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A shield was a type of force field which could be projected around a starship, starbase or even planet to protect said body from various forms of radiation and matter.

All starships were fitted with deflector shields, often projected from a deflector dish, to protect them from particle impacts which, particularly at high velocities, could cause huge amounts of damage. Whilst these basic deflectors could provide minimal protection from weapons fire the majority of advanced starships were also fitted with more powerful shielding which could be activated in tactical situations. However these shields were sufficiently powerful that they also blocked out transporter beams. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact, et al.)

Shields could be configured in two forms; ellipsoid form shielding, common in Federation starships in the 24th century, which projected a shield bubble around a starship. Or contour-conforming shielding which was projected much closer to the ships hull providing more specifically localised protection. Some shielding systems also allowed shielding over specific areas of a ship to be activated or deactivated to provide protection for a specific area only and presumably reduce power consumption not protecting the entire hull. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact, et al.)

Horta were seemingly invulnerable to even very powerful shields, being capable of passing straight through them with very little effort. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

While conducting operations in the Badlands in the early 2370s, the Maquis discovered a way to apply regenerative tuning techniques in order to keep their shield's operative in the extreme magnetic and radiation flux of the region. In early 2372, the USS Enterprise-E applied some of these techniques to their shields while inside the Pantera Nebula. (TNG eBook: A Sea of Troubles)

In addition to standard deflectors there a number of other shielding technologies were developed including:

  • Regenerative shields, used by the Borg, analyze weapons fire and adjust shield frequencies to better resist oustide forces. Other races have subsequently adopted this technology but presumably have had less success than the Borg, not having the collective's processing power to analyze incoming weapons fire. (TNG episode: The Best of Both Worlds, et al.)
  • Metaphasic shields, developed by the Ferengi Dr. Reyga, are capable of withstanding the pressure, radiation and energy of a star's corona. (TNG episode: Suspicions)
  • Multi-adaptive shielding, developed by Erin and Magnus Hansen was a shielding system used to mask a vessel from Borg sensors. (VOY episode: Dark Frontier)

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DC Comics

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Shield

A shield is a protective device, meant to intercept attacks. The term often refers to a device that is held in the hand, as opposed to armour or a bullet proof vest.
(See Also: The Shield character(s))
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Dofus Wiki

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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A shield is a type of defensive equipment. Nearly all shields give elemental resistances that only apply to PvP battles. They have no effect on battles with monster mobs.

All shields (other than the useless Training Shield, Raydi Shield and the moderately useless Sponghield) require a Rank.

Shields are made by Shield smiths.

Note: A shield cannot be used together with a two-handed weapon.

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Name Lvl Effects Conditions

Aerdala Shield

1

Aged Amakna Captain Shield

1

  • Not Equipable
  • Not Equipable

Air Dial

1

Akwadala Shield

1

Amakna Captain Shield

1

Asse Shield

1

Bawbawian Shield

1

Boh-Bihn Shield

1

  • None

Bowisse's Shield

1

Chouque Shield

1

Crackler Shield

1

Derma Tho

1

Earth Dial

1

Fan Shield

1

Feudala Shield

1

Fire Dial

1

Flying Shield

1

Gobball Shield

1

Heart Quarter

1

Imp Shield

1

Inn Shield

1

Kloome

1

Lumberjack Shield

1

Mount Stinkky Shield

1

Pac-Tiger Shield

1

  • None

Pandawa Shield

1

Phtalmo

1

Poshield

1

  • None

Raydi Shield

1

  • None
  • None

Sadida Shield

1

Scale Shield

1

  • None

Sharkal Shield

10

  • Players' kamas > 790000

Shield Kada

1

  • None

Shield in Briefs

1

Sidimote Shield

1

Solaris Shield

1

  • None

Sponghield

1

  • None

Terrdala Shield

1

Training Shield

1

  • Durability : 1 / 1
  • None

Treechnid Shield

1

Trophy Wa Wabbit Shield

1

  • Special << Wa Wabbit Slayer >> tag under your name
  • None

Water Dial

1

Name Lvl Effects Conditions

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Final Fantasy

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Shield may refer to:


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Guild Wars

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Basics

Shields are items that can be equipped in a character's left hand (sometimes called the "offhand") to increase his or her armor. This Armor is applied regardless of hit location or direction the character is facing. The maximum base Armor for a shield is 16.

