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Blast Shield
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Clone Wars[1]

These blast shields were used by clone troopers of the 501st Legion and a unit under the command of Commander Doom. They were carried during the Battle of Ringo Vinda[1] in 19 BBY.[2]


The shield was made of a blaster-proof material. It was strong enough to withstand and deflect strong sustained hits from blaster fire, but was also light enough to be held with one arm.[1]

The shape of the shield was roughly rectangular, but with slanted edges at the bottom and top. It was gray and had a large white Republic symbol painted on, though it was often marked by black spots due to hits from blaster fire. It also had a view port near the top for vision. On the back, there were two vertical handholds running horizontally below the view port for a trooper to grasp. However, there was also a horizontal grip running vertically, allowing multiple ways to hold to shield. The height was up to the neck of a standing trooper when placed on the floor, and one had to kneel down for it to fully cover them.[1]


It was often used in conjunction with a DC-15S blaster carbine. The shield would be held in front, with the trooper looking through a view port. With the other hand, the trooper would fire his blaster.[1]

In addition, the shield could be deployed by a group of clones in a Sword and Shield maneuver: some would block the enemy barrage while others would trade blaster fire under the protection.


  • The blast shields' shape and size closely resemble that of modern-day ballistic shields. It also has a viewport through the top, further boosting the resemblance.[3]


  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown"
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy" (Appears in flashback(s))


  • Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown"


19 BBY[2]
Battle of Ringo Vinda[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  3. WiP Ballistic shield on