Enter the Gungeon – Knife Shield

What does the Knife Shield do in Enter The Gungeon?

The Knife Shield is a D-rank active item in Enter the Gungeon that spawns a shield made of multiple knives that can block bullets.

Equipping the item will give you 1 Curse, but it also provides a ring of 8 knives that surrounds you and blocks incoming bullets. You also have the option of using the Knife Shield again after it is deployed to fire the knives for 30 damage each. After taking a certain amount of damage, the Knife Shield will disappear.

Is the Knife Shield a good item in Enter The Gungeon?

The Knife Shield is a very good item in Enter the Gungeon that can help you block incoming bullets from enemies in the Gungeon. This can be helpful in situations where you cannot take damage such as when attempting to obtain Master Rounds or when you have the old crest and cannot risk taking damage.

The Knife Shield’s recharge rate is relatively quick too, which means that you can use the item frequently in the Gungeon.

Best Synergy for the Knife Shield in Enter The Gungeon

The Knife Shield has three Synergies with other guns/weapons/items in the Gungeon – Fightknives, Running Blades, and Throw All Daggers.


Having the Fightsabre and the Knife Shield in your inventory at the same time will activate the Fightknives Synergy.

Through this Synergy, activating the Knife Shield while using the Fightsabre will cause the Knife Shield to reflect incoming bullets before it is destroyed.

Running Blades

The Deck4rd and the Knife Shield can combine to activate the Running Blades Synergy in Enter the Gungeon.

This Synergy will give the Deck4rd a good chance of spawning a knife after killing an enemy.

Throw All Daggers

The Excaliber and the Knife Shield share a Synergy called Throw All Daggers. This Synergy will give the Knife Shield an extra layer of knives upon activation.

How to Use the Knife Shield in Enter The Gungeon?

You can use the Knife Shield any time you like in Enter the Gungeon. You can use the item frequently because of its quick recharge time, which makes it a fairly reliable bullet-blocker that can help you stay damage-free around the Gungeon.

Of course, you can also use the Knife Shield offensively if you choose to. Simply use the Knife Shield again while the knives are deployed to shoot the knives out for 30 damage each.


The Knife Shield is a very good D-rank item that provides a reliable bullet shield that can save you from taking damage in the Gungeon. Its quick recharge time makes it very accessible and spammable as well – you might even end up with multiple layers of knives at any given time.

Overall, you can’t go wrong with the Knife Shield in Enter the Gungeon. It’s low-rank means its fairly obtainable in most runs and the low cost makes it an accessible and reliable active item.

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