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Curse Ward Greatshield

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125 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100
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75
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69
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 63
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75
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 66
icon_weight.png 17.0
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150
Requirements & Bonus
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D - - -
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Curse Ward Greatshield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.




Greatshield given to those who resisted the curse long ago.

Far too heavy for an ordinary person, perhaps it signifies the foolishness of resisting the curse.

And yet, those who bear the weight of this shield will not find its protections against curses wanting.

Skill: Weapon Skill
Equipped this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon.





Notes and Tips:

  • Can NOT be Infused but can be Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scales.
  • Provides an average block of 76.4%.
  • Despite the description, this shield doesn't block sources of curse build-up or increase the wielder's curse resistance. However, the "curse" could be referring to the Undead Curse, a major plot point in Dark Souls I and II.
  • This looks remarkably similar to the Pursuer's Greatshield. The cutout portions on the Pursuer's Greatshield are horizontal, whereas the cutouts on this shield are vertical. Both shields are mentioned as "unbearably heavy" and "protective against curses".

 

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Curse Ward Greatshield Upgrade Table

Requires ?? souls and ?? Titanite Scale to +4, ?? Souls and 1 Titanite Slab to +5 (upgrade information here)

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Regular 125 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 75 69 63 75 66
Regular +1 145 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 75 69 63 75 67 
Regular +2 166 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 75 69 63 75 67 
Regular +3 186 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 75 69 63 75 68
Regular +4 207 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 75 69 63 75 69
Regular +5 228 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 75 69 63 75 70

 




Table Key

 

Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison

 Weight

icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)






    • Anonymous

      16 Oct 2017 00:09  

      >Me Playing this game for the first time: "Why would anyone us this this thing, it sucks"

      >Me, at 1040 hours into Dark Souls 3: "All-righty, finally got my Curse Ward Greatshield to +5, time to demolish every boss."

      • Anonymous

        Curse Ward <---> Pursuer's Greatshields21 May 2016 17:57  

        Just to be clear the markings and patterns on the two shields are identical and consistent with the idea that someone modified it to be held in a fashion perpendicular to its original orientation, either on purpose so as to render the indents in its outline less of a vulnerability to the wielder or simply because they refurbished it and didn't know which way it went.

        • Anonymous

          Awesome11 May 2016 19:05  

          It feels so cool to fight Aldrich with this shield and tank his soul spears using it, and they only really knock you backwards while your still blocking his attacks. Though it doesnt sound like much it looks awesome (at least to me) when i was doing it

          • Anonymous

            Damage06 May 2016 23:27  

            So it scales damage, but its skill is weapon skill. So does that mean it adds damage to your attack when equipped and using the skill?

            • Anonymous

              Curse protection.04 May 2016 16:10  

              Description states it protects from Curse, in what way does it do this? Does it actually do that at all?

              • Anonymous

                A Boeotian Shield27 Apr 2016 05:47  

                I'm glad they brought back the Pursuer's Greatshield. I also noticed it bears a great similarity to the Greek Boeotian shields from the Antiquity era.

                • Anonymous

                  THE PURSUSERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR25 Mar 2016 00:15  

                  The Pursuer was my fav enemy from Dark Souls 2 so I hope that his armor somehow made its way into this game too

                  • Anonymous

                    This shield....24 Mar 2016 03:15  

                    ...It's the Pursuer's Greatshield. Hopefully someone notices this and puts it in the trivia.

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