There are many great shields in Neopia! But what shield best fits your Battledome
Good and experienced Battledomer's strategies not only involve great weapons,
but great defensive items as well. There are many shields to pick from, but
some may fir your strategy better than others. I have made a list of some of
the best shields based on what icons they block.
Note: These shields that I list are certain shields that block the most of
certain icons. Many others may block a few icons, but they aren't the best.
I do give my opinion on each shields effectiveness, but it varies with your
Battledome strategy on what shield will help you the most.
Earthen Scorchstone: This is also an awesome shield! It's only about
2k also! It blocks ALL Dark icons, but the main reason that it is great is because
it blocks ALL air icons as well! While most weapons have little or none dark
icons in their attack, many, many great weapons have some air icons in their
Est. Price: 2k
My View: What do you think? Definitely worth it!
Cloud Charm: This blocks all air icons, but since an earthen scorchstone
blocks both air and dark, and both shields are around the same price, I recommend
the Scorchstone instead.
Est. Price: 2k
My View: I recommend the Scorchstone instead. :P
Soul Stone: One thing that makes this one of the "best" shields in
Neopia, is not only because it blocks ALL Earth icons, but it is also only about
2k, which means even beginning Neopians can buy it. Although most great weapons
under 1 million NP don't have that many earth icons in their attack, many good
HT or other powerful items do. This is a "must have" shield.
Est. Price: 1k
My View: I think you can figure that out for yourself! :P
Umbrella Shield: This one of those elusive Smugglers
Cove items, so it can be very hard to get, and is worth over 2 million
NP! It blocks 3 earth, 2-5 earth, and all water icons.
Est. Price: 2 Million
My View: Great shield, but doesn't block enough icons to make me want
to pay 2 million to get it!
Enchanted Kiko Squeeze Toy: You don't see many of these (in all of
my about 2000 battles I have never seen an opponent with one) in the Battledome
It used to be a Hidden Tower item, but it was retired. It basically just blocks
all water icons.
Est. Price: 100k
My View: In the Hidden Tower it was 500k, but due to its almost nothing
popularity you can probably still find it around 100k!! I don't recommend wasting
100k on it though.
Sponge Shield: This is another one of the "elusive" cove items, and
this thing blocks all water and 1-8 physical icons. While it does block all
water icons, it's true value can come from blocking the physical icons, since
they are more common than weapons with water icons.
Est. Price: 500k
My View: I would get it just cause it blocks up to 8 physical! But it
still is rather pricey!
Mega Fire Shield: This shield is simply just awesome!!! Not only does
it block ALL fire icons, but it also blocks up to 5 icons of water!! But wait,
theerreess more! It can block up to 3 physical icons also!! YAY!! All for the
cheap price of 100k!! :P
Est. Price: 105k
My View: Definitely worth the price!
Fire Gem: This gem blocks all fire icons! At a very cheap price, I definitely
recommend this! Many Battledome items have fire icons in their attack.
Est. Price: 1k
My View: Good if you are a beginning Battledomer!
Golden Scorchstone: This shields price increased by over tenfold when
people started using it! People claimed it "blocked all of a Wand of the Air
Faerie and Grand Lightning Beam Combo!". The reason they said that is because
the combo of a WAF and GLB can be very good for semi-rich Neopians. And it does!!
This shield is amazing! It blocks ALL air and Fire! The reason its avg. price
is about 99k, is because a rumour about it only blocking only some fire and
air has kept it buyable! So I would get one before it becomes unbuyable!
Est. Price: 99k
My View: AWESOME! A must buy before they become unbuyable!
Night Stone: Very cheap, and it blocks all light icons.
Shadow Shield: When this shield first came out, it was hailed as "the
best shield in all of Neopia". Since then, its rarity and popularity has severely
decreased, but it is still a great shield. It was so popular strictly because
of the fact it blocks almost all of a Grand Lightning Beams attack, which is
a popular weapon among Battledomers. This shield blocks 1-5 fire icons, and
ALL light icons. If you can afford it, it is a good shield to have.
Est. Price: 140k
My View: If you can afford it, go get it. I wouldn't recommend wasting
half of your NP on it though.
Full Icon Blockers
There are not many items that block all of your opponent's attacks, but there
is a couple, and they can be considered "The Best Shields" in Neopia. Again,
it all depends on your battle strategy, so they may not work for you, but they
may work beautifully for someone else.
Thyora's Tear: When this first came out, you couldn't use it simply
because the Battledome wasn't active yet. You used to be able to get it for
around 200k, but now it is about 1.2 million NP It is exactly like a Downsize
Power Plus, but you can use it ONCE per battle!
Est. Price: 1.2 million
My View: Awesome blocker! Although it is over a million, I would definitely
recommend it (though I bet you can agree it's just a little overpriced!)
Downsize Power Plus: This one-time use item's popularity has increased
greatly, causing its price to double from about three months ago! You can only
use this ONCE, when you use it, it will disappear. But, it blocks ALL of your
opponents attack! This is an awesome item if you can afford a Thyora's Tear!
Est. Price: 4k
My View: For a "mini-Thyora's Tear" I think 4k is a very reasonable price.
It can get expensive if you decide to use one each battle. Be sure to use these
wisely! If they are used at the right time you can win a hard battle! But if
you don't use it wisely, you waste 4k!
Force Shield: This is like a DPP in how it can disappear after using
it, but also like a Thyora's tear on how you can use it more than once. You
can use this more than once per battle, but it has a chance of breaking forever.
I do not have any stats on how much it breaks simply because no one has tested
Est. Price: 350k
My View: WAYYY TOO OVERPRICED!!! A while ago they were buyable when
they weren't activated (when they didn't do anything). Why pay 350k for something
that might break when you can just get a cheap DPP or save up for a Thyora's
Most of the scarabs block one or more icons. They are very, very rare, and
were given out a long time ago as Battledome prizes. They are all worth over
7 million NP, so since most Neopians can't afford them I won't go into much detail!
Earth Scarab: Does 5 earth icons, blocks all earth icons. Worth 5 million.
Flying Scarab: Does up to 3 icons of both air and physical, blocks
all physical and air. Worth 10 million
Water Scarab: Does 5 water icons, blocks all water icons Worth 9 million.
Weird Scarab: Does up to 2 icons of earth and physical, blocks all earth.
Darkness Scarab: Does 5 fire icons, blocks all light icons. Worth:???
So, what are the best shields to get? The only answer to this question involves
your opponent's weapons. The best shields as you can see from some of their
histories of popularity block icons of weapons people use a lot. So a shield
like an earthen scorchstone would probably be better than a (light shield) because
earth icons are more common than dark icons.
So what do I use? Since the most common icons that you see in the
Battledome would probably air, fire, earth, and physical, I have figured out
how to block almost all of those icons with just two shields. I use a Golden
Scorchstone and a Soul Stone myself. Together that's only about 100k, but a
great strategy to block weapons! Many ht items can't even get past my defence!
(Battle Slices, Tiki bombs, Sword of the Air Faerie.) There isn't a very good
physical blocking shield out there right now that isn't species specific (I.E.
Chia Skunk Tail- Blocks all Physical, but only Chias can use it)
Don't spend too much NP on a shield if you can't afford it. Try
and find some cheap combinations!
Have any questions, Neomail me! My username is Ultralord! Also, feel free
to challenge my pets to a battle! (Please challenge my pet that is closest to
your pet's stats!)