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Batman using the Special Combo Takedown on a thug holding a shield, slamming it down on the thug's chest.

Riot Shields are weapons used by enemies from Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Batman: Arkham Knight. They render their carrier untouchable by regular attacks, which forces the player to use advanced tactics against them. The easiest way to attack their carriers is to perform a Cape Stun and then perform an Aerial Attack. They can also be taken out with a Special Combo Takedown, and the shield can be destroyed with the Disarm and Destroy move.

Incident Reports[]

Batman: Arkham Origins Incident[]

Enemies used shields even during Batman's second year as a vigilante. The first shielded enemy was fought after exiting the Lacey Towers crime scene.

Batman: Arkham City Incident[]

Enemies still used Shields during the Arkham City Incident. Batman first encountered them during his visit in the sewers under Arkham City.

Batman: Arkham Knight Incident[]

Shields were still being used by enemies during the events of Arkham Knight. Militia Brutes would use their suits tech to activate the shield.


TYGER shield[]

During the events of Batman: Arkham City, TYGER forces use military-grade anti-riot shields with a clear armored viewing port. These shields are adorned with their logo in the center.

Car Door[]

In Arkham City and Arkham Origins, select thugs will use makeshift shields from car doors that emulated the effectiveness of anti-riot shields.

Police shield[]

During the events of Arkham Origins, members of the police swat division in Gotham City will use police-issue riot shields. These are black with the word "Police" on it and a clear armored viewing port, similar to the TYGER riot shield.


  • While performing an Aerial Attack on a shielded Henchman, the character could not be hit by other enemies. This was not the case when performing the move to other enemy types.