克苏鲁护盾 是一件专家模式中的克苏鲁之眼掉落的宝藏袋中的配饰. 装备它将允许玩家通过双击 ◀ 左 键或 ▶ 右 键来进行一次冲锋打击. Dashing into an 敌怪 deals 30 damage, and grants momentary invincibility.
- Unlike most shields, the Shield of Cthulhu does not grant 击退 immunity.
- The 忍者大师装备, 分趾厚底袜, or 耀斑盔甲 set will all cancel the Shield of Cthulhu's dash ability.
- The Shield's dash works when 被诅咒. This is because the debuff only applies to items from the inventory, not the accessories.
- The Shield's dash damage increases drastically when using stealth mode provided by the 变态刀.
- Damage done by the Shield is not randomized; barring critical hits, it will always do the same amount of damage to enemies with the same defense rating.
- Players gain invulnerability from melee attacks when using the shield.
- The player's invulnerability timer resets after they hit something with the shield, meaning an enemy can hit the player again right after they have dashed into something.
- Players can deal higher damage if they dash at an enemy and hit it with a 武器 at the same time.
- Players can use the Shield's dash to boost themselves to the maximum sprint speed provided by their 冲刺配饰. This also works with the 独角兽坐骑, if the mount is summoned immediately following the dash.
- Getting this shield early and using the dash defensively will greatly increase a player's survival during boss battles. It remains a very valuable defensive tool until replaced with the Tabi.
- When dashing below a 1-block-wide hole and using the up key (or otherwise, a hole below and pressing the down key), the Shield of Cthulhu allows the player to move through 1-block-wide holes. This seems similar to a hoik effect and can be useful when there are a lot of these gaps in the 地牢.
- The Shield can be used to effectively defend oneself while fishing, as it isn't a weapon that you need to switch to in your hotbar to use.
- If the Shield is equipped in a hidden accessory slot, it will still be visible while dashing.
- If the player is currently moving in one direction, and double taps the opposite direction key while still holding the previous direction key, they will dash in the same direction that they are moving in.
- When the Shield appears after dashing while the Shield is in a hidden accessory slot, it will not take any dyes into account.
- When walking with the Shield in a visible accessory slot, part of its sprite is cut off during the frame where it is most forward.