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For one-handed shields in other games, see Shields (Origins) and Shields (Dragon Age II).

This page lists shields, one-handed warrior weapons in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Crafted Shields Edit

Note: Refer to the Weapon schematics page for a full list of crafted Shield Schematics.

Shields Edit

Name Armor Requires Enhancements Acquisition
Aegis of the Order
Item Level 9
Unique Shield
014
14
Level 6
Warrior only
Level 6
+2 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+4% Magic Defense
+2% Ranged Defense
Heal 15% of damage taken over 10 seconds

Can be looted from within the same cave asThe Thing in the Dark landmark in the Western Approach.

Ancestral Shield of Lydes
Item Level 9
Rare Shield
013
13
Level 6
Warrior only
Level 6
+30% Front Defense
+4% Ranged Defense

Rewarded upon completing Choose Successor in Lydes war table operation only if Monette becomes Duchess.

Balanced Round Shield
Item Level 17
Common Shield
020
20
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Bandit Tower Shield
Item Level 15
Common Shield
018
18
Level 12
Warrior only
Level 12
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Weapons and Upgrades Merchant in Val Royeaux, the Griffon Wing Keep Merchant in the Western Approach and the Village of Crestwood Merchant for
0000000234
234 Currency (Inquisition).
Darkspawn Alpha Shield
Item Level 19
Rare Shield
024
24
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+30% Front Defense
+6% Magic Defense
+4 Strength
+20% focus gain

Rare random loot from tier 2 or 3 chests.

Darkspawn Shield
Item Level 13
Common Shield
016
16
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+30% Front Defense
+6% Magic Defense
Can be purchased from the Expensive Merchant in Val Royeaux for
0000000353
353 Currency (Inquisition).
Can be purchased from the Griffon Wing Keep Merchant in the Western Approach and the Village of Crestwood Merchant for
0000000141
141 Currency (Inquisition).
Dirthamen's Wisdom
Item Level 11
Unique Shield
017
17
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
+2 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+4% Melee Defense
+2 Strength
+5% extra damage for each enemy within 8 meters

Can be looted in the Lost Temple of Dirthamen in the "Chamber of the Oracle" after defeating the Highest One during the side quest God of Secrets.

Dwarven Proving Shield
Item Level 22
Rare Shield
028
28
Level 19
Warrior only
Level 19
+5 Cunning
+30% Front Defense
+8% Ranged Defense
+5% Ranged Defense
Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
Randomly sold by the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for
0000004798
4798 Currency (Inquisition).
Estwatch Guard
Item Level 15
Unique Shield
022
22
Level 12
Warrior only
Level 12
+30% Front Defense
+3% Magic Defense
+3% Melee Defense
+6% Ranged Defense
On Hit: Gain 3 Guard

Looted in the final room in the Tomb of the Emerald Knight from a Revenant in Din'an Hanin during the side quest The Knights' Tomb acquired in the Emerald Graves.

Fereldan Noble Shield
Item Level 18
Common Shield
021
21
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+6 Cunning
+30% Front Defense
Can be purchased from the Weapons and Upgrades Merchant in Val Royeaux and the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for
0000000633
633 Currency (Inquisition).
Fereldan Tower Shield
Item Level 13
Common Shield
016
16
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+6 Cunning
+30% Front Defense

Random loot.

Formation Shield
Item Level 18
Common Shield
021
21
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Grey Warden Scout Shield
Item Level 17
Common Shield
020
20
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense

Random loot.

Grey Warden Sentry Shield
Item Level 17
Common Shield
020
20
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense

Random loot.

Griffon Shield
Item Level 2
Common Shield
006
6
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3 Willpower

Looted from a Strongbox before entering the Temple of Sacred Ashes during the prologue quest The Wrath of Heaven.

Heater Shield
Item Level 13
Common Shield
016
16
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense

Random loot

Inquisition Shield
Item Level 1
Common Shield
005
5
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3% Magic Defense

Cassandra's initial starting shield.

