Shields will begin to appear throughout Solstheim at level 35. These locations include:
- Sold by Baldor Iron-Shaper in the Skaal Village.
- Found as random loot in chests or as a world item.
- Carried by certain enemy boss variants.
It can be upgraded with a chunk of stalhrim at a workbench and also benefits from the Ebony Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.