Terraria Wiki

Miss the old Hydra Skin? Try out our Hydralize gadget! Visit the preferences page while logged in and turn on the gadget.


Terraria Wiki
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version
Desktop/Console/Mobile/Switch-Only Content: This information applies only to the Desktop, Console, Mobile, and Switch versions of Terraria.
Hero Shield
  • Hero Shield item sprite
  • Hero Shield equipped
Stack digit 1.png
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 ShieldTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
total: 1 row(s)


  • 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.