Ankh Shield

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Ankh Shield
Stack digit 1.png
inventory icon   when equipped
Statistics
Type Accessory
Defense 4
Tooltip Grants immunity to knockback and fire blocks
Grants immunity to most debuffs
Rarity Rarity Level: 7
Sell 5 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 1613
For an extensive guide to crafting this item, and a crafting tree, see Guide:Crafting an Ankh Shield.


The Ankh Shield is a Hardmode accessory that provides immunity to Desktop Version3DS logo.svg11/Console VersionMobile only.png10 different debuffs, knockback immunity, and provides an additional 4 defense. It is crafted from an Obsidian Shield and an Ankh Charm at the Tinkerer's Workshop.

The Ankh Shield entails one of the most complex crafting trees in Terraria, consisting of 11 different ingredients.

It provides immunity from all of the following debuffs:

Bleeding.png Bleeding Broken Armor.png Broken Armor Burning.png Burning Chilled.png Chilled (Desktop Version3DS logo.svg)
Confused.png Confused Cursed.png Cursed
Darkness.png Darkness Poisoned.png Poisoned Silenced.png Silenced Slow.png Slow Weak.png Weak

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Ankh Shield.png Ankh Charm.pngAnkh Charm Tinkerer's Workshop.png Tinkerer's Workshop
Obsidian Shield.pngObsidian Shield

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Ankh Shield is the end result of combining 11 individual accessories over the course of seven crafting operations. Its original constituent accessories are the Bezoar, Vitamins, Cobalt Shield, Obsidian Skull, Nazar, Blindfold, Trifold Map, Fast Clock, Megaphone, Armor Polish, and Adhesive Bandage.
  • It is a common myth that the Ankh Shield required the most items to be crafted prior to 1.3.0.1. This is not true, as Music Box (Title) requires 1 more item than the Ankh Shield.
  • The Pocket Mirror (which provides immunity to Stoned.png Stoned Desktop Version) and the Hand Warmer (which provides immunity against Chilled.png Chilled and Frozen.png Frozen), are not used in the recipe for the Ankh Charm, although protecting from certain debuffs. The Philosopher's Stone, which hampers the Potion Sickness.png Potion Sickness debuff, is also not used.
  • Despite the tooltip, there are many debuffs that the player can still suffer, especially higher-tier versions of the debuffs they are protected by: Venom for Poisoned, Cursed Inferno and On Fire! for Burning, Blackout for Darkness, Frozen for Chilled, Withered Armor (or Ichor) for Broken Armor. Of course, these higher-tier debuffs are all a good deal rarer than the weaker forms, and the Shield does cut down sharply on dangerous inconveniences while adventuring.
  • While it does not directly affect the Feral Bite debuff, the Shield blocks all of its side effects, rendering it mostly harmless against the player.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Ankh Shield can be obtained before defeating any Hardmode bosses, and can be a very useful accessory when one does decide to fight them.
  • The post-Plantera Paladin's Shield offers an extra 2 defense and a multiplayer buff, but does not prevent common debuffs. As such, the Paladin's Shield may be slightly more advantageous for most boss battles.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ankh was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that meant "life"; this hieroglyphic character is depicted in the shield.
  • Of all accessories, the Ankh Shield and the Celestial Stone offer the third most base defense, being bested only by the Paladin's Shield which has 6 base defense, and the Flesh Knuckles which has 7 base defense.
  • The only crafted item in the build path not crafted at the Tinkerer's Workshop is the Obsidian skull, which is crafted at a furnace instead.
  • Its components sell for more than the shield does.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Now provides immunity to the Chilled debuff.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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