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The shield Aegis in Final Fantasy XI.

The Aegis Shield, also known as the Aegis Armlet, Aegis Glove, or Aegis, is a recurring equipment piece in the Final Fantasy series. It usually protects the user from the Petrify status, or has a great bonus of Magic Defense.

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Final Fantasy

The Aegis Shield protects against Stone and Poison. It is tied for the second strongest shield in the game, in terms of Defense, but is only the fourth strongest shield overall, boosting a defense of 16. It is found in the Mirage Tower.

Final Fantasy II

The Aegis Shield is the best shield in the game. It grants the user 20% Evasion and resistance to special attacks.

Final Fantasy III

The Aegis Shield, like all the other shields, protects from all status ailments in addition to granting the wielder a bonus of 4 Mind, +16 Defense, and +17 Magic Defense.

Final Fantasy IV

The Aegis Shield grants protection against petrification and can be purchased at the Feymarch for 20,000 gil. It grants +4 Defense, +5 Magic Defense, +34 Evasion, +4 Magic Evasion, and +3 Intelligence. It can also be found in the Lunar Ruins, as well as dropped by Catoblepas.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

The Aegis Shield returns as a non-buyable shield that provides the exact same bonuses as in Final Fantasy IV. It is also strong against attacks from Mages.

Final Fantasy V

The Aegis Shield as seen in Final Fantasy V.

The Aegis Shield grants protection against petrification and grants +5 Defense, +33 Evasion, and +1 Magic, and can sometimes block magic attacks. It is found in Istory Falls, and can be gotten in the Great Forest of Moore during the fire event, before entering the cave a Moogle creates.

Final Fantasy VI

The Aegis Shield gives the wearer a great bonus of MBlock and Magic Defense, surpassed only by the Force Shield. It is one of the few pieces of equipment that comes in a limited quantity, as they cannot be acquired from any common enemy and cannot be won in the Colosseum.

Final Fantasy VII

The Aegis Armlet in Final Fantasy VII.

The Aegis Armlet gives the wearer +55 Defense and +86 Magic Defense. It has four Materia slots in two linked pairs. It can only be found once, in the underground area of Midgar during Disc 2.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

The Aegis Armlet increases vitality and spirit statistics by 20% and defends the player from Silence and Stun.


Final Fantasy VIII

Aegis Amulet is not an accessory, but an item that is used to teach a GF the Eva-J ability, and 10 can be used to refine into 1 Giant's Ring. It can be acquired either by Angelo Search (1/288 chance), won from UFO?, or by refining 50 Barriers.

Final Fantasy IX

The Aegis Glove are the second best Gauntlets in the game, in terms of Evasion. It grants a bonus of 1 to Defense, neutralizes Fire damage, and teaches Steiner the "Charge!" ability.

Final Fantasy X

Kimahri Ronso, Lulu, Tidus, and Yuna's equipment acquire the Aegis moniker when customized with all four Elemental-proof abilities.

Final Fantasy XI

The Aegis is the Relic Shield of the Paladin Job, available only to Level 75 Paladins after having completed an immensely lengthy and expensive quest (often taking months of time, hundreds of millions of Gil, and the full assistance of an entire Linkshell community to obtain difficult Dynamis drop items). The Aegis is by-and-large the greatest shield available in all of Final Fantasy XI, and as such is also, by a great margin, the most frequently upgraded Relic Weapon in the game as well. The main appeal being that it reduces all Magic Damage incurred by the user by 25%, adds 200 base Damage to the Shield Bash Job Ability, and has a 75% chance of blocking a physical attack, which mitigates that damage by 75%. The Aegis is one of the less-expensive Relic Weapons to upgrade, and as such, due to its profound functionality, is often an upgrade sponsored by a Linkshell group to an elected, deserved member, and not a private job as most of the offensive weapons are. So many exist now that it has become unusual to see competitive endgame Linkshells performing without at least one member wielding an Aegis. Almost all legitimate attempts made on both the Pandemonium Warden and Absolute Virtue are generally not considered serious unless an item like this plays a role somehow in magical damage mitigation.

Final Fantasy XII

Aegis Shield as seen in Final Fantasy XII.

Aegis Shield is a high-ranking shield that can be equipped after obtaining the Shields 5 License. It provides +13 Evasion and +50 Magick Evasion and can be purchased from Balfonheim.

Final Fantasy Tactics

The Aegis Shield gives the wearer a bonus of 50% Magic Evasion and increases Magic Attack by 1.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

The Aegis Shield is an high-rank shield that grants immunity to Stone.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

The Aegis Shield is an Holy-elemental shield that grants immunity to Stone.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

Aegis is a Defense-raising artifact that increases defense by 5. It is won in Daemon's Court after defeating the boss with a score of 161 or more.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King

Aegis Shield is a level 95 shield that provides 67 Defense and is bought for 7929 Gil.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

The Aegis Shield is the best Shield on the game. It resists Petrify and Paralyze.

Aegis Shield as seen in Final Fantasy Adventure

Final Fantasy Adventure

Aegis Shield is the strongest shield in the game, and must be won from Elephants in the Temple of Mana.

Etymology

Aegis was the shield wielded by the Greek goddess Athena, with the image of Medusa's head on the front.


This article uses material from the "Aegis Shield" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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