Cobalt Shield

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Cobalt Shield
inventory icon   when equipped
Type Accessory – Crafting material
Defense 1
Max stack 1
Rarity Rarity Level: 2
Tooltip Grants immunity to knockback
Sell 54 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 156

The Cobalt Shield is an accessory that grants the player immunity from knockback when equipped. It also provides 1 defense, which stacks with defense from Obsidian Skulls and Shackles. It is obtained from Gold Chests found in Dungeons.


Used in[edit]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Obsidian Shield.png Obsidian Shield Cobalt Shield.png Cobalt Shield Tinkerer's Workshop.png Tinkerer's Workshop
Obsidian Skull.png Obsidian Skull


  • The protection against knockback is particularly valuable when the player is likely to come into frequent contact with enemies and environmental hazards, including but not limited to: lava in the Underworld, Bats in the Underground, and map-generated traps in the Cavern and Dungeon.
  • The knockback immunity is also of particular use when the player is on the move. For instance, farming for Fallen Stars while equipping the Hermes Boots will allow no speed interruptions caused by damage, and traversing through a chasm will prevent deadly fall damage from possible knockback caused by contact from the commonly encountered Eater of Souls.


  • Even though it has the word "Cobalt" in it, it cannot be crafted from Cobalt Ore and can be obtained before Hardmode.


  • 1.2.3: Now has a 0.05 percent chance of being found in Underground cabins. Graphics has been changed (see file history for old version). Patch notes: Updated the graphics for Cobalt Shield, Obsidian Shield, and Paladin's Shield.
  • 1.1: Can now be combined with the Obsidian Skull to form the Obsidian Shield.
  • 1.0.6: Reduced the armor bonus from 2 to 1.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Equipable Items: Adamantite Breastplate.png Armor • Anklet of the Wind.png Accessories ( Cobalt Shield.png Combat) • Pharaoh's Robe.png Vanity ( Diamond Ring.png Accessories • Purple Dye.png Dyes)