The most important thing after the armor set, that you should have before going into combat is Shields. AC Valhalla has a variety of Shields that you can use. There are two types of Shields in AC Valhalla – Light Shields and Heavy Shields. In this article, we’ll discuss the top 10 Best Shields in AC Valhalla that you can use, their stats, and how to get them.
Light Shields are for players who want to play at a fast pace and get quick attacks. These mostly fit better with axes, daggers, and flails.
Whereas, Heavy Shields are bigger and longer and are combined with longswords, spears, and heavy axes. They give you more protection at the cost of speed. If you play at a slower pace, you may want to use these Shields.
Let’s check out some of the best Shields that AC Valhalla has to offer:
10. Winged Shield
It is a Mythical Light Shield, which gives a boost to your attacking power after a parry. When you fully upgrade this Shield, it becomes a beast as it can take heavy attacks from the opponents and block any kind of severe damage. It comes with the perk of granting extra health and restoring the damage caused by fire or poison.
This perk has a cooldown of 10 seconds. So it will be worth using this Shield in Combat.
I. How to get the Winged Shield in AC Valhalla?
You can get this Shield easily from Reda’s Shop in Ravensthorpe for 120 Opals or you can get this from the Valkyrie Armor Set from the store for 2000 Helix Credits.
II. Stats for Winged Shield
9. Briton Shield
Briton Shield is a Light Shield that gives you bonus health while you’re in combat. You can carry this Shield with an axe or a hammer. This makes a very deadly combo. You get an extra health bar with this Shield and you also get an impressive stun bonus. The high stun damage comes in handy while defeating powerful enemies.
I. How to get the Briton Shield in AC Valhalla?
You can find the Briton Shield in The Temple of Mithras in Lunden. You can find this location in the southwestern corner of the map.
II. Stats for Briton Shield
8. The Morrigan’s Guard
The Morrigan’s Guard is one of the best Light Shield in AC Valhalla. This Shield unlocks in the latter part of the game as the story progresses. This Shield has pretty decent stats and is worth using in combat. It has an amazing perk, it has a 33% chance of casting a poison flume on your enemies in response to blocking their attacks. You can also use this Shield to kill the Legendary Animals as it blocks their attacks and decreases their health more quickly.
I. How to get Morrison’s Guard Shield in AC Valhalla?
To get this Shield, you’ll need to explore the Belas Knap area. You can find this area just east of Cleeve Hill located in Glowecestrescire. After you reach there, you need to find a large three doors secured by three heavy locks; you can get keys for these locks while exploring the area. Once you find all the keys, open the chest and loot the Shield from it.
II. Stats for The Morrison’s Guard Shield
7. Celtic Cross Shield
Celtic Cross Shield is a Light Shield, this Shield comes in handy while dealing with powerful bosses. This Shield has a perk, it increases your Ability Damage and lets you play more aggressively and deal more damage to the enemies.
I. How to get Celtic Cross Shield?
You can get the Celtic Cross Shield from the shop with Helix credits. It’s worth 350 Helix Credits.
II. Stats for Celtic Cross Shield
6. Spartan Shield
Spartan Shield is a Light Shield with impressive stats, this Shield has a very attractive design and this Shield is a beast while in combat. This Shield increases your attacking power after successfully blocking enemies’ attacks. This perk comes in handy as it transfers the opponent’s damage to itself.
I. How to get Spartan Shield?
You can get Spartan Shield in a hidden area under the Old Gravesham Bridge that serves as the border of Cent and Essex. Once you find this place, use the powder trap or oil jar to destroy that wall and get access to this Shield.
II. Stats for Spartan Shield
5. Broken Wings
Broken Wings is one of the best Shields in AC Valhalla due to its high stats and reasonable price. This Shield can take high damage and is light in weight, which makes it easier to wield and move swiftly in fights to dodge enemy attacks. It also has high Critical damage and Stun.
I. How to get the Broken Wings Shield in AC Valhalla?
You can get this Shield from Reda’s shop in Ravensthorpe or you can buy this Shield from the In-game store if you have enough Helix Credits. You can get this Shield with Gothic Pack in-game for 1500 Helix Credits, or you can buy this Shield separately for 350 Helix Credits.
II. Stats for Broken Wings Shield
4. Royal Guard
Royal Guard Shield is a Heavy Shield and is suitable for players who love to play on the aggressive side and just head into the battle. It is can best with a Dane axe or a heavy hammer to maximize the outcome. The Shield comes with a great offensive perk that significantly increases the damage of your heavy attacks after blocking the successive hits from the enemy.
I. How to get Royal Guard Shield in AC Valhalla?
You can get the Royal Guard Shield in AC Valhalla from Silver coins as it is available for purchase at a Shield Store in Tamworth Fortress. You also get this Shield from a trader in 500 silver, which will save you the long trip to Fortress of Tamworth.
II. Stats for Royal Guard Shield
3. Rune Shield
Rune Shield is a heavy shield that comes with pretty decent stats and is a total beast when you use it in battle. It makes a perfect combo with heavy axes. This Shield is for players who love to play in defensive mode and stealth mode. This Shield also has a perk, it gives a +20 bonus to Ability Damage when the health bar is almost complete.
I. How to get Rune Shield in AC Valhalla?
You can get this Shield by completing the ‘Viking for Hire’ quest, which appears after completing ten contracts from Reda in Reda’s shops in Ravensthorpe. After you complete the quest and fulfill his terms, you get this Shield as a reward for completion.
II. Stats for Rune Shield
2. Kite Shield
Kite Shield is a heavy shield that can absorb heavy hits from enemies without any damage to you. The perk of this Shield is pretty unique as it will boost your heavy attacks based on how long you can resist enemy attacks. The more hits you block, the more power you will get in your attacks. The Heavy attack bonus can range from +4 to +40 attack points. The cooldown for this perk is only 3 seconds.
I. How to get Kite Shield in AC Valhalla?
You can get this Shield in the Wandrie settlement near Grantedbridgescire, located in the south corner of Melbourne on the Great Ouse River. Once you reach this location, there’ll be a big hut there. Go inside the hut, there you will find the mighty Shield. Loot the Shield from there.
II. Stats for Kite Shield
1. Oaken Kite Shield
One of the best shields in AC Valhalla, this is a heavy shield for players who prefer long-ranged fights. It has a perk, it gives a boost to your range attacks after successfully blocking one. The Shield has a hybrid nature, so you can use it in close-ranged combats as well. It has a cooldown duration of only 5 seconds and boosts your ranged attacks up to +15 pretty impressive points.
I. How to get Oaken Kite Shield in AC Valhalla?
You can get this shield it by exploring the Maeldun region located in Essex. Once reaching the location, find a tavern by the pools. There, you will find a breakable wall. Destroy it and loot the mighty Shield from there.
II. Stats for Oaken Kite Shield
About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the twelfth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft in 2020. The game is an action role-playing video game set in 872–878 AD. It is based on a fictional story during the Viking expansions into the British Isles. Players get to play Eivor Varinsdottir, a Viking raider fighting for peace and order among the Assassin Brotherhood.
The modern-day portion of the story is set in the 21st century. It portrays Layla Hassan, an Assassin who relives Eivor’s memories to find a way to save the Earth from destruction. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Stadia, and PlayStation 5.