The Shieldmaiden is a class revealed in the second part of The Banner Saga. It is not clear if Shieldmaiden is a promoted or a base class, as only one hero character (unit) belongs to it: Folka.
Abilities associated with the Shieldmaiden class include:
- Shield Mastery (passive) — Absorb incoming Strength damage onto Armor.
- Champion (active) — Protects adjacent allies.
- Shield Smash (active) — Deals massive Break damage, but loses passive (Shield Mastery) for the rest of the battle.