So, the Alliance shield looks like something from Zandalar,,,
• Currently has a very peculiar bug wherein browsing for shields or searching for it by name ("monel-hardened shield") on the auction house will only show you shields
by the opposite faction. Shields made by your own faction do not show up. (For clarity--the auction house is cross-faction now.) Tested this extensively.
• Wowhead is currently displaying the wrong info as well--saying that the Horde shield is the brown Kul Tiran-flavored one, and the Alliance shield is that little yellow brooch-looking Zandalari one. It's actually the opposite (you can easily verify this by just making some in-game). I would assume this is pulling data from something weirdly configured in WoW's game files, resulting in the weirdness above.
AH display bug for this now fixed in 8.1.5. Wowhead still displaying the wrong faction info, though.
Brought this shield back in BfA from AH for my alliance palladin and worked fine. Trying to use it now in Shadowlands it just gives an error
'You can never use that item'
It appears sometime between they made shields faction specific and the version in my bag is now Horde i.e. this version, therefore I will not be able to use it and needed to get another.
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Item Level 52
Binds when equipped
Durability 85 / 85
Requires Level 45
Players can win this item when selecting the following class specializations:
Battle for Azeroth 1-175 Blacksmithing Profession Guide - Patch 8.3