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Ankh Shield
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  • Ankh Shield equipped
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TooltipGrants immunity to knockback and fire blocks
Grants immunity to most debuffs
RarityRarity level: 7
Research1 required
For an extensive guide to crafting this item, see Guide:Crafting an Ankh Shield.

The Ankh Shield is a Hardmode shield accessory which provides immunity to 11 / 10 different debuffs, knockback immunity, and an additional 4 defense. It is crafted from an Obsidian Shield and an Ankh Charm at the Tinkerer's Workshop.

Consisting of 11 different ingredients, the Ankh Shield entails one of the most complex crafting trees in Terraria, beaten only by the Zenith and Cell Phone.

When equipped, the Ankh Shield provides immunity to all of the following debuffs:



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Ankh ShieldAnkh ShieldTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
total: 1 row(s)

Crafting tree[]



  • The Ankh Shield does not require any items from Hardmode bosses (but does require Hardmode), and so it can be obtained before defeating them. It can be a very useful accessory when the player does decide to fight them.
  • While it does not directly affect the Feral Bite debuff, the Shield blocks all of its side effects, rendering it mostly harmless against the player.
  • The post-Plantera Paladin's Shield offers an extra 2 defense and a multiplayer buff, but does not prevent common debuffs. As such, the Paladin's Shield may be slightly more advantageous for most boss battles.
  • Using an Obsidian Skin Potion renders the player immune to the On Fire! debuff, which the shield does not provide.
  • The Ankh Shield can synergize with the Brand of the Inferno to block attacks, granting the Striking Moment buff.
  • The Ankh Shield can be used to defuse active debuffs if it is left in the players inventory and quickly swapped with a currently equipped accessory, allowing the player to use other shields or accessories in place of the Ankh Shield when exploring or in combat.
  • The Ankh Shield takes the Obsidian Shield to craft, meaning crafting the Obsidian Skull Rose or Magma Skull makes it unable to craft the Obsidian Shield without crafting another Obsidian Skull.


An ankh


  • 3DS-Release: Introduced, providing immunity to the Chilled debuff.