So the Ganondorf Shield stats have been revealed, and seeing how rare the shield is and considering it is so close to become an endgame item, I would like suggest a few modifications on the shield stats, as I believe it was mostly designed to be used by Forces, and become a melee suited alternative to Hylian Shield, which is used for nuke purposes.
My initial plan was to use it in a combination with Godric's Cloak. Godric's Cloak is an exclusive armor for FOmar with the following stats:
DFP:155 (+10) EVP:300 (+0) 0 EFR 30 ETH 0 EIC 0 EDK 20 ELT (All Stats + 30, Gibarta 200%, Gifoie 35%, Rabarta 85%)
And the brand new Ganondorf Shield stats are:
DFP: 90 (+75) EVP: 20 (+30) 35 EFR 40 ETH 0 EIC 40 EDK 0 ELT (ATA +20, LCK+20, Rabarta: +60%, Lvl. 180, All classes)
Here are some considerations:
Its DFP is really good (specially if you are lucky enough to get a maxed GS), but the EVP is really really low, specially compared to uber shields like Red Ring DFP:130 (+85) EVP:212 (+25) and Hylian Shield DFP:120 EVP:245.
The EFR (fire resistance) and EDK (dark resistance) are great on this shield, it is one of the very few shields that have a combination of the two most important resistances, it really shines on that. But it does have one drawback that none of the uber shields have, it lacks EIC (Ice resistance). All of them have at least 30 EIC. Safety Heart, which has heavily buffed from vanilla and is basically a female exclusive Red Ring, have an impressive amount of 50 EIC.
Considering RA technique boosts, Hylian Shield boosts Grants +100%, Razonde +60%, Rafoie +75%. Psycho Bridge boosts Rafoie +85%, Rabarta: +95%, Razonde +85%.
Considering SI technique boosts, Alis' Resolve boosts Foie +35%, Barta +35%, Zonde +35%. Glide Divine V.00 boosts Foie +200%, Barta +100%, Zonde +100%
Quasar Staff boosts Barta +120%, Gizonde +60%, Rafoie +60% (you might prefer PB for Rafoie since it is better and also reduces TP consumption)
Considering GI technique boosts Quasar Staff provides the best Gizonde boost, Magical Piece boosts Gifoie +40%, Gibarta +40%, Gizonde +40%.
There are no shields that boosts GI-techs better than the vanilla ones. Gibarta Merge (30%), Gifoie Merge (30%) and Gizonde Merge (30%) are individually better than Virus Shield: Vol Opt (20% All Gi Techs).
Gibarta is a really slow and pretty much useless technique, there are no situations where it is better than Barta (specially considering Barta pierces) and is very fast.
While Ganondorf Shield gives the best Rabarta boost, this techqniue is really harmful when playing in group because it triggers a lot of Damage Cancel (DMC) and when on dessync games, makes enemies not targetable by other players if they get frozen, which essencially makes this technique mostly useful for solo mode.
Considering that new Ganondorf Shield is already boosting Rabarta: +60% (covering what Hylian Shield doesn't do), I suggest making it boost Gifoie +40% (making it the best shield for this specific technique and thus replacing Gifoie Merge) and perhaps Zonde +200% (Zonde is also an useless technique compared to Gizonde, which is very fast and hits multiple targets, so why not give hit an huge boost for fun? 😛) or a Gizonde + 40%. I'm not too worried about Zonde because Alis's Resolve already boosts that technique. Either Gifoie+Zonde or Gifoie+Gizonde combo would be ideal.
Those changes would make that shield a perfect combination with Godric's Cloak, making it essentially a very nice combo for Fomars to perform well on any Episode while meleeing.
So I'll put all arguments in a nutshell. My suggestions are:
Give Ganondorf Shield more EVP, at least 150 as base.
Add at least 30 EIC (ice resistance) so FOmars don't get rekt by Dark Falz Rabarta and Ice Floor Traps at CCA/Tower.
Make it also boosts Gifoie by 40% at least so it replaces the vanilla Gifoie Merge and perhaps makes it boost Zonde/Gizonde as well.
That's all I have to say. The shield looks really cool (although IMO I can't imagine something so colorful being used by Ganondorf lol). Here's a picture of it being used on a FOmar + Godric's Cloak:
That 0 EIC though ☠️
EDIT: Also I made two alternative skins for Ganondorf Shield. They are modified versions of the ones released by Kamui S. with a Triforce symbol on it.
Purple Ganondorf Shield
Cursed Ganondorf Shield
I'll put a download link and instructions on how to install it if there are interested people.