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Shields

Blue Mage has a very limited selection of shields, and no shield skill, but some shields can provide stat bonuses. Note that the Latent on the level 30 shields is active if you have to correct subjob.


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Shields are pretty useful. Around level 30, purchase the shield that matches the subjob you use the most. The extra couple defense will help, and depending on the sub, the other stats may be benefictial as well. If you are ambitious, the Tortoise Shield can't be beat until either of the Astral Shields. As a Taru, I'd keep the Tortoise Sheild until either the Astral Aspis or Genbu's Shield. Other races may want to switch to the Astral Shield for the MP boost. Although Blue Mage doesn't get its own Shield Skill, most subjobs will give it a small skill, most prominently when subbing Paladin, which combined with A+ in Shield Skill, and the job trait Shield Mastery will give a higher chance of blocking with a shield, will cancel out any interruptions when blocking with a shield, and will also give you TP for a successful block.

Master List

Name Lvl Def Type Effects Jobs Set
Pelte Rare 8 1 Round MP +5 WHM / BLM / RDM / PLD / DRK / SMN /

BLU / SCH

Ashigaru Targe Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Throwing Skill +5 All
Beater's Aspis Rare 30 3 Buckler Latent Effect: Evasion +2 All
Genin Aspis Rare 30 6 Buckler Latent Effect: Attack +5 All
Healer's Shield Rare 30 2 Round Latent Effect: Dexterity +2 All
Killer Targe Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: MP +5, Latent Effect: Charisma +2 All
Magician's Shield Rare 30 2 Round Latent Effect: HP +10, Latent Effect: MP +5 All
Mercenary's Targe Rare 30 6 Buckler Latent Effect: HP +5, Latent Effect: MP +10 All
Pilferer's Aspis Rare 30 3 Buckler Latent Effect: Shield Skill +5 All
Singer's Shield Rare 30 4 Round Latent Effect: Parrying Skill +5 All
Tortoise Shield RareExclusive 30 0 Buckler Intelligence +1, Mind +1, In areas under own nation's control: Convert HP to MP +15 WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Trimmer's Aspis Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Mind +2 All
Varlet's Targe Rare 30 6 Buckler Latent Effect: Agility +2 All
Warlock's Shield Rare 30 4 Round Latent Effect: HP +7, Latent Effect: MP +7 All
Wizard's Shield Rare 30 2 Round Latent Effect: Strength +2 All
Wrestler's Aspis Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Intelligence +2 All
Wyvern Targe Rare 30 4 Buckler Latent Effect: Haste +1% All
Nymph Shield 39 2 Round Resist Vs. Fire +3, Resist Vs. Ice +3, Resist Vs. Wind +3, Resist Vs. Earth +3, Resist Vs. Lightning +3, Resist Vs. Water +3, Resist Vs. Light +3, Resist Vs. Dark +3 WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Nymph Shield +1 39 3 Round Resist Vs. Fire +4, Resist Vs. Ice +4, Resist Vs. Wind +4, Resist Vs. Earth +4, Resist Vs. Lightning +4, Resist Vs. Water +4, Resist Vs. Light +4, Resist Vs. Dark +4 WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Astral Shield Rare 58 0 Round Resist Vs. Fire +2, Resist Vs. Ice +2, Resist Vs. Wind +2, Resist Vs. Earth +2, Resist Vs. Lightning +2, Resist Vs. Water +2, Resist Vs. Light +2, Resist Vs. Dark +2, Convert HP to MP +30 WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Astral Aspis RareExclusive 68 3 Buckler Agility +3, Intelligence +3, Resist Vs. Wind -5, Resist Vs. Earth +5, Resist Vs. Lightning +5, Convert HP to MP +25 WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/DRK/SMN
BLU
Genbu's Shield RareExclusive 74 24 Buckler Resist Vs. Fire -10, Resist Vs. Earth +10, Evasion +10, Physical Damage Taken -10% WHM/BLM/RDM/BRD/SMN/BLU
Acheron Shield 75 27 Kite Resist Vs. Ice -10, Shield Skill +10 WAR/RDM/DRK/BST/BLU
Acheron Shield +1 75 28 Kite Resist Vs. Ice -11, Shield Skill +11 WAR/RDM/DRK/BST/BLU
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