Shield of Want

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104 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100.0
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61.0
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63.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 43.0
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61.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 58
icon_weight.png 5.5
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110
Requirements & Bonus
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D - - -
18 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Standard Shields damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Weapon Skill icon_fp_cost.png -

Shield of Want is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.




Shield of an ancient king who was cursed by an all-consuming thirst. In the end, he was no king.

The residue of the king's lust still smolders within this shield, increasing the number of souls absorbed when enemies are defeated.

Skill: Weapon Skill
Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon.





Notes and Tips:

  • Can NOT be Infused.
  • Reinforced with Titanite Scales.
  • Provides an average damage block of 65.6%. Second highest stability among standard shields, but a whole 2 units lighter. Fields a rather high 18 strength requirement but is remarkably effective, in addition to its passive ability. One of the best general use shields in the game.
  • Increases souls gained by 20%. Stacks with other items.
  • Wearing Covetous Silver Serpent Ring provides 32% more Souls, if also wearing Symbol of Avarice you gain 98% more Souls.
  • Shield must be held for the souls to count. Will still count if you dual wield or two-hand a weapon.
  • You do not need to meet the Strength requirement to gain the 20% bonus.
  • Belongs to King Vendrick from Dark Souls II. (See King's Shield.)



Location/Where to Find

  • Looted from a dead corpse in the lake with a giant worm at Smouldering Lake. (Video- Part 5 - 1:57:29)




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Shield of Want Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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frost.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
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Regular 104 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 61.0 63.0 43.0 61.0 58
+1 121 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 61.0 63.0 43.0 61.0 59
+2 138 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 61.0 63.0 43.0 61.0 59
+3 155 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 61.0 63.0 43.0 61.0 60
+4 172 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 61.0 63.0 43.0 61.0 61
+5 190 - - - - D - - - - - - 100.0 61.0 63.0 43.0 61.0 62

 


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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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

      Why won't Fromsoft let me infuse this as blessed, is this the same reason why they won't allow us to play online, are they really just spoilsports?

      • Anonymous

        Even without the +20% souls, this is a pretty dang good shield. 100% physical block, very high stability, not too heavy, and its elemental defenses aren't the worst. Only real downside is that it requires 18 strength, so magic builds probably won't get to use it properly.

        • Anonymous

          I go to the exact location of the shield but it isn't there. I have not picked the shield up yet and I'm confused why it just didn't show up.

          • Anonymous

            So, if you have it in a slot, like left hand, but have also the medicant staff held in that hand and a sword on the right, do you get the bonus for both or just from the one you are actually holding? Thks

            • Anonymous

              The only description of itens that 100% reference ds 2 without a doubt, is the sentinel ruins set. The rest, you keep thinking if miazaki was ashamed of reference ds 2

              • Anonymous

                to the poeple saying that vendrick didn't have a thirst and he was deceived by nashandra, that is 100% true but the way nashandra deceived him was by manipulating his thirst for a way to cure the curse (which he never achieved and went hollow after hiding his soul) in order to make him invade the giants

                • Anonymous

                  They really did my boy Vendrick dirty with this item description (as with the rest of DS2’s lore.) I think he was the greatest king in the Souls games aside from maybe the Ivory King.

                  • Anonymous

                    Holy god just tell me how much souls I get with the shield alone not how much I get with the silver ring and other stuff

                    • Anonymous

                      Left un-upgraded and in terms of value for weight, this is one of the best shields. It has 100% physical block a whopping 58 stability for a shield at 5.5, and the shields around its weight class, from 4-7 units, either have 100% block but low stability, or 60-90% block with fairly high stability. Several shields come close such as the Lothric, Black, and Silver Knight Shields, and a few lighter standard shield, like the Wargod Wooden Shield and Spider Shield perform great considering the weight values. The Shield of Want just gives so much at +0, but the disappointment here is that it only gets +4 stability when fully upgraded. Worse than the Stone Parma and Pontiff Knight Shield, which both only gain 6.

                      • Anonymous

                        Actually I've looked over it many times and I have concluded that it is the king's shield from dark souls 2 because the pattern on the king's shield and the shield of want are the same with the shield of want being older and more faded.

                        • Anonymous

                          If you are farming bosses co op with this Don't gesture before gaining the souls from bosses. It'll count as nothing equipped and will negate the souls plus.

                          • Anonymous

                            Shield wont add 20% souls gained if its in your back while dual wielding. You need to use it for it to work.

                            • Anonymous

                              I ran into a cheater the other day. He was using this shield. This wasn't an ordinary cheater. He didn't mod in infinite health or anything obvious like that. He either gave himself infinite stability or stamina (I'm guessing the latter). He wasn't bad at the game. I was better, but I would say he was pretty good at PVP. Which is why I was surprised when he kept blocking my ultra with his shield. I was even more surprised when he didn't get guard broken after like 8-10 blocks in a short time frame (with him rolling and attacking the whole time). I just pointed down and BC out. I probably could have killed him even with his cheats, since I was up on estus (though, he could have modded in infinite estus as well), but I think it's better to just not engage with cheaters at all. It's really pathetic, though. I bet he gave himself infinite stamina so that nobody can tell he's cheating. Imagine winning being so important that you have to cheat and trying to hide your shame like that. I've met a lot of cheaters in Souls games, that one was probably the most disgusting, though. Considering he tried to hide it and he was good enough to not really need to cheat in the first place. I wonder how many cheaters like that I've come across without ever knowing it. I hope not many. I hope there aren't too many players that are THAT pathetic.

