All Races
Lv. 75 PLD
Augments "Shield Bash":

Magic damage taken II -25%:

  • Breaks the 50% cap on the trait.

Hidden Effect:

  • Although Aegis is a size 5 shield, it has the same base block rate as a size 3.
    • Base block rate of 50% (same as size 3), +/- based on Shield Skill and Mob Level.
    • ~75% damage will be reduced during blocking before accounting for Shield Mastery.

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, bazaared, or delivered. Ffxiah-small.png
Cannot be obtained as a random reward from the Gobbie Mystery Box Special Dial and similar sources.

Relic Weapons

Mog Bonanza


Originally wielded during the Shadowreign era by Cerane I Virgaut.

Historical Background

The Aegis in the book of Iliad is the Shield of Zeus, although it was sometimes lent to Athena and rarely to Apollo. The shield was built with the hide of the Amalthea (Amaltheia in FFXI), and was decorated with golden tassels along with a gorgon's head (from the gorgon Medusa) mounted in the center.