Spirit shields

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Spirit shields
Spirit shield.pngBlessed spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shield.pngElysian spirit shield.pngSpectral spirit shield.png
SlotShield slot

Spirit shields are a range of shields available to members. There are five types of spirit shields, the stronger ones being upgraded versions of the basic spirit shield. The weakest spirit shield is the 'basic' or 'plain' spirit shield as a rare drop from the Corporeal Beast. The basic spirit shield requires level 45 Defence and level 55 Prayer to wield, and its bonuses are comparable to those of a Rune kiteshield.

A blessed spirit shield can be created from a 'plain' spirit shield by adding a holy elixir to it, providing the player has at least level 85 Prayer. A blessed spirit shield requires 70 Defence and 60 Prayer to wield, and has improved bonuses, similar to a Dragon sq shield's stats. The holy elixir is dropped by the Corporeal Beast.

A spirit sigil can be attached to a blessed spirit shield to further upgrade the shield. There are three different sigils: Arcane, Elysian and Spectral. When a sigil is attached to a blessed spirit shield, that shield will have the same name as the sigil used. Each sigil gives the shield different bonuses and/or abilities. Level 90 Prayer and level 85 Smithing are required to attach a sigil to a blessed spirit shield. If the player lacks the required Prayer level, Abbot Langley at the Edgeville Monastery can bless it for them, for a price of 1,500,000 coins. All sigils are dropped only by the Corporeal Beast. The Arcane and Spectral spirit shields require 75 Defence, 65 Magic, and 70 Prayer to wield, while the Elysian spirit shield requires 75 Prayer and Defence.

Sigils and shields[edit | edit source]

Once the player has a blessed spirit shield, they can then attach a spirit sigil to it. All spirit shields and their components are tradeable. There are three different sigils available for use on a blessed spirit shield.

  • The Arcane sigil.pngarcane sigil is used to create the Arcane spirit shield.pngarcane spirit shield, which has the best magic attack bonus available for the shield slot.
  • The Spectral sigil.pngspectral sigil is used to create the Spectral spirit shield.pngspectral spirit shield, which has best magic defence bonus available for the shield slot. It also has a passive effect where the effectiveness of Prayer draining attacks is reduced by 50%. This effect does not work against other players.
  • The Elysian sigil.pngelysian sigil is used to create the Elysian spirit shield.pngelysian spirit shield, which has slightly higher melee defence than the other spirit shields. It also has a passive effect where there is a 70% chance of reducing any damage received by 25%.

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

The bonuses each spirit shield gives are summarised below.

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Spirit shieldSpirit shield0000039415014500%012.0Member icon.png
Blessed spirit shieldBlessed spirit shield0000053557325200%032.0Member icon.png
Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shield00020053557325200%032.0Member icon.png
Spectral spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield00000535573305200%032.0Member icon.png
Elysian spirit shieldElysian spirit shield0000063657525700%032.0Member icon.png

Removing the arcane sigil[edit | edit source]

In a future update with the addition of the third raid, the arcane sigil will be able to be extracted from the arcane spirit shield by bringing it to Abbot Langley. This process destroys the blessed spirit shield and only returns the arcane sigil.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Spirit shields and sigils are similar to godswords and hilts - both are made from multiple rare high-level monster drops, and both have four modifiers. The main difference is that once a spirit shield is enhanced, it cannot be changed, unlike a godsword, where hilts can be changed.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ OldSchoolRS. "The Launch of Combat Achievements." (1:54:44), Twitch.tv video. 31 July 2021."Introduced a feature on Abbot Langley to revert that process, destroys the blessed spirit shield, but you'll get the sigil back so you can attach it to the Ward of Elidinis."