Shields are off-hand armor pieces that are used to block attacks. They also have the ability to reduce the damage of a hit. They can be held as long as the equipped weapon is only one-handed (daggers, swords, and maces). They can also be used by clerics and chanters to increase their defense and damage reduction, while adding concentration for example. The damage reduction from shields starts at 30% and increases to 50% (without any enchantments). Enchanting a shield will increase its damage reduction by 2% per level of enchantment.
|Common (White)||These are the most commonly dropped item and the rarity sold by vendors. Common items typically have 1 manastone slot.|
|Superior (Green)||These are still frequently dropped by NPCs. They typically have 2 manastone slots and higher attributes and bonuses. Contribution vendors sell these items for AP.|
|Heroic (Blue)||These items are hard to find and have even more increased attributes and 3 manastone slots. Contribution vendors sell these items for AP and .|
|Fabled (Gold)||These items are very rare drops and typically have 4 manastone slots. They are quite expensive from Contribution vendors requiring lots of AP and .|
|Eternal (Orange)||These items are the rarest and can only drop from rare world bosses or instance bosses. They typically have 5 manastone slots. Eternal items can also be crafted by master crafters.|