Banded Shield

The Banded Shield is the Iron Age Round Shield you can craft in Valheim. It’s better at simple blocking compared to the Bronze Buckler but actually worse at parrying. Players that have mastered parrying will find an upgraded bronze buckler more effective.

For general use, the banded shield is superior to the bronze buckler because it has a higher base block power.

You can craft yourself a banded shield after defeating The Elder and raiding Sunken Crypts in the Swamp. The banded shield is also fairly cheap compared to the iron weapons and you might be able to craft one after a single iron-gathering trip.

The next round shield upgrade is the Silver Shield.

IconCrafting StationRecipe
Forge10 Fine Wood,
8 Iron

Banded Shield Statblock

Movement Speed-5%
Parry Bonus 1.5x

Banded Shield Upgrade Table

For more info on how blocking works, check out the Blocking page.

Block Armor424854
Block Force (Knockback)404550
Parry Block Armor637281
Recipe10 Fine Wood,
8 Iron
10 Fine Wood,
4 Iron
20 Fine Wood,
8 Iron
Crafting Station Level234
Repair Station Level222

Shield Designs

Updated on October 22, 2021

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