Shields are typically equipped on the offhand slot. Shields absorb damage; although weapons can also absorb damage through blocking, they almost always feature much lower damage reduction. How much shields absorb are reflected by their statistics.
- Small Shields
- Small Shields are the lightest shields, making them good for faster classes that do not want to be encumbered by heavy equipment. The in-game weapon type is listed as: Small Shield.
- Standard Shields
- Standard Shields usually have better stability and damage reduction than small shields, but at the price of increased weight. The in-game weapon type is listed as: Shield.
- Large Shields
- Large Shields usually come with better defensive values and stability than small and medium shields, but at the cost of greater weight. The in-game weapon type is listed as: Large Shield.