward Sword)
  6. "I suppose I should warn you that it won't protect you from electricity, which could come as a nasty...shock." — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  7. "A strengthened Iron Shield with improved durability." — N/A (Skyward Sword)
  8. "Ecu de Fer" — Inventory (Oracle of Seasons)
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