Shields in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla not only allow Eivor to block attacks but also provides a range of bonuses such as a high attack stat, mobility, HP regeneration, among many others. ACV gives the players complete freedom to choose whatever gear they want to play the game with. It can be dual-wielding swords, shields, or the more balanced swords and a shield. Shields can be bought from merchants, acquired as pre-order rewards, and found in the game’s open-world. In this Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla guide, we’ll walk you through the locations of all the shields and their effects in the game.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Shields Locations
Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the shields that you can find in AC: Valhalla and their locations:
Ursine Guard – Light Shield
This shield comes with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ultimate Edition. After taking a hit, you’ll get +8 Attack for 10 seconds.
Raven Clan Shield – Light Shield
You can find it during the ‘Honor Bound’ quest in Avardsnes, Rygjalke. Blocking with the Raven Clan Shield provides +10 Light Damage for5 seconds. Image credits go to Levi Torre on ArtStation:
Drekar Shield – Light Shield
You can buy it for 500 Silver from Yanli on Raventhorpe. Blocking a total of 5 times with Drekar Shield replenishes a small portion of Eivor’s HP.
Hrafn Guard – Light Shield
You need to head to the back of the temple and climb up the wooden platform near the tree. Once there, fire an arrow within the crack to pry open the lock and break the weakened wall to find the chest containing the Hrafn Guard. Blocking with the Hrafn Guard increases speed – the effect stacks up to 5 times.
The Morrigan’s Shield – Light Shield
It’s locked inside a chest located on the southeast edge of Belas Knap, Glowecestre. To open the chest, you’ll need a total of 3 keys, all of which are located inside the nearby cave. Use your Odin Sense to find the keys and open the chest to get the shield. When parrying with The Morrigan’s Shield, you’ll have a 33% chance to create a Poison Cloud. The effect, however, has a cooldown of 30 seconds.
Royal Guard – Heavy Shield
You can buy it from merchants for 490 Silver. Blocking with the Royal Guard Shield increased Heavy Damage for a brief moment.
Kite Shield – Heavy Shield
You need to head over to Grantebridgescire and travel to Wandrie. You’ll find it hidden inside a hut with enemies all around it. You can get up to +40 Heavy Damage for blocking with the Kite Shield.
Plank and Buckler – Heavy Shield
To find Plank and Buckler, head over to the southeast edge of Beodoricsworth and get a key from the guard inside the cave. After getting the key, continue ahead to destroy a couple of weakened walls and find the chest containing the Superior Heavy Shield at the very end. Successfully parrying with Plank and Buckler increases Heavy Damage by +12 for 10 seconds.
Briton Shield – Light Shield
During the ‘Walls and Shadows’ quest, you’ll need to traverse the tunnels under the Temple of Mithras. While there, you’ll need to destroy a weakened wall – the Briton Shield on the left of the wall, inside a chest. Successful parries with the Briton Shield replenish a small amount of HP.
Shishi Guard – Light Shield
This shield is located inside the Cyne Belle Castle. You can either get it during one of the main missions or after conquering it. Block 5 times with the Shishi Guard to detonate a Sleep Bomb.
Sarcophagus Shield – Heavy Shield
You need to head over to Dhustone Quarry in the Sciropescire region. Once there, look for the cages where prisoners are being kept to swim through a flooded area leading you to the Sarcophagus Shield. Successful parries have a small chance to light up a fire around Eivor.
Oaken Kite Shield – Heavy Shield
The shield can be found in Maeldun, Essexe. You’ll need to blow up a wall to get it. Blocking a ranged attack increases Ranged Damage for a short while.
Spartan Shield – Light Shield
You need to head over to the Old Gravesham Bridge in Essex. Once there, you’ll find a weakened wall under the bridge that you’ll be able to destroy using explosives. Once done, head inside to find the Spartan Shield. Successfully blocking with the Spartan Shield increases Attack.
Hircocervus Scale – Heavy Shield
You can buy it from the Helix Store for 2,000. Hircocervus Scale provides +20 Melee Damage when blocking with it.
These are all the shields and their locations in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. For more help on ACV, you can check out our detailed Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla wiki guides.