This article is about the armor shield. For information on the shield spells, see Shield (magical).

Shields are broad pieces of armor strapped to the arm or carried in one hand that provide protection against melee attacks. They add defense bonuses and can be used to block attacks. Blocking with a shield will shave off more damage than blocking with just a weapon.

Shield StatsEdit

Shield stats in order of base armor protection.

Armor Piece Armor Type Base Value Weight Max. Armor
Fur Shield Light Armor 8 GoldIcon 2 WeightIcon 2 ArmorIcon
Leather Shield Light Armor 20 GoldIcon 3 WeightIcon 7.5 ArmorIcon
Mithril Shield Light Armor 115 GoldIcon 4.4 WeightIcon 10.5 ArmorIcon
Iron Shield Heavy Armor 45 GoldIcon 12 WeightIcon 12 ArmorIcon
Elven Shield Light Armor 315 GoldIcon 5.2 WeightIcon 12 ArmorIcon
Steel Shield Heavy Armor 95 GoldIcon 14 WeightIcon 13.5 ArmorIcon
Dwarven Shield Heavy Armor 210 GoldIcon 16 WeightIcon 15 ArmorIcon
Glass Shield Light Armor 1000 GoldIcon 6 WeightIcon 15 ArmorIcon
Orcish Shield Heavy Armor 460 GoldIcon 18 WeightIcon 16.5 ArmorIcon
Ebony Shield Heavy Armor 1000 GoldIcon 21 WeightIcon 18 ArmorIcon
Daedric Shield Heavy Armor 2500 GoldIcon 24 WeightIcon 22.5 ArmorIcon
  • Notes: "Base Value" refers to the actual value without mercantile or disposition affecting it. "Base Damage" refers to the base amount of damage an item can do, assuming maximum stats and skill.

For a list of enchanted shields, see Category:Enchanted shields.