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The Ghru Rotshield is a Small Shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A rotting makeshift shield scavenged by the forest-dwelling Ghrus.
Barely effective as a shield. However, its rotten state has made it poisonous, and resistant to other poisons as a result.
Skill: Shield Bash
Without lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand.



The Ghru Rotshield is barely serviceable as a shield, and lacks a Parry skill, making it one of the worst defensive shields available to the player. While it possesses high stability for a Small Shield and has virtually nothing in the way of requirements to wield, it is still a poor option for use as a shield.

Instead, its purpose is to serve as an offensive tool, blocking damage and bashing opponents in an attempt to inflict them with Poison. Depending on the environment and the weaponry wielded in the right hand, it can be used in unconventional ways.


Reinforced with regular Titanite.

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