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Genbu's Shield
[Shield] All Races
DEF:24 -10 +10
Physical Damage Taken-10%

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# Dec 19 2008 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
they havent added blu can wear this O.o? its been like 2 years cmon
Strange Luck
# Apr 03 2007 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
122 posts
I got this kinda by mistake lol. The alliance took too long to decide who was getting it and it dropped to me randomly. Thankfully I had a 70 RDM at the time so it all worked out ^^
got muh shield!
# Feb 28 2007 at 8:08 PM Rating: Good
22 posts
The drop rate seems pretty good on this shield. I have seen our LS do this fight a dozen times now and I think we are probably 8/12 on this thing. I finally snagged one tonight for my BLU and I couldn't be happier. FYI: the pic above is a lil outdated as BLU can now wield this shield along witht he other mages listed.
# Dec 26 2006 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
i went 0/10 before getting this, and it dropped twice that night >.>
Drop Rate
# Jul 02 2006 at 7:06 PM Rating: Decent
I heard this shield has about a 30% drop rate, but if thats the case, I must be extremely unlucky <.< Out of killing about two dozen genbu, I have not seen a SINGLE shield drop ever. I've been doign sky for about a year, hoping to get this, but still no such luck, while I see SMN's walkign around with this on, just for show... /sigh Oh well, maybe someday, someone who can actually use it will get it @.@ I level my npc daily, and this woudl just make my life so much easier...
Awesome shield for a mage
# Mar 28 2006 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
94 posts
I recently acquired this shield (Thanks KOR on Ifrit), and I have to say that it is a tremendous asset for a mage while soloing mobs. My WHM is 75 and I usually sub NIN to solo, but with this shield I can solo certain Easy Prey mobs while subbing BLM or SMN. And I usually only lose around 100 hit points total. As a WHM, that's not too bad. I knew the shield was good, but I didn't expect it to make the difference that it does.
# Mar 18 2006 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
I am a PLD got the hnm/god w/e ls fight the big end game mobs. This shield would be extremley nice to have but I'm glad that we don't get every good item. Maybe ONE PLD only god drop would be nice but w/e I'm happy with the current end game gear available to PLD.
what kind of shield?
# Mar 09 2006 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
anybody know which catagory this shield belong to? buckler, regular shield, or tower shield? wondering the block rate and damage reduction on shield block
what kind of shield?
# Aug 21 2006 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
Not sure technically what lcass of shield it is, but as 75 rdm with 183 shield skill, I block about 60%+ of the time against easy prey to decent challenge mobs, and on MOST mobs, with phalanx up with this (no stoneskin) I usually take 0 dmg if it does block. It took me over a year of sky to finally get this shield, and I dont regret it for a second. This shield makes all other shield for rdm and whm completely obsolete... as for the other jobs that can use it, I"m sure it HELPS, but not as much, since they have no native shield skill. BTW, on another note, BLU can use this, and alla hasnt updated that fact yet.
# Feb 24 2006 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
60 posts
I'm vain as hell and I don't care how ugly this thing is. I LOVE IT. Thanks for RocDynasty for letting me have this shield. You guys are amazing!
useless for BRD? O_o
# Feb 16 2006 at 4:49 PM Rating: Decent
659 posts
that is news to me, im 74BRD and still really want this shield.. not only is it a nice bauble but it is incredibly useful for pulling, which, for those who have yet to hit 65+, is something i end up doing a lot (especially in manaburn pts.)

the rams in lufaise hit hard ._. took ~450 crit from one the other night... normal hits from rams and birds there are about 200ish... i'd be happier with the shield + Tailefer's Dagger (for Threnody) than earth staff.. which i also have and use.

Edited, Thu Feb 16 15:52:07 2006
PLD screwed in sky??
# Dec 29 2005 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
410 posts
Ok PLD may not be able to wear and god gear but they still get good abj drops off of gods. Like Crimson greaves, legs, and Koenig hands for example. Not exactly getting screwed >.> I myself do have Genbu's shield and i love using it. It's nice being able to melee than sleep nuking everything....that just gets really really boring...
# Sep 07 2005 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
I've had this shield for a while now... and I must say. it really really owns while soloing... it's unreplacable lol. Well for mage stats you can always get an astral aspis lol.
S-E is so uncreative
# Aug 23 2005 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Yes ladies and gentlemen, the highest level shield in the game, that drops off a god, that has some of the best shield stats in the game ... has the same visual model as a level 7 shell shield commonly dropped off of quadavs. Thankyou S-E for putting some time into these endgame items.
RE: S-E is so uncreative
# Feb 07 2006 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
I felt the same way about this shield... it looks awful, PLD can't use it.

Then my friend told me about this:


RE: S-E is so uncreative
# Sep 02 2005 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
Not to nitpick, but the Archeron Shield is lvl 75, so this isn't the highest lvl. But it is easily the best, imo.
RE: S-E is so uncreative
# Nov 04 2005 at 11:51 PM Rating: Decent
558 posts
definitely the best shield for mage jobs.

Edited, Mon Nov 7 05:50:38 2005
RE: S-E is so uncreative
# Aug 24 2005 at 8:25 AM Rating: Decent
6,424 posts
Well, Genbu IS the turtle god...
# Aug 21 2005 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
Fought this guy earlier today.

Only about 3 out of the 5 rdm's in the LS im in can use it.

I had the higher points I guess from helping everyone out so I got Genbu's shield on my first god fight.

And I even got Joyeuse yesterday with the help of the same linkshell.

