Square shields are actually rectangular in shape, and may be smithed in all metals and also found in black. It is weaker in all areas than the kite shield, but has lower magic penalties. The smithing level required is 8 above the base level for any metal, and the highest shield available in free-to-play region stores is the mithril square shield.
The Anti-dragon shield also has the same shape as a "square" and is an excellent shield for the pure mage, since it has no penalty to magic attack and a small amount of magic defence, otherwise comparable to an iron square shield.
Kiteshields are better in all areas than the square shield, other than the magic penalty. Getting hold of a good kite shield in free-to-play requires a high smithing level, or trading with other players who are either members or accomplished smiths of high level. The smithing level required is 12 above the base level for any metal, and at 62 for a mithril kiteshield, the gap between levels is already becoming large.
There once was a time when the brown trim on the shields was red.
- Wooden shield
- Training shield
- Anti-dragon shield
- Broodoo shield
- Elemental shield
- Mind shield
- Granite shield
- Crystal shield
- God books (technically not shields, but worn in the shield slot)
|Shield||Def. level||Smith level||Attack||Defence||Notes|
|Wooden shield||1||4||5||3||1||4||A gift from Tutorial Island, also sold at Cassie's in Falador.|
|Training shield||1||4||5||3||1||4||A decorative kiteshield obtained from the Melee tutor, east of the castle wall in Lumbridge.|
|Anti-dragon shield||1||7||9||8||2||8||Available from Duke Horacio at Lumbridge castle after starting the Dragon Slayer quest. May be traded.|
|Elemental shield||1||20||6||Members only, Elemental Workshop I quest required. Excellent against magic, useless for anything else.|
|Mind shield||1||20||8||Members only, Elemental Workshop II quest required. Excellent against magic, useless for anything else.|
|Bronze square shield||1||8||-6||-2||5||6||4||5||A common Goblin drop; also sold at Cassie's.|
|Bronze kiteshield||1||12||-8||-2||5||7||6||-1||6||Sold at Cassie's in Falador.|
|Iron square shield||1||23||-6||-2||8||9||7||8|
|Steel square shield||5||38||-6||-2||12||13||11||12|
|Black square shield||10||-6||-2||15||16||14||15||Dropped by Moss Giant.|
|Black kiteshield||10||-8||-2||17||19||18||-1||19||Dropped by Ice giant, available to members in Keldagrim.|
|Mithril square shield||20||58||-6||-2||17||19||13||14||The highest shield available from Cassie's, but often out of stock.|
|Adamant square shield||30||78||-6||-2||24||26||22||24|
|Rune square shield||40||93||-6||-2||38||40||36||38|
|Rune kiteshield||40||97||-8||-2||44||48||46||-1||46||Most often seen as part of a "full Rune" set made only by the most accomplished smiths.|
|Granite shield||50*||-12||-8||40||42||38||65||* Also requires 50 Strength. Possible drop from Troll generals|
|Dragon square shield||60||60*||-6||-2||50||52||48||50||Members only; smithing is used to join the two halves, one a rare monster drop, the other from the Legends guild.|
|Crystal shield||70||-10||-10||51||54||53||80||Reward choice from Roving Elves quest. Degrades and requires recharge, stats are for full charge (10/10)|
|Toktz-ket-xil (Obsidian Shield)||60||40||42||38||65||The TzHaar-Ket will drop it in an uncommon drop or you can buy it for 67,500 Tokkul.|