silver knight shield

Silver Knight Shield

icon wp physicalAttack
98 physical defense shield icon 100.0
icon magicbonus
magic defense shield icon
icon firebonus
fire defense shield icon
icon lightningbonus
- lightning defense shield icon 48.0
icon darkbonus
dark defense shield icon
icon wp critical
100 icon wp stability 55
icon weight 6.5
icon durabilitiy
the None    
Requirements & Bonus
icon strength 22
icon dexterity 22
icon intelligence 22
icon faith 22
D - - -
16 0 0 0
weapon type icon   damage type icon Strike
skill icon Parry icon fp cost -

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 good utility for its weight, and great stability.
  • Stability is 63 at +5. 
  • While this shield's stats are overall nice, for just two more Strength you can instead wield the Lothric Knight Shield, which almost completely overshadows it. The Lothric Knight Shield not only weighs 0.5 less, but also sacrifices only 1% absorption in magic, fire, and dark in order to gain nearly a 40% increase in lightning absorption (48% up to 87%). The Lothric Knight Shield can also be infused for various circumstances, and at +9 the Lothric Knight Shield provides 2 more stability than the Silver Knight Shield without requiring a Titanite Slab for the final reinforcement. In addition to all this, the Lothric Knight Shield can be farmed from the very first area outside of the tutorial, and it uses regular Titanite to reinforce instead of the much more rare and expensive Twinkling Titanite that the Silver Knight Shield requires. Overall the only reason you would actually use this shield is because you like the way it looks or you absolutely cannot spare the extra two Strength required to wield the Lothric Knight Shield.

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Silver Knight 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
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

      I fought someone wielding an executioner's greatsword and a black knight shield. We went back and forth, trading blows, I started to get him low, he started to get distance so I kept the pressure up to try and finish him off. I roll in, roll attack, and get parried. Because it was not a black knight shield at all. It was one of these. And that is its real use: black knight shield is so common, and almost impossible to distinguish from a silver knight shield, so nobody expects you a parry.

      • Anonymous

        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

          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.

          • 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

              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

                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.

                • 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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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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