Attribute Requirements

Any profession can equip shields, but most shields have requirements for a minimum rank in the warrior's Tactics or Strength or the paragon's Motivation or Command attributes ranging from 0 to 13. Without meeting that requirement, the Armor used is 8 for shields with an armor rating of 8 and higher (the exception is the PvP Shield (Strength), which gives 9 armor if you don't meet the requirement). While shields with the maximum Armor have been observed with requirements as low as 7, maximum Armor shields with inscription slots have only been observed with attribute requirements as low as 8, and green shields, collector shields and crafted shields with the maximum Armor always have an attribute requirement of 9. Shields with a requirement of 0 and armor as high as 10 are available as loot.

The Tall Shield, a typical Shield

Modifiers

There are four main types of modifiers for shields: damage reduction, health bonuses, Armor bonuses, and +1 attribute. A shield may have up to two modifiers. The available shield modifiers are listed in full in a separate article. Shields from the Nightfall campaign have salvageable inscriptions and upgrades instead of fixed modifiers.

Damage reduction

Shields may have a received physical damage -x modifer. These always have specific preconditions, such as being enchanted. A shield can have up to -2 (while in a stance), -2 (while enchanted), -3 (while hexed), or -5 (Chance: up to 20%).

Health

Shields may have a health +x modifier. These modifiers can be conditional, like the damage reduction modifiers, or unconditional. The maximum values are +45 (while in a Stance), +45 (while enchanted), +60 (while hexed), or +30 unconditional. There can be a maximum of one health modifier.

Armor

Shields may have conditional Armor bonuses. The maximum such bonus is +10 against a specific damage type or monster type. A shield may have at most one Armor modifier.

+1 attribute

Shields may have a +1 attribute modifier. It has up to a 20% chance while using skills. The possible attributes that can have a +1 modifier on shields are most attributes of casters, Tactics, and Strength. A shield may have at most one +1 attribute modifier.

Warrior shield types

All shields and their skins are displayed in our gallery.

The following types of Warrior shields can be found in Guild Wars:

Core

Bonus Mission Pack

Prophecies

Factions

Nightfall

Eye of The North

  1. Some Aegis shields have recently been observed that require Tactics and not Strength. See Talk:Shield for details.
  2. Wooden Bucklers with a Strength requirement are only available from Canthan Collectors, all other Wooden Bucklers have Tactics requirements.

See also Category:Shields.

Note: unlike weapons such as Bows - the shield type has no influence on the stats of the shield, apart from the required attribute. Which visual appearance you prefer is merely a matter of taste: a Crude Shield with Armor +12 is just as good as an Eternal Shield with Armor +12. That said, certain shield types are more likely to come with higher AL; for example, a Shield of the Wing is usually Armor +8 or higher and will require Tactics, and Eternal Shields nearly always have Armor +15 or 16 and require Strength.

Paragon shield types

Paragons also use shields. They have the same maximum armor value and bonuses as Warrior shields, and can be tied to the Command and Motivation attributes.

Core

Bonus Mission Pack

Prophecies

Factions

Nightfall

Eye of The North

Related skills

These skills require shields to trigger:

Facts about ShieldRDF feed

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Marvel Database

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S.H.I.E.L.D.

Official Name
Strategic Hazard, Intervention, Espionage Logistics Directorate
Team Aliases
Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-enforcement Division; S.H.I.E.L.D.

Status
Status

Team Identity

Universe

Base Of Operations

Organization
Team Leader(s)




Enemies

Creators

First appearance

Strange Tales #135
(August, 1965)

Contents

History

Foundation and Structure

Founded to combat technologically advanced threats on world security (specifically the menace of HYDRA), S.H.I.E.L.D. has, throughout the years, remained on the frontlines fighting terrorism and extraterrestrial menaces working as an international intelligence agency.

In its original incarnation, S.H.I.E.L.D. stood for "Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-enforcement Division," and the organization was a branch of the United States government. Veteran spy and soldier Col. Nick Fury had created the blueprints for the idea some time after World War II, but decided not to act upon them, since he felt the U.S. government would deny such a request. A United Nations-based international group somehow obtained the plans, and presented them to the U.S. government as a viable countermeasure against the nascent threat of HYDRA.

Fury first realized that his brainchild had been made reality when he was approached by the founders of the group to act as its second Public Director, as his predecessor Rick Stoner had met an untimely end. While Fury acted as the operational head of the agency, he answered to these founders, the Executive Board, whose identities were hidden even from him. Otherwise, Fury was the highest ranking agent in an eight-rank tier. Some suspect that Tony Stark, billionaire playboy and the superheroic Iron Man, may have been one of the Board.

