The Iron Shield is the second shield Link can purchase in Skyward Sword. This shield is much more durable than the three shields Link can purchase. It has resistance to fire-based attacks, but conducts electricity. This shield can be obtained before Link sets out for Eldin Volcano at a cost of 100 Rupees. Link can use Treasures to upgrade to the Reinforced Shield and the Fortified Shield.
- Main article: Reinforced Shield
- Main article: Fortified Shield
The last upgrade to the Iron Shield, this takes a much higher amount of damage than the Reinforced Shield before it breaks. This shield requires 3 Eldin Ores, 3 Monster Claws, 3 Tumbleweeds, 1 Blue Bird Feather and 100 Rupees to upgrade.