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.


  • 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.
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