As director, Colonel Fury took a very active hand in SHIELD operations, often going into the field himself on their most important missions. Supporting him, aside from the thousands of rank-and-file SHIELD agents around the world, were a core group of capable officers. Fury's aide-de-camp was the man who had filled the same function for his Howling Commandos in World War II, the boisterous Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan. Another ex-Howler joined SHIELD in the person of Gabe Jones, whose presence had made the Howlers the Army's first integrated unit. There was also the by-the-books Jasper Sitwell, who balanced and sometimes clashed with the more emotional members of the command staff. The brilliant Sidney "The Gaffer" Levine acted as head of Research & Development, designing many high-tech specialty gadgets to supplement the weapons and vehicles provided by Stark Enterprises. Later, Laura Brown, the daughter of the Imperial Hydra, defected from HYDRA to join SHIELD. Jimmy Woo, hero of clashes with the villainous Yellow Claw, served as the liaison agent to SHIELD from the FBI. Clay Quartermain was a resident "pretty boy" super-agent. La Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine ("Val" to her friends), a member of the European jet-set, proved to be equally skilled, as well as one of Fury's lovers. Another prominent member is Sharon Carter (Agent 13), a frequent partner and eventual lover of Captain America.

The equipment of SHIELD has always been at least as distinctive as its membership. A series of flying fortresses invariably known as the SHIELD Helicarrier served as the mobile headquarters of the organization. Other vehicles such as hoverfliers, flying cars and tunneling vehicles rounded out the less massive transports. Agents carried a variety of personal gear as well. Fury's weapon of choice was a 300-round .15 caliber pistol specially designed to fire explosive-tipped needles. Tear gas boutonnieres, explosive shirts, rear-view periscope hats, camera-phone watches, jetpacks, cigars laced with various chemical compounds (including flash bombs), and other tools of the spy trade insured that SHIELD agents always had access to the right equipment. One of the most distinctive inventions of The Gaffer was the Life-Model Decoy (LMD), an extremely lifelike android designed to emulate the behavior of a specific individual, usually used to replace someone in danger of being killed. Meanwhile, during the Cold War SHIELD maintained a large headquarters in New York City, as well as other bases in every major city in the Western world, and hidden outposts in many Communist countries.

Various specialized teams of agents have been utilized, such as the Psi Division and Super Agents. At one time, SHIELD had command over an incarnation of the Hulkbusters. Throughout the years, SHIELD agents have left the service to perform acts both heroic and villainous. Some went rogue, such as Mentallo, becoming threats to society. Others, like Quasar, joined the superhero community. And since the early days, SHIELD, through Fury, has maintained close ties to groups like the Avengers and Fantastic Four, and with individuals like Captain America, Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), and Wolverine, meant that a capable and varied pool of special operatives were readily available. That said, SHIELD often came into conflict with members of the superhero community who worked through less-than-legal means or against government aims. Fury's friendships with many superheroes conflicted with his duties in these cases.

Exploits

SHIELD's main enemy, HYDRA, continued to resurface. It became apparent that Nick Fury's old wartime foe, Baron von Strucker, had become the new Supreme Hydra, with plans to to menace the world with a deadly biological weapon. Fury took the fight to the enemy stronghold, Hydra Island, turning this weapon on its makers.

When Godzilla roamed the earth, a task force under Dum Dum Dugan's command, the Godzilla Squad, set forth to capture him. They used a smaller version of the helicarrier called the Behemoth, as well as a giant robot called Red Ronin in their battles waged before Godzilla disappeared into the Atlantic.

One of SHIELD's other great enemies were formed as a result of a lapse in security. The supervillain Scorpio, actually Fury's brother Jake, stole the LMD technology to create the second team of villains called the Zodiac.

The first dismantling of SHIELD occurred in the wake of a widescale infiltration of the agency, again involving LMDs. In this case, a group of LMDs attained sentience, infiltrating both SHIELD and HYDRA, replacing key members of both before being defeated by Fury and an impromptu force of allies.

The reorganized SHIELD was backed by the United Nations, and the acronym now stood for "Strategic Hazard Intervention, Espionage and Logistics Directorate." Baron Strucker, long thought to have died on Hydra Island, returned as the head of SHIELD's perennial foe. The new organization had some internal structural changes, with the eight-rank system being replaced by a ten-rank one. Also, there existed "Full Champion License", a rarely-awarded accolade known to be held by Captain America, whereby the holder has authority to assemble any team he sees fit for any mission he sees fit. This was the legal basis for the formation of the New Avengers.

In the wake of Nick Fury's Secret War in Latveria, he was removed from the directorship and forced into hiding. His replacement was not one of his close associates in the high ranks, but a newcomer, Commander Maria Hill. Her appointment by the U.S. president was meant to ensure SHIELD bias towards American interests, and her lack of connection to the superhero community was meant to keep SHIELD from aiding them. This came to the fore when SHIELD units nicknamed 'Cape-Killers' were tasked with enforcing the Superhuman Registration Act. Just prior to the Civil War, Captain America estimated that there were 3,000 SHIELD agents on active duty.

