The Hero Shield is the most powerful shield in the game. The Hero Shield is acquired by having at least 4,000 Gold before attempting to get this item.
- After beating the Wind Temple, you should be equipped the Fire Shield.
- Proceed to Raejack Village where you can talk to Dic to upgrade the Flame Shield to the Bolt Shield, which will cost you 1,000 gold.
- From there proceed to Jim's Shack in the Northwest Mountains.
- Purchase one of each key types = a Red Key, a Green Key, and a Blue Key. These will cost you 1,000 gold a piece.
- Proceed to the Northern swamp.
- West of the Dark Tower is a cracked wall that you can blow open using a Bomb.
- Proceed through the mini-dungeon to find an adventurer who is interested in your Bolt Shield. (Be warned, this dungeon can be very hard, having atleast 3 dark knights and 1 room with 4 of them and 3 mages)
- Trade the Bolt Shield with him in order to receive the Hero Shield.