Crest Shield

95 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 43.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 49
icon_weight.png 5.0
Aux None    
Requirements & Bonus
D - - -
14 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Standard Shields damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Parry icon_fp_cost.png -

Crest Shield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.

A knight's shield engraved with a crest.

One of the enchanted blue shields. The Crest Shield greatly reduces dark damage.

Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.

Parry Type: Normal
The most common parrying speed for shields. 

Notes and Tips:

  • Can NOT be Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Provides an average damage block of 70.4%. Has the highest dark damage block in the game. One of the Crest Shields, each one specializes in a different niche.

Location/Where to Find

  • From the Cathedral of the Deep Bonfire, head up the winding path to the right of the stairs. The shield will be in front of a gravestone at the top.

Youtube Moveset and Location Videos:

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Crest Shield Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 95 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 49
+1 106 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 50
+2 113 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 51
+3 132 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 53
+4 149 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 54
+5 166 - - - - D - - - 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 56


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


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
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

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

      This is The Elite Knight shield, which is supposed to go with the Elite Knight set and, With Anri's Straight Sword or, Astora Straight Sword, Maybe even Astora Greatsword. I also think the Claymore goes good with this set.

      • Anonymous

        I wonder why they didn't name this something more specific, like "Abyssal Crest Shield" or "Deep Crest Shield." The others have specific names.

        • This shield's dark resistance will make Gael's second and third phases much easier. I've soloed Gael four times, three times without a shield, and on the fourth, I got tired of not quite making it to the end and decided to whip out the crest shield. If Gael did not die that very attempt, he died on the next one because his dark damage out put was so greatly reduced.

          • Anonymous

            Change location description to: From the "Cathedral of the Deep" Bonfire, head up the winding path to the right of the stairs. The shield will be in front of a gravestone at the top."

            The current text is entirely vague.

            • Anonymous

              So Crest Shield isn't there, in fact nothing is there, not Anri, nothing. Of course Ludleth disintegrated so I can't get Anri's sword either. How the f.... Ugh. Welp, I guess here I come NG+, so I can actually do any of that as well as Orbeck and Sirris' entire questlines.

              • Anonymous

                I feel like the timing of this shield's parry (and the other crest shields' as well) is slightly different from other standard shields

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