Charges By Category
Drawshield supports many hundreds of charges, including all of the most common to be found in traditional Heraldry, and more are being added all the time. The charges are listed by their most common name, however it should also be noted that DrawShield also recognises plurals, alternative names and spelling variations for many of the charges, in addition to those shown here.
You can search the current list of charges using the box below, and view a thumbnail image. The thumbnail colours have no particular significance except to show those parts of the charge that can have a different tincture (for example, a tree may be
trunked and leaved. The "Go Page" button will take you to the category page that contains that charge.
Enter text alchemical symbol for air alchemical symbol for copper alchemical symbol for earth alchemical symbol for fire alchemical symbol for gold alchemical symbol for iron alchemical symbol for mercury alchemical symbol for salt alchemical symbol for sulphur alchemical symbol for tin alchemical symbol for water anteater rampant antelope passant antelope rampant antelope armadillo bison head caboshed camel rampant camel camelopard dormant camelopard rampant camelopard statant camelopard winged camelopard crocodile elephant head elephant maintaining a tower on its back elephant frog rampant frog salient frog sejant affronty frog sejant frog gorilla kangaroo salient leopard head leopards head jessant de lys lizard rampant lynx passant lynx rampant mammoth monkey head monkey winged passant monkey winged rising monkey natural leopard porcupine reindeer head reindeer lodged reindeer rampant reindeer salient reindeer trippant reindeer rhinoceros scorpion tiger natural tiger passant tiger toad tortoise zebra 10 annulets concentric 2 annulets braced 2 annulets concentric 2 annulets conjunct 2 annulets interlaced 3 annulets concentric 3 annulets interlaced 4 annulets concentric 5 annulets concentric 6 annulets concentric 7 annulets concentric 8 annulets concentric 9 annulets concentric annulet of chain annulet of rope annulet anille arch bascule bridge of three arches bridge of two arches bridge castle triple towered castle church cogwheel cornice double arch fountain stone gate millwheel natural fountain pavilion pennon pillar portcullis pyramid tower triple towered tower waterwheel well camail carbuncle gauntlet clenched gauntlet helmet closed helmet knight mail shirt morion astronomical symbol for earth astronomical symbol for jupiter astronomical symbol for mars astronomical symbol for mercury astronomical symbol for moon astronomical symbol for neptune astronomical symbol for pluto astronomical symbol for saturn astronomical symbol for sun astronomical symbol for uranus astronomical symbol for venus addice battle axe broad axe common axe double headed common axe pick axe pole axe slaughter axe throwing axe turner axe badge of clan ross bear couchant bear dormant bear head caboshed bear head erased bear passant guardant bear passant bear rampant bears head polar bear auk bat blackbird chough crane holding a stone crane crow essorant crow head crow dove essorant dove fondant dove volant dove duck feather goose magpie volant en arriere magpie martlett natural pelican nightingale ostrich feather owl affronty owl displayed owl pair of wings conjoined in lure pair of wings peacock pelican popinjay quail raven displayed raven migrant raven volant raven starling swallow swan displayed swan essorant swan nageant swan passant swan rising swan rousant swan volant swan vulture displayed vulture wing comet moon crescent moon decrescent moon increscent moon pendant moon rainbow star sun in his splendour sunburst suns rays thunderbolt question altar angel cherub church bell crozier mitre paschal lamb passion nail rosary virgin bag boot breeches buckle cap of Mercury comedy mask garter glove jesters cap maunche pair of breeches tragedy mask artists brush barber pole embroiderers broach needle threaded needle pair of scissors pair of shears quill pen ribbon scissors shears shuttle thimble thread spool yarn ball 3 crosses celtic cross cross calvary on 1 step cross calvary on 2 steps cross calvary on 3 steps cross calvary on 4 steps cross calvary on 5 steps cross calvary on 6 steps cross calvary on 7 steps cross calvary on 8 steps cross calvary on 9 steps cross calvary cross couped cross of St. James cross portate cross Egyptian cross Greek cross long cross paternoster cross patriarchal cross on 1 step patriarchal