The ability to be proficient wielding a shield in both offense and defense. Variation of Improbable Weapon Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Defensive Fighting/Proficiency/Skill
  • Enhanced Buckler/Shield Fighting/Proficiency/Skill


User is able to demonstrate tactical aptitude with the way of the shield, they are able to wield a shield with great proficiency in power, defense, and endurance. The user is also able to use it for offense such as bludgeoning their opponents, countering attacks and if the shield is bladed they can even decapitate their enemies.


  • Great defense and frontal attacks can be easily blocked or countered.
  • Charge at your opponent knocking them off guard.
  • Attack with either the flat or the edge of your shield.
  • Able to throw your shield from a distance.
  • Able to stop projectiles such as arrows and bullets.



  • Users may be vulnerable if attacked from behind.
  • May lack notable offensive capabilities.

Known Users


  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R. Hicks' Dark Souls series)
  • Batfink (Batfink); via his metallic wings
  • The Guardian (DC Comics)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
    • Steve Rogers
    • John Walker
    • James "Bucky" Barnes
    • Sam Wilson
  • Herr Kleiser (Marvel Comics)
  • Elijah Bradley/Patriot (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Masters/Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • American Dream (Marvel Comics)
  • U.S. Agent (Marvel Comics)
  • Phoebe (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Steven Universe (Steven Universe)
  • Rose Quartz (Steven Universe)


  • Tooru Kokonoe (Absolute Duo)
  • Gallantmon (Digimon series)
  • Imitatia (Fairy Tail)
  • Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Naofumi Iwatani (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Coppelia (Log Horizon)
  • Dorry (One Piece)
  • Brogy (One Piece)
  • Pearl (One Piece)
  • Machvise (One Piece)
  • Hajrudin (One Piece)
  • Leina Vance (Queen's Blade)
  • Risty (Queen's Blade)
  • Annelotte (Queen's Blade: Rebellion)
  • Big Shield Garna (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Live Television/Movies

  • Yukito Sanjyou/AbareBlue Ranger (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
  • Ethan James/Blue Dino Ranger (Power Rangers: Dino Thunder)

Video Games

  • Alice Liddell (American McGee's Alice)
  • Athena (Borderlands)
  • Death (Darksiders)
  • Warrior of Light (Dissidia Final Fantasy)
  • Mash Kyrielight (Fate/Grand Order)
  • Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Pit (Kid Icarus)
  • Palutena (Kid Icarus)
  • Vexen (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Goofy (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Pantheon (League of Legends)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Olaf (The Lost Vikings)
  • Crusaders (Ragnarok)
  • Paladins (Ragnarok)
  • Royal Guard (Ragnarok)
  • Shield Knight (Shovel Knight)
  • Cassandra Alexandra (Soulcalibur)
  • Patroklos Alexandra (Soulcalibur)
  • Pyrrha Alexandra (Soulcalibur)
  • Sophitia Alexandra (Soulcalibur)


  • Nuparu (Bionicle)
  • Tahu (Bionicle)

Known Shields

  • Absolute Zero (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Aegis (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Adamant Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Akashic Record (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Chain Gear (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Cold Blood (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Contrivance (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Cryolite Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Deep Freeze (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Defender (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Diamond Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dreamcloud (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Dream Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Edification (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Empiricism (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Falling Star (Kingdom Hearts)
  • False Theory (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Frozen Pride(Kingdom Hearts)
  • Glacier (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Genji Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Gigas Fist (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Golem Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Gunz (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Happy Mushroom (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Herc's Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Iceberg (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Inquisition (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Knight Defender (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Knight's Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Limited Mushroom (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Mindel (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Mythrill Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Nobody Guard (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ogre Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Onyx Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Palatial Mushroom (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Pot Lid (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Product One (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Save the King (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Scrutiny (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Seven Elements (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Smasher (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Snowman (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Snowslide (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Stout Shield (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sub Zero (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Tester Zero (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Würm (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Hylian Shield (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Mirror Shield (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Legendary Shield (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Captain America's Shield (Marvel Comics)


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