Towards the end of that conflict, Commander Hill decided that she had been made Executive Director so that she would fail. She proposes that Tony Stark take the job, with her as deputy director. After the victory of his Pro-Registration Superhero Unit, he accepted the appointment. Stark undertook a series of initiatives, including the construction of a new gold-and-red Helicarrier in the motif of his Iron Man designs, the introduction of a daycare center in the Helicarrier, and an employee suggestion-box. While accused of treating S.H.I.E.L.D. as a Stark Industries subsidiary, he succeeded in streamlining the organization and raising morale. S.H.I.E.L.D. fought a wave of global superhuman terrorism, but was manipulated into two international incidents that almost saw Director Stark arrested, until they revealed the Mandarin to be behind it and stopped him from committing genocide with an Extremis pathogen.

H.A.M.M.E.R.

At the start of the Secret Invasion by the extraterrestrial shape-shifting Skrulls, the Helicarrier was disabled by a Skrull virus and left floating and disabled in the Bermuda Triangle. The Skrulls by this point had already replaced a large number of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, including the high-ranking Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan. After the invasion was repelled (thanks in part to Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors), the President of the United States decides to dissolve S.H.I.E.L.D., and has it, the 50 States Initiative, and the Avengers authority to be folded into the Thunderbolts Initiative, and all their powers to be under the public hero of the invasion: Norman Osborn, head of OsCorp and the original Green Goblin.

Osborn uses the opportunity to transform S.H.I.E.L.D. into "H.A.M.M.E.R." and seemingly disband the Thunderbolts. In reality he turns the latest Thunderbolts into a black-ops force to do his dirty work. He also founds the newest, and only, government-sponsored Avengers team, the Dark Avengers. Finally, he sets up a Cabal formed by some of the most powerful beings on Earth, a group consisting of Namor the Sub-Mariner, Doctor Doom, Emma Frost, Loki, the Hood and Osborn.

Paraphernalia

Equipment: Various including: Beta-cloth, kevlar body armor, jetpacks, teleporter, psi-blocker, Hover Discs

Transportation: SHIELD Helicarrier, various flying cars, hoverfliers conventional automobiles, boats and aircraft.
Weapons: Plasma pistols, needler pistols, conventional firearms (.30 caliber machine pistol standard issue.)

Notes

Recommended Reading

  • Strange Tales vol. 1 nos. 135-168, 1965-1968
  • Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. 1 nos. 1-15, 1968-1969
  • Avengers vol. 1 no. 72, 1970
  • Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. 3 nos. 1-37, 1989-1992
  • Fury (Oneshot issue)

Related Articles

Trivia

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See Also

Links and References

  • None.
  1. Fury #1

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Runescape

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There are several types of Shields in RuneScape, including other items that can be worn in the shield position, but the most common are the metal square and kite.

Most square and kite shields can be made with the Smithing skill and some can be purchased or sold to the shield shop identified with a shield File:Shieldshopicon.PNG icon on the map.

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Square shield

Square shields are actually rectangular in shape, and may be made using the Smithing skill, although black and white square shields can only be bought. It is weaker in all areas than the kite shield, but has lower magic penalties. The smithing level required is 8 above the base level for any metal, and the highest shield available in free-to-play is the rune square. Shields come in various sizes and metals. There is no wood square shield.

The Anti-dragon shield also has the same shape as a "square" and is an excellent shield for the pure mage, since it has no penalty to magic attack and a small amount of magic defence, otherwise comparable to an iron square shield.

A player wielding a Black Square Shield

Kiteshield

Kiteshields are better in all areas than the square shield, other than the magic penalty. Getting hold of a good kite shield in free-to-play requires a high smithing level, or trading with other players who are either members or accomplished smiths of high level. The smithing level required is 12 above the base level for any metal, and at 62 for a mithril kiteshield, the gap between levels is already becoming large.

An Adamant kiteshield

Spikeshield

Spikeshields are shields that are shaped like square shields, but with spikes on the front. They are only available in Adamantite and Rune. They give better defence bonuses than the square shield of the same metal, but worse than the kitshield, in addition to providing a small bonus to strength. They can only be acquired from the Fist of Guthix minigame. They cannot be made by players using the smithing skill. They are only tradeable once they have been completely uncharged.
A player wielding a spikeshield

Berserker shield

Berserker shields are shields that are shaped like kiteshields, but without the brown lines and instead spikes on the front. Like the spikeshield, they are only available in Adamant and Rune. They have the highest defence bonuses of any shield of the same metal, and offer a strength bonus as well. Also like spikeshields, they can only be acquired as a reward from the Fist of Guthix minigame and cannot be made or traded with other players (except when fully uncharged).