cross on 2 step patriarchal cross on 3 step patriarchal cross on 4 step patriarchal cross on 5 step patriarchal cross on 6 step patriarchal cross on 7 step patriarchal cross on 8 step patriarchal cross on 9 step patriarchal cross Russian cross saltire couped tau cross antique crown astral crown barons crown crown palisado crown vallary ducal crown dukes crown earls crown eastern crown king of arms crown marquis crown mural crown naval crown open crown royal crown saxon crown viscounts crown dog head dog greyhound courant greyhound rampant greyhound talbot passant talbot rampant talbot sejant talbot statant talbot chinese dragon in annulo chinese dragon dragon displayed dragon dormant dragon in annulo dragon passant dragon rampant dragon sejant affronty dragon welsh dragon rampant welsh dragon wyvern displayed wyvern rampant wyvern sejant displayed wyvern sejant forepaw raised wyvern sejant wyvern tail nowed wyvern ankh caduceus chi rho cornucopia ermine spot fasces fleur de lys heralds staff labyrinth laurel wreath fructed laurel wreath menorah of 7 menorah of 9 musical note nesselblatt pentacle pentagram question mark star of david thyrsus triskelion armoured triskelion of spirals triskelion beehive butter churn corn sheaf crook of basel eel basket fishhook fleece harrow millstone plough ploughshare shepherds crook sickle spoked wheel wagon wicker fence windmill beacon fireball flames torch barbel carp haurient embowed catfish haurient embowed chabot tergiant chabot dolphin natural dolphin eel fish goldfish herring killer whale luce salmon shark whale embowed spouting whale embowed whale spouting whale bundle of tulips cinquefoil columbine cornflower daffodil daisy dandelion leaf forget me not foxglove gillyflower jasmine lily lotus natural rose octofoil peony poppy quatrefoil rose of lancaster rose of York rose rue flower rue sprig sexfoil shamrock strawberry flower strawberry plant sunflower trefoil trillium tudor rose tulip breadloaf cheese wedge cheese wheel chair cushion gonfannon table boar courant boar head boar rampant boar statant boar winged boar deer doe lodged doe rampant doe trippant doe elk lodged elk rampant elk trippant elk hare courant hare salient hare sejant hare statant hind rabbit couchant rabbit courant rabbit forepaw raised rabbit rampant rabbit salient rabbit sejant erect regardant rabbit rabbits head cabossed rabbits head erased stag at gaze stag courant stag head stag horn stag lodged stag passant stag rampant stag trippant stag alquerque board chess bishop chess castle chess king chess knight chess pawn chess queen chessrook dice domino jesters bauble nine mens morris board twelve mens morris board 3 shakeforks 4 chevrons bezant billet bounding box cartouche chevron couped crescent pendent crescent delf fusil golpe goutte guze hexagon pierced hexagon voided hexagon hurt icicle lozenge pierced lozenge voided lozenge mascle ploye mascle octagon orange pellet penrose triangle pentagon pierced pentagon voided pentagon pomme roundel rustre square pierced square voided square torteau triangle pierced triangle voided triangle triskele valknut alerion eagle closed eagle displayed eagle double headed eagle head eagle natural eagle rising elevated eagle falcon hawk lure hawkbell abacus amphora barrel bellows book closed book open book shelf book bucket flask lamp leather bottle meat spit modern book closed modern book open mortar pestle rubber duck saltcellar archer arm couped arm embowed armoured arm embowed arm beard blacksmith eye foot footprint hand clawed hand of benediction hand pair 2 hand heart knight mounted leg maiden head maidens head and bust nude maidens head and bust man head mans head and bust moor head saracen head savage head savage skull ant bee beetle butterfly cricket dragonfly fly hornet snail spider spiderweb stag beetle wasp crystal orb torque bowen knot celtic knot cord de lacy knot heneage knot knot lovers knot quatrefoil knot stafford knot trinity knot wake knot label of 3 dovetailed label of 3 pattee label of 3 straight label of 5 dovetailed label of 5 pattee label of 5 straight label of 7 dovetailed label of 7 pattee label of 7 straight lion cadent lion couchant lion courant lion coward lion dormant lion head affronty lion head erased lion head guardant lion head reguardant lion head lion passant guardant lion passant reguardant lion passant lion rampant guardant lion rampant reguardant lion rampant tail forked saltire reversed lion rampant tail forked saltire lion rampant tail