- "Your shield is improved! Now you can defend yourself against fireballs!"
- — In-game description
The Improved Shield is a shield from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. An improved version of Link's Fighter's Shield, it can be purchased from one of the various shops in the Dark World ad by throwing the Fighter's Shield into the Mysterious Pond behind the Waterfall of Wishing. It is also obtained, by purchasing it for 500 rupees in a shield shop in the dark world. It is bigger than the Fighter's Shield and can block fireballs, but not beams. It is replaced by the Mirror Shield later in the game.