How to Get the Braced Shield: Location and How to Use | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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Skyward Sword HD Braced Shield
This is a guide to getting the Braced Shield in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (HD) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn where to find Braced Shield, as well as how to use it.

Braced Shield Basic Information

Braced Shield
Braced Shield Set
Item Type Shield
The most durable type of wooden shield. It insulates against electricity but still catches fire easily.

Braced Shield Sell Price

Braced Shield can be sold to Peatrice at the Item Check for 100 Rupees.

Item Price
Braced Shield 100

Effective against electricity

Wooden Shield against electricity.gif
Unlike the Iron Shield, Wooden Shield and its upgrades can withstand against electricity. This is recommended to use when you are exploring Lanayru Desert.

Ineffective against fire

Wooden Shield against fire.gif
The downside of Wooden Shields is that it will burn in contact with fire, or standing on extremely hot places. Your shield will rapidly burn and disintegrate if it does, leaving you defenseless.

It is recommended to use Iron Shields while exploring Eldin Volcano.

How to Get Braced Shield

Upgrade Using Materials

Braced Shield can be obtained after upgrading it with the necessary materials.

See the table below to learn which materials are needed to obtain the Braced Shield.

Item Required Materials
Braced Shield IconBraced Shield Banded Shield
Tumbleweed x2
Ornamental Skull x1
Monster Claw x2
Amber Relic x3

All Braced Shield Upgrades

Item Required Materials
Banded Shield IconBanded Shield Wooden Shield
Monster Claw x1
Jelly Blob x1
Amber Relic x2
Upgrade Price: 30 Rupees
Braced Shield IconBraced Shield Banded Shield
Tumbleweed x2
Ornamental Skull x1
Monster Claw x2
Amber Relic x3
Upgrade Price: 50 Rupees

List of Upgrades

How to Use Braced Shield

Press and Hold the R Button

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Point and Release the R Button to Equip
Hold down the R Button on the right Joy-Con to bring up the Pouch menu. Point the controller at the shield and let go of the R Button to equip it.

If done correctly, the shield will appear on Link's back.

Shake the Left Joy-Con or Press the Left Joystick to Block

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Using the Shield to Block
Once you have the shield equipped, shake the left Joy-Con or press the left joystick to use the shield. You can use this maneuver to block or deflect enemy attacks.

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