Hero Shield

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Hero Shield
  • Hero Shield item sprite
  • Hero Shield equipped
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipGrants immunity to knockback
Absorbs 25% of damage done to players on your team when above 25% life
Enemies are more likely to target you
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell10 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
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)
  • Internal Item ID: 3998 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 43
Not to be confused with the Hero's set, a pre-Hardmode vanity set.

The Hero Shield is a Hardmode post-Plantera shield accessory that redirects 25% of damage from players on the same team while above 25% health, similar to the effect of the Paladin's Shield. Furthermore, it increases defense by 10, increases aggro by 400, and grants immunity to knockback.



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


  • In combination with Beetle armor, it is a great way to help out players on the team with low maximum health or defense.
  • It might be better for tanky melee builds and whip-using summoners looking to maximize the effectiveness of their accessories to use Flesh Knuckles to craft a Berserker's Glove instead, which grants auto-swing, increased knockback, and faster attack speed, and use the Paladin's Shield for the Frozen Shield, which reduces damage taken when your life is low.
  • Naturally, the Hero Shield offers few benefits to a single-player character.


  • The Hero's Shield grants the most amount of defense out of any accessory.