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This page is conflicting on whether they are tools, weapons, or armor. I think they are armor because they protect you from damage, and not weapons because they do no damage. They could be tools, though. I would go and change it, but I'm not completely sure and I don't want to start an edit war. Jjman740 (talk) 14:20, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Considering they are under combat in the creative inventory, they are probably not tools PancakeIdentity (talk) 16:26, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I would consider they are weapons. Armor is just something you are wearing but you use a shield actively in a fight like a sword. So I think it is a defensive weapon, but still a weapon. --Schortan (talk) 20:09, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
I think we should just rename that category to combat. GoandgooTalk
03:34, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Great idea. That would stop a lot of conflict. PancakeIdentity (talk) 14:30, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Armor is something you wear, and a weapon is something you attack with. I think they are tools. 03:34, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Blocking specifics[edit]

To determine whether an attack is blocked: First, it has to have a source entity and not be armor-bypassing. Then the game takes the player's facing direction vector and the attack direction vector (which is the vector from the source entity to the player), projects the latter into the horizontal plane (i.e. it sets the Y component to 0), and blocks if the dot product is less than 0. Anomie x (talk) 03:28, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Shield uses the wrong icon[edit]

Can you fix the icon for the shield? It shows up as a prismarine block. RosalinaFan573 (talk) 19:06, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

This is a caching issue with the new grid template in some browsers. As a workaround, you can force refresh to see the new icon. I hope the admins can identify and fix the issue soon, as it has been a problem on this wiki for years now, but the grid template is only affected now because it was changed to use a palette image. —Fenhl 11:45, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Anyone know if there is any news about shields coming to BE? If so, please add them. 03:33, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Bedrock Edition Shields[edit]

Could someone please add information about shields in Bedrock Edition? Because there is very little information about them in the shield page. 15:47, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

The only information currently is in history and that in 1.11 you can buy shields from armorers. It would be really nice if someone could mention the differences in the defense section. 15:35, 1 April 2019 (UTC)