"This extravagant shield is presented to Gerudo warriors who rise to the rank of captain. Its apparent opulence is rivaled only by its combat capabilities."
Hyrule Compendium

The Radiant Shield is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a Gerudo shield with a base defense rating of 35, though this may be increased if it has a Shield Guard Up Bonus. Link can obtain one from a Treasure Chest in the Raqa Zunzo Shrine. One also spawns inside a hidden cave concealed by Boulders in the Gerudo Highlands northwest of Gerudo Tower and will occasionally respawn if Link leaves Gerudo Highlands and returns later. The hidden cave contains other equipment such as a Gerudo Spear, Golden Bow, Edge of Duality, and Moonlight Scimitar along with three Treasure Chests. A Treasure Chest containing one may randomly drop when certain Amiibo are used with the Amiibo Rune such as the Urbosa amiibo.

It is an extravagant gold shield adorned with gems and is traditionally presented to Gerudo warriors who rise to the rank of captain thus Gerudo guard captains like Teake carry them. It is stronger than the Gerudo Shield, though weaker than the Daybreaker. Like all shields in Breath of the Wild, Link can use it to shield surf and travel through the desert by Sand Seal. Despite its similar name, it has no relation with the "Radiant" armor set beyond being made by Gerudo. It can be seen as a companion to the Moonlight Scimitar which is the second strongest Gerudo made Scimitar. Beyond being Gerudo made, the Radiant Shield shares nothing in common design wise with the Radiant Armor set. Radiant Shields are Gerudo Shields legally crafted for Gerudo guards whom have achieved the rank of Captain. Selmie notes they are a fine shield rarely seen in Hyrule as they are rarely encountered outside the province of Gerudo. Presumably they like are designed to be surfable given the Gerudo practice of Sand-Seal Surfing and the Radiant Shields' apparent value to Hylian Shield Surfers like Selmie.

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