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The Gargoyle's Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Bronze shield of the gargoyle guarding the Bell of Awakening in the Undead Church.
The gargoyle's skin is tough by itself, and perhaps its shield may have been a prop, for it is a rare example of a metal shield that does not reduce physical damage 100%.

Availability[]

The Gargoyle's Shield is a rare drop from the Bell Gargoyles that are located on the roof of the Undead Parish. Despite the item description, the Gargoyle Shield may also be dropped by the gargoyles at Anor Londo.

Characteristics[]

The Gargoyle's Shield has medium deflection and normal parry speed. When upgraded to crystal, it's durability is 30.

It also has one of the highest lightning resistances amongst shields in the game, although it's slightly heavy for its rank as a shield. Furthermore, upgrading the shield to a +10 Fire Gargoyle Shield will give the shield 90 Fire Resist—the second highest Fire Resist available, behind the Black Knight Shield (95%), and alongside the Black Iron Greatshield. This will come at the cost of the shield's stability, however (when opposed to the Standard Upgrade Path).

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 85%
Toxic 85%
Curse 50%

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 Gargoyle's 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
Gargoyle's Shield 62 D 85 40 75 70 56
Gargoyle's Shield +1
(Titanite Shard ×1)
65 D 85 40 75 70 57
Gargoyle's Shield +2
(Titanite Shard ×1)
68 D 85 40 75 70 58
Gargoyle's Shield +3
(Titanite Shard ×2)
71 D 85 40 75 70 59
Gargoyle's Shield +4
(Titanite Shard ×2)
74 D 85 40 75 70 60
Gargoyle's Shield +5
(Titanite Shard ×3)
77 D 85 40 75 70 61
Gargoyle's Shield +6
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
81 D 85 40 75 70 62
Gargoyle's Shield +7
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
84 D 85 40 75 70 63
Gargoyle's Shield +8
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
88 D 85 40 75 70 64
Gargoyle's Shield +9
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
92 D 85 40 75 70 66
Gargoyle's Shield +10
(L. Titanite Shard ×3)
96 D 85 40 75 70 67
Gargoyle's Shield +11
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
100 D 85 40 75 70 67
Gargoyle's Shield +12
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
104 D 85 40 75 70 68
Gargoyle's Shield +13
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
109 D 85 40 75 70 68
Gargoyle's Shield +14
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
113 D 85 40 75 70 69
Gargoyle's Shield +15
(Titanite Slab ×1)
124 D 85 40 75 70 70

Requires: Standard Gargoyle's 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 Gargoyle's Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
96 D 85 40 75 70 70
Crystal Gargoyle's Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
100 D 85 40 75 70 70
Crystal Gargoyle's Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
104 D 85 40 75 70 71
Crystal Gargoyle's Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
109 D 85 40 75 70 71
Crystal Gargoyle's Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
113 D 85 40 75 70 72
Crystal Gargoyle's Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
124 D 85 40 75 70 72

Requires: Standard Gargoyle's 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 Gargoyle's Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
58 62 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
61 65 E D 85 40.8 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
64 68 E D 85 41.6 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
67 71 E D 85 42.4 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
70 74 E D 85 43.2 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
72 77 E D 85 44 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
76 81 E D 85 44.8 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
79 84 E D 85 45.6 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
82 88 E D 85 46.4 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
86 91 E D 85 47.2 75 70 56
Magic Gargoyle's Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
94 100 E D 85 48 75 70 56

Requires: Standard Gargoyle's 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 Gargoyle's Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
52 63 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
55 66 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
57 69 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
60 72 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
62 75 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
56 79 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
68 82 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
70 86 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
73 89 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
76 93 E D 85 40 75 70 56
Divine Gargoyle's Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
84 102 E D 85 40 75 70 56

Requires: Standard Gargoyle's 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 Gargoyle's Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
62 62 85 40 75 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
64 64 85 40 76.5 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
66 66 85 40 78 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
69 69 85 40 79.5 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
71 71 85 40 81 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
74 74 85 40 82.5 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
78 78 85 40 84 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
83 83 85 40 85.5 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
87 87 85 40 87 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
91 91 85 40 88.5 70 56
Fire Gargoyle's Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
96 96 85 40 90 70 56
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 Gargoyle's 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 Gargoyle's Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
74 74 85 40 75 78.4 56
Lightning Gargoyle's Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
79 79 85 40 75 79.8 56
Lightning Gargoyle's Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
84 84 85 40 75 80.5 56
Lightning Gargoyle's Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
89 89 85 40 75 81.2 56
Lightning Gargoyle's Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
94 94 85 40 75 82.6 56
Lightning Gargoyle's Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
99 99 85 40 75 84 56
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.

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