Go WASP'S!!!
Genbu Shield
# Aug 09 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
As a 67 Rdm I would be willing to let a Pld wear this shield if Rdm could have staff skill! The only reason that I can see y Pld can't use this is because it would make them almost invincible!:P Giving Rdm staff skill would do the same because of the MP WS you get with staff, I forget what it is called. So to all the Pld's Ipropose and even trade Shield for Staff:P What yall think aboput that!?
# Aug 08 2005 at 1:34 AM Rating: Good
I am beginning to be incredibly frustrated with SE. I took the job of Pld so I can stand eye to eye with the meanest of mobs in th egame and trade them blows only to find out at about 60th level that we are gimped in so many HNM fights. Another prime example of the cosmic joke proscribed by the heatrless jerks at SE.

Pld gimped in hnm fights? rofl
# Jun 07 2005 at 7:52 AM Rating: Decent
i want this too ; ; so bad ; ; Thott ur unworthy of this >=)
# May 02 2005 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
I want this shield and Joyce ^^; uber bard!
so badly
# May 01 2005 at 11:14 PM Rating: Good
544 posts
i want this so badly ;;
cry Smiley: cry
rofl no pld
# Apr 16 2005 at 4:24 PM Rating: Decent
i find this ridiculously amusing, the fact that all the mages (powa to the MP) can use this godly not gimped double jelly ring shield, but the PLD can't. Poor PLD's ::hugz all PLD's who read this::
RE: rofl no pld
# Nov 13 2005 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
well....To all you plds I do relize this is a bumber but if its any consolation u still got your 500+ def to back u up around this lvl and alot more hp than your average mage.

Some people might say well this is useless if your a mage in a pt. If thats your thinking, witch it probly is I agree with you.

However if you have ever tried to solo with a mage at lvl 74 you might know that with only 900 Hp and 240 def on your average equip - 10% damage and +10 evasion is gona make all the diference in the world to you.

So maybe it was made to help less mele compatent jobs solo. (just my two words and I am sorry if you disagree with it ^_^)
RE: rofl no pld
# Apr 20 2005 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
I am beginning to be incredibly frustrated with SE. I took the job of Pld so I can stand eye to eye with the meanest of mobs in th egame and trade them blows only to find out at about 60th level that we are gimped in so many HNM fights. Another prime example of the cosmic joke proscribed by the heatrless jerks at SE.
; ;
# Mar 22 2005 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
Pld or War cant use it or even nin cuz that would be probably the first shield any nin would use lol (Thats too bad) ; ;
# Jan 27 2005 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
I recently got this shield and it is godly. I am rdm and i use this shield in xp parties, I was amazed at how many times i evaded Weapon's in <Sky> AOE attacks when the rest of my party was stunned . Yes i am an rdm and Yes i fight , too bad if you dont like it. O.o
RE: Godly
# Jul 27 2005 at 3:20 PM Rating: Default
Woot a fellow rdm that fights. Woot im only 56 and I drool over this when I see high lvl RDM's walk past me in Jeuno
not too good
# Jan 15 2005 at 8:50 PM Rating: Default
for the jobs that can wear it, this is pretty much useless, cept for a rdm who is soloing.
Blms, whms, and smns shouldnt wear this because they should have the elemental staves.
Brd should be using light staff to back up heal, or be using some chr adding weapon and shield.
so good
# Feb 22 2005 at 5:47 AM Rating: Good
154 posts
great for a bard who OFTEN gets hit by AOE attacks at this level... I'd sacrafice +1 CHR from elegant shield on favor of these buffs in a heartbeat.
RE: not too good
# Feb 08 2005 at 9:08 AM Rating: Default
I agree, the brd should prbly have Kard+(that chr+1 shield) or Signa, but at the higher lvls, there are better options then the staves. Theres that mistilltein thingy, better then the staves IMO...so let the flaming begin
RE: not too good
# Jan 20 2005 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
155 posts
Actually, I think it will be a great shield to have for WHM RDM and BRD when they solo or farm. RDM is obvious. WHM actually use hammer, when soloing or farming(hexa strike, anyone ^^). BRD use sword I think.

It is useless for BLM and SMN tho.
RE: not too good
# Feb 07 2005 at 1:13 AM Rating: Decent
388 posts
BRD71 here. I'd sooner use a dagger at 73 for
Evisceration. But yes. Bard gets good evasion
gear in general, and this would really add to
their ******** (Just look at Melody earrings)

# Jan 09 2005 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
just got this shield the other night with my ls^^
too bad im too low to use it ; ;

anywho, how can u say SE hates pld when they give u koenig....
this shield is the mages answer to farming.. too bad it comes in a little late
no pld
# Dec 11 2004 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
...PLD can't use it!? OH MY GOD! this will be
great for PLD

Edited, Sat Dec 11 14:39:47 2004
RE: no pld
# Jan 09 2005 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
565 posts
What did you expect? SE hates PLDs, it seems, and pretty much has made the game unfriendly to them. PLDs can equip one piece of the God equipment, Kirin's pole >.> Quite possibly the most useless piece, especially if you're thinking of tanking.

The masters of the sword and shield and we can't even equip the God sword or shield -_- That's just messed up.
RE: no pld
# Nov 13 2005 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
Well whether it is true that SE hates plds or not you still got the consolation that most advanturers in Vanadiel love plds and that will likely never change.
RE: no pld
# Jul 31 2005 at 1:04 AM Rating: Decent
Well its true PLD gets it bad with god gear, but to say that SE hate PLDs isnt really true if you looks at DRGs. I mean.... DRG gets kinda screwed over on its 2hr and they dont get the best high level gear. Im a RDM myself but I used to plan to be a DRG.... until I heard how tough they get it endgame....
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