Greatshield of Glory

134 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 52
100 icon-wp_stability.png 80
icon_weight.png 18.5
Requirements & Bonus
D - - -
40 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatshield damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Shield Bash icon_fp_cost.png 16

Greatshield of Glory is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.

"A greatshield adorned with flowing patterns, a celebration of an ancient glory. Boasts the highest stability of such shields, but with reduced stamina regeneration speed. Perhaps it is glory that begets such indolence."

Skill: Shield Bash
Without lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Decreases stamina regeneration rate by -20 while equipped.  
  • When fully upgraded it has 85 stability, the highest in the whole game.  
  • Casting Magic Shield on it when fully upgraded will bring it's stability to 100, 
    resulting in no stamina loss when blocking but elemental damage will chip through.
  • Compared to Havel's Greatshield +5 (80 stability) and this shield +5 (85 stability) the stamina
    consumption is 25% less when blocking attacks with this shield.     
  • This shield was used by the Drakekeepers of DS2.                      

Location/Where to Find

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Greatshield of Glory Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 134 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 70 65 52 63 80
Regular +1 149 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 70 65 52 63 81
Regular +2 160 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 70 65 52 63 82
Regular +3 187 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 70 65 52 63 83
Regular +4 210 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 70 65 52 63 84
Regular +5 234 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 70 65 52 63 85


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)

    • Anonymous

      30 Dec 2019 04:32  

      You may think is rubbish, but you would be wrong. Get it, upgrade twice, slap on magic shield and you are totally immune to most attacks (they won't even drain stamina). Magic doesn't do much, had mages trying to use their lightsaber blades be quite ineffective. Lightning and scythes are your weakness, but few use the latter. Pair with a heavy longsword and go to town. Having so much fun invading at level 56. Also makes those enemies that do physical damage laughable. Bosses without elemental are a joke. It's good, real good.

      • Anonymous

        02 May 2019 21:16  

        "This shield was used by the Drakekeepers of DS2." Idiots, that shield from ds2 is quite different. This shield 's design comes from the tower shield from demon 's souls.

        • Anonymous

          02 Feb 2019 07:24  

          2 stability more than moaning, but with overall TERRIBLE resistances. On top of that -20 stamina regen. It's a terrible greatshield overall but sure I'll take it

          • Anonymous

            21 Jan 2019 22:13  

            even when unupgraded if you 2hand this shield with regular magic shield it has 100 stability and no stamina drain when blocking

            • Anonymous

              16 Aug 2018 20:41  

              Jeez -20 stamina regen? And Sellsword Luet *****in held 2 of these! Poor guy, hopefully had a chloranthy ring or something...

              • Anonymous

                13 Mar 2018 12:28  

                I really like items like these that offer a good reward (Highest Stability shield in the game) but has a pretty severe drawback.

                • Anonymous

                  25 Jan 2018 23:53  

                  When I found this shield I immediately upgraded it and start using it but something felt off so I read the description... sigh. Yeah, the stamina regen reduction is pretty brutal imo. Even with the stamine ring+3 your regen is slower than normal.

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Dec 2017 12:14  

                    Might as well use small weapons when equipping this shield E.g Falchion, Carthus curved sword etc.or use Chloranthy ring with Warpick/Pickaxe and green blossom.For aggressive players combine with Power Within for extra +30 stamina per second.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Oct 2017 23:07  

                      I think this shield was moved in fire fades edition because when I killed the mimic I just got a symbol of avarice

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Sep 2017 17:01  

                        If you want to get around the stamina regen loss a bit then unequip the shield after putting a bit of distance in between you and your enemy, and put it back on when youve got your stamina back. Also no need for inventory, just press left on the d-pad for console and.... whatever... you do on computers. It may sound dumb unequiping your primary defense for a few seconds, but it's helped me so far

                        • Anonymous

                          Wrong Information25 Jun 2016 20:38  

                          It's only a 20% decrease in stamina regeneration speed(tested).Whoever wrote 45%-50% was just talking out their ass without actually trying it.

                          • Anonymous

                            Stability OP01 Jun 2016 03:02  

                            Using Great Magic Shield with this causes you to lose 0 stamina when blocking. You even receive 0 damage from elemental attacks even though it doesn't have 100% resist in those.

                            • Anonymous

                              possibly the legitimate stamina percent lost?31 May 2016 13:12  

                              every time I look for the raw numbers, majority of people say it's 20% of your stamina regen speed that's lost. maybe that's true... maybe not... but it's the best I can find. and I'd edit the page myself... if I had any clue how to do that. :(

                              • Anonymous

                                Greatshield of Glory22 May 2016 01:52  

                                This is apparently the Greatshield of Syan from Dark Souls 2 that goes by the same name. Strangely it was carried by certain Drakekeepers, who had their own Greatshield as well.

                                • Anonymous

                                  A counter to great shields14 May 2016 15:30  

                                  Struggling with those great shied + estoc scrubs who play that way because they can't git gud? Well I have something for you: poisonYou can easily get those people poisoned with a poison resin on your weapon, so just get some long/fast weapon that can be buffed. I don't know exactly what's the best way to poison people, but playing normally and hitting the shield has worked for me. The key here is patience. Once you have them poisoned, just stay away and watch them panic after a few seconds. Most of them don't have brains, but those few who do will try to take it of by eating some purple weed stuff (really rare) will have to open their inventory and find it, so stay alert for those players and get ready to go in if you see them stand still without holding their guard or anything. Sometimes one poison application won't kill them completely, but it's not too hard to make it happen again. If you use magic, there is a staff and a pyromancy that will make a cloud of poison, which will fu*k up these idiots pretty hard as well.

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