Dracoshield （竜の盾 Ryū no Tate）Known as Dragonshield in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, is an item in the Fire Emblem series that raises the user's Defense stat by 2 points, and disappears after one use. Dracoshields are good for units with poor defense, and are usually quite rare. It is best to give one to a unit that has poor defense growths. You can usually obtain one by killing an enemy or boss, visiting a village, buying one (Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, & Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones) for 8000 gold, or in some cases, stealing from an enemy. You also obtain one in Radiant Dawn when Leonardo joins your team on the fourth turn of the Prologue - Under Grey Skies and in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones when Ewan joins at Chapter 12, Landing at Taizel . (Ephraim's route only)
In Fire Emblem Gaiden, Dracoshields are an equipable item that restore 5 HP each turn and raise defense and resistance by 13.