Sword and board users are always on the lookout for a new shield, and the Gilded Defense is the cream of the crop. When it comes to tanking, a good shield is the number one priority, and that’s why everyone is after the legendary maximum gear score shield known as the Gilded Defense. This guide will explain how to get Gilded Defense in New World and where to find the legendary Artifact Resource you will need to make it.
The Gilded Defense is a legendary Round Shield in New World with the following description: “A shield so beautiful it’s a shame its purpose is to become scratched and battered.”
Check out the New World craftable legendary weapons and armor list for an overview of the Gear Score 300 items.
How to get Gilded Defense in New World
To get Gilded Defense in New World, you will need to reach Weaponsmithing level 200 and find the Emblem of Fortitude legendary Resource. When you obtain the Emblem of Fortitude, you will see the recipe for Gilded Defense unlocked at the Forge.
Gilded Defense Recipe:
- Asmodium x14
- Glittering Ebony x8
- Runic Leather x3
- Platinum Ingot x1
- Emblem of Fortitude x1
- Brightscale Hide x4
- Smolderhide x2
Gilded Defense Stats:
- 600 Gear Score
- 751 Damage
- 3.0% Critical Hit Chance
- 1.3 Critical Damage Multiplier
- 55.0 Block Stamina Damage
- 29.7 Armor Rating – Elemental/Physical
- 30% Blocking Stability
- +15 Constitution
- Accelerated Defiant Stance: Movement Speed increased by 28% for 5 seconds after triggering Defiant Stance.
- Sure Footing: You move 20% faster while blocking.
- Thrust Shield Ward: You take 4.7% less Thrust damage.
- Required Level: 60
Where to find Emblem of Fortitude
The Emblem of Fortitude is a legendary Artifact Resource that drops from various level 60+ named mobs. Some known drop locations include:
- Tzi-Wang the Immovable in Shattered Mountains
- Dau-Shen the Unstoppable in Shattered Mountains
- Gnasher in Ebonscale Reach
- Elite Mobs in Lazarus Instrumentality expedition in Reekwater
- Leviathan of the Deep in Scorched Mines in Shattered Mountains
- Pit Lord Daehi in Shattered Mountains
Note that the general rule of thumb is most any elite mob above level 60 in a zone level 58+ has the ability to drop the Emblem of Fortitude. The Emblem of Fortitude is considered a fairly common Artifact Resource when compared to others. You can also potentially pick up the Emblem of Fortitude from the Trading Post, as it is not Bind on Pickup. Availability depends on the server and if anyone has a sell order up for it at a given time.