Wooden Shield

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Wooden Shield
Wooden Shield(SS).png
Wooden Shield as seen in Skyward Sword

Games

Location

The Legend of Zelda
Link starts the game with it


Twilight Princess
Malo Mart

Phantom Hourglass
Link starts the game with it

Skyward Sword
Gear Shop

Cost

Oracle of Seasons
30 Rupees[1]


Twilight Princess
50 Rupees[2]

Skyward Sword
50 Rupees

Uses

Defends Link from projectiles and sword slashs

Related

The Wooden Shield is a recurring shield in The Legend of Zelda series that are, quite obviously, made out of wood. They are typically the weakest shield and the first shield Link obtains.

Properties

Wooden shields can block most attacks but are highly susceptible to fire and leaves Link bereft of a shield. This is a weakness that only wooden shields possess, since all metal shields don't have a weakness that causes them to break. In Skyward Sword, they offer resistance to electricity to make up for their weakness to fire.

Appearances

The Legend of Zelda

The Wooden Shield is the shield Link starts with at the beginning of The Legend of Zelda. It is able to block basic attacks such as arrows and rocks but cannot defend against magical attacks, like a Wizzrobe's beam. This shield cannot be eaten by Like Likes.

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Deku Shield
Deku Shield from Ocarina of Time

While the Wooden Shield does not appear by name in Ocarina of Time, a Wooden shield does appear, called the Deku Shield. It is the first shield obtained by Link in Ocarina of Time and can only be used while Link is a child. The shield can be purchased at the shop in Kokiri Forest for 40 Rupees. This shield will burn if it comes into contact with fire but a replacement can be purchased at any time. The shield appears to be made from a piece of thick tree bark, the front of the shield is carved with a symbol representing the Kokiri's Emerald and is painted red.

Oracle of Seasons

Woodenshield.gif In Oracle of Seasons, the Wooden Shield is the first shield Link collects, and is indicated as the L-1 Shield. It can be purchased at the Horon Village Shop for 30 Rupees.[1] However, the shop is only opened after Link has completed the Gnarled Root Dungeon.

Oracle of Ages

Twilight Princess

Wooden shield

The Wooden Shield from Twilight Princess is an optional item that can be purchased from the Malo Mart in Kakariko Village. This shield is larger than the Ordon Shield but comes with the same weakness to fire. This shield can be purchased again if it is burnt. The design on the front resembles something like a bird and appears to be painted with white paint. This shield is generally considered a meaningless purchase due to the fact that it becomes available at the same time as the Hylian Shield, a far stronger and more preferable shield.

Ordon Shield

Ordon Shield from Twilight Princess
Main article: Ordon Shield

Similarly to the Deku Shield from Ocarina of Time, the Ordon Shield is a Wooden shield that appears in Twilight Princess. Wolf Link steals it from Jaggle's House after Midna tells him to search the village for a Sword and Shield. It's a small plain brown shield, and has a Ordonian goat's head and horns patterned onto it.

This is the only time Link can obtain this shield, if it is burnt, it's lost forever.

Skyward Sword

Wooden Shield from Skyward Sword

Unlike previous games, Link's shield now has a durability meter. This means that after a certain number of hits, it will break. However, if he thrusts your shield just as the attack is coming at him the shield will not take damage. As incentive for using this shield later in the game, it insulates Link from electricity-based attacks. This is the first shield obtainable in Skyward Sword. It's pathetically weak, and will break in just a few hits in its non-upgraded form. The Wooden Shield can be purchased for a very low price in Skyloft's Bazaar.

This shield is also obtainable by speaking with Instructor Owlan after Zelda falls out of the sky and you have to start your adventure. Getting the wooden shield for free at the beginning makes Faron woods much easier since you don't have to save up rupee's and buy the shield yourself.

Banded Shield

Main article: Banded Shield
Banded Shield from Skyward Sword
Braced Shield from Skyward Sword

An upgraded form of the Wooden Shield with a higher durability, this shield requires 2 Amber Relics, 1 Monster Claw, 1 Jelly Blob and 30 rupees to upgrade. Much more durable than the wooden shield, but still very weak. Burns from fire.

Braced Shield

Main article: Braced Shield

Upgraded from the Banded Shield and more durable, this shield requires 3 Amber Relics, 2 Monster Claws, 2 Tumbleweeds, 1 Ornamental Skull and 50 rupees to upgrade. Although stronger it is still wood and can burn easily.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.1 1.2 "Wooden Shield 30 Rupees :›OK ›No thanks" — Stockwell, Oracle of Seasons.
  2. "A [ 8C]wooden shield will cost you 50 Rupees. Want one or not?" — Malo, Twilight Princess.