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Shields in Dark Souls III are an integral part of survival as you begin to understand enemy mechanics. As they are more than just a barrier used to distance yourself from imminent attacks, shields are widely avaiable in various sizes which allow a player to mesh their main-hand weapons into a personalized playstyle. With offensive applications in addition to their apparent defensive application, strategic use of the shield allows for more than simple damage reduction.

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

Wargod Wooden Shield

88

84.0

0

47.0

0

69.0

0

64.0

0

67.0

100

57

0

0

0

12

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

70

4.0

- (-/-)

Weapon Skill

Looted from a corpse next to the Pit of Hollows bonfire after defeating Curse-Rotted Greatwood.

Spider Shield

88

80.0

0

52.0

 0

47.0

0

29.0

 0

46.0

100

56

0

0

0

10

D

 

0

-

 

0

-

 

0

-

 

75

3.5

- (-/-)

Weapon Skill

Dropped by the second hostile NPC after the first bonfire at Cathedral of the Deep.

Sunset Shield

82

100.0

-

60.0

-

55.0

-

55.0

-

26.0

100

49

0

0

0

12

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

 80

5.0

-

Parry 

Looted off of Sirris' corpse after completing her questline.

Kite Shield

80

100.0

-

50.0

-

52.0

-

33.0

-

50.0

100

47

0

0

0

12

D

0

-

 0

-

0

-

80

4.5

-

Parry 

Starting equipment for the Herald class.

Sold by Greirat after scavenging Undead Settlement.

 

Round Shield

79

86.0

0

68.0

0

50.0

0

45.0

0

41.0

100

51

0

0

0

8

D

 0

-

 0

-

 0

-

80

3.5

-

Parry 

 
Sold by Greirat for 1000 souls.
 

 

Silver Eagle Kite Shield

88

100.0

0

44.0

0

45.0

0

33.0

0

43.0

100

45

0

0

0

11

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

60

5.0

- (-/-)

Weapon Skill

 
 A chest in High Wall of Lothric.

 

Stone Parma

94

100.0

0

58.0

0

52.0

0

53.0

0

57.0

100

57

0

0

0

17

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

70

7.0

- (-/-)

Weapon Skill

 
 Can be found under a slug along the left wall just outside of the first Farron Keep bonfire.

 

Spiked Shield

80

91.0

0

49.0

0

51.0

0

32.0

0

56.0

100

48

33

0

0

12

D

12

-

 0

-

 0

-

 75

3.5

-

Shield Strike

 Dropped by Dark Spirit Longfinger Kirk in Cathedral of the Deep.

 

Crest Shield

95

100.0

0

67.0

0

56.0

0

43.0

0

86.0

100

49

0

0

0

14

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

90

5.0

Parry

 Looted from a corpse near the first bonfire at Cathedral of the Deep a little bit uphill.

 

Grass Crest Shield

92

89.0

0

43.0

0

38.0

0

33.0

0

36.0

100

50

0

0

0

10

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

75

4.5

 

Parry

Road of Sacrifices: From the Crucifixion Woods bonfire, drop down to the right of the large crab towards one of the large trees. Loot the corpse on the right side of the tree. 

 

Dragon Crest Shield

95

100.0

 0

67.0

 0

89.0

 0

43.0

 0

53.0

 100

49

0

0

0

 14

D

 0

-

 0

-

 

0

-

 

 90

5.0

-

Parry

On a corpse in an area above the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire.

 

East-West Shield

76

55.0

0

70.0

0

53.0

0

56.0

0

46.0

100

45

0

0

0

 8

D

 0

-

 0

-

 0

-

 60

2.0

 -

Parry

 Cemetery of Ash, to the left of the Firelink Shrine entrance, near the Sword Master hostile NPC

 

Blue Wooden Shield

77

56.0

0

70.0

0

54.0

0

56.0

0

39.0

100

50

0

0

0

8

D

 8

-

 0

-

 0

-

 65

2.5

-

Parry

 Found at Undead Settlement: At the graveyard with the falling spears, just ahead of the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire. 

 

Knight Shield

70

100.0

0

51.0

0

46.0

0

34.0

0

44.0

100

48.0

0

0

0

13

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

65

4.5

 

-

Parry

 Sold by Greirat for 1500 souls after his first looting run.

 

Pierce Shield

87

93.0

0

62.0

0

50.0

0

31.0

0

48.0

100

53

0

0

0

10

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

90

3.5

14

Shield Bash

Purchased from Unbreakable Patches after defeating Deacons of the Deep.

