|Defense||10 / 7|
|Tooltip||Grants immunity to knockback|
Absorbs 25% of damage done to players on your team when above 25% life
Enemies are more likely to target you
|Buff tooltip||25% of damage taken will be redirected to another player|
|Duration||Infinite (while conditions are met, and only to other players)|
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 by 400, and grants immunity to knockback.
- On the Mobile version, 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 singleplayer character.
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: Now actually has an effect on aggro.
- Desktop 1.4.1: Increased defense from 7 to 10.
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: Introduced.
- Mobile 18.104.22.168.0: Introduced.