"You upgraded to a Braced Shield! This very sturdy shield is much tougher than the standard Wooden Shield."
— In-game description

The Braced Shield is a shield from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It is an upgrade to the Banded Shield, and can be purchased at the Bazaar. This shield can withstand electric attacks, but due to it being made of wood it will rapidly burn if it comes in contact with fire.

After obtaining the Bow from the Sandship, Link can use the Braced Shield to block Arrows fired by Bokoblin Archers, allowing him to collect them when they become lodged in his shield.

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