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Pontiff Knight Shield

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63 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 73
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79
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69
icon-lightningbonus.png
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 69
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-
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72
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 42
icon_weight.png 3.5
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65
Aux None    
Requirements & Bonus
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- - - -
8 12 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Standard Shield damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Weapon Skill icon_fp_cost.png -

Pontiff Knight Shield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.




Shield of the Pontiff's knights, frigid spirits that linger in Irithyll.

This blue-gray shield, shrouded in a thinly cold air, is light and brittle.

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





Notes and Tips:

  • Can NOT be Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Provides an average damage block of 72.4%. It's unfortunate that the sheild's stability is so low, as it provides fantastic, well rounded damage block for its weight. A reliable choice to take into any situation.
  • Unfortunately, a large protion of the damage one takes is physical, meaning this sheild suffers compared to 100% physical block shields of equal wieght.



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Pontiff Knight Shield Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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frost.png
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icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Stability
Regular 63 - - - - D - - - - - - 73 79 69 69 72 42
+1 70 - - - - D - - - - - - 73 79 69 69 72 43
+2 75 - - - - D - - - - - - 73 79 69 69 72 44
+3 88 - - - - D - - - - - - 73 79 69 69 72 45
+4 99 - - - - D - - - - - - 73 79 69 69 72 47
+5 110 - - - - D - - - - - - 73 79 69 69 72 48

 


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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    • 09 Mar 2017 16:17  

      Arguably one of the best shields in the game. I have done many many builds in this game and have found that for builds focusing purely on casting with no STR/DEX (pure miracle & sorcery builds in particular) this is a top tear shield.

      • 28 Dec 2016 14:39  

        I have been preferring weapon skill shields with my red hilted halberd. This one is especially fashionable with the Alva set. I dont mind the twinkling upgrade but is it worth it for slightly more stab?

        • Needs a special ability02 Jul 2016 23:06  

          Like giving ehat ever wep you have s frost dmg buff...and frost bite..atm it has nothing special. Or make it shield bash with ice dmg and frost bite

          • Mixed feelings28 Apr 2016 22:23  

            The low weight is really nice for low Vit builds that hunger for a decent defensed shield. However, the twinkling upgrade cost, inability to infuse, and lack of parry really hurt this shields viability in my eyes.

            • Looks cool but bad shield20 Apr 2016 01:19  

              Its very light and might be useful against pvp magic users but definitely a bad pve shield, the 3 crest shields are much better<br/><br/>

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