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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Greatshield of Glory (Dark Souls III).

The Greatshield of Glory is a greatshield in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Greatshield of the King's loyal knight Syan.
The King commissioned this greatshield specifically for his loyal knight, but Syan met his demise before its completion.


The Greatshield of Glory can be obtained as a drop from the warpick and greatshield wielding Drakekeepers in the Dragon Shrine.


The Greatshield of Glory is an overall improvement to the Tower Shield, providing marginally stronger defenses in exchange for more weight, less stability, and a higher strength requirement. On the other hand, this greatshield has a very high resistance to fire, though the Gyrm Greatshield will still outclass it in terms of stability coupled with its innate immunity (100% reduction) to fire damage.

Unlike the Gyrm Greatshield, however, this shield possesses much more resilient elemental defenses and resistances, allowing it to be used in many more areas outside of fire-themed locations.

Interestingly, the shield deals both physical and fire damage when used to bash enemies, yet the fire damage does not scale at all. It does, however, improve as it is upgraded.

The Greatshield of Glory upgrades with titanite, up to +10.


  • The Greatshield of Glory's design is based on that of the Tower Shield from Demon's Souls.
  • Based on their respective descriptions, it is more than likely that this greatshield and the Tower Shield were mislabeled, and their descriptions were switched. This greatshield is used by the Drakekeepers of the Dragon Shrine, who are warriors not affiliated with King Vendrick or Drangleic. Therefore, it wouldn't make sense to associate them with equipment that is specefically stated to have been used in battle by Sir Syan; which would make sense as not only does the Greatshield of Glory's description speak of him, but the Syan Knights in Drangleic Castle and beyond are all equipped with copies of the Tower Shield in addition to Syan's Set as well.