A player wielding a berserker shield

Other shields

Books

Technically not shields, but worn in the shield slot.

A player wielding a Book of Balance, or a Guthix god book

Comparison tables

Shield Def. level Smith level Attack Defence Prayer Notes
Magic Range Stab Slash Crush Magic Range
Training shield 1 4 5 3 1 4 A decorative kiteshield obtained from the Melee tutor, east of the castle wall in Lumbridge Or also Obtained in the Learning the ropes tutorial.
Anti-dragon shield 1 7 9 8 2 8 Available from Duke Horacio at Lumbridge castle after starting the Dragon Slayer quest. May be traded.
Elemental shield 1 20 6 Members only, Elemental Workshop quest required. Excellent against magic, useless for anything else.
Mind shield 1 20 9 Members only, Elemental Workshop 2 quest required. Excellent against magic, useless for anything else.
Mirror shield 20 10 15 5 5 10 Members only, Purchased from Slayer masters. Used to protect from Basilisk and Cockatrice special effects.
Fremennik roundshield 25 Crafted -10 -10 17 17 31 -4 33 Members only, Needed for the The Fremennik Isles quest. Used to protect from Ice Troll ranged attacks.
Bronze square shield 1 8 -6 -2 5 6 4 5 A common Goblin drop; also sold at Cassie's.
Bronze kiteshield 1 12 -8 -2 5 7 6 -1 6 Sold at Cassie's in Falador.
Iron square shield 1 23 -6 -2 8 9 7 8
Iron kiteshield 1 27 -8 -2 8 10 9 -1 9
Steel square shield 5 38 -6 -2 12 13 11 12
Steel kiteshield 5 42 -8 -2 13 15 14 -1 14
Black square shield 10 -6 -2 15 16 14 15 Dropped by Moss Giants.
Black kiteshield 10 -8 -2 17 19 18 -1 19 Dropped by Ice giants, available to members in Keldagrim.
Mithril square shield 20 58 -6 -2 17 19 13 14 The highest shield available from Cassie's.
Mithril kiteshield 20 62 -8 -2 18 22 20 -1 20
Broodoo shield 25 3 -7 10 10 15 5 5 Crafted from a Tribal mask, 2 Snake skins and 8 nails. This was the only shield with a magic attack bonus before the introduction of the arcane spirit shield.
Adamant square shield 30 78 -6 -2 24 26 22 24
Adamant spikeshield 35 25 27 23 25 Reward from Fist of Guthix, +1 Strength bonus
Adamant kiteshield 30 82 -8 -2 27 31 29 -1 29
Adamant berserker shield 35 28 32 31 -1 30 Reward from Fist of Guthix, +2 Strength bonus
Rune square shield 40 93 -6 -2 38 40 36 38
Rune spikeshield 45 39 41 37 39 Reward from Fist of Guthix, +3 Strength bonus
Rune kiteshield 40 97 -8 -2 44 48 46 -1 46 Most often seen as part of a "full Rune" set made only by the most accomplished smiths.
Rune berserker shield 45 -8 -2 45 49 47 -1 47 Reward from Fist of Guthix, +4 Strength bonus
Spirit shield 40 0 0 39 41 50 1 45 1 Reward from Summer's End , requires lvl 55 prayer to wield.
Granite shield 50* -12 -8 40 42 38 65 * Also requires 50 Strength. Possible drop from Troll generals.
Dragon square shield 60 60* -6 -2 50 52 48 50 Members only; smithing is used to join the two halves, one a rare monster drop, the other from the Legends' Guild.
Crystal shield 70 -10 -10 51 54 53 80 Reward choice from Roving Elves quest. Degrades and requires recharge, stats are for full charge (10/10)
Toktz-ket-xil (Obsidian Shield) 60 -12 -8 40 42 38 65 The TzHaar-Ket will drop it in an uncommon drop or you can buy it for 67,500 Tokkul.
Third age warrior shield 65 -10 -4 63 65 61 -3 63 Part of the Third age warrior armour set.
Dragonfire shield (fully charged) 75 90* -10 -5 70 75 72 10 72 *Made by combining a Draconic visage with an Anti-Dragon Shield. Players under 90 smithing can bring the items and 1,250,000 coins to Oziach to make it. Holds 50 charges, and is charged by absorbing dragonbreath attacks.
Blessed spirit shield 70 53 55 73 2 52 3 Made by using a Holy elixir on Spirit Shield, requiring 85 prayer or paying one million coins to Brother Jared
Arcane spirit shield 70 85 +20 0 53 55 73 2 52 3 Lvl.70 prayer and lvl.65 magic are required to wield it. Lvl.90 prayer is needed to attach the sigil aswel as lvl.85 smithing.
Spectral spirit shield 75 85 0 0 53 55 73 30 52 3 Lvl.70 prayer and lvl.65 magic are required to wield it. Lvl.90 prayer is needed to attach the sigil aswel as lvl.85 smithing.
Elysian spirit shield 75 85 0 0 63 65 75 2 57 3 Lvl.75 prayer is required to wield it. Lvl.90 prayer is needed to attach the sigil aswel as lvl.85 smithing.
Divine spirit shield 75 85 0 0 63 65 75 2 57 3 Lvl.75 prayer is required to wield it. Lvl.90 prayer is needed to attach the sigil aswel as lvl.85 smithing.
Book Attack Defence Strength Prayer
Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Summoning
Holy book 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 8 8 8 8 0 5
Book of balance 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 5
Unholy book 8 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mage's book 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 15 0 15 0 0

