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Shield of the Five
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Each of the five disciples of the Blind Prophet possessed a mighty shield that would enhance his abilities, protect him, and--when called upon--protect those around him. Although what are now called Shields of the Five are not authentic relics of this heroic band, they have been crafted to provide the same benefits.
Location Icon Protective.png Protective
Type Filter Strength.png Strength
Filter Agility.png Agility
Filter Intelligence.png Intelligence
Filter Armor.png Armor
Filter Activatable.png Activatable
Stats +2 Strength
+2 Agility
+2 Intelligence
+4 Armor
Cost 800 (300)
Components Item Builds into
Ringmail (450)
Minor Totem (50)
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Plated Greaves (1475)
Ultor's Heavy Helm (3650)


Upon activation, applies Courage to all nearby allies. Shares cooldown with Plated Greaves and itself.


Self Position Ally Units & Buildings
Radius: 600
Mana Cost: 10
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Applies Courage to allied units and structures in radius for 30 seconds.

Does not stack with Plated Greaves and Ultor's Heavy Helm.


Courage Effects
+1 Armor


Version 4.8.4

  • Recipe Cost increased from 200 Gold.png to 300 Gold.png.
    • Total Cost remains unchanged from before (800 Gold.png).
  • Passive effect changes: Armor reduced from 5 to 4.
  • Active effect changes:
    • Cooldown increased from 30 seconds to 60 seconds.
    • Duration reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds.
    • Effects are no longer doubled for the first 10 seconds of the state duration.
    • Armor granted to ally units and structures reduced from 2 to 1.

Version 4.7.6

  • Base Armor bonus on the active state for ally heroes & structures reduced from 3 to 2.
    • This also affects the doubled Armor bonus for the first 10 seconds.

Version 4.1.2

Version 4.1.0

  • Armor bonus from the buff state (3) is now doubled (6) for the first 10 seconds of the effect.
  • Total cost decreased from 803 Gold.png to 800 Gold.png.

Version 4.0.0

  • Bonus Armor on the buff increased from 2 to 3.
  • Buff duration increased from 30 to 60 seconds.
  • Cooldown increased from 25 to 30 seconds.

Version 3.8.0

  • [Undocumented Change] Moved item category from Supportive to Protective.

Version 2.0.30

  • Aura radius increased to 600 from 450.

Basic Items Icon Supplies.png Supplies Icon Accessories.png Accessories Icon Weapons.png Weapons Icon Relics.png Relics Icon Legendary.png Legendary
Recipe Items Icon Initiation.png Initiation Icon Supportive.png Supportive Icon Protective.png Protective Icon Combative.png Combative Icon Morph Attack.png Morph Attack
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Shield of the Five
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