The sacred clay shield (melee) is a degradable shield that primarily defends against melee attacks. It is obtainable from the Stealing Creationminigame for 200 Stealing Creation points, and as with the magic and ranged shields requires a Defence level of 65 to equip. It can be transformed into the magic or ranged versions and vice versa at no cost at all, instead losing charge when defending against attacks. Once its charge has ran out, it turns into a inactive sacred clay shield, which requires another 200 Stealing Creation points to be recharged into a Sacred clay shield with stats.
The price of 200 Stealing Creation points roughly requires 2 hours in non-combat Stealing Creation games to obtain, or around 3.3 hours in ordinary Stealing Creation games.
The Sacred clay melee shield provides the same armour rating as a Third-age kiteshield, but lacks a life bonus.