Armor Shard is an item in Duke Nukem Advance.
Armor gives the player a little 5 points beyond to 100 armor points when picked up. In addition, it makes it so that each enemy attack that hits the player is reduced from anywhere between 20% to 50%. The amount that is reduced is instead transferred to the player’s armor points.
Armor Shards are very common item throughout the game. Because of how useful and common it is, the player should always be on the lookout for it.