Wolf Knight's Greatshield

124 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 100
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 52
100 icon-wp_stability.png 67
icon_weight.png 11.0
Requirements & Bonus
D - - -
30 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatshield damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Weapon Skill icon_fp_cost.png -

Wolf Knight's Greatshield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3.

Greatshield of a knight tainted by the dark of the Abyss, and master of the wolf's blood of Farron.

Boasts consistent defense and divine protection against various status effects.

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 be Buffed but not Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • Provides an average block of 70.6%.
  • Gives 50 to all status effect resistances while equiped.

Location/Where to Find



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Wolf Knight's Greatshield Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects

Damage Reduction (%)

Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 124 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 68 65 52 68 67
Regular +1 138 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 68 65 52 68 68
Regular +2 147 - - -   D - - - - - - 100 68 65 52 68 69
Regular +3 172 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 68 65 52 68 69
Regular +4 194 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 68 65 52 68 71
Regular +5 216 - - - - D - - - - - - 100 68 65 52 68 71


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

      05 Apr 2020 02:08  

      If you run Helm of Avarice from Keep Ruins on those Ghrus and join covenant, you can get it quick. I pvp'd a little and I'm a casul, got a guy with havel's shield, gael's greatsword, vilhelm gear and mashed him with a great mace. It took like an hour and a half. If you pop a coin and then do runs and occasionally pvp you can do it! The shield absolutely rocks! Remember your shield matters ALOT more than armor/poise etc.

      • Anonymous

        21 Dec 2019 09:02  

        Took me about 6 hours to get 30 of the materials (I only had the Crystal Sage Rapier and 4 item discovery boost coins). I think I slayed a total of 800 Ghurus or something in the process. I hope I made the right choice...

        • 31 Jul 2019 01:37  

          Took so long to farm but it was worth it. Best place to farm is at the Keep Ruins bonfire. Kill the 3 Ghuru (be sure to have the gold covenant serpent ring, symbol of avarice, and off hand the crystal sage rapier for the most item discovery besides investing points into luck) until you have 30 wolf blood sword grass. It's a rare drop from them. Also be sure to use pyromancy/fire damage as that's what the ghuru are weak to. Hope this helps! :)

          • Anonymous

            13 Mar 2019 14:32  

            anyone wanna trade for this i got a plus 4 dragon slayers axe could level up to 5 if you want if you wanna trade message me on Xbox 1 gamer tag RayChandlerHall

            • Anonymous

              24 Jan 2019 20:25  

              Can someone trade me this shield on PC ? With the full farm build (Chest, +3 ring, 2 rapiers and regular Rusty/Golden Coins) I got only 6 leafs on the swamp in 1 hour + for all that time I was in the Farron covenant and got no auto-invasions. Im really tired and just won't take 4 more hours of this. Maybe you don't have the DLCs and I can give you some boss weapons or something. Steam:

              • Anonymous

                22 Oct 2018 17:47  

                I don't get why people think artorias was left handed if he were left handed why would his left arm be shattered from blocking with the shield and in his art work he carried his sword in his right hand and people wrongfully assumed before the dlc came out that the knight on the cover of DS1 was artorias also its likely that this is a replica not the original and that it is only a symbol of rank in the watchdogs of farron covenant like a ceremonial saber in the military and just like those it is capable of being used and being better than other more cheaply made weapons but it is not as good as the true masterfully made weapons they were based off of as most weapons are now-a-days

                • Anonymous

                  11 Sep 2018 20:15  

                  If anyone wants to trade me this shield, I'd be happy trading for a boos soul or smth (i know thats still not great but...) If not does anyone have a good way of farming the swordgrass?

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Sep 2018 17:59  

                    I always wondered if this is the actual shield, we know what happened to the original which was heavily damaged and corrupted (Cleansing shield from DS1) so i wonder why this one seems completely fine with no marks at all, so i think this might be a replica of sort or somehow it was repaired and cleaned from the corruption of the abyss (if thats even possible)

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Jul 2018 10:56  

                      If you don’t want to farm shield just stay SL 25 or lower and Enter watchdogs of farron. Killing players is the best way 2 get it.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Jul 2018 22:02  

                        A full physical shield weapon art shield, with status resistance across the board and decent weight to boot? It's basically a Black Knight Shield for people with extra vitality. Sign me up!

                        It's worthy to note that nine times out of ten, using this with the Farron GS will benefit your mindgames extremely, because no one expects a parry from a greatshield.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Jun 2018 17:28  

                          The great thing about this shield is its low weight and status effect resistances. It also looks pretty awesome. The stability is really quite good as well.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Jun 2018 10:45  

                            I can't believe some people think this shield belongs to the Abyss Watchers/Watchdogs of Farron. That's just fuckin' depressing.

                            • Anonymous

                              30 May 2018 03:37  

                              I know that one guy sad trading is for wimps but i srsly need someone to trade it with me please... thank you

                              • Anonymous

                                07 May 2018 10:21  

                                There are no Trades! True gamers of Dark Souls know that EVERYTHING must be earned not GIVEN. For those who ask for a trade.... You sicken me... Grow a spine and play the game as INTENDED!

                                • Anonymous

                                  07 May 2018 10:12  

                                  Long story: This Shield was not wielded by any Abysswatcher's or any Watchdog of Farron. In Fact this shield belonged to a legendary warrior of the first Kingdom (Lordran) of the Dark Souls Series, Artorias The Abysswalker. Artorias the Abysswalker was one of the Four Knights of Gwyn (King of Lordran), as his unbreakable resolve furthered his hatred of the Dark, Specifically Darkwraiths of Kaathe. He earned the Title 'Abysswalker' due to the ability of his ring allowing him to enter and hunt down Darkwraiths. However when he heard of Oolacile being attacked by the Abyss created by the Father of the Abyss, Manus. In an effort to save the Princess of Oolacile he and his partner Sif the Greywolf made a stand against Manus, which they unfortunately lost. In a act of selflessness Artorias Jumps in front of Sif with his great shield Protecting his companion from the Abyss at the Cost of his own Sanity.
                                  His Legacy had continued as by the rise of Lothric, The Undead Legion of Farron (Abysswathers), partook of wolf blood and it was rumored their souls were bound to the wolf blood master. Even further the fighting style and weapons of the Abysswatchers were created after his own and fought in erratic and wild styles similar to Artorias the Abysswalker's own.

                                  Short: Artorias the Abysswalker (Wolf Knight in this case, due to Dark Souls 3), wielded the shield not a Abysswatcher of Farron. The Watchdogs of Farron follow his original legacy, by Pursuing the Abyss. It was rumored that unlike normal Knights, Artorias wielded his blade in his shield arm (Left Arm).

                                  • Anonymous

                                    08 Mar 2018 16:40  

                                    Hmm... Curious that a “master of the wolf’s blood of Farron” would ever consider wielding a shield at all, let alone having one named in his likeness. We all know what happened to Hawkwood regarding this very thing, so...

                                    Would anyone care to explain how this came to be, or is this just a lapse in loremastering?

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