Orcish shield

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[   orcish shield   Orcish shield.png
Appearance red-eyed shield
Slot shield
AC 1
Special (none)
Base price 7 zm
Weight 50
Material iron

The orcish shield is a kind of shield. When unidentified, it is a red-eyed shield.

Orcish shields are usually found on Mordor orcs (with a 2/3 chance). Orc-captains may also get an orcish shield or an Uruk-hai shield, with about a 1/3 chance of each. Since Mordor orcs tend to be less dangerous than Uruk-hai, especially because of the poisoned arrows used by the latter, one might expect the orcish shield to be inferior, but in practice the two shields are identical in all but name and appearance.

Orcish shields are considered racial equipment for orcs, for purposes of the racial armor unofficial conduct and the racial AC bonus in UnNetHack[1].


The red eye is the symbol of Sauron, the title character and main antagonist of The Lord of the Rings, whose forces included armies of orcs.


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