|Dawnguard Rune Shield|
+10 Bash damage against vampires, and sustained blocking creates a minor sun shield doing 10 points of damage while draining the wielder's stamina.
|Class: Light Armor, Shield|
|Upgrade Material: Steel Ingot|
This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.
The Dawnguard Rune Shield has a unique enchantment:
- Fortify Bash: 10 points (against vampires only)
- Sun-Shield: 10 points of damage (after a sustained period of blocking)
- The "sun-shield" effect is similar to Stendarr's Aura, and has similar effects; however, no benefit is gained by using both the shield and restoration spell simultaneously. Stendarr's Aura cancels out the effects from the Rune Shield.
If you switch to the shield via a shortcut in the favorites menu (i.e. left or right on the D-Pad), the enchantment will no longer work. To fix this, unequip and reequip the shield. (Confirmed 360, PC and PS3 unknown)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard (First appearance)