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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Banded Shield

Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) If you have the spare materials, this is a cheap and cheerful upgrade.

If you have the spare materials, this is a cheap and cheerful upgrade. (left), Just beware that the shield will still catch on fire. (right)

The Banded Shield is the first upgrade of the Wooden Shield. It has 50% more durability, but still weak to fire.

Where to Find

You must upgrade the Wooden Shield via the Scrap Shop.

Required items:

  • Amber Relic (x2)
  • Jelly Blob (x1)
  • Monster Claw (x1)
  • 30 Rupees


You can further upgrade the Banded Shield into the Braced Shield.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    Switch, Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 July 2021
  • Last Updated
    20 August 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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You are Link, a resident of Skyloft–a floating village in the vast sky. For ages, you’ve been training at the Knight Academy and, today, the day of your graduation has arrived. While your life thus far has been peaceful, soon nothing will be the same again, when your beloved friend, Zelda, is stolen from you…

Our strategy guide for The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (HD) contains all the necessary knowledge to search for and rescue Zelda, such as a full walkthrough with detailed maps. Plus every hero needs a rest; if you want to grab all the collectables and fix other people’s problems (sidequests), we can help you with that too!

Newly added:

  • Revised and re-structured the walkthrough to make it more accessible.
  • Added dozens of useful maps.


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