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A detailed image of the Spirit shield.

The Spirit shield was released on 15 September 2008 and is the reward for Summer's End.

It requires 40 Defence, 55 Prayer and completion of Summer's End to wield. It can also be obtained as a drop from the Corporeal Beast, the Tormented wraith, and Ghostly warriors (as of 15 September).

The Spirit shield can be combined with a Holy elixir to make a Blessed spirit shield. The Blessed spirit shield can then be modified by attaching Spirit sigils to create the enhanced spirit shields.

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Enhanced spirit shields

There are four other enhanced versions of the shield:

They all require 75 Defence (the exception being the Blessed spirit shield which requires 70 Defence), completion of the aforementioned quest, and have Magic and Prayer requirements depending on the type of sigil attached. The Arcane and Spectral spirit shields require 70 Prayer and 65 Magic, while Divine and Elysian spirit shields require only 75 Prayer.

The shield is slightly less powerful than a Rune kiteshield in terms of slash, stab, and Ranged defence, but it surpasses even the Dragon sq shield in crush defence, has no negative attack bonuses, and adds +1 Prayer and +1 Magic defence. It also has the potential to far surpass the Rune kiteshield's defence bonuses when enhanced. It is also recommended that rangers or mages use this shield as it is fairly strong and does not reduce your Ranged or Magic attack bonuses.

A player wielding a Spirit Shield.
Bonuses
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  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+39 +41 +50 +1 +45 +40
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 +1 ?

Trivia

The glitch encountered when riding a Magic carpet whilst wielding a Spirit Shield
  • On the day of release, the spirit shields were listed in the Grand Exchange, but could not be traded and their image could only be seen in-game.
  • Before a recent update, players needed 35 Prayer to wield a spirit shield, although 55 Prayer is required to complete the quest. Jagex has since changed this.
  • The Spirit shield is much like the Godsword blade. Both items can be modified with 4 different enhancers that are dropped by high level bosses. Spirit shields use sigils while godswords use hilts. Please note, however, that unlike the godsword, the spirit shield cannot be altered once a sigil is attached.
  • Also unlike the Godswords, spirit shields can be wielded even if you don't attach a sigil. Godswords need a hilt to be wielded.
  • The shield's market price rose to almost 400,000 coins during the first two weeks, then fell all the way down to 40,000 coins.
  • The Spirit shield is worn by Meranek Thanatos, the ghost that helps you slay the Spirit Beast.
  • Wearing a Spirit shield while riding the Magic carpet used to produce an amusing graphical glitch. It has been fixed.

References


This article uses material from the "Spirit shield" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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