The Crystal Ring Shield is a small shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Weapon born from the mystical creature of the Darkroot Garden, the Moonlight Butterfly.
Imbued with a powerful crystal power, like the butterfly created by Seath the Scaleless. Can emit crystal light rings.


The Crystal Ring Shield can be created at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo with a +10 Shield upgraded down the Standard path, the Soul of the Moonlight Butterfly and 5,000 souls.


The Crystal Ring Shield is a unique small shield because its parry is replaced by an action that uses a ranged magic attack. The attack uses 4 durability points and ignores the East Wood Grain Ring. It has a very high magic defense but has the second lowest Physical defense, as well as the lowest lightning defense, of any small shield. It ties with the Effigy Shield for the highest fire defense of any small shield and has light deflection.

Resistance DefenseEdit

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

Resistance Reduction
Aux Bleed 85%
Aux Poison 30%
Def res toxic 30%
Def res cur 50%


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Diagonal swing to the left.
Strong Attack
Charges shield and fires a ring of magic.
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
Strong Attack
Same as one-hand strong attack.
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.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Same as one-hand strong attack.

*While shield is up the player is actively blocking


  • The ranged attack used by the Crystal Ring Shield used to be based on the amount of damage the right-hand weapon dealt. The damage was potentially very high. Patch 1.04/1.05 drastically lowered the attack's damage.
  • This shield is the only small shield incapable of parrying.
  • The Crystal Ring Shield can be repaired.


Requires: Crystal Ring Shield +0, 5000 Souls and Demon Titanite

Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Crystal Ring Shield 100 70 90 70 40 40
Crystal Ring Shield +1 (Demon Titanite ×1) 110 70 90 70 40 40
Crystal Ring Shield +2 (Demon Titanite ×1) 120 70 90 70 40 40
Crystal Ring Shield +3 (Demon Titanite ×2) 130 70 90 70 40 40
Crystal Ring Shield +4 (Demon Titanite ×2) 140 70 90 70 40 40
Crystal Ring Shield +5 (Demon Titanite ×4) 150 70 90 70 40 40


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