Ankh Shield

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Ankh Shield
  • Ankh Shield item sprite
  • Ankh Shield equipped
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TooltipGrants immunity to knockback and fire blocks
Grants immunity to most debuffs
RarityRarity level: 7
Sell50000*5 Gold Coin.png
For an extensive guide to crafting this item, see Guide:Crafting an Ankh Shield.

The Ankh Shield is a Hardmode shield accessory which provides immunity to 11 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version3DS Version / 10 Old-gen console version different debuffs, knockback immunity, and an additional 4 defense. It is crafted from an Obsidian Shield and an Ankh Charm at the Tinkerer's Workshop.

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

It provides immunity to all of the following debuffs:

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting tree[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Ankh Shield does not require any items from Hardmode bosses, and so can be obtained before defeating them. It can be a very useful accessory when the player does decide to fight them.
  • While it does not directly affect the Feral BiteDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version debuff, the Shield blocks all of its side effects, rendering it mostly harmless against the player.
  • 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.
  • Using an Obsidian Skin Potion renders the player immune to the On Fire! debuff, which the shield does not provide.
  • The Ankh Shield can synergize with the Brand of the InfernoDesktop VersionConsole Version to block attacks, granting the Striking Moment buff.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

An ankh
  • The ankh, the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol that is depicted in the shield, was most commonly used in writing and in art to represent the word for "life" and, by extension, as a symbol of life itself.
  • 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 itself does.
  • Prior to 1.3Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, the Ankh Shield (requiring 11 base ingredients, and 7 crafting operations) had the most complex crafting tree. Although the Music Box (Title)Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console version required one more base ingredient, it only needed one crafting operation. The Cell PhoneDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version took the lead (requiring 13 base ingredients, and 8 crafting operations) in 1.3.
  • Despite giving immunity to Chilled, the Hand Warmer is not included in the crafting process of the Ankh Shield. The shield also does not give immunity to Frozen.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 3DS-Release: Introduced, provides immunity to the Chilled debuff.