The Dawnguard Rune Shield is a unique light shield and a variant of the Dawnguard Shield. 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.
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)
This section contains bugs related to Dawnguard Rune Shield. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- If the Dragonborn switches to this shield via a shortcut in the favorites menu (i.e. left or right on the D-Pad), the enchantment will no longer work. A known fix for this is to unequip the shield and requip the shield.
- The shield benefits from the heavy armor perk Well Fitted similarly to any other heavy armor shield, despite being listed as a light armor shield.