Grass Crest Shield
Grass Crest Shield

In-Game Description

Old medium metal shield of unknown origin.
The grass crest is lightly imbued with magic,
which slightly speeds stamina recovery.


Darkroot Basin treasure

Found at the base of the cliffs, guarded by a Black Knight (Halberd)

General Information

Increases stamina regeneration by 10 points per second (~22.5% more than base), also when two-handing a weapon.

Stamina regen effect stacks with Mask of the Child and Cloranthy Ring and Green Blossom or Power Within.

Despite it's usefulness in offline play, for PvP the consensus regarding higher levels of build optimization is that the relatively minor stamina buff does not balance out its relatively poor stats or its high weight, especially not in any scenario where Green Blossom is commonly used.

Image Name Damage Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Reduction %
grass-crest-shield.png Grass Crest Shield 62/0/0/0

200 3.0 10/0/0/0

95/42/70/50 51

Move Set




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

All shields deal Strike physical damage, except for the Pierce Shield's Thrust damage. Augmented (Fire, Lightning, Magic, Divine) shields also deal damage with their respective element.
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.

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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