Frozen Shield

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Frozen Shield
  • Frozen Shield item sprite
  • Frozen Shield equipped
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TooltipGrants immunity to knockback
Puts a shell around the owner when below 50% life that reduces damage by 25%
Absorbs 25% of damage done to players on your team when above 25% life
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell8 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buffs
BuffPaladin's ShieldPaladin's Shield
Buff tooltip25% of damage taken will be redirected to another player
DurationInfinite (while conditions are met, and only to other players)
BuffIce BarrierIce Barrier
Buff tooltipDamage taken is reduced by 25%
DurationInfinite (while health is below 50%)
  • Internal Item ID: 3997 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 43, 62

The Frozen Shield is a post-Plantera Hardmode shield accessory combining the functionalities of Paladin's Shield and the Frozen Turtle Shell: It redirects some damage done to teammates to the player, increases defense by 6, grants immunity to knockback, and provides the player with a damage-absorbing shield when they are at low health.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Frozen ShieldFrozen Shield(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • The low-health shield does not stack with Frozen Turtle Shell, and the team damage redirection effect does not stack with the Paladin's Shield or the Hero Shield.
  • When the player's health is between 25% and 50%, they both give the Paladin's Shield buff to nearby teammates and get the Ice Barrier buff at the same time.


  • Although technically available later in the game than the Ankh Shield, the Frozen Shield is a great alternative because of its defensive abilities and much simpler crafting tree, especially if debuff resistance is not necessary.
  • The Frozen Shield can be considered more effective than the Ankh Shield during single-player boss fights, given that most boss encounters do not cause debuffs that can be prevented by the Ankh Shield, and the Paladin's Shield effect will not cause the player to take increased damage.
  • With the Warding modifier, the Frozen Shield has 10 defense and a 25% damage reduction when the player is below 50% health, making it an extraordinarily strong defense accessory in single-player.