- "The power of the guardian. Kindness to aid friends. A shield to repel all."
- —Dive to the Heart
The Dream Shield (ガードオブドリーム Gādo obu Dorīmu?, lit. "Guard of Dream") is a weapon which appears in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. It appears within both Sora and Roxas's Dive to the Heart, alongside the Dream Sword and Dream Rod.
These three weapons represent the paths that Sora and Roxas can take — the path of the warrior, the guardian, or the mystic. As the weapon of the guardian, the Dream Shield focuses on defense and avoids strength, and if Sora or Roxas choose it, they will learn their defensive abilities at lower levels. Additionally, Sora will eventually gain two extra Item Slots.
If Sora chooses the Dream Shield in Kingdom Hearts, he will use it as a weapon throughout his Dive to the Heart. Like the Dream Sword and Dream Rod it will disappear at the end of the dream. In contrast, if Roxas chooses the Dream Shield in Kingdom Hearts II, it will immediately transform into his Kingdom Key.
In Kingdom Hearts, after obtaining each of the seven spell Arts, Merlin will reward Goofy's progress with the Dream Shield. Goofy can also equip this shield within Mission Mode in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
The Dream Shield has a simple design. It is pentagonal and its bottom three corners are rounded. It has a red border and the top and bottom two corners all sport a silver bolt or pin. Most of the face of the shield is black, save for the prominent Hidden Mickey symbol in the center. This symbol is red and has a pale yellow outline.
Goofy can wield this weapon in Mission Mode within Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days by equipping the Zero Gear. The ground combo consists of a series of continuous 360 degree spins.
The aerial combo consists of a downward slash with the bottom of the shield followed by Goofy doing a backflip, jumping on the shield, and driving it downward.
|Knight's Shield | Dream Shield | Save the King | Stout Shield | Smasher | Golem Shield | Mythril Shield | Adamant Shield | Onyx Shield | Gigas Fist | Herc's Shield | Genji Shield | Defender | Seven Elements | Mighty Shield | Chain Gear | Falling Star | Dreamcloud | Knight Defender | Ogre Shield | Akashic Record | Nobody Guard | Frozen Pride | Joyous Mushroom | Majestic Mushroom | Ultimate Mushroom | Clockwork Shield | Star Shield | Aegis Shield | Storm Anchor|
| Interdiction | Sharpshooter | Lindworm | Frozen Pride | Skysplitter | Book of Retribution | Lunatic | Eternal Flames | Arpeggio | Fair Game | Graceful Dahlia | Foudre | Kingdom Key|
Oathkeeper | Two Become One | Oathkeeper & Oblivion | Dream Sword | Way to the Dawn | Kingdom Key D | Dream Rod | Dream Shield