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Dragonhead Greatshield

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145 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100
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0
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55
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0
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90
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30
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0
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55
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 60
icon_weight.png 18.0
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150
Requirements & Bonus
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D - - E
35 0 0 15
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatshields damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Dragon Roar icon_fp_cost.png 16(-/-)

Dragonhead Greatshield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.




This shield, as hard as a great boulder, is formed by the head of the descendant of an Archdragon. 

The Ringed Knights, by command of the gods, stood amongst the ranks who set out to slay the dragons, but their contributions were never lauded.

Skill: Dragon Roar
Even the descendant of an Archdragon perishes not, and use of this skill restores its former strength, sending surrounding foes flying with a dragon roar.





Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scale
  • Provides an average block of exactly 66%.
  • The weapon art has about the same range as a Shield Bash, and can stagger a target upon a successful hit, which gives you a free R1 hit.
  • The shield's stability isn't as good as most other Greatshields, especially for the weight and stat requirement, but the weapon art compensates for that.
  • With 14 ATT alongside 15 FTH, you can use spells like Replenishment, Caressing Tears, Magic Barrier, or Tears of Denial to add some utlility to your kit (and some extra FP for more of this shield's weapon art).



Location/Where to Find

  • The Ringed City: From the Ringed City Streets bonfire, head through the shortcut until you get to the bridge with the dragon in the distance. This shield is under the bridge.




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Dragonhead Greatshield Upgrade Table

  Attack Values Bonus 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  145 - - - - D - - E - - - 100 55 90 30 55 60
Regular +1 168 - - - - D - - E - - - 100 55 90 30 55 61
Regular +2 192 - - - - D - - E - - - 100 55 90 30 55 61
Regular +3 216 - - - - D - - E - - - 100 55 90 30 55 62
Regular +4 240 - - - - D - - E - - - 100 55 90 30 55 63
Regular +5 264 - - - - D - - E - - - 100 55 90 30 55 64


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)



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    • Anonymous

      10 Oct 2017 07:44  

      I don't think many know this but the greatshield's weapon art can also guard break most shielded players (tested this on regular shields but not on greatshields). I think the WA can have its uses against turtles but again its situational and the duration can lead to a backstab.

      • Anonymous

        01 Jun 2017 10:05  

        Been using this thing for a bit. Not bad on bait sets. Pairs relatively well with spears. As for most people griping about the "useless" WA?

        It's situational, not something for spamming.

        This shield's WA works well for baiting charged, roll, and leaping attacks. Get them to commit to the attack, pop the WA (Which blocks while casting, which is pretty useful) hit your committed opponent with the WA's stagger, and then punish them with the hyper armor boost.

        This isn't perseverance. You don't just pop it and go rambo. You pop it to rek rambo.

        • Anonymous

          26 May 2017 13:51  

          Anyone willing to spare any of your unwanted Dragon Greatshield or its smaller counterpart? I can trade for a +5 Ringed Knight Paired Greatsword. I'm on NG+7 and getting past even the Demon Prince's is a pain.

          • Anonymous

            26 Apr 2017 07:54  

            You dont even have to meet the stat requirements to get the poise from the weapon art but you dont get the annoyingly useless dragon roar thing. Because***** has to be balanced as long as it aint an easily exploitable ai enemy. You still need fp to get the poise though.

            • Anonymous

              17 Apr 2017 22:24  

              This page is incorrect about it being buffable, I have cast regular and great magic shield on this. I do not know how to update/change the page though.

              • Anonymous

                09 Apr 2017 04:54  

                Basically you use this with a fast weapon like a straight sword and use the weapon art for 5 seconds of poise

                Lmaooo im able to tank through stupid greatswords and ultras with my straight sword r1 spam. Dunno why no one has caught on yet

                • Anonymous

                  05 Apr 2017 23:06  

                  The shield should have the moveset of the ringed knights so you can knock down your opponments and also the gain the poise damage.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Apr 2017 18:39  

                    Well... it looks cool but the viability isn't really there.
                    The buff is not as good, though one could use the poise, but the elemental resistances are bad and the weight is too high for its stats in general.

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Mar 2017 04:28  

                      The roar interrupts and stuns enemies, but the range is pretty crappy. However, it also activates you poise for ~5 seconds, much like steady chant from talismans. Bear in mind that this is just poise, it doesn't block enemy attacks or increases your defense.

                      Being able to power through attacks though is wonderful. Especially good when paired with spellcasting since you won't be interrupted as easily when this is on.

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