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Sipar

Statistics

SiparRareExclusive
All Races
DEF: 20 Trans Ice-20
Lv. 70 WAR / RDM / PLD / BST / SAM
BucklerIcon
This is a Buckler, a Size 1 shield.
It absorbs the least damage, but blocks more often than the other shield types.


Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

Synthesis Recipes

None

Used in Recipes

  • None

Desynthesis Recipes

None

Obtained from Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared, but can be delivered to a character on the same account.

Dropped From

Name Level Zone
Adamantoise (NM) 72-74 Valley of Sorrows
Aspidochelone (NM) 85-88 Valley of Sorrows

Historical backround

The Sipar in Persia or the Dhal in India was a buckler used by archers. It was strapped to the bowhand. The two handstraps are loosely attached to the shield by four rings on posts riveted through the body, to bosses on the outside. A pad lies between the posts and when the straps are clenched in the fist the sipar is tightened against the back of the hand securely and automatically, the pad acting as a cushion. Some larger sipar featured a third strap near the rim which was wrapped around the forearm. Usually small shields were used to parry. They could even be used to attack by punching. The Sipar may also have been used as an arrow guide for short arrows that do not reach the bowlimb when the bow is fully drawn. They were usually richly decorated. Source: [1]