The shield itself is intended to look like it was forged by an ancient but magically enhanced society. Ornate, but clean and almost modern looking. It is forged from bronze and silver and clad in leather. At the center of the shield the DOTA emblem rests within a knotted flower. Surrounding the center are two silver reliefs depicting the armies of the Dire and Radiant in an eternal struggle. Knot work inspired by both eastern and western cultures frame the distinctive shield shape.