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The symbol on the Monado during Monado Shield

Monado Shield is one of Shulk's Monado arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. The colour of the blade turns yellow when the art is activated. It then generates a force field, channeled through the Monado, and blocks one Talent Art attack from an enemy. In order to block the Talent Art successfully, the Monado Shield arts level must be equal to or higher than the Roman numeral suffix shown on the enemy's Talent Art's name.

Stats

Level Learnt Attribute Range Aggro Parameter Talent Gauge Cost Effect
Prior to fighting the Arachno Queen Ether All 10 50% Blocks next talent art attack ※

※ The Monado Shield art's level must be equal to or higher than the Roman numeral suffix shown on the enemy's Talent Art's name. The shield will break after blocking the attack.

Arts Level AP Cost Effect Duration
(seconds)
1 - 15.0
2 320
3 640
4 1280
5 2560
6 3840
7 5760
8 8320
9 11,520
10 15,360

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Monado Shield, though slightly altered appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. When Shulk uses his neutral special move, Monado Arts, he can activate an art that simultaneously increases and decreases certain attributes for a brief period of time. In the case of Monado Shield, Shulk receives far less damage and knockback from attacks, but his agility is severely reduced, both on ground and in midair. When Shield is in use, Shulk glows yellow, harkening back to the color of the original Monado Shield. The function is overall more similar to Monado Armour than the original Shield, in that it reduces damage taken from attacks as opposed to neutralizing a specific attacks.

Trivia

  • Shulk first learns this art before battling the Arachno Queen.
  • The symbol that appears on the Monado when Monado Shield is activated is the kanji "盾", which means "shield". Shield thus is one of the only few arts that has a kanji that literally translates to its skill.
  • Although the cutscene that introduces Monado Shield is shown only to affect Reyn, in battle it will defend all three members of the party.

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