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Aegis Shield

USED BY: Anyone
BLOCK ATTACK: 6
DEFENSE RATE: 10%
BUY: -
SELL: 20,000 Gil
BONUS: None
RESISTANT TO: None
FINAL FANTASY II :: EQUIPMENT :: SHIELDS

PRONUNCIATION: EE-jis sheeld
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: イージスのたて
ORIGINS NAME: Aegis Shield
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Aegis Shield
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Aegis Shield

    The Aegis Shield was a piece of armor that protected its wielder from the special attacks of many foes.

GAME INFO
    Found in a treasure chest in:
     • Jade Passage (B4)
     • Arubboth (8F)
    Won in battle against:
     • Iron Giant
     • Steel Giant
    Can also be won while playing the Snowcraft's Concentration game after leveling the Black Magic spell Toad to level XVI.

NAME ORIGIN
    Aegis was the name of the goatskin shield or breastplate of Zeus (also used by Athena and Apollo), featuring the head of the Gorgon, Medusa, at its center. The word comes from the Greek word aigis meaning "goatskin". A shield is a broad piece of armor, carried apart from the body as a defense against swords, lances, arrows and other weapons. The word comes from the Old English word scield.

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Aegis Shield (FF1)
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