Isatunoll
Item Level 26
Unique Shield
037
37
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
+30 Front Defense
+5% Magic Defense
+59 Maximum Health
+5% Melee Defense
+10% chance to grant 5 seconds of Walking Fortress
Can be looted from a chest in the new area unlocked by the Deep Roads Expeditions: Forgotten Caverns Bridge within the Forgotten Caverns.
Can be looted from a chest in the new area unlocked by the Deep Roads Expeditions: Bastion of the Pure Bridge within the Bastion of the Pure.
Note: Requires The Descent DLC.
Magehunter
Item Level 20
Unique Shield
029
29
Level 17
Warrior only
Level 17
+30% Front Defense
+12% Magic Defense
+8% Spirit Resistance
On hit: gain 3 guard
Can be purchased from Bonny Sims in Skyhold for
0000007629
7629 Currency (Inquisition).
March of the Everlasting
Item Level 20
Unique Shield
029
29
Level 17
Warrior only
Level 17
+30 Front Defense
+27 Maximum Health
+8% Melee Defense
+4 Strength
+5% extra damage for each enemy within 8 meters

Looted from Imshael in the Suledin Keep during the side quest Call Me Imshael acquired in Emprise du Lion.

Masterwork Darkspawn Shield
Item Level 15
Rare Shield
020
20
Level 12
Warrior only
Level 12
+3 Cunning
+30% Front Defense
+5% Magic Defense
2% chance to use Unbowed on a hit

Random loot.

Masterwork Heater Shield
Item Level 13
Rare Shield
018
18
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+30% Front Defense
+18 Maximum Health
+5% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Masterwork Orlesian Shield
Item Level 17
Rare Shield
022
22
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+4 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+20 Guard Max

Random loot.

Mercenary Captain Shield
Item Level 16
Common Shield
018
18
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense

Random loot

Orlesian Balanced Shield
Item Level 22
Common Shield
025
25
Level 19
Warrior only
Level 19
+20% Front Defense
+8% Melee Defense
Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for
0000002461
2461 Currency (Inquisition).
Orlesian Lion Shield
Item Level 11
Rare Shield
015
15
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
+30% Front Defense
+10 Guard Max
+2 Strength

Rare random loot.

Ornate Round Shield
Item Level 19
Common Shield
022
22
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
Can be purchased from the Weapons and Upgrades Merchant in Val Royeaux and the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for
0000000809
809 Currency (Inquisition).
Path to Glory
Item Level 23
Unique Shield
033
33
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
+30% Front Defense
+81 Maximum Health
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 75% weapon power
Can be purchased from Emporium's Weapons and Accessories for
0000007932
7932 Currency (Inquisition) in the Black Emporium.
Polished Round Shield
Item Level 21
Common Shield
024
24
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
+30% Front Defense
+8% Melee Defense
Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for
0000001723
1723 Currency (Inquisition).
Polished Shield
Item Level 19
Common Shield
022
22
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense
Can be purchased from the Weapons and Upgrades Merchant in Val Royeaux and the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for
0000000809
809 Currency (Inquisition).
Qunari Buckler
Item Level 8
Common Shield
010
10
Level 4
Warrior only
Level 4
+30% Front Defense
+4% Ranged Defense

Random loot

Reinforced Shield (Blackwall)
Item Level 4
Common Shield
007
7
Warrior only
+30% Front Defense
+3% Melee Defense

Blackwall's initial starting shield.

Reinforced Shield
Item Level 5
Common Shield
008
8
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3% Melee Defense
Random loot.
Can be purchased from Seggrit in Haven, the Redcliffe Weapons and Upgrades Merchant and the Crossroads Merchant in the Hinterlands for
0000000026
26 Currency (Inquisition).
Round Wooden Shield
Item Level 1
Common Shield
005
5
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3% Melee Defense

Acquired during the prologue if The Inquisitor is a one-handed warrior.

Revered Defender Bulwark
Item Level 26
Rare Shield
034
34
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+30% Front Defense
+5% Magic Defense
+58 Maximum Health
5% chance to use Unbowed on a hit
Looted from Sha-Brytol or acquired from chests looted in the Bastion of the Pure or Forgotten Caverns in the Deep Roads.
Potentially rewarded upon completing Deep Roads Expeditions: Patrolling the Bastion of the Pure operation.
Note: Requires The Descent DLC.
Schaefer's Rampart
Item Level 7
Unique Shield
012
12
Level 3
Warrior only
Level 3
+2 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+3% Melee Defense
+2% Stagger on Being Hit
10% chance to grant 5 seconds of Horn of Valor

Looted in a chest in an unmarked dwarven mine east of the Hessarian Camp on the Storm Coast.

