Plank Shield
Plank Shield

In-Game Description

Makeshift shield built from wood planks.
Provides minimal protection,
but at a cost of moderate humiliation.

Availability

Starting shield of the Deprived class

Found in Blighttown in front of the hidden entrance to The Great Hollow

General Information

Image Name Damage Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction %
Stability
plank-shield.png Plank Shield 52/0/0/0

(Strike)
120 1.5 7/0/0/0

D/-/-/-
75/40/20/55 45

Move Set

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Shard L. Shard Chunk Slab Souls
Plank Shield +0 52/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 45
Plank Shield +1 54/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 45 1 200
Plank Shield +2 57/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 46 1 200
Plank Shield +3 59/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 47 2 200
Plank Shield +4 62/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 48 2 200
Plank Shield +5 65/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 49 3 200
Plank Shield +6 68/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 50 1 200
Plank Shield +7 71/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 51 1 200
Plank Shield +8 74/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 52 2 200
Plank Shield +9 77/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 53 2 200
Plank Shield +10 80/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 54 3 200
Plank Shield +11 84/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 54 1 200
Plank Shield +12 87/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 54 1 200
Plank Shield +13 91/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 55 2 200
Plank Shield +14 95/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 55 3 200
Plank Shield +15 104/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 56 1 200

Crystal

Weapon durability reduced to 12. Base stability increased. Cannot repair weapon (except through reinforcement).
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Chunk Slab Souls
Crystal Plank Shield +0 80/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 56 1 200
Crystal Plank Shield +1 84/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 56 1 200
Crystal Plank Shield +2 87/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 57 1 200
Crystal Plank Shield +3 91/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 57 2 200
Crystal Plank Shield +4 95/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 58 3 200
Crystal Plank Shield +5 104/0/0/0 D/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 58 1 200

Lightning

Adds lightning damage. Slight increase in lightning damage reduction. All stat bonuses removed. Stability no longer increases with reinforcement.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Chunk Slab Souls
Lightning Plank Shield +0 80/0/0/80 -/-/-/- 75/40/20/61.6 45 1 200
Lightning Plank Shield +1 84/0/0/84 -/-/-/- 75/40/20/62.7 45 1 200
Lightning Plank Shield +2 87/0/0/87 -/-/-/- 75/40/20/63.3 45 1 200
Lightning Plank Shield +3 91/0/0/91 -/-/-/- 75/40/20/63.8 45 2 200
Lightning Plank Shield +4 95/0/0/95 -/-/-/- 75/40/20/64.9 45 3 200
Lightning Plank Shield +5 104/0/0/104 -/-/-/- 75/40/20/66 45 1 200

Magic

Adds magic damage. Slight increase in magic damage reduction. Moderate damage bonus from intelligence. Stability no longer increases with reinforcement.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Green Titanite Shard Blue Titanite Chunk Blue Titanite Slab Souls
Magic Plank Shield +0 48/52/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 1 200
Magic Plank Shield +1 51/55/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/41.2/20/55 45 1 200
Magic Plank Shield +2 53/57/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/42.4/20/55 45 1 200
Magic Plank Shield +3 55/60/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/43.6/20/55 45 2 200
Magic Plank Shield +4 58/62/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/44.8/20/55 45 2 200
Magic Plank Shield +5 60/65/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/46/20/55 45 3 200
Magic Plank Shield +6 63/68/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/47.2/20/55 45 1 200
Magic Plank Shield +7 65/70/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/48.4/20/55 45 1 200
Magic Plank Shield +8 68/73/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/49.6/20/55 45 2 200
Magic Plank Shield +9 71/76/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/50.8/20/55 45 3 200
Magic Plank Shield +10 78/84/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/52/20/55 45 1 200

Divine

Adds magic damage. Moderate damage bonus from faith. Stability no longer increases with reinforcement.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Aux Effect Green Titanite Shard White Titanite Chunk White Titanite Slab Souls
Divine Plank Shield +0 43/53/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Plank Shield +1 45/56/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Plank Shield +2 47/58/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Plank Shield +3 50/61/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 2 200
Divine Plank Shield +4 52/64/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 2 200
Divine Plank Shield +5 54/66/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 3 200
Divine Plank Shield +6 56/69/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Plank Shield +7 59/72/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 1 200
Divine Plank Shield +8 61/75/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 2 200
Divine Plank Shield +9 64/78/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 3 200
Divine Plank Shield +10 70/86/0/0 E/-/D/- 75/40/20/55 45 0/0/110/- 1 200

Fire

Fire damage added. Slight increase in fire damage reduction. All stat bonuses removed. Stability no longer increases with reinforcement.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction %
Stability Green Titanite Shard Red Titanite Chunk Red Titanite Slab Souls
Fire Plank Shield +0 65/0/65/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/20/55 45 1 200
Fire Plank Shield +1 68/0/68/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/20.6/55 45 1 200
Fire Plank Shield +2 71/0/71/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/21.2/55 45 1 200
Fire Plank Shield +3 74/0/74/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/21.8/55 45 2 200
Fire Plank Shield +4 77/0/77/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/22.4/55 45 2 200
Fire Plank Shield +5 80/0/80/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/23/55 45 3 200
Fire Plank Shield +6 84/0/84/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/23.6/55 45 1 200
Fire Plank Shield +7 87/0/87/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/24.2/55 45 1 200
Fire Plank Shield +8 91/0/91/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/24.8/55 45 2 200
Fire Plank Shield +9 95/0/95/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/25.4/55 45 3 200
Fire Plank Shield +10 104/0/104/0 -/-/-/- 75/40/26/55 45 1 200

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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