forked lion rampant tail nowed lion rampant lion salient lion sejant erect lion sejant lion statant guardant lion statant lion ass head ass bull head bull passant bull rampant bull winged bull calf cock cow head cow goat clymant goat head goat hen horse head horse passant horse rampant horse salient horse lamb ox ram sheep turkeycock reddit alien head reddit alien mullet of 10 pierced mullet of 10 mullet of 4 pierced mullet of 4 mullet of 5 pierced mullet of 5 voided interlaced mullet of 5 mullet of 6 pierced mullet of 6 mullet of 7 pierced mullet of 7 voided interlaced mullet of 7 mullet of 8 pierced mullet of 8 voided interlaced mullet of 8 mullet of 9 pierced mullet of 9 accordion bagpipe bugle horn clarion drum drumstick flute harp hautboy hunting horn lyre organ pipe recorder shofar trumpet violin alphyn passant alphyn rampant amphiptere bagwyn centaur chatloup cockatrice sejant cockatrice devil egyptian sphinx fishtail griffin frauenadler greek sphinx sejant greek sphinx statant guardant greek sphinx griffin head griffin passant griffin harpy rising harpy hydra keythong lamia manticore mermaid in her modesty mermaid in her vanity mermaid merman ouroboros panther pegasus segreant pegasus phoenix double headed phoenix salamander sphinx greek couchant sphinx unicorn couchant unicorn head couped unicorn head erased unicorn passant unicorn rampant unicorn statant unicorn trippant unicorn yale rampant cloud flint stone forest lightning bolt rock snowflake stone wind acanthus leaf acorn sprig acorn bamboo beanpod bullrush bundle of corn bundle of reeds bush carrot garlic grape bundle grape leaf ivy leaf ivy vine ivy wreath leek mushroom onion pineapple radish reed thistle turnip vine leaf vine wheat ear wheat stalk hand of playing cards losing hand of playing cards playing card ace of clubs playing card ace of diamonds playing card ace of hearts playing card ace of spades playing card back playing card black joker playing card club playing card diamond playing card eight of clubs playing card eight of diamonds playing card eight of hearts playing card eight of spades playing card five of clubs playing card five of diamonds playing card five of hearts playing card five of spades playing card four of clubs playing card four of diamonds playing card four of hearts playing card four of spades playing card heart playing card jack of clubs playing card jack of diamonds playing card jack of hearts playing card jack of spades playing card jack playing card joker playing card king of clubs playing card king of diamonds playing card king of hearts playing card king of spades playing card king playing card nine of clubs playing card nine of diamonds playing card nine of hearts playing card nine of spades playing card queen of clubs playing card queen of diamonds playing card queen of hearts playing card queen of spades playing card queen playing card red joker playing card seven of clubs playing card seven of diamonds playing card seven of hearts playing card seven of spades playing card six of clubs playing card six of diamonds playing card six of hearts playing card six of spades playing card spade playing card ten of clubs playing card ten of diamonds playing card ten of hearts playing card ten of spades playing card three of clubs playing card three of diamonds playing card three of hearts playing card three of spades playing card two of clubs playing card two of diamonds playing card two of hearts playing card two of spades winning hand of playing cards arrow bundle 3 arrow broad arrow chaine shot pheon salmon spear slingshot spear trident compass rose compass star pierced compass star voided compass star cross avellane fitchy cross avellane pierced cross avellane cross barby cross botonny fitchy cross botonny pierced cross botonny voided cross botonny cross cercele fitchy cross cercele pierced cross cercele voided cross cercele cross cleche fitchy cross cleche pierced cross cleche voided cross cleche cross crosslet crossed fitchy cross crosslet crossed pierced cross crosslet crossed voided cross crosslet crossed cross crosslet fitchy cross crosslet pierced cross crosslet voided cross crosslet cross fitchy double pierced cross fitchy double voided cross fitchy double cross fitchy pierced cross fitchy voided cross fitchy cross floretty fitchy cross floretty pierced cross floretty voided cross floretty cross flory fitchy cross flory lozenge fitchy cross flory lozenge pierced cross flory lozenge cross flory of 9 fusils fitchy cross