This is how a shield potion looks like in Fortnite BR. Easily recognized by its blue color.
The character drinking a Shield Potion.

The shield potion is a Consumable in Fortnite Battle Royale.


"A potion with insulating properties. Applies some shields." (In-game description)

A Shield Potion adds 50 armor to your character.

It takes 5 seconds to drink 1 shield potion.

When you take damage, that armor gets expended before your health is affected. Shields DO NOT protect against fall damage and the storm.

So for example if you have 100 health and 50 armor, and you take 40 damage, you will still be at full health and have 10 armor left.

You can have a max of 100 armor (so 2 shield potions)

You can stack up to 3 shields in a single slot.


Shield Potions can be found in chests and in the wild.

They are somewhat uncommon to find.

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Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • Shield potions are considered extremely powerful. When you find one, consume it as soon as you are safe. It will give you a considerable advantage against other players.
  • Try to stay in cover as you drink the potion, as you are vulnerable while consuming it.
  • Shield Potions do not heal your health, they just add to your armor.
  • There is also a Small Shield Potion that adds 25% shields with each use, up to a maximum of 50% shields.

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