Sacred Shield

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Sacred Shield
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Official Artwork

Games

Location

Cost

500 Rupees[2]

Uses

Blocking attacks

Related

In Other Languages[show]
Language Name
Japan 日本語 聖なる盾 (Sacred Shield)
France Française bouclier sacré (Sacred Shield)
Spain Español escudo sagrado (Sacred Shield)
Germany Deutsch heiligen Schild (Holy Shield)
Italy Italiana scudo sacro (Sacred Shield)
South Korea 한국어 성스러운 방패 (Sacred Shield)

The Sacred Shield is a shield that appears exclusively in Skyward Sword. It can be purchased at the Gear Shop[1] within the Bazaar of Skyloft, for a hefty 500 Rupees.[2] It only becomes available once Link has defeated The Imprisoned for the first time.

The Sacred Shield's main selling point is the fact that it repairs itself upon being damaged overtime,[3][4] unlike the wooden and iron shields. However, it is more fragile than the aforementioned shields,[3] needing a lot less damage to break. The Sacred Shield can block all sorts of attacks, including fire, electricity, and curse attacks.[3][5] Furthermore, the Sacred Shield has the special ability of being able to startle Cursed Bokoblins when they see the shield.[6]

Upgrades

Like the Wooden and Iron Shields, the Sacred Shield can be upgraded twice.

Divine Shield

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Main article: Divine Shield

The first upgrade to the Sacred Shield is the Divine Shield. The Divine Shield has more durability than the Sacred Shield, and shares the ability of restoring itself after taking damage.[7] The upgrade can be performed by Gondo at the Scrap Shop within the Bazaar. In order to do the upgrade, Link needs to collect three Ornamental Skulls, two Bird Feathers, one Dusk Relic, and 100 Rupees.

Goddess Shield

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Main article: Goddess Shield

The second, and final, upgrade to the Sacred Shield is the Goddess Shield. This shield is a lot more durable than the previous two, which, combined with its ability to restore itself, means that the likelihood of it ever breaking is extremely low. In order to perform this upgrade, Link needs to supply Gondo with four Dusk Relics, three Bird Feathers, three Monster Horns, one Blue Bird Feather, and 150 Rupees.

Trivia

  • The Sacred Shield has what appears to be the talon of a Loftwing on it.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.1 1.2 "You can buy the Sacred Shield from Rupin's Gear Shop once you begin questing for the three Sacred Flames." — Prima Games Skyward Sword Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 12
  2. 2.1 2.2 "Ahaa! That's a Sacred Shield! As you might surmise from its name, it can handle all variety of attacks!

    Fire? Not a sweat! Electricity? No painful zaps! Plus, it will automatically repair itself when it sustains damage!

    It's a little fragile, but that shouldn't be a problem for one as talented and agile as yourself!

    At a cost of 500 Rupees, it's an investment...but an excellent one! Care to buy it?

    OK! :No, thanks." — Rupin, Skyward Sword.
  3. 3.1 3.2 3.3 "You got a Sacred Shield! The mystical power within this shield allows it to repair itself over time. This shield's low durability means it breaks easily, but it deflects fire, electric, and curse attacks!" — In-Game Description, Skyward Sword.
  4. "Even better, its durability regenerates over time on its own." — Prima Games Skyward Sword Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 12
  5. "It is protection against fire, electricity, and evil curses." — Prima Games Skyward Sword Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 12
  6. "Target lock: Cursed Bokoblin This horrifying Bokoblin reanimates after death. Analysis indicates it fears pure, shiny items and will startle at the sight of a sacred shield. It is able to reanimate purely through its hatred of this world...and its attachment to outlandish underpants." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
  7. "An upgraded Sacred Shield with enhanced durability. It effectively repels electric, fire, and curse attacks." — Gear Screen Description, Skyward Sword.