Shield of the High Ruler

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Shield of the High Ruler
  • Shield of the High Ruler.png
  • Shield of the High Ruler equipped
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Damage30 Melee
TooltipGrants immunity to knockback
Immune to most debuffs
+10 max life
Grants an improved Shield of Cthulhu dash
Bonking an enemy reduces the delay before you can dash again by 50%
If you are facing a projectile when it hits you it will deal 15% less damage
'For the fate of the kingdom'
Grants immunity toOn Fire!ChilledFrostburnWeakBroken ArmorBleedingPoisonedSlowConfusedSilencedCursedDarknessMighty WindStonedBurning
RarityRarity Level: 8
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Research1 required

The Shield of the High Ruler is a craftable Hardmode accessory that is a direct upgrade to the Shield of Cthulhu. When equipped, it grants immunity to knockback and fire blocks, 6 defense, 10 max life, and provides immunity to On Fire!, Chilled, Frostburn, Weak, Broken Armor, Bleeding, Poisoned, Slow, Confused, Silenced, Cursed, Darkness, Mighty Wind, and Stoned.

Wearing the shield grants the player the ability to dash a base distance of 19 blocks left or right by double tapping the ◀ Left or ▶ Right key. While dashing, the player can bounce off enemies in a similar manner to the Shield of Cthulhu, dealing 30 damage and granting the wearer 12 immunity frames. Successful bounces halve the delay of the dash from 0.5 seconds to 0.25. Additionally, the player gains 15% projectile damage reduction if the projectile faces the player when hit.




  • The accessory is a reference to the Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda franchise.
    • Its associated internal player variable is named copyrightInfringementShield, alluding to the name "High Ruler" being a homophone for Hyrule.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Nerfed defense boost from 12 to 6.
  • Fixed it being able to be enchanted and receive weapon modifiers.
  • Fixed it increasing the speed of other dash items.