 

Shield of Want

104

100.0

0

61.0

0

63.0

0

43.0

0

61.0

100

58

0

0

0

18

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

110

5.5

 

- (-/-)

Weapon Skill

 Looted from a dead corpse in the lake with a giant worm at Smouldering Lake.

 

Silver Knight Shield

98

100.0

0

60.0

0

54.0

0

48.0

0

52.0

100

55

0

0

0

16

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

100

6.5

-

Parry

 Dropped by Silver Knights in Anor Londo.

 

Spirit Tree Crest Shield

95

100.0

0

67.0

0

56.0

0

83.0

0

53.0

100

49

0

0

0

14

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

90

5.0

-

Parry

Found in a chest in Lothric Castle. The shield is guarded by a Frost Knight, like the one fought before embarking on the Road of Sacrifices.

 

Black Knight Shield

113

100.0

0

65.0

0

85.0

0

52.0

0

63.0

100

60

0

0

0

18

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

130

7.5

-

Weapon Skill

 Dropped by Black Knights.

 

Golden Wing Crest Shield

102

100.0

0

75.0

0

50.0

0

57.0

0

47.0

100

50

0

0

0

14

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

100

5.5

-

Spell Parry

 Looted from Lion Knight Albert in Grand Archives.

 

Pontiff Knight Shield

63

73.0

0

79.0

0

69.0

0

69.0

0

72.0

100

42

0

0

0

8

-

12

-

0

-

0

-

65

3.5

-

Weapon Skill

 
 Drops from Pontiff Knights wielding this shield in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.

 

Porcine Shield

85

74.0

0

43.0

0

38.0

0

27.0

0

36.0

100

48

0

0

0

8

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

70

4.5

 

14


Shield Bash

 Trade an Undead Bone Shard to the Crow on top of Firelink Shrine.

 

Large Leather Shield

78

85.0

0

54.0

0

56.0

0

58.0

0

48.0

100

51

0

0

0

8

D

 0

-

0

-

0

-

 75

3.5

-

Parry

 
Buy from Shrine Handmaid for 500 souls.

 

Wooden Shield

78

57.0

0

66.0

0

48.0

0

44.0

0

39.0

100

53

0

0

0

8

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

70

2.5

 -

Parry

 Dropped by Sage’s Prentice at Road of Sacrifices.

 

Lothric Knight Shield

83

100.0

0

59.0

0

53.0

0

87.0

0

51.0

100

54

0

0

0

18

D

0

-

 0

-

0

-

75

6.0

 -

Parry

 Dropped by Lothric Knights wielding this shield.


Sold by Greirat for 3000 souls (after sending him to scavenge at Irithyll Valley)

 

Sunlight Shield

82

100.0

0

54.0

0

49.0

0

44.0

0

47.0

100

49

0

0

0

12

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

80

5.5

-

Parry

 Trade Pickle Pee the Crow a Mendicant's Staff.

 

Carthus Shield

56

65.0

0

41.0

0

25.0

0

56.0

0

52.0

100

45

0

0

0

8

D

0

-

0

-

0

-

80

2.5

-

Parry

 
 Dropped by Red-Eyed Skeletons wielding this Shield in the Catacombs of Carthus.

 

Dragonhead Shield

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0

0

0

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    • 26 Dec 2016 03:39  

      Question here: Is it harder to parry with standard shields then it is to parry with Small Shields?
      When I hit a new game, I normally have an easy time parrying Iudex Gundyr with all the classes that have Small Shields.
      Last time I tried out the Herald, and with his Kite Shield I could not manage to land a succesful parry on Gundyr.
      Is it because Standard shields have less parry frames?
      It does make sense, because the Standard Shields are a bit larger and weigh more units, but I just want to be sure.
      Some veteran shield expert player that has an answer for me? I thank you kindly sir! :).

      • Little round icon08 Aug 2016 07:38  

        What does the little round icon on the bottom left of some of the sheilds mean? I know the sword means the have "Weapon Skill", but the icon only shows up on some sheilds that can parry, not all.

        • reinforce/infuse/buff30 Apr 2016 08:14  

          Is it possible to add columns displaying which shields can be infused and buffed(don't remember MS and GMS can be used on all shields or not, etc.), and a column for how high the shield can be reinforced (up to +5 or +10)?

          • Buffs17 Apr 2016 15:29  

            Would it be possible to get a column for the buffs items give, for example, so people can see the quicker stamina recovery start on the Green Crest Shield?

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