Shield is a combat skill which focuses on damage mitigation and aggro control. The shield skill requires a player character to equip a shield, which can be equipped in the off-hand slot. In order to learn the shield skill, players must gain enough favor with Tyler Green, who is in the unmapped section of the starter tutorial cave. Tyler Green offers 2 quests: one involves retrieving his shield from a room past the Megaspider spawn point to the north, and the other involves bringing Tyler 5 oranges. After a few gifts, such as a stack of good armor kits, Tyler will automatically teach a player the shield skill once the friendship level is high enough.