Havel's Greatshield

143 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 82.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 75
icon_weight.png 28.0
Requirements & Bonus
D - - -
40 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatshields damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Stone Flesh icon_fp_cost.png 16 (-/-)

Havel's Greatshield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.

A tremendously solid and heavy greatshield, cut straight from a great slab of stone.

Said to be a relic of the legendary Havel the Rock, along with the Dragon Tooth. The shield is imbued with a special power reminiscent of Havel himself.

Skill: Stone Flesh

  Raise the shield in silent prayer, turning the user's body into a solid mass of stone.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused but can be Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Provides an average block of 86.2%, the highest of all greatshields, but it is also the heaviest of all greatshields. Weighing 8 units more than the majority, it's a bit of an "Ultra Greatshield".
  • Has the highest elemental resistances out of all the Greatshields.


Location/Where to Find

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Havel's Greatshield Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 143 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 83 83 82 83 75
+1 160 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 83 83 82 83 76
+2 171 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 83 83 82 83 77
+3 200 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 83 83 82 83 78
+4 225 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 83 83 82 83 79
+5 250 - - - - C - - - - - - 100 83 83 82 83 80


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

      22 Dec 2020 07:57  

      "Raise the shield in silent prayer" what God is turning people to stone? I'm stranded at sea, he turns me to stone..i'm now an achor. Thanks..i guess.

      • Anonymous

        17 May 2020 16:14  

        when you go to it and ya can't go through it, ya can't knock it down, ya know what you've found, THE WALL, THE WALL

        • Anonymous

          22 Dec 2018 03:26  

          Use this shield against the Nameless King, once he dismounts. This way, you'll only receive a fraction of the damage from his lightning spear.

          • 05 Apr 2018 11:36  

            So, the lightning resistance of the shield skill is actually lower than the lightning resistance of havels armor itself. Fighting him with a +5 Dragonslayers swordspear and 35 faith, I would deal about 247 damage with the WA when he wasn't blocking, but when he used the sheild skill I would deal about 317.

            • Anonymous

              11 Dec 2017 12:20  

              A super good strategy for the wepon art is when your fighting a dex back staber and they have you almost out of stanima run to a wall and use the wepon art. They will think that they can get a reposit in and fail then they have to change their strategy. I practiced it a lot against the lorian boss but its fun as hell once u get used to it. I pair this sheild with earth seeker

              • 31 Jul 2017 09:25  

                Still an awesome shield, not sure what all this cancer talk is about, but I don't really do pvp, is that what people mean? People using it for pvp?

                Great shield for pve.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Jun 2017 16:24  

                  OP as hell shield vs Monsters. I Basically face tanked Midir. It was really fun to use a tank/knight for once though, was my first time trying it.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Apr 2017 20:49  

                    Whoever came up with this bull*****term "ultra greatshield" needs to go *****ing die, what a retarded cancerous term

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Apr 2017 23:08  

                      It's hilarious how much people seem to hate this thing. I just like it because I've trained in spear-shield combat irl and this shape is, while unconventional, rocks for that style of fighting so long as you know how to do it, and a shield slam from this thing, OUCH...

                      • Anonymous

                        21 Nov 2016 10:32  

                        This basically the same thing as iron flesh besides the increase in lighting damage. I miss the dark souls 1 version where it didn't make the user slow and gave the user infinite poise which was amazing with my mage build make people sec think charging in with curved swords like mad mans.

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