Captain Blade's Manly Man Shield
Lvl50 capt Blade Shield
"That was a trick!"
Manufacturer: Torgue
Model: Captain Blade's Manly Man Shield
Element: Explosive
Game: Borderlands 2
Mission Reward: Message In A Bottle (Wurmwater)
Special Part(s): GD_Orchid_Shields.
[Captain Blade's Manly Man Shield Variants]

The Manly Man Shield is a unique cursed shield manufactured by Torgue. Captain Blade's Manly Man Shield is obtained from the mission Message In A Bottle (Wurmwater).

Special Weapon Effects

What a fabulous window treatment. – Adds bonus Explosive Damage to all Melee Attacks. This ability stays in effect, even when shields are totally depleted.

Curse of the Elementals! – Wearer takes increased damage from elemental sources.

Usage & Description

The Manly Man Shield functions as a normal shield except against elemental attacks, which inflict increased damage upon the wearer.


  • The explosive damage is equal to 40% of the character's base melee damage. Melee skills, relics, and weapon bonuses do not increase the shield's potency.
  • The 40% base melee damage trait does not extend to Deathtrap, when the shield is equipped to Deathtrap via the Sharing is Caring ability the explosive damage it adds to his melee is miniscule and has no real effect on his damage output.


  • The shield's flavor text, "What a fabulous window treatment," is quote from the movie In & Out. The movie's main character attempts to restore his heterosexuality by using a self-help cassette tape and is tricked by the above line.

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