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The Hylian Shield is a common, versatile shield. It can be found in two primary variants: a steel-based heavy armor version and a quicksilver-based light armor version. A third variant, the Hylian Heavy Shield, is both larger and stronger than its smaller steel-based counterpart. Both versions of the shield have a wooden back with a distinctive strap and handle arrangement.


  • Hylian Shield
  • Awakened Hylian Shield
  • Dark Shield
  • Awakened Dark Shield

Hylian ShieldEdit

The light armor Hylian shield is equal in strength to an Elven Shield and weighs the same as a Chitin Shield.

The heavy armor shield is slightly stronger than a Dwarven Shield and weighs one unit more than a Daedric Shield.

Hylian Shields can be improved into stronger ones or corrupted into a different appearance. These improvements can be completed at either an Ancient Enchanter or a Terminan Forge.

Locations Edit

Light Armor Variant

Heavy Armor Variant

Large Heavy Armor Variant


Crafting Edit

Terminan Forge

Materials Requirements Requirements (Alt)
Quicksilver Ingot (3) Smithing lvl. 30 Triforce of Knowledge
Blue Mountain Flower (4)
Red Mountain Flower (2)
Leather Strips (1)
Gold Ingot (1)
Firewood (1)

Heavy Variant: Replace the 3 Quicksilver Ingots with 3 Steel Ingots
Large Heavy Variant: Replace the 3 Quicksilver Ingots with 4 Steel Ingots and add 1 Blue Mountain Flower

Dark Shield Edit

Dark Shields are corrupted forms of Hylian Shields, and are equal in strength to their standard counterparts. The main differences between the two are a change of appearance and the type of tempering material.

The Dark Shield can be improved, granting an increase in strength and a new appearance.

Locations Edit

Light Armor Variant

Heavy Armor Variant

Large Heavy Armor Variant


Crafting Edit

Ancient Enchanter

Materials Requirements Requirements (Alt)
Hylian Shield Conjuration lvl. 25 Triforce of Knowledge
Black Soul Gem (Filled)
Bone Meal (2)

Terminan Forge

Materials Requirements Requirements (Alt)
Hylian Shield Smithing lvl. 30 Triforce of Knowledge
Black Soul Gem (Filled)
Bone Meal (2)

Awakened Hylian Shield Edit

Awakening a light armor Hylian Shield will make it one point stronger than a Dragonscale Shield. Awakening a heavy armor Hylian Shield will make it equal in strength to a Dragonplate Shield. An improved Large Heavy Hylian Shield is one point stronger than a Dragonplate Shield.

Awakened Hylian Shields are more vibrant and colorful than their mundane counterparts.

Improved Hylian Shields can be found wielded by Staltroops, Hylian Ghosts, Phantoms, Enthralled Weapons, and Hylian Scouts.

Enchantment Edit

Awakened Hylian Shields apply a 10% resistance to magic at all times when equipped. When blocking, they apply 25% resistance to all magic, shock, frost, poison, and disease, with an extra 40% resistance to fire, and 40% fortification of Block.

Crafting Edit

Terminan Forge

Required Items Conditions Alternate Conditions
Hylian Shield 60 Smithing Triforce of Knowledge
Luna Moth Wing
Filled Grand Soul Gem

Ancient Enchanter

Required Items Conditions Alternate Conditions
Hylian Shield 40 Restorarion Triforce of Knowledge
Luna Moth Wing
Filled Grand Soul Gem

Awakened Dark ShieldEdit

Awakening a light armor Dark Shield will make it one point stronger than a Dragonscale Shield, while awakening a heavy armor Dark Shield will make it equal in strength to a Dragonplate Shield. An Awakened Dark Heavy Shield is be one point stronger than a Dragonplate Shield.

Awakened Hylian Shields bear a darker color scheme than their mundane counterparts, sporting black and red instead of teal and purple.

Improved Dark Hylian Shields can be found wielded by Dark Interlopers and Hylian Vampires

Enchantment Edit

Awakened Dark Hylian Shields apply a 10% resistance to magic at all times when equipped. When blocking, they apply 25% resistance to all magic, shock, frost, poison, and disease, with an extra 40% resistance to frost, and 40% fortification of Block.

Crafting Edit

Terminan Forge

Required Items Conditions Alternate Conditions
Dark Shield 60 Smithing Triforce of Knowledge
Daedra Heart
Filled Black Soul Gem

Ancient Enchanter

Required Items Conditions Alternate Conditions
Dark Shield 40 Conjuration Triforce of Knowledge
Daedra Heart
Filled Black Soul Gem

Lore Edit

The Hylian Shield was used by many soldiers of Hyrule's armies during the Last Great War of Hyrule. Heavily armored soldiers used steel variants while scouts used quicksilver variants. High-ranking officers and royal guards used enhanced shields.

Dark Shields were originally Hylian Shields, stolen from soldiers of Hyrule and corrupted with dark magic for use by the Dark Army. The shields were used to mock Hyrule and were often used by officers and skilled warriors.

Background and Inspiration Edit

The model for the Hylian Shield was made by chief-01 and converted to Skyrim by CaptainRC. Its appearance is based on the version of the shield from Twilight Princess.

The Hylian Shield was originally included in a standalone mod, and was later integrated into the first version of Relics of Hyrule. The corruption system was left intact when the mod was merged. Prior to version 4.475, the crafting of a Hylian Shield required a schematic located in Yngvild. The schematic was a holdover from the standalone mod and was replaced with an actual Hylian Shield. This was done to avoid bugs with the schematic, including its image not appearing or it vanishing altogether.

The Dark Shield is based on the appearance of Dark Link's shield in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (seen here on the far right), while the Awakened Dark Shield is based on the shield wielded by Link when dressed in blue in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as well as the shield wielded by Dark Link in Super Smash Bros. 4 (seen here, third from the right).

The Hylian Heavy Shield was originally an optional file that increased the size of the Hylian Shield. This was created in response to many comments during the tenure of both the standalone mod and Relics of Hyrule requesting that the shield be enlarged, despite JKalenad's opinion that the Hylian Shield was already properly sized. In Version 6.0, the optional file was merged into the mod as an alternative Hylian Shield.

In Version 6.3, the Hylian Heavy Shield was retextured, giving it a metal backing instead of a wooden backing. Its recipe also changed to reflect its new texture.

Video Edit

Hylian Shield - Relics of Hyrule Video Guide12:33

Hylian Shield - Relics of Hyrule Video Guide

See Also Edit

Terminan Shield

Master Sword

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