A shield popped up from the ground!!

Osamu Mikumo, in Tamakoma First.[1]


Karasuma Escudo1


Kanji エスクード
Rōmaji Esukūdo
Organization BrDr Border
Type White trion Normal
Classification Escudo icon Defense
- Durable defensive wall
- Usable as a trap
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 53
Anime Episode 25

Escudo (エスクード Esukūdo?) is a Defense Trigger. It is used mainly for protection, but it can also serve as an obstacle to hinder enemy movement or even as a trap.


Escudo forms a blocky wall-like structure that sprouts from the ground, a wall, or other surface. It has the Border logo prominently displayed on its face. It resembles the crenelated wall of a medieval castle. When the user activates it, a luminous line of trion travels along the designated surface from their hand to the location where Escudo is intended to appear.


According to Cronin, Escudo is old and obsolete by Border's current standards.[2]


Escudo erects a defensive barrier in an intended location by placing a part of one's body, such as a hand[3] or a foot,[4] on any connected surface.[5] It can also be summoned a few meters away from the user,[6] and be retracted at will.[7] Escudo's barriers are seemingly much more durable than the ones created by Shield, taking no damage from the beam of a Lamvanein-Type Rabbit[1] and from Lampyris's daggers.[8] Only attacks as powerful as the oversized blades constructed by Lampyris have been shown to be capable of breaking it.[9] Since it converts trion into a material form, Escudo can stop Lead Bullet.[10] Like many Triggers of this type, its barriers do not disappear even if the user switches to other Triggers.[11]

Jin Escudo barricade

Jin erecting a barricade with Escudo.

A single Escudo in one's Trigger set allows for the formation of multiple walls with a single activation, which permits the instantaneous construction of a veritable barricade.[12] In firefights, Escudo can provide the user and their allies with a solid cover even out in the open,[8] whereas in confined spaces, it can serve as a trap: the user can immobilize the target by jamming them between two barriers,[6] or between a barrier and a pre-existing surface.[5]

However, Escudo has many drawbacks. To be activated, it needs a surface it can grow out of.[10] It cannot be moved from its original position, and, unlike Shield and Raygust, it cannot shapeshift[10] and it is not transparent, so it limits the user's field of vision as much as the enemy's.[13] Furthermore, it is known to consume a large amount of trion.[2]

Users Edit

See also: Escudo Users

With only 4 known users, Escudo is one of the least popular Triggers.[14] However, with the exception of Yūichi Jin, members of branches who do not participate in Rank Battles are excluded from the count, as their Triggers are unknown.[10] Interestingly, 3 out of the 4 agents using Escudo are from the Tamakoma Branch, which has very few members.[1][12][15]




e - d - vBorder Triggers
Basic Equipment Bail OutRadarTrion Body
Attacker Kogetsu (Kogetsu: Spear) • Raygust (Shield Mode) • ScorpionSōgetsu (Axe)
Gunner Asteroid • Cobra • Gimlet • Hornet • HoundMeteoraSalamanderTomahawkViper
Firearms Assault Rifle • Grenade Launcher • Handgun • Minigun • Shotgun
Sniper EagletIbisLightning
Defense EscudoShield (Affixed Mode/Full Guard)
Trap Switchbox
Optional Bagworm • Bagworm Tag • ChameleonConnector • Dummy Beacon • Enhanced Radar • Full ArmsGeistGen'yōGrasshopperIdatenLead Bullet • Makō • Senkū • Silencer • SpiderStarmakerTeleporterThruster • Timer
Prototypes Connector • Dummy Beacon • Full ArmsGeistIdaten • Makō • Teleporter • Timer
Black Fūjin • Tsukihiko Amō's Black Trigger • Yūma Kuga's Black Trigger