The shield can be used to defend your Aniphon during a battle. Holding down on your Aniphon will cause the shield to appear. If your Aniphon is attacked while your shield is up, you will not take any damage (or be stunned or slowed) and it will instead be absorbed by the shield. Shields always have 45 points, unless you have level 3 ferocity in which case the shield's points are doubled. When your shield is hit, it loses 5 points no matter what the abilities' strength is or if it was a stun or slow attack. In addition, your shield also loses roughly 1 point per second while it is active.