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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Black Knight Shield (Dark Souls III).

The Black Knight Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Shield of the Black Knights that wander Lordan. 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[]

The Black Knight Shield is a semi-rare drop from the Black Knights.

Characteristics[]

In comparison to the Silver Knight Shield, the Black Knight Shield is slightly inferior in terms of stability, magic defense, and weight. However, it has the best defense against fire of any shield in the game and still remains one of the best medium shields. The shield has a medium deflection and normal parry speed.

Resistance defense[]

Along with Physical and Elemental damage reduction, weapons also have hidden stats that reduce the amount of status build-up while blocking.

Resistance Reduction
Bleed 90%
Poison 90%
Toxic 90%
Curse 90%

Moveset[]

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Diagonal swing to the left.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Strong horizontal swings alternating from left to right. Some starting lag.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Holds shield up and runs forward, then slams it down at the end. Additional inputs yield a horizontal swing.*
Jump Attack Slams shield into the ground.
Running Attack Holds shield up and runs forward, then swings open at the end.*
Rolling Attack Downward swing.
Kick Push away with the shield.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Parry.
*While shield is up the player is actively blocking

Upgrades[]

Requires: Black Knight Shield +0, 2,000 souls and Twinkling Titanite.

Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Black Knight Shield 68 D 100 25 95 65 62
Black Knight Shield +1
(Twinkling Titanite ×1)
71 D 100 25 95 65 64
Black Knight Shield +2
(Twinkling Titanite ×1)
74 D 100 25 95 65 66
Black Knight Shield +3
(Twinkling Titanite ×2)
78 D 100 25 95 65 69
Black Knight Shield +4
(Twinkling Titanite ×2)
81 D 100 25 95 65 71
Black Knight Shield +5
(Twinkling Titanite ×4)
85 D 100 25 95 65 74

Gallery[]

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