Ankh Shield

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Ankh Shield
  • Ankh Shield item sprite
  • Ankh Shield equipped
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Statistics
TypeAccessoryShield
Defense4
TooltipGrants immunity to knockback and fire blocks
Grants immunity to most debuffs
RarityRarity Level: 7
Sell5 Gold Coin
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 11 Desktop VersionConsole Version3DS version / 10 Old-gen console versionMobile 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 from 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 can be obtained before defeating any Hardmode bosses, and can be a very useful accessory when one does decide to fight them.
  • While it does not directly affect the Feral BiteDesktop VersionConsole 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 makes you immune to the On Fire! debuff, which the shield doesn't provide.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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".
  • 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 1.3, the Ankh Shield (requiring 11 base ingredients, and 7 crafting operations) had the most complex crafting tree. Although the Music Box (Title) required one more base ingredient, it only needed one crafting operation. The Cell Phone 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.

History[edit | edit source]