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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
Unique Shield
Item Level 9
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
Ancestral Shield of Lydes
Rare Shield
Item Level 9
013
13
Level 6
Warrior only
Level 6
+30% Front Defense
+4% Ranged Defense
Balanced Round Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 17
020
20
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
  • Random loot.
Bandit Tower Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 15
018
18
Level 12
Warrior only
Level 12
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
Darkspawn Alpha Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 19
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
Common Shield
Item Level 13
016
16
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+30% Front Defense
+6% Magic Defense
Dirthamen's Wisdom
Unique Shield
Item Level 11
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
Dwarven Proving Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 22
028
28
Level 19
Warrior only
Level 19
+5 Cunning
+30% Front Defense
+8% Ranged Defense
+5% Ranged Defense
Estwatch Guard
Unique Shield
Item Level 15
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
Fereldan Noble Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 18
021
21
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+6 Cunning
+30% Front Defense
Fereldan Tower Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 13
016
16
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+6 Cunning
+30% Front Defense
  • Random loot.
Formation Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 18
021
21
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
  • Random loot.
Grey Warden Scout Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 17
020
20
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense
  • Random loot.
Grey Warden Sentry Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 17
020
20
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense
  • Random loot.
Griffon Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 2
006
6
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3 Willpower
  • Looted from a strongbox on the mountain path during the prologue.
Heater Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 13
016
16
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
  • Random loot
Inquisition Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 1
005
5
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3% Magic Defense
Isatunoll
Unique Shield
Item Level 26
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
Magehunter
Unique Shield
Item Level 20
029
29
Level 17
Warrior only
Level 17
+30% Front Defense
+12% Magic Defense
+8% Spirit Resistance
On hit: gain 3 guard
March of the Everlasting
Unique Shield
Item Level 20
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
Masterwork Darkspawn Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 15
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
Rare Shield
Item Level 13
018
18
Level 10
Warrior only
Level 10
+30% Front Defense
+18 Maximum Health
+5% Melee Defense
  • Random loot.
Masterwork Orlesian Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 17
022
22
Level 14
Warrior only
Level 14
+4 Constitution
+30% Front Defense
+20 Guard Max
  • Random loot.
Mercenary Captain Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 16
018
18
Level 13
Warrior only
Level 13
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense
  • Random loot
Orlesian Balanced Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 22
025
25
Level 19
Warrior only
Level 19
+20% Front Defense
+8% Melee Defense
Orlesian Lion Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 11
015
15
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
+30% Front Defense
+10 Guard Max
+2 Strength
  • Rare random loot.
Ornate Round Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 19
022
22
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
Path to Glory
Unique Shield
Item Level 23
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
Polished Round Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 21
024
24
Level 18
Warrior only
Level 18
+30% Front Defense
+8% Melee Defense
Polished Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 19
022
22
Level 16
Warrior only
Level 16
+30% Front Defense
+6% Ranged Defense
Qunari Buckler
Common Shield
Item Level 8
010
10
Level 4
Warrior only
Level 4
+30% Front Defense
+4% Ranged Defense
  • Random loot
Reinforced Shield (Blackwall)
Common Shield
Item Level 4
007
7
Warrior only
+30% Front Defense
+3% Melee Defense
Reinforced Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 5
008
8
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3% Melee Defense
Round Wooden Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 1
005
5
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
+3% Melee Defense
Revered Defender Bulwark
Rare Shield
Item Level 26
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
Schaefer's Rampart
Unique Shield
Item Level 7
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
Seeker Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 12
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
Shard Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 7
011
11
Level 3
Warrior only
Level 3
+30% Front Defense
+3% Magic Defense
+3% Spirit Resistance
  • Random loot.
Shield of the Anointed
Unique Shield
Item Level 12
018
18
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+30% Front Defense
+17 Maximum Health
+9% Melee Defense
Shield of the Dragon
Rare Shield
Item Level 5
009
9
Level 1
Warrior only
Level 1
+30% Front Defense
Shield of the Emperor
Unique Shield
Item Level 23
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
Spiked Tower Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 9
012
12
Level 6
Warrior only
Level 6
+30% Front Defense
+4% Melee Defense
  • Random loot.
Stinking Cheater
Unique Shield
Item Level 25
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.
Templar Commander Shield
Rare Shield
Item Level 12
016
16
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+30% Front Defense
+3% Magic Defense
+5% Melee Defense
  • Random loot.
Templar Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 11
014
14
Level 8
Warrior only
Level 8
+30% Front Defense
+4% Magic Defense
Tevinter Tower Shield
Common Shield
Item Level 12
014
14
Level 9
Warrior only
Level 9
+30% Front Defense
+6% Magic Defense
  • Rare random loot.
The Best Defense
Unique Shield
Item Level 25
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
The Knight's Second
Unique Shield
Item Level 18
026
26
Level 15
Warrior only
Level 15
+30% Front Defense
+6% Melee Defense
Guardian Spirit: blocks one melee attack every 30 seconds
Wedge of Destiny
Unique Shield
Item Level 9
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 on a table, atop a hill just west of 'Three Trout Farm Camp' in Crestwood.
Wintersbreath
Unique Shield
Item Level 18
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
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