- "IN PARAPA DESERT USE THIS MAGIC TO SURVIVE"
- — Wise Man
The Shield Spell is a spell learned in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. It is often considered to be the easiest to find of all the spells. It enhances Link's defensive power, meaning all damage dealt to him is cut in half. The Shield Spell lasts for one screen per casting, and is one of the least expensive spells to perform in terms of Link's Magic Meter.
Link learns this spell from a Wise Man in the Town of Rauru, after he speaks with the man's daughter and she invites him inside her home. When Link casts the Shield Spell, his tunic turns from the green he normally wears to red, to indicate the spell has been cast. Interestingly, other objects on the screen sharing the green color of Link's tunic also turn red.
|Dark Link · Ganon · Link · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Horsehead · Helmethead · Rebonack · Carock · Gooma · Barba · Thunderbird · Dark Link|
|North Castle · Mountain Town of Darunia · Kasuto · Harbor Town of Mido · Hidden Town of Kasuto · Town of Nabooru · Town of Rauru · Town of Ruto · Water Town of Saria|
—Full list of locations
|Parapa Palace · Midoro Palace · Island Palace · Maze Island Palace · Ocean Palace · Hidden Palace · Great Palace|
|P Bag · 1-up Doll · Magical Sword · Magical Shield · Candle · Flute · Handy Glove · Hammer · Raft · Boots · Magical Key · Cross|
|Fairy Spell · Fire Spell · Jump Spell · Life Spell · Reflect Spell · Shield Spell · Spell Spell · Thunder Spell|
|Trophy · Water of Life · Kidnapped Child · Six Crystals · Triforce of Courage|
|Fairy · Hylian|