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Aegis Trans-rareTrans-exclusive
[Shield] All Races
DEF: 40
Augments "Shield Bash"
Magic damage taken -25%

Lv. 75 PLD

Augments Shield Bash:

Magic Damage Taken -25%:

  • Independent of the natural 50% cap for magic damage.

Hidden Effect

  • Although Aegis is a size 5 shield, it has the same base block rate as a size 3:
    • Base block rate of 50% (same as size 3), +/- based on shield skill and Mob Level.
    • ~75% damage will be reduced during blocking before account for Shield Mastery.

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.
Trial of the Magians: Trial 4401 (Rewards Aegis (80))

Synthesis Recipes


Used in Recipes

  • None

Desynthesis Recipes


Obtained from Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared.


Special Event


Originally wielded during the Shadowreign era by Cerane I Virgaut.

Historical Background

The Aegis in the book of Iliad is the Shield of Zeus, although it was sometimes lent to Athena and rarely to Apollo. The shield was built with the hide of the Amalthea (Amaltheia in FFXI), and was decorated with golden tassels along with a gorgon's head (from the gorgon Medusa) mounted in the center.

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