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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

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Braced Shield

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(1 of 2) The materials to upgrade to this shield aren't too pricey.

The materials to upgrade to this shield aren't too pricey. (left), But the shield's flammable nature limits its uses. (right)

The Braced Shield is the last upgrade of the Wooden Shield. It has twice the durability of the Wooden Shield, but still catches on fire.

Unless you love the smell of wood, you’re probably better off waiting for the Iron Shield or better.

Where to Find

You must upgrade the Banded Shield via the Scrap Shop.

Required items:

  • Amber Relic (x3)
  • Monster Claw (x2)
  • Ornamental Skull (x1)
  • Tumbleweed (x2)
  • 50 Rupees


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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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