The Sun Shield was the personal shield of Helios. Kratos obtained the Sun Shield within the Temple of Helios, where it was attached to the Sun God's Throne. The Sun Shield received new abilities when it was leveled up, and it also received the Helios Reflect ability after Kratos obtained the Primordial Fire within the Caves of Olympus. The Sun Shield is an buckler sized dipylon type of shield.
After Persephone was defeated and Kratos returned to Earth, Helios took his shield back.
- Level 1 - N/A
- Level 2 - 1,500 Orbs
- Helios Reverse - Press L before being hit to reflect an attack. Tap L
- Helios Reflect - Press L before being hit by projectiles to do a powerful counterattack. Tap L
- Helios Flash (Parry) - After a parry, press square to counter with a quick strike. This attack can cut heads of enemies and give a small orb blue for magic for one head. L + square
- Helios Offensive (Parry) - After a parry, press triangle to counter with a heavy overhead attack. L+ triangle
- In God of War III, the shield reappeared, but was called "Helios' Shield". It was a prized possession of the gods, and tripled the number on Kratos' hit counter.
- The Sun Shield was similar to the Golden Fleece that was used in the later God of War Games. Both were powerful, mostly golden artifacts that were worn on the arm and possessed the ability to parry and reflect enemy attacks. Unlike the Sun Shield, the God of War version of the Golden Fleece was based on a real myth, but lacked a direct affiliation to any specific God.
- Unlike its Ghost of Sparta Counterpart, the Sun Shield had odd effects (game glitches or errors written in the scripts):
- It did not show up on Kratos' body until he blocked.
- For some unknown reason, Kratos could still be petrified and turned to stone even while he blocked in front of a Gorgon.
- Unlike the Arms of Sparta, Kratos could not move while he blocked with the Sun Shield.