|[ small shield|
|Base price||3 zm|
The small shield is the cheapest and lightest kind of shield.
Mercenaries are also generated with small shields sometimes.
The small shield is the best shield for spellcasters and characters with low carrying capacity.
A Valkyrie's starting small shield is worth wearing for a long time due to its high enchantment. Eventually, Valkyries will probably want to ditch the shield so they can twoweapon.
- src/spell.c in NetHack 3.6.6, line 1802: extra shield penalty doesn't apply for small shields