Its appearance is that of a basic wooden shield, adorned with large spikes and studs. While this shield does not carry any magical enchantments, the spikes on the shield inflict a wound, when bashed, which bleeds for five seconds. The bleeding damage stacks if the target is bashed over and over. It is one of the weaker heavy shields in the game, being comparable to an iron shield, thus it seems to be intended for use as a secondary weapon while still providing some defense.
The Targe of the Blooded is carried by a hostile Redguard named Umana in the Dwemer Ruin of Alftand. She is encountered at the end of Alftand, where she begins fighting with an Imperial named Sulla Trebatius after some conversation with him.
This means the shield 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.
Bashing with this shield inflicts this skill penalty on the bashed target:
- Damage Health: 3 points (5 sec duration)
It cannot be disenchanted to learn its effects.
This section contains bugs related to Targe of the Blooded. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Selling the Targe of the Blooded to any merchant may cause a copy to appear in your inventory several days later.
- This item doesn't appear to be able to duplicate on a mannequin (via the Lakeview Manor glitch), possibly as it is a unique item.