The effectiveness of shields is governed by the Block skill and the corresponding armor type -- Light or Heavy. All three contain customizable perk trees. When allocated with the right perks, shields are able to block not only direct melee attacks, but also incoming arrows, power attacks, and even fire, frost, and shock damage.
They can also be used as weapons due to their bash ability, able to stagger and even knock down opponents.
|Chitin Shield DB||24.5||8||215||Chitin Plate||Elven Smithing||xx026235|
|Dragonscale Shield||29||6||750||Dragon Scales||Dragon||00013941|
|Elven Shield||21||4||115||Refined Moonstone||Elven||0001391E|
|Glass Shield||27||6||450||Refined Malachite||Glass||0001393C|
|Imperial Light Shield||19||4||40||Leather||None||00013AB2|
|Stalhrim Shield DB||29.5||10||600||Stalhrim||Ebony Smithing||xx026237|
|Aetherial Shield DG||26||12||2000||Heavy||Dwarven Metal Ingot||None||xx005759|
|Auriel's Shield DG||32||14||755||Heavy||Refined Moonstone||Elven||xx00284d|
|Dawnguard Rune Shield DG||27||6||450||Light||Steel Ingot||None||xx011BAF|
|Herebane's Fortress||21||4||817||Light||Refined Moonstone||Elven||000F9649|
|Shield of Solitude||32||12||1540||Heavy||N/A||-||0010EB65|
|Shield of Ysgramor||30||12||1715||Heavy||N/A||-||000E41D8|
|Spellbreaker||38||12||227||Heavy||Dwarven Metal Ingot||None||00045F96|
|Targe of the Blooded||20||8||300||Heavy||Steel Ingot||Steel||000FC5BF|
The following is a list of enchantments that can be applied to shields.
- Fortify Block
- Fortify Health
- Resist Disease
- Resist Fire
- Resist Frost
- Resist Magic
- Resist Poison
- Resist Shock
- For certain enchanted shields, such as Spell Breaker, power attacks will sometimes not work; they will take up no stamina, and not do the damage that the attack would normally do.
- When a shield is dropped, there is a chance that whenever a follower picks it up it will respawn (Tested With Dragonbone Shield And Shield Of Solitude PS3)