                              • Anonymous

                                This is my favourite shield in the game. It has never failed me. I only parry on Champion Gundyr and never in pvp, so this is great.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I would say that the Shield belongs to High Lord Wolnir of Carthus. 1st - He was a king, since he wore a crown (as is seen in the boss fight, as well as in the goblet) 2nd - The thirst is for souls. In the description of his soul, it says that he took many peoples lives in order to live longer. This also matches the power that the shield has of absorbing more souls. 3rd - Lord Wolnir Tome says that the Lord succumbed to the Abyss, becoming the grave warden. This matches the description of him being king no more.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I think the lore description is too harsh on Vendrick, it better describes Nashandra anyway. DS3 kind of*****s on DS2's lore just in general which I think is a shame. For all the game's nitpicks I like 2's lore more than 3

                                    • Anonymous

                                      When fully upgraded it's not even close to having second highest stability among standard shields. There's like 5 or 6 with higher stability, I think? And you get half of them before this one, so you can start upgrading them earlier. Some people just love inserting their worthless trivia.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It looks like a damaged drangleic shield. Also there is a location in drangleic called, the throne of want. Shield of an ancient king who was cursed by an all-consuming thirst. In the end, he was no king. Vendrick to a T. He thought he was creating the greatest kingdom on the DS world, then suddenly, he learned that he was being manipulated by Nashandra and went to exile until he went hollow.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This shield is way too good. High resistances, 100 physical, high stability, extra soul gain, and a good weapon art.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            the desc is not about Vendrick - it's about the boftc from DS2. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director and general designer of first and last DS wasnt directing the development of DS2 and its storyline has almost nothing in common with original plot so he didnt give a ***** about the second game in series when he returned in control during the development of 3rd part.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Ever since I picked it up my first playthrough, I've never unequipped it. It's got 100% physical defense, why not make a few extra $ouls with every kill? (i mean besides in PvP ofc)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I tend to think the name "of Want" is just a coincidence, and that perhaps the shield is describing the sand worm that guards it. Unless Vendrick got his ass munched by the worm, idk.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  If you somehow have two (NG+) of these and duel wield them the soul buff stacks. I have tested this myself, and with a +5 SOW (For damage) and the other soul income items grinding is a breeze. Wasn't sure if someone had mentioned this already.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    It would look much better without the flags that look like cheap stickers. Come to think of it, much of this games textures look like repeating stickers...

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Where do you get the shield of want +1? On NG+1 bc im having so much trouble no one has made a video that ive found and ive looked EVERYWHERE. PLEASE HELP and thanks

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        When you say "shield must be held for the souls to count" does that mean you have to be holding it for the entire fight or just the kill? I'm thinking about equipping both the shield of want and the ethereal oak shield (to counter the health drain of the symbol of avarice) and then switching near the end

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          "Shield of an ancient king who was cursed by an all-consuming thirst. In the end, he was no king.
                                                          The residue of the king's lust still smolders within this shield."

                                                          This doesn't make much sense. Vendrick did everything to help his people survive, even making an ultimate sacrifice to (probably) save the land. This description identifies him as some sort of obsessed maniac.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            hey guys just wanted to add this. using the shield of want you can wear both covetous golden and silver rings in one slot. Ezio96

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              My favorite greed item! Seriously though this is my favorite shield as I can't parry for anything and prefer weapon skill shields and this just happens to have a nice bonus to it.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This looks real clean with my sunset armor eastern leggings black leather gloves wolnir crown and of course my Claymore

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The Silver Serpent Ring gives +10% souls, not +32%. Wearing the Silver Serpent Ring, the Symbol of Avarice, and the Shield of Want gives you +80% souls in total.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This page is wrong. This is the forth most stable standard shield, not the second. The Black Knight shield is the most stable at 69 stability. The second and third is a tie between the Silver Knight and Stone Parma shield at 63 stability. This shield maxes out at 62 stability.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Confirmed that if you dual-wield two shields, the effects still stack. This might seem pointless, but if you're quick, you can equip a bunch of soul-boosting items right after killing a boss and get the bonus souls, because there a long lag between landing the final blow and actually getting the soul reward. Two Shields of Want, a Symbol of Avarice, and a Covetous Silver Serpent Ring +2 result in an effective 181% soul bonus on top of your regular reward (e.g. from 100,000 souls you'd earn 281,000). You can get the same effect with a Mendicant Staff (and might, you know, actually be able to fight with it), but if you're in NG+ and too lazy to farm for that Staff, you're essentially guaranteed a second Shield of Want in Smouldering Lake.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        My favorite shield. 100% phys, awesome stability:weight ratio, good elemental protection, and gives you plus souls. 10/10 would dual-wield again.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Lighter than what ? I'm assuming the author is talking about the Black Knight Shield, but I think its name should be mentioned, especially for newer players who are not yet familiar with all the shields in the game.

                                                                          • Does reinforcing it increase the amount of extra souls it gives? I doubt it since I haven`t seen ANYONE mention ANYTHING about it being a thing or not but if it does then that`ll help make farming easier.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              does the passive of getting souls work if you just have it on your back or do you have to have it equipped?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that someone replaced the dark defence column with the shield's stability.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  The "Shield of Want" has the same graphic as the King's Shield from Dark Souls 2, but it looks really beat up now.https://darksouls2.wiki.fextralife.com/King%27s+ShieldNice touch, fromsoft.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    DOES IT HAVE TO BE IN YOUR HAND TO GIVE MORE SOULS!? or can you just have it equipped but use something else?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      apart from the greatshields, this one is the best by far. the defences are all around 60 (excluding lightning), which is around 10 more on each defense from the Stone Parma at 2nd best (which also weighs 2 more). you don't really want to focus on parrying with a normal shield either, so I don't see why'd you'd not be using it because of that. the only alternative I see is Dragon Crest if you're fighting dragons or clearing the Old Demon King areaaaaand it's got a 20% souls gain bonus, which is *****en opp

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