Silver Knight Shield

98 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 48.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 55
icon_weight.png 6.5
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Requirements & Bonus
D - - -
16 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Standard Shield damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Parry icon_fp_cost.png -

Silver Knight Shield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.

Heavy shield carried by the Silver Knights who served the old royal family. A flowing canal is chiseled deeply into its face.The Silver Knights stayed behind to protect the humble manor and ruined cathedral. Though their goddess has long since left, her blessing upon her knights' shields remains.


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 62.8%. The heaviest parry shield in the game, but boasts incredible utility for its weight, and great stability. One of the best shields in the game. Recommended for any build.
  • Stability is 63 at +5. 

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Silver Knight Shield Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 98 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 60 54 48 52
+1 110 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 60 54 48 52
+2 117 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 60 54 48 52
+3 137 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 60 54 48 52
+4 154 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 60 54 48 52
+5 172 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 60 54 48 52


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

      30 Aug 2021 01:33  

      All this shield has to offer in contrast with the superior black knight shield is the ability to parry, but the latter just needs farron gs in the right hand for that. Idk... It just doesn't seem worth using.

      • Anonymous

        11 Jul 2019 05:47  

        why bother, when you can just invest 2 strength more and get superior black knight shield that better in every stat and has a lot bigger stability.

        • 31 Jul 2018 22:32  

          Can we change the "One of the best shields in the game" line? It's pretty obviously not. *Spirit Tree Crest has better defense all around, is light, but has slightly less durability, stability, and damage. *Shield of Want is superior in nearly every way, but has 43% lightning defense rather than 48%. But every other defense, is up, damage is up, stability is up, it's lighter, gives 20% bonus souls, durability is up. The only thing it doesn't have is parry but Weapon Skill >>> Medium Shield Parry; also you might get a parry anyway depending on your weapon. Not that you should parry with a mid shield, but if u are dead-set on that, go w/ the lighter and vastly superior Tree Crest. I'm sure there's other better shields too, I just looked the 2 shields I had on either side of the Silver Knight Shield.

          • Anonymous

            20 Jun 2018 20:41  

            actually a pretty bad shield. sure, it has nice stability, but (if i remember cprrectly) dragon creast shield is better in every way except stability and damage.

            • Anonymous

              29 Mar 2018 23:18  

              The "one of the best shields, recommended for any build" bit in this page's description makes it seem like this shield is some godsend, but it's really just another solid medium shield of a half dozen good choices. With a bit higher strength the Lothric Knight shield has slightly better stability and great lightning defense at a lighter weight, and at lower strengths/weight the various Crest shields and Sunlight/Sunset all have 100% physical defense (except Grass Crest) but with lower stability. All those options can parry and all are suited for slightly different play styles.

              • 02 Jul 2017 07:54  

                Is this the drop rate 0.00001%? I have base luck, but with gold serpent ring and coins, and can't get a single shield drop among the 12,000 silver knight armor pieces

                • Anonymous

                  20 May 2017 17:47  

                  I mean, I wouldn't say that this is "one of the best" shields. It isn't bad, but when it comes to absorption, Lothric Knight Shield and the four Crest shields do better for equal or less weight, and share the parry skill. This thing is nothing special.

                  • Anonymous

                    No Love for Lothric Shield?14 May 2016 13:45  

                    It's lighter, has better stability, can parry, and has 87% lightning resistance. Either way, let's not be too quick on calling things THE BEST.

                    • Anonymous

                      Wtf02 May 2016 18:35  

                      Why does this have parry but black knight doesnt, in souls one the black knight was just a straight upgrade, and the only difference between the two is the fact that the black knight is burned, so why does it not have parry? My only guess would be balancing to make build loadouts more diverse, but still a questionable decision in my opinion.

                      • Anonymous

                        Incomplete22 Apr 2016 10:32  

                        Where is the Silver Knight Straight Sword and Spear? I was so thrilled to see what looked like an innate lightning sword too

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