flory of 9 fusils pierced cross flory of 9 fusils cross flory pierced cross flory voided cross flory cross fourche fitchy cross fourche pierced cross fourche voided cross fourche cross moline fitchy cross moline pierced cross moline cross of 4 fusils fitchy cross of 4 fusils pierced cross of 4 fusils cross of 9 fusils fitchy cross of 9 fusils pierced cross of 9 fusils cross patonce fitchy cross patonce pierced cross patonce voided cross patonce cross paty floretty fitchy cross paty floretty pierced cross paty floretty voided cross paty floretty cross paty pointed fitchy cross paty pointed pierced cross paty pointed voided cross paty pointed cross pointed fitchy cross pointed pierced cross pointed voided cross pointed cross pomme fitchy cross pomme pierced cross pomme voided cross pomme cross potent crossed fitchy cross potent crossed pierced cross potent crossed voided cross potent crossed cross potent fitchy cross potent pierced cross potent voided cross potent cross recercele fitchy cross recercele cross sarcelly fitchy cross sarcelly pierced cross sarcelly voided cross sarcelly crosslet fitchy crosslet formy fitchy crosslet formy pierced crosslet formy crosslet pierced crosslet voided crosslet fylfot clubbed fylfot fitchy fylfot pierced fylfot voided fylfot maltese cross saltorel atom planet earth raygun ringed planet rocket man rocket space station spiral galaxy sputnik star penguin seagull volant seagull calamarie crab lobster manatee polypus scallop sea dog sea dragon sea goat sea horse natural sea horse sea lion embowed sea lion sea serpent sea tortoise natural sea wolf shark shrimp triton trumpet turtle whelk pithon erect affronty pithon volant serpent entwined pillar serpent erect tail nowed serpent erect vorant a child serpent erect serpent in annulo serpent nowed serpent snake glissant snake passant snake anchor caravel coracle fishing boat galley rudder ship ships wheel escutcheon american football baseball glove baseball basketball cricket ball cricket bat cricket stumps football helmet soccer ball tennis ball arming sword claymore dagger falchion rapier sabre seax sword of saint paul horseshoe saddle spur stirrup 2 flails in saltire anvil astrolabe awl billhook brey expanded brey bundle of cramps calipers pair 2 calipers chain compass cramp flail fleam forge hammer hammer hemp break hoe key ladder mallet mattock millrind padlock pair of cramps pair of keys plummet scales scythe set square shacklebolt sledge hammer soldering iron spade staple trestle wolfiron 2 palm leaves in saltire 2 palm trees in saltire alder tree apple tree apple ash sprig ash tree eradicated aspen tree banana stem beech sprig birch tree cedar tree cherry sprig chestnut tree chrysanthemum leaf chrysanthemum conker cypress tree elder sprig fructed elder sprig fig leaf fig tree fir tree hazelnut holly leaf holly sprig hop cone hurst of trees laurel leaf lemon lime leaf linden leaf linden tree eradicated linden tree maple leaf marijuana leaf oak leaf oak sprig fructed oak olive sprig fructed pair of cherries palm leaf palm tree pear pine cone pine tree eradicated pine tree plane tree pomegranate pumpkin strawberry leaf strawberry tree blasted eradicated tree eradicated tree walnut willow tree yew tree cauldron chalice covered cup cup ewer fleshpot mug spoon trivet water bouget battering ram bow and arrow drawn bow and arrow caltrap cannon catherine wheel club crossbow mace ragged staff shackle staff wreathed staff thors hammer tilting spear trident head ukrainian truncheon badger head erased badger head badger rampant badger cat couchant guardant cat couchant cat herisse cat passant guardant cat passant cat rampant cat sejant cat fox courant fox head fox sejant fox hedgehog mole mouse couchant mouse passant mouse rampant mouse otter rat snake squirrel holding nut squirrel rampant squirrel sejant holding nut squirrel sejant squirrel statant squirrel weasel wildcat head wildcat wolf courant wolf head affronty wolf head erased wolf head wolf passant wolf rampant wolf salient wolf statant wolf zodiac symbol for aquarius zodiac symbol for aries zodiac symbol for cancer zodiac symbol for capricorn zodiac symbol for gemini zodiac symbol for leo zodiac symbol for libra zodiac symbol for pisces zodiac symbol for sagittarius zodiac symbol for scorpio zodiac symbol for taurus zodiac symbol for virgo
I have also arranged the available charges into fairly arbitrary categories, you can see all the charges contained in each category by following the links below.