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

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Skyward Sword HD Iron Shield

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

Iron Shield Basic Information

Iron Shield
Iron Shield Set
Item Type Shield
A sturdy iron shield. It won't burn or easily break, but it doesn't stop electrical attacks.

Iron Shield Sell Price

Iron Shield can be sold to Peatrice at the Item Check for 50 Rupees.

Item Price
Iron Shield 50

Effective against fire

Iron Shield against fire.gif
Unlike the Wooden Shield, the Iron Shield and its upgrades can withstand against fire. This is recommended to use when you are exploring Eldin Volcano.

Ineffective against electricity

Iron Shield against electricity.gif
The downside of Iron Shields is that it will electrocute in contact with electricity, or electric weapons. Link will be shocked and stunned, leaving you defenseless.

It is recommended to use Wooden Shields while exploring Lanayru Desert.

How to Get Iron Shield

Iron Shield - Bazaar

How to Obtain Iron Shield

Item Unlock Condition
Iron Shield IconIron Shield Purchase from the Gear Shop for 100 Rupees.

All Iron Shield Upgrades

Item Required Materials
Reinforced Shield IconReinforced Shield Iron Shield
Ornamental Skull x2
Monster Claw x2
Eldin Ore x2
Upgrade Price: 50 Rupees
Fortified Shield IconFortified Shield Reinforced Shield
Tumbleweed x3
Monster Claw x3
Eldin Ore x3
Blue Bird Feather x1
Upgrade Price: 100 Rupees

List of Upgrades

How to Use Iron 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.

How to Use Button and Motion Controls

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List of Upgrades

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