Large shield ([/[)
Item Type Shield
Sprite Item18.png Item122.png Item143.png
Weight 120s 96s 86s
Danger Level 1 3 6
Material Iron Mithril Adamantium
Sprite Item217.png Item503.png Item793.png
Weight 54s 210s 24s
Danger Level 17 6 ?
Material Eternium Crystal Truesilver

Large shields are one of the basic type of shields in ADOM. They are rather heavy but feature reasonable defensive capabilities compared to other shield groups.


Desirability[edit source]

Large shields are surpassed in quality by tower shields, but are very useful if latter are not found yet. Large crystal shields are arguably worse than medium crystal shields.

Guaranteed/Common Sources[edit source]

Generic loot.

Greater Identify information[edit source]

----------------------- blessed large shield (-1) [+5, +1]---------------------


When worn it modifies DV by +5 and PV by +1.
When used in melee combat it grants a -1 bonus to hit and causes 1d8 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8
points of damage.
------------------- blessed large mithril shield (-1) [+7, +2]-----------------


When worn it modifies DV by +7 and PV by +2.
When used in melee combat it grants a -1 bonus to hit and causes 1d8 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8
points of damage.
----------------- uncursed large adamantium shield (-1) [+9, +3]---------------


When worn it modifies DV by +9 and PV by +3.
When used in melee combat it grants a -1 bonus to hit and causes 1d8 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8
points of damage.
-----------------large eternium shield (-1) [+11, +5]---------------


When worn it modifies DV by +11 and PV by +5.
When used in melee combat it grants a -1 bonus to hit and causes 2d8 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8
points of damage.
------------------ uncursed large crystal shield (-1) [+10, +2]----------------


When worn it modifies DV by +10 and PV by +2.
When used in melee combat it grants a -1 bonus to hit and causes 1d8 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8
points of damage.
----------------- uncursed large truesilver shield [+7, +2]---------------


When worn it modifies DV by +7 and PV by +2.
When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8
points of damage.


Stat Table[edit | edit source]

Material Danger Level Weight Typical stats Notes
Iron 1 120s (-1)[+5, +1] Can be rusted
Mithril 3 96s (-1)[+7, +2]
Adamantium 6 86s (-1)[+9, +3]
Eternium 17 54s (-1)[+11, +5] Immune to corrosion
Crystal 6 210s (-1)[+10, +2] Immune to corrosion, not smithable
Truesilver ? 24 [+7, +2] Not smithable

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.

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