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For the Dark Souls variant, see Crest Shield.

The Crest Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A knight's shield engraved with a crest.
One of the enchanted blue shields. The Crest Shield greatly reduces dark damage.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.


Found in the Cathedral of the Deep. From the first bonfire, head towards the stairs but look for a path on the right. Follow it as it leads up the hillside, and the shield will be on a corpse at the top.


One of two returning crest shields from Dark Souls and one of the four enchanted blue shields in Dark Souls III, the Crest Shield specializes in blocking Dark damage.

Besides its respectable elemental absorptions across the board, it possesses the highest Dark absorption out of all shields in the game, short of Deep infusions on certain shields. As a medium shield, it has a low Strength requirement and possesses moderate weight and stability, as well as blocking 100% of physical damage, making it a good general-purpose shield.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses Damage Reduction
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence FaithPhysical absorption Magic absorption Fire absorption Lightning absorption Dark absorptionDSIIIWStability
Crest Shield 95 D 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 49
Crest Shield +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 590 souls) 106 D 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 50
Crest Shield +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 826 souls) 113 D 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 51
Crest Shield +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 1062 souls) 132 D 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 53
Crest Shield +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1298 souls) 149 D 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 54
Crest Shield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1770 souls) 166 D 100.0 67.0 56.0 43.0 86.0 56

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.

See also[]

Medium Shields
Black Knight ShieldBlue Wooden ShieldCarthus ShieldCrest ShieldDragon Crest Shield
East-West ShieldGolden Wing Crest ShieldGrass Crest ShieldKite ShieldKnight Shield
Large Leather ShieldLothric Knight ShieldPierce ShieldPontiff Knight ShieldPorcine Shield
Round ShieldShield of WantSilver Eagle Kite ShieldSilver Knight ShieldSpider Shield
Spiked ShieldSpirit Tree Crest ShieldStone ParmaSunlight ShieldSunset Shield
Wargod Wooden ShieldWooden Shield
Ashes of Ariandel
Ethereal Oak ShieldFollower Shield