Hero's Shield

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Hero's Shields are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.(MM | TWW | BotW)[1][2]

Location and Uses

Majora's Mask

The Hero's Shield is used by Link at the beginning of Majora's Mask. It is a strong metal shield that can also be bought at the Trading Post in Clock Town for 80 Rupees, in case Link gets his shield swallowed by a Like Like.

The Hero's Shield is permanently replaced by the Mirror Shield once Link obtains it in Beneath the Well.

The shield bears many similarities to the Hylian Shield's features, including a red bird, the blue base, the Triforce, and the metal decals. However, the Hero's Shield features a simplified and abstract style in comparison. The bird's head is more hunched, and the shape cannot be seen, but its face is visible. Its wings are also much larger than its body, and point down. The Triforce has moved from above the bird to below it, greatly decreased in size.

The Wind Waker

Main article: Sea-Breeze Shield
Link's Grandma presenting Link with the family Shield from The Wind Waker

The Hero's Shield is the basic Shield received at the beginning of The Wind Waker. The Shield is predominantly brown as opposed to the blue seen in Majora's Mask. The Triforce is in the very center of the shield. There are long swirls surrounding it as well as three bolts at its corners. A winged creature with horns replaces the bird, but unlike the Majora's Mask version, it faces up with wings spread out like the original Hylian Shield.

Breath of the Wild

Main article: Sea-Breeze Shield

The Hero's Shield from the Era of the Great Sea appears in Breath of the Wild. It is obtained randomly when 30th Anniversary series The Wind Waker-themed Princess Zelda amiibo is used is scanned using the amiibo (Rune) Rune.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Main article: Sea-Breeze Shield
See SmashWiki's article on Link's shields for more information.

Toon Link uses the Hylian Shield in battle. It also appears as a Sticker.

Hyrule Warriors

Main article: Sea-Breeze Shield

The Sea-Breeze Shield is used alongside the Hero's Sword in Hyrule Warriors.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Main article: Sea-Breeze Shield
See SmashWiki's article on Link's shields for more information.

Toon Link uses the Hero's Shield in battle in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Main article: Sea-Breeze Shield



Names in Other Regions
The French Republic
Bouclier du Héros (BotW)Hero's Shield
The Italian Republic
  • Scudo dell'Eroe (MM | TWW)[4][5]
  • Scudo dell'eroe (MM3D)[3]
  • Hero's Shield
  • Hero's shield
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 127 (MM | TWW)
  2. "Hero's Shield
    A shield said to have been the favorite of a hero who traveled the open seas. It was apparently a family heirloom, passed down through many generations.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Scudo dell'eroe" — Select Item Screen (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  4. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 127
  5. "Hai ottenuto lo Scudo dell'Eroe!" — N/A (The Wind Waker, Italian localization)