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Kite Shields are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] Kite Shields go unnamed in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

362 (367) Kite Shield
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Description
Rito warriors cherish this shield. Its unique shape is designed with mid-battle flight in mind to facilitate aerial combat.
Common Locations
Hebra Mountains
Tabantha Frontier
Properties
Def 14

Kite Shields are mid-grade Shields made by the Rito. Kite Shields bear a Rito emblem on its face, similar to the Paraglider. They are highly regarded among Rito warriors for their effectiveness and ease of use in aerial combat.[1]

There are three locations where Link can obtain a Kite Shield. The first is in a metal Treasure Chest in the ground in an enemy giant skull at North Tabantha Snowfield that Link must use Magnesis to pull out of the ground. The second Kite Shield can be found in a Treasure Chest in an ice formation at Hebra Headspring. A third Kite Shield can be found mounted on the wall in Selmie's Spot. Link can win it as a reward from Selmie by taking on her Shield-Surfing Advanced Course and reaching the goal between 2:05 and 2:20.[2] Afterwards, it will disappear from its mount on her wall and she will offer Link 20 Rupees instead each subsequent time he meets that window of time.[3]

Due to their wooden construction, Kite Shields will burn if they're exposed to Fire or a Scorching Climate. However, they'll also float if they're dropped in water, and they won't attract Lightning during storms.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Kite Shields can be wielded by Link in conjunction with Feathered Edges.

Trivia

  • Kite Shields are one of the Permanently Missable Items in Breath of the Wild. If both Kite Shields in the Treasure Chests are destroyed, and the Kite Shield won from Selmie is also destroyed, no more Kite Shields can be obtained.

Nomenclature

The Kite Shield receives its name from its resemblance to a kite, as well as its aesthetic relationship to the Paraglider. Despite its name, it does not resemble an actual kite shield, instead more closely resembling an inverted heater shield with a concave chief.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapanese風凪の盾 (Kazenagi no tate) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR風箏盾 (Fēngzhēng dùn) 
NetherlandsDutchVliegerschild 
FranceFrenchEUBouclier de l'accalmie 
GermanyGermanSchild der Winde 
ItalyItalianScudo della brezzaBreeze shield
South KoreaKorean산들바람의 방패 (Sandeulbaramui bangpae) 
RussiaRussianВоздушный щит (Vozdushnyy shchit) 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEscudo de la brisa 
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See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kite Shield
    Rito warriors cherish this shield. Its unique shape is designed with mid-battle flight in mind to facilitate aerial combat.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "You clocked in at [X]... That's not too far off my own record. That takes some serious skills! I'll admit, you've impressed me. Take this shield and use it the next time you hit the slopes." — Selmie (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Whoops! This is the same shield I gave you last time, huh? Uh...how about some rupees as a consolation prize?" — Selmie (Breath of the Wild)
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