Shields are special protective equipment in Death's Gambit: Afterlife. Shields grant specific abilities to the player when equipped. The player character can equip two weapons, one in each weapon slot, and one shield, however, players will need to have the required value of Stats in order to equip the shield. Each weapon is used ‘one at time’ and not ‘one in each hand’. Unlike other games, you do not need to sacrifice a weapon slot for a shield, and you will always have a shield available to you. One exception is are the daggers, which only takes up one weapon slot while wielding a dagger in each hand. This page covers a list of all the Shields featured in Death's Gambit: Afterlife.
Equipping a shield is essential and an important item to be used by Sorun. Open the inventory by pressing I and drag the shield onto the Shield Slot to equip the desired piece. Here are the following mechanics that you can do with a shield:
- First of, by pressing the S button, Sorun takes out the equipped shield and uses it to block incoming enemy attacks, if a hit lands while the shield is up, the stamina bar starts to deplete, but depending on the strength or power of the attack, as well as the shield's rating, it can either take out small or large chunks of Sorun's stamina.
- Second, while Sorun has his shield up, players can press the RMB (Right Mouse Button by default) to execute a sliding dash kick. This is a strong mobility and combat movement because it can temporarily stun enemies that are holding a shield, you can evade enemy attacks, and you can dash through gaps with this movement.
- And finally, pressing the S button to take out the shield just when an attack is about to land causes a Perfect Block. When this happens, this briefly stuns the enemy, allowing you to press the attack button to execute a finishing strike against weak enemies, or a large amount of damage towards strong enemies and Bosses.
Can I Upgrade my Shield?
Unofrtunately, you cannot upgrade your shield. Weapons and Armor are the only items that you can upgrade by speaking to Zuma or once you've defeated the Soul of the Phoenix and obtain the upgrade of improving your equipment via a Death Idol.
Other tips to remember: The higher a SHIELD rating, the less stamina it consumes when blocking attacks. For example, a B rating blocks 25% more effectively, while an A rating blocks 50%, and an S rating blocks 75%.
Death's Gambit All Shields
Quick Search of All Shields
|A||30 STR||Whenever you block an attack you gain a bit of soul energy.||Aldwynn, dropped by The Bulwark.|
|SS||80 STR||Perfect block retaliation damage+20%||Dropped be The Crow on heroic difficulty.|
|?||8 STR||Poison builds up while blocking.||Gaian's Cradle, purchased from Fink.|
|B||8 STR||No special effects or bonuses.||Central Sanctuary, purchased from Jaco of Basilus.|
|S||62 STR||No special effects or bonuses.||Rare drop from the Elite Drake Knights.|
|B||8 STR||Blocking attacks increases your non-elemental damage by 4% for 18 seconds.||Garde Tum|
Halves damage taken when shield broken
|Cusith's Boos Room (heroic victory)|
|C||10 STR||If you have an elemental orb equipped on slot 1, blocking an enemy attack will create one of that orb.||Amulvaro's Observatory|
|C||7 STR||This shield is an amalgamation of the Kodama Spirits, able to neutralize incoming effects of Poison.||Aldwynn Sewers|
|S||18 STR||Consumes stamina while blocking.||Found on a small stone arch at the beginning of Aldwynn. Simply jump and hold left from the top of the ladder to the right.|
|B||1 STR||No special effects or bonuses.||Darkness Falls, purchased from the Acolyte Lizard.|
|B||1 STR||No special effects or bonuses.||Replaces the Corpse Shield when you show it to Sigur.|
|B||20 STR||Gain 25 Soul Energy when shield broken.||Journey's End|
|A||50 FIN||Perfect block retaliation damage+20%||To the left of Grimgaud. Only accessible by using the Warp Orb Generator.|
|C||4 STR||Blocking an attack temporarily increases elemental damage by 2%, stacks up to 6%. Effect lasts 22 seconds.||Drops from Amarog Shaman in Obsidian Vale.|
|C||2 STR||Reduces time of negative status effects by 25%.||Central Sanctuary|
|A||30 STR||Blocks attacks from both sides. Cannot move, kick, or parry while blocking.||Found to the left in Y'lnoth after the long fall that rotates the screen.|
|C||2 STR||No special effects or bonuses.||Starting equipment for all Classes, except the Assassin.|
|F||2 STR||Your movement speed while blocking is faster.||Starting equipment of the Assassin class.|