grass crest shield

Grass Crest Shield

icon wp physicalAttack
92 physical defense shield icon 89.0
icon magicbonus
magic defense shield icon
icon firebonus
fire defense shield icon
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 33.0
icon darkbonus
dark defense shield icon
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 50.0
icon weight 4.5
icon durabilitiy
Aux None    
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
D - - -
10 0 0 0
weapon type icon Standard Shield damage type icon Strike
skill icon Parry icon fp cost -

Grass Crest Shield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.

Old medium metal shield of unknown origin.

The grass crest is lightly imbued with magic, which slightly speeds stamina recovery.

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

Notes and Tips:

  • Can NOT be Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Provides an average damage block of 47.8%. Has poor damage block capacity, more of an auxilary tool than a shield due to its ability.
  • One of the crest Shields, each one specializes in a different niche.
  • Improves Stamina recovery by 4 points per second while equipped.
  • Does stack with Chloranthy Ring.
  • Stability 56/57 at +4/+5

Location/Where to Find

  • 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. (Watch the Item Location Video Guide)

Youtube Moveset and Location Videos:

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Grass Crest Shield Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
icon wp physicalAttack
icon magicbonus
icon firebonus
icon lightningbonus
icon darkbonus
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp frost
icon wp bleed
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability
Regular 92 - - - - D - - - - - - 89.0 43.0 38.0 33.0 36.0 50
+1 102 - - - - D - - - - - - 89.0 43.0 38.0 33.0 36.0 51
+2 109 - - - - D - - - - - - 89.0 43.0 38.0 33.0 36.0 52
+3 128 - - - - D - - - - - - 89.0 43.0 38.0 33.0 36.0 54
+4 144 - - - - D - - - - - - 89.0 43.0 38.0 33.0 36.0 56
+5 160 - - - - D - - - - - - 89.0 43.0 38.0 33.0 36.0 57


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

      I'm using this shield right now for a SL1 run. While it may not offer the best straight-up defense, being able to roll a split-second earlier makes all the difference for me. I just beat the Abyss Watchers last night, wish me luck in the catacombs...

      • Anonymous

        I will never understand why they make things hard in DS the most lazy way. You have to google everything, no explanations in game.

        I sold this shield on my first run cause the stamin effect didn't wasn't shown, and I was actually running a board and stick char....

        It justsucks thatnew players can't enjoy their first run blindly, instead risk getting a lot of spoilers by googling, or risk making decisions or miss things you didn't want to

        • Anonymous

          Can't be infused? Well, that's sad, cause if you could make it blessed it would've been the best shield in the game)

          • Litterally just a positive if your using a two handed strength weapon. If your not using the left item why not have it buff your stamina a bit? Especially when your always running out because of your huge strength weapon

            • Anonymous

              Green blossom, this, chloranthy ring, warpick/pickaxe weapon art, power within. With all of these things combined, you will become the god of stamina. Swing with reckless abandon, it doesn't matter, your stamina will zoom back to full in no time at all.

              • Anonymous

                does the stamina regeneration applies whe i have it equiped but i wield for example a cestus in the first slot so that the shield isnt even on my back?

                • Anonymous

                  This comment section be kind of like "it's not completely OP therefore it sucks"

                  Stacks with ring and grass. Base stamina regen is 45/s. Don't underestimate how taking that to 60/s with chloranty +3 and this can make a significant difference - that's a 33% increase in stamina regen speed. 33% more attacks and rolls in the same time. Can save your life.

                  • Anonymous

                    Almost not worth using. Damage reduction is nerfed compared to DS1 counterpart and the STM regen is too low for it to be a worthy trade-off. Wanted to play as my exact same character as DS1 but guess I'll have to switch out the shield for something useful

                    • Anonymous

                      Don’t use this shield as a shield, it’s a bad shield. Don’t use this shield as a stamina buff, it’s a bad stamina buff. This shield provides a meager +4 stamina regen. Compare that to a Green Blossom that offers +5 or, more importantly, Chloranthy Ring+3 which offers +10, over double this shield. Even a Chloranthy Ring+0 offers +7 stamina regen. Compare that to a blessed infused shield which offers the same exact amount of HP regen as its ring counterpart, Sun Princess Ring. Therefore, if you’re just looking for a shield to use as a buff rather than a shield, just go with a blessed shield or blessed caestus. Almost all builds benefit from passive HP regen. Ethereal Oak Shield gets just as much HP regen as Sun Princess Ring at +0 and is actually a decent shield with 100 physical block. Grass Crest Shield is just bad (in DS3). Unless you’re going for some gimmicky build that has max stamina regen, just ignore this shield altogether. Just wear Chloranthy Ring+3 and/or pop a Green Blossom if you want stamina regen.

                      • Anonymous

                        I know this stacks with the Chloranthy Ring, but does it also stack with the Green Blossom? I'm curious if it would stack if I had the ring on and if I ate the Green Blossom too as well as wearing this shield?

                        • Anonymous

                          Does anyone know why this isn't considered one of the "blue enchanted shields" like the Golden Wing Crest Shield and the Spirit Tree Crest Shield? I thought maybe because its appearance in DaS might classify it as older/separate but the Dragon Crest Shield was in DaS as well.

                          • Anonymous

                            So...I just now find out it's a stamina regen item :/

                            I have my caestus infused with blessed but now I think if I will switch them out for this or dump the faith talsman.

                            • Anonymous

                              Pretty neato shield, +4 stamina recovery/s. Fantastic shield if you're two-handing a lot. With a typical 160 stamina, you can fully recover in ~3.25s assuming you don't overuse stamina. If you overuse stamina, it can take a maximum of ~4.5s to fully recover.

                              • Anonymous

                                Sorta silly that the shield doesn't block 100% Physical, it's overall stats aren't anything special and making it at least function as a shield with slight stamina recovery wouldn't make it overpowered.

                                Only real use is to be used offhand to increase stamina recovery.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Does anyone know if the Stamina regeneration also works if it's not on my back but in one of the offhand slots?It's just not doing well with an evil bleed build but more Stamina regeneration is always useful

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I would leave this is storage if you have the stam regen ring as the extra stam regen does not really seem to help with shields much, it would be better to dodge sometimes then it would to let your shield take a hit.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      why is the notes and tips classified this as one of the Enchanted Blue Shield like the Dragon Crest and Crest Shield ?"One of the crest Shields, each one specializes in a different niche.Improves Stamina recovery by 4 points per second while equipped."it description says "Old medium metal shield of unknown origin.The grass crest is lightly imbued with magic, which slightly speeds stamina recovery."while the Enchanted Blue Shields both have the following (paranthesis for dragon crest) :"A knight's shield engraved with a crest (depicting a dragon.)One of the enchanted blue shields."This shield doesn't so let us please remove the mention in Note and TIps please ( especially that it doesn't have any specialized stat reduction)

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Loving this Shield when i 2-hand my weapon,especially Katana and Greatsword or weapon that cost a lot of stamina per hit

                                        • Just thought - does upgrading it makes stamina regenerate faster? I thought about it after figuring out hollow infusions bonus depends on weapon level.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Does anyone know the amount of stamina recovery speed this shield has when equipped? Apparently, the base Chloranthy Ring increases your stamina recovery speed by 7; I'm curious to see how this shield compares

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Does the stamina Regen work if I 2h a sword? Or does it have to be in the offhand used to get the Regen effect?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                so this shield comes with 89 phys resist... will upgrading it get it to 100? cause i think it did in dark souls 1

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