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A Sentinel Shield is a shield with an eye engraved upon it, which grants the bearer particular awareness of their surroundings.[5]


While holding the shield, the wielder gains advantage on initiative rolls and Perception checks.[6][1]

For passive perception checks, the shield adds +5 to the calculation.[7]


A sentinel shield and a frost brand longsword were left behind in Cael Morrow in a secret armory in the ruins of an ancient guard tower that was dedicated to Corellon, god of arcane magic.[8]

Orym was interested in purchasing a sentinel shield from Gilmore's Glorious Goods shortly before the Crown Keepers left Emon.[9] However, after some discussion he arranged to have his existing shield enchanted with the same properties instead.[10] He was still in possession of it upon arriving in Jrusar.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 See D&D: Dungeon Master's Guide, 5th ed., p. 199.
  2. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:22:33.  The normal price is 1000 gold, although it is discounted to 800 gold in the episode for both the shield and the enchantment on Orym's shield.
  3. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:22:11.  In 842 PD, Orym is told the shield available was created a few years ago.
  4. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:22:11.
  5. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:22:00.
  6. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:57:52.
  7. See D&D: Player's Handbook, 5th ed., p. 175. See also DnD Beyond's summary.
  8. See Call of the Netherdeep, p. 137.
  9. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:22:43.
  10. See "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) at 2:27:04.
  11. See "Trial by Firelight" (3x02).  Orym makes Perception checks with advantage.


  1. Fan art of Orym's Sentinel Shield, by A.C. White (source). Used with permission.