Black Knight Shield
Black Knight Shield

In-Game Description

Shield of the Black Knights that wander
Lordran. A flowing canal is chiseled deeply
into its face.

Long ago, the black knights faced the chaos
demons, and were charred black, but their
shields became highly resistant to fire.

Availability

Drop from Black Knights of Lordran

General Information

Image Name Damage Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction %
Stability
black-knight-shield.png Black Knight Shield 68/0/0/0

(Striking)
250 6.0 16/0/0/0

D/-/-/-
100/25/95/65 62

Move Set

Upgrades

Requires Twinkling Titanite

Name Damage
Reduction %
Stability Damage Stat Bonuses Twinkling Titanite Souls
Black Knight Shield +0 100/25/95/65 62 68/0/0/0 D/-/-/-
Black Knight Shield +1 100/25/95/65 64 71/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 1 2,000
Black Knight Shield +2 100/25/95/65 66 74/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 1 2,000
Black Knight Shield +3 100/25/95/65 69 78/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 2 2,000
Black Knight Shield +4 100/25/95/65 71 81/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 2 2,000
Black Knight Shield +5 100/25/95/65 74 85/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 4 2,000

Key

Damage: The Damage stat dictates how much damage the shield does when used for bashing.

All shields have Blunt physical damage, apart from the Spiked shield's Slashing damage, but it is also more of a weapon than a shield.
Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.

Damage Reduction %: The Damage Reduction % of the shield. It dictates how much damage the shield mitigates while blocking.
The Damage Reduction % stats for shields are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is Physical Damage
  • X is Magical Damage
  • Y is Fire Damage
  • Z is Lightning Damage
Stability: Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
Durability: The durability of the shield. The effectiveness of the shield will severely deteriorate when the durability falls below 30%.
Weight: The weight of the shield. Note that carrying over 50% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
Requirements: Determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the shield effectively.
The requirement stats for shields are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is the Strength required
  • X is the Dexterity required
  • Y is the Intelligence required
  • Z is the Faith required

While it is possible to use a shield with lower-than-required Strength, your character will suffer a severe penalty to stability, thus making it easier to break your character's guard.

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