See also


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ST Expanded

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The term shield or shields refers to a type of defensive system or equipment, usually forcefields on starships or starbases. Shields may refer to:

A similar device is the Expanding Sphere Generator used by the Lyrans which projects a destructive energy field. This field destroys hostile projectiles before they can reach their target. The ESG can also be used to increase damage by ramming a target.


See also: Shield crackers (devices which break shields).

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Starwars

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A ray shield envelops a Naboo starfighter.
"Nothing can get through our shields."
Daultay Dofine, shortly before the destruction of the Trade Federation Droid Control Ship above Naboo

Deflector shields, also known as deflector screens, deflectors or simply shields, were translucent or transparent energy fields produced by deflector shield generators. These generators could be placed on planets, droids, starships, space stations and individual buildings. The primary purpose of the shield was to block or deflect projectiles and lasers from hitting the object under protection.

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Shield types

"Their deflector shield is too strong. We'll never get through it."
Ric Olié

There were two distinct types of deflector shield: ray shields, also known as energy shields, and particle shields. The first type protected against energy-based attacks, such as blaster or laser cannon fire, while the latter was developed in response to physical attacks, ranging from projectile missiles and incoming vehicles to asteroids and meteors. Commonly, larger ships and structures were protected by both types of shield, though starfighters often only projected ray shields. Ray shields were also used as capture devices onboard capital ships; Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine were caught in a ray shield trap onboard Invisible Hand. Although designed to counter energy attacks, the energy given off by the ray shield would likely have disintegrated the Jedi duo had they attempted to pass through it.

Shields protect the Gungan Grand Army in the Battle of Naboo.

The Gungan shields used during the Battle of Naboo blocked lasers, but droids could pass through because of their relatively slow movement in comparison to the laser bolts. Some shields only held back anything with a high-energy output, allowing sentients to pass through unharmed. Others were deadly to anything upon contact. Some Trade Federation droids, notably the droideka, were equipped with shields making them almost invincible in infantry combat.

Deflector shields worked in a layered defense fashion: A volumetric field effect extended out from the surface of the shield projector, attempting to reduce the coherency of any beam attacks and deflect physical objects. The shield itself behaved in a manner similar to that of a thermally conductive material—energy applied was quickly diffused and re-radiated back into the environment, but the shield itself could also absorb some of the energy. The absorbed energy was shunted into heat sinks, and re-radiated at a lesser rate by the shield and neutrino radiators. The use of deflector shields on starfighters and other small craft, made them capable of hypersonic speeds in planetary atmospheres.[1]

The strength of a deflector shield was a factor depending on how close the shield was to the projector, the efficiency of the projector, the power applied, and the surface area of the shield. It was common for starship deflectors to be projected a few molecules underneath the hull plating, and then extended outwards to protect hull integrity. Starship shields could handle massive amounts of energy or punishment, although it was possible to disable a shield by concentrating fire on a specific location.

Aside from the standard defensive shields carried by most ships, there were other variants:

  • Shift shields: These shields protected any ship traveling in hyperspace from collisions with interstellar atoms, dust, or dark matter. An unprotected collision would destroy the ship. Failure of the shift shields in a meteor shower was how Darth Vader explained the loss of Tantive IV to the Imperial Senate prior to its dissolution.
  • Relativistic shields: Not shields in the classic sense, but relativistic shields still protected the user from outside forces, thus justifying their name. As time dilated so that the traveler would experience less time to the observer in normal relativistic movement, the opposite would occur when traveling at greater than c velocities. The traveler experienced time flowing at a greater rate, with this rate increasing the faster they went. As a result, anyone traveling at faster-than-lightspeeds would experience thousands of years in what would seem to the observer to be seconds. These devices retarded the flow of local time to prevent this from occurring. See also: stasis fields.
  • Ablative shields: These protected some starfighters. Not yet directly observed, its characteristics cannot yet be described. However, the name indicates it dissipates energy by melting or eroding.

