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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Dragon Crest Shield (Dark Souls III).

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

In-Game Description

Shield of a nameless knight, likely a high-ranked knight of Astora.
One of the enchanted blue shields. The dragon crest shield greatly reduces fire damage.

Availability[]

The Dragon Crest Shield is found on a corpse in the Valley of Drakes. It is on a narrow cliff in front of a passive Undead Dragon, alongside Astora's Straight Sword and a nearby Soul of a Proud Knight. While it is possible to loot the other items without awakening the dragon, the shield is in an area where it will become aggressive.

To acquire it without fighting the Undead Dragon, quickly make a break for the shield, loot it, and immediately flee. With a well-timed roll it is possible to escape with the shield unscathed.

Characteristics[]

The Dragon Crest Shield has the third best fire resistance (the first being the Black Knight Shield and the second being the Black Iron Greatshield) of any shield in the game. This shield can be quickly acquired by beginners if they chose the Master Key as their starting gift, potentially making the bosses Bell Gargoyles and Chaos Witch Quelaag significantly easier. It has 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 78%
Toxic 78%
Curse 75%

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: Dragon Crest Shield +0, 2000 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
Dragon Crest Shield 62 D 100 20 85 45 55
Dragon Crest Shield +1
(Twinkling Titanite ×1)
65 D 100 20 85 45 57
Dragon Crest Shield +2
(Twinkling Titanite ×1)
68 D 100 20 85 45 59
Dragon Crest Shield +3
(Twinkling Titanite ×2)
71 D 100 20 85 45 61
Dragon Crest Shield +4
(Twinkling Titanite ×2)
74 D 100 20 85 45 63
Dragon Crest Shield +5
(Twinkling Titanite ×4)
77 D 100 20 85 45 66

Trivia[]

  • According to the shield's description, there are several different Enchanted Blue Shields in Astora, used by high-ranking knights. The Crest Shield is the only other known Enchanted Blue Shield.

Gallery[]

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