Vanguards on the battlefield. When they hide themselves behind their shields there's no attack they can't stop.
Huge Linirean guards carrying maces and equally huge shields, Shieldbearers have a lot of HP and some of the highest armor in the game, but only when not in combat. They are simliar to the enemy Twilight Avenger from Kingdom Rush: Origins where the armor drops when blocked. Unlike Avenger, Shieldbearer has no armor while blocked by soldiers, reinforcements, or heroes, making archers and artilleries effective to them while they are blocked. Otherwise, they have high armor, making mages absolutely vital to stopping them.
- Magic towers are the preferred choice in combating these as they lack any form of magic resistance, while their slow speed allows the damaging magic towers to get a good number of hits on them.
- If you must use physical-attacking towers, place goonies or a barracks near them so that they will attack the troops and lose their armor when doing so.
- Bone Flingers' Walking Dead skeletons can walk down the path and force them into combat to lower their armor, while the Bonem will force them into combat when near the tower to let the bones deal full damage.
- Asra's arrows can remove the armor via Quiver of Sorrow, but if they enter and exit melee they will regain all of it.
|Kingdom Rush - Enemies|
|Goblin • Orc • Shaman • Ogre • Gargoyle • Shadow Archer • Dark Knight • Wulf • Worg • Golem Head • Goblin Zapper • Orc Champion • Worg Rider • Forest Troll • Hobgoblin Chief|
|Bandit • Brigand • Marauder • Giant Spider • Spider Matriarch • Spider Hatchling • Raider • Pillager|
|Troll • Troll Champion • Troll Chieftain • Yeti • Rocket Rider • Dark Slayer • Son of Sarelgaz • Troll Pathfinder • Troll Breaker|
|Demon Spawn • Demon Lord • Demon Hound • Demon Imp • Skeleton • Skeleton Knight • Necromancer • Magma Elemental • Husk • Noxious Creeper • Mutated Hatchling • Tainted Treant • Swamp Thing • Rotshroom|
|Zombie • Giant Rat • Wererat • Fallen Knight • Spectral Knight • Abomination • Werewolf • Lycan • Black Hag • Sheep|
|Demon Legion • Flareon • Gulaemon • Cerberus|
|The Juggernaut • J.T. • Vez'nan • Sarelgaz • Gul'Thak • Greenmuck • The Kingpin • Ulguk-Hai • Moloch • Myconid • Lord Blackburn|
|Kingdom Rush: Origins - Enemies|
|Gnoll Reaver • Gnoll Burner • Gnoll Gnawer • Hyena • Perython • Gnoll Blighter • Ettin • Twilight Harasser • Gnoll Catapult • Gnoll Warleader • Twilight Brute • Blood Gnoll • Blood Ogre • Ogre Magi|
|Sword Spider • Satyr Cutthroat • Satyr Hoplite • Webspitter Spider • Gloomy • Twilight Scourger • Scourger Banshee • Bandersnatch • Redcap • Twilight Avenger • Boomshroom • Munchshroom • Fungus Breeder • Zealot • Bunny • Blood Servant • Screecher Bat • Mounted Avenger|
|Razorboar • Twilight Evoker • Twilight Golem • Cloud Stalker • Spiderbrood • Twilight Heretic • Son of Mactans • Arachnomancer • Drider|
|Shadowspawn • Devourer • Dark Spitter • Shadow Champion|
|Hi-Hi Enha • Malicia • Spider Goddess • Bram the Beheader • Baj'Nimen the Hateful • Godieth|