Shield of Resistance

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Version 0.25: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

Not to be confused with any sort of mundane shield bearing a resistance ego, which can be referred to as a 'shield of resistance'.

A bronze shield, looking almost exactly like a tortoise's shell. It was built by the adherents of an obscure minor faith, who imbued it with the power of their god. As the god is said to, this shield protects against sword and sling, frost and flame.

Shield of resistance.png the +2 shield of Resistance

+2 kite shield

+40 MR


The shield of Resistance[1] is a wonderful item for almost any character. Offering two very useful resistances and a magic resistance boost on par with a ring of protection from magic, it's hard to find a better option for your shield slot. Any character that isn't already committed to wielding a two-handed weapon should consider making use of this beautiful item should they find it.



Prior to 0.15, this unrand was a +5 shield.