History

Hologram showing the planetary shield for Death Star II.
"The shield must be deactivated if any attack is to be attempted."
Admiral Ackbar

Deflector shields were first developed during the early years of space exploration, designed to absorb heat and radiation encountered in space and within a planetary atmosphere. Before the introduction of deflector shields, pilots had to rely solely on thick, armored hulls for protection against meteors and laser attacks. More advanced versions of the energy shield were developed centuries later, until eventually modern shielding was able to combine ray and particle protection. Eventually, shield technology improved enough to allow some ground vehicles to have dedicated shield generators.

Some of the largest and most powerful deflector shields produced were those that protected the Death Star battlestations of the Galactic Empire. The second Death Star was protected by a planetary shield generator on the moon of Endor. This effectively forestalled any attack against the station, until Han Solo's strike team destroyed the generator.

Personal shields

Main article: Personal energy shield
"The Imperials think I'm somehow immortal, but I just have a good supply of power cells."
Kyle Katarn on the Military Mobility Shield

From the era of the Jedi Civil War, personal shielding for individual units was commonplace. There were melee shields, energy shields, and Verpine shields.

By the time of the Battle of Naboo, personal shields that covered an entire being existed, but produced radiation and magnetic fields that were dangerous for sustained use.

During the Galactic Civil War through the Yuuzhan Vong War, however, personal shield tech was all but lost. Very few armies equipped their soldiers with personal shielding, due to the craft being lost for many years. Notable exceptions include the Trade Federation droidekas, the mercenary Kyle Katarn and his student Jaden Korr, Durge, and possibly the bounty hunters Boba Fett and Jango Fett.

Appearances

Shield and shield generator from Star Wars: Empire at War.

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Sources

Notes and references

  1. Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections

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Tibia

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to Shields article)

From TibiaWiki

Shields are used by everyone in Tibia, except the ones that carry a crossbow, a bow or a two-handed weapon like a Naginata.

Carrying a shield allows you to block some attacks from creatures or other players, and that will improve your shielding skill.

The strongest shield is the Blessed Shield, and the strongest in Rookgaard, is the Copper Shield.

