Kite shield

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Version 0.25: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Name Kite shield
Size to wear small to big
Shield Value 8
Base shield penalty -3
Maximum Enchantment +5
Grants nothing
Time to Wear 5
A piece of wood and metal, to be strapped on one arm for defence. It is cumbersome to wear, and impedes the evasion, spellcasting ability, and attack speed of an unskilled wearer.

A kite shield is a piece of armour which can be worn by any species but felids and spriggans to provide some degree of blocking defense (SH). They benefit equally from both strength and dexterity, making them a versatile choice for many characters, but without a decent Shields skill, they carry significantly more penalties to accuracy, evasion and spellcasting than the lighter buckler.

They can be found with the following egos:

Egos such as cold and fire resistance are fairly rare, usually only found in mini branches such as the Volcano or through a scroll of acquirement.

Mundane Shield1.png
Magical Shield2.png
Artifact Shield3.png
kite shields
Shield of Resistance Shield of resistance.png
Shield of the Gong Shield of the Gong.png


  • Kite shields were just called "shields" until 0.25.
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