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Hero Shield
  • Hero Shield item sprite
  • Hero Shield equipped
Stack digit 1
TooltipGrants immunity to knockback
Absorbs 25% of damage done to players on your team when above 25% life
Enemies are more likely to target you
RarityRarity level: 5
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffPaladin's ShieldPaladin's Shield
Buff tooltip25% of damage taken will be redirected to another player
DurationInfinite (while conditions are met, and only to other players)
Not to be confused with the Hero's set, a pre-Hardmode vanity set.

The Hero Shield is a Hardmode post-Plantera shield accessory that redirects 25% of damage from players on the same team while above 25% health, similar to the effect of the Paladin's Shield. Furthermore, it increases defense by 10, increases aggro and grants immunity to knockback.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Hero ShieldHero Shield
Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • On the version and below, the Hero Shield has no effect on aggro, despite the tooltip suggesting otherwise and the Flesh Knuckles, which does increase aggro, being a crafting ingredient.


  • In combination with Beetle armor, it is a great way to help out players on the team with low maximum health or defense.
  • Although the shield provides the abilities of both the items used to craft it, it only provides half their combined defense, the same as the Flesh Knuckles alone.
    • As of 1.4.1, its defense is still less than the combined defense of its components, but it became the accessory with the highest base defense.
  • It might be better for tanky melee builds and whip-using summoners looking to maximize the effectiveness of their accessories to use Flesh Knuckles to craft a Berserker's Glove instead, which grants auto-swing, increased knockback, and faster attack speed, and use the Paladin's Shield for the Frozen Shield, which reduces damage taken when your life is low.
  • Naturally, the Hero Shield offers few benefits to a single-player character.