Shields

Name Def Weight Dropped By
Amazon Shield Image:Amazon Shield.gif 32 62.00 Orc Warlord during raid on Carlin
Ancient Shield Image:Ancient Shield.gif 27 61.00 Ghost, Nightmare
Battle Shield Image:Battle Shield.gif 23 62.00 Assassin, Cyclops, Cyclops Smith, Demon Skeleton, Dwarf Guard, Frost Giant, Frost Giantess, Gargoyle, General Murius, Hellspawn, Minotaur Archer, Minotaur Guard, Mutated Bat, Orc Rider, Stone Golem.
Beholder Shield Image:Beholder Shield.gif 28 47.00 Beholder, Braindeath, Elder Beholder, The Evil Eye.
Black Shield Image:Black Shield.gif 18 42.00 Mummy, Mutated Bat, Priestess.
Blessed Shield Image:Blessed Shield.gif 40 68.00 none
Bone Shield Image:Bone Shield.gif 20 55.00 Bonebeast, Chakoya Toolshaper, Chakoya Tribewarden, Chakoya Windcaller, Crypt Shambler, Dworc Fleshhunter.
Brass Shield Image:Brass Shield.gif 16 60.00 Bandit, Elf, Nomad, Skeleton, Stalker, Wild Warrior.
Castle Shield Image:Castle Shield.gif 28 49.00 Lich
Copper Shield Image:Copper Shield.gif 19 63.00 Carrion Worm, Dwarf, Orc Warrior, Rotworm.
Crown Shield Image:Crown Shield.gif 32 62.00 Hero
Dark Shield Image:Dark Shield.gif 25 52.00 Grim Reaper, Pirate Corsair.
Demon Shield Image:Demon Shield.gif 35 26.00 Demon, Ghazbaran, Latrivan, Madareth, Minishabaal, Morgaroth, Orshabaal, Zugurosh, Golgordan.
Dragon Shield Image:Dragon Shield.gif 31 60.00 Demodras, Dragon.
Dwarven Shield Image:Dwarven Shield.gif 26 55.00 Dwarf Soldier.
Eagle Shield Image:Eagle Shield.gif ? ? None.
Fiery Rainbow Shield Image:Fiery Rainbow Shield.gif 36 69.00 None.
Great Shield Image:Great Shield.gif 38 84.00 Ferumbras, Ghazbaran, Massacre, Morgaroth.
Griffin Shield Image:Griffin Shield.gif 29 50.00 None
Guardian Shield Image:Guardian Shield.gif 30 55.00 Demon Skeleton, Diabolic Imp, Energy Elemental, Fire Devil, Minishabaal, Mutated Tiger.
Icy Rainbow Shield Image:Icy Rainbow Shield.gif 39 69.00 None.
Mastermind Shield Image:Mastermind Shield.gif 37 57.00 Demon, Annihilon, Ferumbras, Ghazbaran, Juggernaut, Latrivan, Morgaroth, Orshabaal, Zugurosh, Zulazza the Corruptor.
Meat Shield Image:Meat Shield.gif 10 5.00 Doctor Perhaps
Medusa Shield Image:Medusa Shield.gif 33 58.00 Medusa, Hydra, The Many, The Noxious Spawn.
Necromancer Shield Image:Necromancer Shield.gif 37 32.00 None.
Nightmare Shield Image:Nightmare Shield.gif 37 32.00 None.
Norse Shield Image:Norse Shield.gif 28 41.00 Frost Giant.
Ornamented Shield Image:Ornamented Shield.gif 22 67.00 None.
Phoenix Shield Image:Phoenix Shield.gif 34 35.00 Ferumbras, Mahrdis.
Plate Shield Image:Plate Shield.gif 17 65.00 Elf, Assassin, Cyclops, Frost Giant, Frost Giantess, Gozzler, Minotaur, Mutated Rat, Orc Leader, Pirate Marauder, Tarantula, Tortoise, Werewolf.
Rainbow Shield Image:Rainbow Shield.gif 30 69.00 None.
Rose Shield Image:Rose Shield.gif 27 52.00 None
Salamander Shield Image:Salamander Shield.gif 26 59.00 Lizard Templar, High Templar Cobrass
Scarab Shield Image:Scarab Shield.gif 25 47.00 Ancient Scarab
Sentinel Shield Image:Sentinel Shield.gif 22 49.00 Lizard Sentinel.
Shield of Care Image:Shield of Care.gif 8 17.00 Monstor.
Shield of Honour Image:Shield of Honour.gif 33 54.00 None.
Shield of the White Knight Image:Shield of the White Knight.gif 8 5.00 Mephiles.
Sparking Rainbow Shield Image:Sparking Rainbow Shield.gif 36 69.00 None.
Steel Shield Image:Steel Shield.gif 21 69.00 Bandit, Beholder, Braindeath, Dragon, Elder Beholder, General Murius, Gladiator, Grorlam, Massive Water Elemental, Nomad, Pirate Cutthroat, Plaguesmith, Wild Warrior.
Studded Shield Image:Studded Shield.gif 15 59.00 Amazon, Orc, Primitive.
Tempest Shield Image:Tempest Shield.gif 36 51.00 Ferumbras, Minishabaal.
Terran Rainbow Shield Image:Terran Rainbow Shield.gif 37 69.00 None.
The Shield Nevermourn Image:The Shield Nevermourn.gif 25 52.00 Dirtbeard
Tortoise Shield Image:Tortoise Shield.gif 26 52.00 Tortoise
Tower Shield Image:Tower Shield.gif 32 82.00 Dragon Lord, Frost Dragon, Mutated Rat, Serpent Spawn, Esmeralda.
Tusk Shield Image:Tusk Shield.gif 27 69.00 Elephant, Mammoth, The Bloodtusk.
Vampire Shield Image:Vampire Shield.gif 34 38.00 Arachir The Ancient One, Diblis The Fair, Grynch Clan Goblin, Sir Valorcrest, The Weakened Count, Vampire, Zevelon Duskbringer.
Viking Shield Image:Viking Shield.gif 22 66.00 None.
Wooden Shield Image:Wooden Shield.gif 14 40.00 Beholder, Frost Troll, Island Troll, Orc Warrior, Troll.
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YCM

Up to date as of February 06, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh Card Maker Wiki

Shield
Image:Back-EN.png
English: Shield
Attribute: EARTH Image:Earth.png
Types: Warrior/Effect
Level: 2 Image:Star.pngImage:Star.png
ATK/DEF: 0/1000
Card Lore: When a monster your opponent controls, you can Special Summon this card from your Deck in face-up attack position and change the attack target to this card.
Sets with this Card:  ???
Rarity: Common
Card Limit: Unlimited
Other Card Information: Gallery - Rulings
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