Seeker Shield
Item Level 12
Rare Shield
016
16
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+30% Front Defense
+5% Ranged Defense
+3 Strength
10% chance to grant 2 seconds of Blessed Blades
Rare random loot.
Can be purchased from the Expensive Merchant in Val Royeaux for
0000000528
528 Currency (Inquisition).
Can be purchased from the Griffon Wing Keep Merchant in the Western Approach and the Village of Crestwood Merchant for
0000000211
211 Currency (Inquisition).
Shard Shield
Item Level 7
Rare Shield
011
11
Level 3
Warrior only
Level 3
+30% Front Defense
+3% Magic Defense
+3% Spirit Resistance

Random loot.

Shield of the Anointed
Item Level 12
Unique Shield
018
18
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+30% Front Defense
+17 Maximum Health
+9% Melee Defense

Looted next to a corpse during the optional side quest "Battlements and Siege Points" in Adamant Fortress during the main quest Here Lies the Abyss.

Shield of the Dragon
Item Level 5
Rare Shield
009
9
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense

Acquired through the Flames of the Inquisition Weapons Arsenal DLC.

Shield of the Emperor
Item Level 23
Unique Shield
033
33
Level 20
Warrior only
Level 20
+4 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+7% Heal Bonus
+8% Ranged Defense
Heal 15% of damage taken over 10 seconds
Randomly sold by the Expensive Merchant in Val Royeaux and the Invisible Merchant in Skyhold for
0000019830
19830 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Spiked Tower Shield
Item Level 9
Common Shield
012
12
Level 6
Warrior only
Level 6
+30% Front Defense
+4% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Stinking Cheater
Item Level 25
Unique Shield
037
37
Warrior only
+5 Constitution
+5 Critical Chance
+30 Front Defense
+9 Magic Defense
On Hit: chance to spawn a toxic cloud at target location.
Looted from the Saarebas in the "Inverted Ward" section of the Shattered Library along with the Darvaarad Keystone.
Note: Requires Trespasser DLC.
Templar Commander Shield
Item Level 12
Rare Shield
016
16
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+30% Front Defense
+3% Magic Defense
+5% Melee Defense

Random loot.

Templar Shield
Item Level 11
Common Shield
014
14
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
+30% Front Defense
+4% Magic Defense
Random loot.
Can be purchased from the Redcliffe Weapons and Upgrades Merchant in the Hinterlands for
0000000080
80 Currency (Inquisition).
Tevinter Tower Shield
Item Level 12
Common Shield
014
14
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+30% Front Defense
+6% Magic Defense

Rare random loot.

The Best Defense
Item Level 25
Unique Shield
037
37
Level 20
Warrior only
Level 20
+5 constitution
+30% Front Defense
+8% heal bonus
+9% ranged defense
Enhanced Shield Wall: Every fifth block with Shield Wall deals massive damage to enemies in the area
Possible random trials reward.
Can be purchased from the Shattered Library Merchant for
0000085430
85430 Currency (Inquisition).
Note: Requires Trespasser DLC.
The Knight's Second
Item Level 18
Unique Shield
026
26
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
Guardian Spirit: blocks one melee attack every 30 seconds
Rewarded upon completing Aiding Kirkwall war table operation with Cullen.
Note: Requires Trespasser DLC.
Wedge of Destiny
Item Level 9
Unique Shield
014
14
Level 6
Warrior only
Level 6
+6% Bleed on Being Hit
+30% Front Defense
Heal +15% of damage taken over 10 seconds

Can be found in Crestwood on a table, atop a hill just west of Three Trout Farm Camp.

Wintersbreath
Item Level 18
Unique Shield
026
26
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+3 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+20 Guard Max
+6% Ranged Defense
Berserk: +10% damage bonus, +100% damage from all sources

Can be looted in Valeska's Watch in Emprise du Lion.

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