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Shield of the Maiden
Shield of the Maiden
Type: Active
Quality: C Quality Item
Sell Creep Price: 21 Money
Recharge: 1.5 seconds
Unlock Method: Defeat the boss of the Keep of the Lead Lord without getting hit.
Ammonomicon Entry
Block And Load
Use to block bullets.

This old and battered shield has seen better days, but it still gets the job done. A useful addition to any Gungoneer's arsenal when used in moderation. Shields are nice, but not if they engender passivity.

Shield of the Maiden is an active item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Pulls up a shield that protects the player from bullets and contact damage.
    • The player is immobile while the shield is active.
    • The shield can be active for a maximum of 4 seconds. It will blink right before it's about to go down to alert the player.
    • Firing a weapon or rolling immediately takes the shield down.

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Notes[ | ]

  • If the player has Shield of the Maiden active when swallowed by a Tarnisher, the player will not take damage but will instead lose the item. The item can be recovered after killing the Tarnisher.
  • Certain effects like explosions, poison, fire, and electricity can still damage the player through the shield.
  • It can block the Beholster's eye laser.
  • Does not work well with the Super Hot Watch as the shield renders you immobile.

Trivia[ | ]

  • The description has references to the Bloodborne item Wooden Shield.[1]
  • The shield itself is a reference to the indie game Eitr.
  • The Synergy Shield Night synergy is a reference to Shield Knight from the game Shovel Knight.
  • The Synergy Mirror Shield synergy is a reference to the item of the same name from the Legend of Zelda series.
  • The item's interaction with Tarnishers is a reference to Like Likes from the Legend of Zelda series, who eat Link's shield.
  • The shield shares a sprite with the Flying Disc from Exit the Gungeon.

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