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The Effigy Shield is a small shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Frightful occult shield. Defends against divine weapons and lightning.
In an ill-fated plot to destroy the very gods, the followers of the occult once attempted to steal the power of Gravelord Nito, the first of the dead.

Availability[]

The Effigy Shield is found on a corpse in Tomb of the Giants on a path close to the second bonfire. The plateau with the two Skeletal Beasts and giant skeleton archer has a slope leading down. Take a right to find the corpse with the shield. A Black Knight guards the path to the Effigy Shield.

Characteristics[]

The Effigy Shield has the highest defense against lightning of any shield in the game which unfortunately is not affected by the Lightning Upgrade Path. It has light deflection and normal parry speed. The crystal durability is 18.

This shield can be used without meeting the Faith requirement, as with the Sanctus. The Faith requirement only applies if it's used as a weapon. Blocking and parrying remain unhindered; however, the stability will be penalized, increasing the likelihood that the player's guard will break.

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 85%
Poison 80%
Toxic 80%
Curse 70%

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: Standard Effigy Shield, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Standard Standard 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
Effigy Shield 60 D 90 40 70 90 45
Effigy Shield +1
(Titanite Shard ×1)
62 D 90 40 70 90 45
Effigy Shield +2
(Titanite Shard ×1)
66 D 90 40 70 90 46
Effigy Shield +3
(Titanite Shard ×2)
69 D 90 40 70 90 47
Effigy Shield +4
(Titanite Shard ×2)
72 D 90 40 70 90 48
Effigy Shield +5
(Titanite Shard ×3)
75 D 90 40 70 90 49
Effigy Shield +6
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
78 D 90 40 70 90 50
Effigy Shield +7
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
82 D 90 40 70 90 51
Effigy Shield +8
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
85 D 90 40 70 90 52
Effigy Shield +9
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
89 D 90 40 70 90 53
Effigy Shield +10
(L. Titanite Shard ×3)
93 D 90 40 70 90 54
Effigy Shield +11
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
97 D 90 40 70 90 54
Effigy Shield +12
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
101 D 90 40 70 90 54
Effigy Shield +13
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
105 D 90 40 70 90 55
Effigy Shield +14
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
109 D 90 40 70 90 55
Effigy Shield +15
(Titanite Slab ×1)
120 D 90 40 70 90 56

Requires: Standard Effigy Shield +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Crystal Crystal 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
Crystal Effigy Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
93 D 90 40 70 90 56
Crystal Effigy Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
97 D 90 40 70 90 56
Crystal Effigy Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
101 D 90 40 70 90 57
Crystal Effigy Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
105 D 90 40 70 90 57
Crystal Effigy Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
109 D 90 40 70 90 58
Crystal Effigy Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
120 D 90 40 70 90 58

Requires: Standard Effigy Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Magic Magic 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
Magic Effigy Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
56 61 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
58 64 E D 90 41.2 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
61 67 E D 90 42.4 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
64 70 E D 90 43.6 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
67 73 E D 90 44.8 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
69 75 E D 90 46 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
72 79 E D 90 47.2 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
76 82 E D 90 48.4 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
79 86 E D 90 49.6 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
82 89 E D 90 50.8 70 90 45
Magic Effigy Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
90 98 E D 90 52 70 90 45

Requires: Standard Effigy Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Divine Divine 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
Divine Effigy Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
51 62 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
53 65 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
56 68 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
58 71 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
61 74 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
63 77 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
66 81 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
69 84 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
72 88 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
75 91 E D 90 40 70 90 45
Divine Effigy Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
82 100 E D 90 40 70 90 45

Requires: Standard Effigy Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Fire Fire 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
Fire Effigy Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
60 60 90 40 70 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
62 62 90 40 71.4 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
64 64 90 40 72.8 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
67 67 90 40 74.2 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
69 69 90 40 75.6 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
72 72 90 40 77 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
76 76 90 40 78.4 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
80 80 90 40 79.8 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
84 84 90 40 81.2 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
88 88 90 40 82.6 90 45
Fire Effigy Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
93 93 90 40 84 90 45
The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Standard Effigy Shield +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Lightning Lightning 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
Lightning Effigy Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
72 72 90 40 70 90 45
Lightning Effigy Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
76 76 90 40 70 90 45
Lightning Effigy Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
81 81 90 40 70 90 45
Lightning Effigy Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
86 86 90 40 70 90 45
Lightning Effigy Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
91 91 90 40 70 90 45
Lightning Effigy Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
96 96 90 40 70 90 45

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