Hero Shield

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Hero Shield
  • Hero Shield item sprite
  • Hero Shield equipped
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense10
TooltipGrants immunity to knockback
Absorbs 25% of damage done to players on your team when above 25% life
Enemies are more likely to target you
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Sell15
Research1 required
Not to be confused with the Hero's set, a pre-Hardmode vanity set.

The Hero Shield is a Hardmode post-Plantera shield accessory that redirects 25% of damage from players on the same team while above 25% health, similar to the effect of the Paladin's Shield. Furthermore, it increases defense by 10 and grants immunity to knockback. The Hero Shield has no effect on aggro,[1] despite the tooltip suggesting otherwise and the Flesh Knuckles, which do increase aggro, being a crafting ingredient.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • In combination with Beetle armor, it is a great way to help out players on the team with low maximum health or defense.
  • Although the shield provides the abilities of both the items used to craft it, it only provides half their combined defense, the same as the Flesh Knuckles alone.
    • For this reason, it might be better for tanky melee builds and whip-using summoners looking to maximize the effectiveness of their accessories to use Flesh Knuckles to craft a Berserker's Glove instead, which grants auto-swing, increased knockback, faster attack speed, and does actually increase aggro, and use the Paladin's Shield for the Frozen Shield.
  • Naturally, the Hero Shield offers few benefits to a singleplayer character.

History[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method ApplyEquipFunctional() in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.1.