|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 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)
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. (Confirmed 360, PC and PS3 unknown).