- "This shield was made using ancient Sheikah technology. Its surface glows blue when raised in defense. Enhanced functionality allows it to deflect Guardian beams."
- — Hyrule Compendium
The Ancient Shield is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a shield with a defense rating of 70, which is the same as the Royal Guard's Shield. However, the Ancient Shield has greater durability and is far easier to obtain. By blocking with this shield, Link can reflect most laser beams back at the attacker, making this shield very useful against all types of Guardian and certain bosses.
This high-tech shield was created using Ancient Sheikah technology that Link can have Robbie forge at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab after completing the side quest "Robbie's Research". Robbie requires a payment of 1,000 Rupees and 10 Ancient Gears, 15 Ancient Springs, and 1 Giant Ancient Core to craft one for Link.