For a gallery of examples for Enhanced Shieldmanship, see here.

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

Also Called

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


User is able to demonstrate tactical aptitude for 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 dodged, blocked or countered.
  • Charge at your opponent knocking them off guard.
  • Throw your shield from a distance.
  • Stop projectiles such as arrows and bullets.



  • May be at a disadvantage at attacks from behind.
  • May lack notable offensive capabilities.

Known Users

  • Captain America (Marvel)
  • Death (Darksiders)
  • Imitatia (Fairy Tail)
  • Herr Kleiser (Marvel Comics)
  • Patriot (Marvel)
  • Taskmaster (Marvel)
  • Vexen (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Goofy (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda series)
  • The Guardian (DC Comics)
  • Crusaders (Ragnarok)
  • Paladins (Ragnarok)
  • Royal Guard (Ragnarok)
  • Pit (Kid Icarus)
  • Palutena (Kid Icarus)
  • Pantheon (League of Legends)
  • American Dream (Marvel)
  • Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
  • Sophitia Alexandra (Soul Caliber)
  • Alice Liddell (American McGee's Alice)
  • Big Shield Garna (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Leina Vance (Queen's Blade)
  • Risty (Queen's Blade)
  • Annelotte (Queen's Blade:Rebellion)
  • Spartans (Real Life)
  • Police Forces (Real Life)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • The Shield Card (CardCaptor Sakura)
  • Warrior of Light (Dissidia Final Fantasy)
  • Ethan James/Blue Dino Ranger (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
  • Yukito Sanjyou/AbareBlue Ranger (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
  • Gallantmon (Digimon series)
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