Giant Shield
Giant Shield

In-Game Description

Greatshield made of bronze and marcasite.
Used by Giant Sentinels of Anor Londo.
Marcasite, or white iron, is effective
against non-physical damage, but as the
shield is designed for the giant sentinels,
its weight is unbearable.

Availability

Sentinel drop in Anor Londo - rare

Sold by the Giant Blacksmith for 10,000 Souls

General Information

Blocks the bleed status effect from enemy attacks in PvE, but not from player attacks in PvP

Image Name Damage Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction %
Stability
giant-shield.png Giant Shield 80/0/0/0

(Strike)
300 18 36/0/0/0

D/-/-/-
100/60/75/75 68

Move Set

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Shard L. Shard Titanite Chunk Titanite Slab Souls
Giant Shield +0 80/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68
Giant Shield +1 84/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Giant Shield +2 88/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 69 1 800
Giant Shield +3 92/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 70 2 800
Giant Shield +4 96/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 70 2 800
Giant Shield +5 100/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 71 3 800
Giant Shield +6 104/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 73 1 800
Giant Shield +7 109/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 74 1 800
Giant Shield +8 114/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 74 2 800
Giant Shield +9 119/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 75 2 800
Giant Shield +10 124/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 76 3 800
Giant Shield +11 129/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 77 1 800
Giant Shield +12 135/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 78 1 800
Giant Shield +13 140/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 78 2 800
Giant Shield +14 146/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 80 3 800
Giant Shield +15 160/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 81 1 800

Crystal

Giant Shield durability reduced to 30. Base damage increased. Cannot repair weapon (except through reinforcement).
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Titanite Chunk Titanite Slab Souls
Crystal Giant Shield +0 124/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 81 1 800
Crystal Giant Shield +1 129/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 82 1 800
Crystal Giant Shield +2 135/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 82 1 800
Crystal Giant Shield +3 140/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 83 2 800
Crystal Giant Shield +4 146/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 84 3 800
Crystal Giant Shield +5 160/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 85 1 800

Lightning

Adds lightning damage. All stat bonuses removed.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Titanite Chunk Titanite Slab Souls
Lightning Giant Shield +0 124/0/0/124 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Lightning Giant Shield +1 129/0/0/129 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Lightning Giant Shield +2 135/0/0/135 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Lightning Giant Shield +3 140/0/0/140 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 2 800
Lightning Giant Shield +4 146/0/0/146 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 3 800
Lightning Giant Shield +5 160/0/0/160 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800

Magic

Adds magic damage. Moderate damage bonus from intelligence.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Green Titanite Shard Blue Titanite Chunk Blue Titanite Slab Souls
Magic Giant Shield +0 75/81/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Magic Giant Shield +1 78/85/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/61.2/75/75 68 1 800
Magic Giant Shield +2 82/89/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/62.4/75/75 68 1 800
Magic Giant Shield +3 85/92/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/63.6/75/75 68 2 800
Magic Giant Shield +4 89/96/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/64.8/75/75 68 2 800
Magic Giant Shield +5 93/100/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/66/75/75 68 3 800
Magic Giant Shield +6 97/105/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/67.2/75/75 68 1 800
Magic Giant Shield +7 101/109/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/68.4/75/75 68 1 800
Magic Giant Shield +8 105/114/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/69.6/75/75 68 2 800
Magic Giant Shield +9 109/118/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/70.8/75/75 68 3 800
Magic Giant Shield +10 120/130/0/0 E/-/D/- 100/72/75/75 68 1 800

Divine

Adds magic damage. Moderate damage bonus from faith.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Aux Effect Green Titanite Shard White Titanite Chunk White Titanite Slab Souls
Divine Giant Shield +0 67/82/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 1 800
Divine Giant Shield +1 70/86/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 1 800
Divine Giant Shield +2 73/90/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 1 800
Divine Giant Shield +3 77/94/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 2 800
Divine Giant Shield +4 80/98/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 2 800
Divine Giant Shield +5 83/102/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 3 800
Divine Giant Shield +6 87/106/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 1 800
Divine Giant Shield +7 91/111/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 1 800
Divine Giant Shield +8 95/116/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 2 800
Divine Giant Shield +9 98/120/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 3 800
Divine Giant Shield +10 108/132/0/0 E/-/-/D 100/60/75/75 68 0/0/110/- 1 800

Fire

Fire damage added. All stat bonuses removed.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Green Titanite Shard Red Titanite Chunk Red Titanite Slab Souls
Fire Giant Shield +0 100/0/100/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Fire Giant Shield +1 104/0/104/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Fire Giant Shield +2 109/0/109/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Fire Giant Shield +3 114/0/114/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 2 800
Fire Giant Shield +4 119/0/119/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 2 800
Fire Giant Shield +5 124/0/124/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 3 800
Fire Giant Shield +6 129/0/129/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Fire Giant Shield +7 135/0/135/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800
Fire Giant Shield +8 140/0/140/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 2 800
Fire Giant Shield +9 146/0/146/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 3 800
Fire Giant Shield +10 160/0/160/0 -/-/-/- 100/60/75/75 68 1 800

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 players 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 a character's Equip Weight will reduce the speed of their rolls, while going over 100% will reduce their regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave them 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, the character will suffer a severe penalty to stability, thus making it easier to break their guard.

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