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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Shield of Want.

The King's Shield is a Medium Shield in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Shield of Vendrick, King of Drangleic.
The great king shut himself away, and was soon reduced to a mere shell. Just what was it that he yearned to protect?

In-Game Description

Shield of Vendrick, King of Drangleic.
One fragment of Dark, having taken human shape, became obsessed with the King's soul.
Impelled by its own cravings, it sought souls, and strove to make the strength of the Giants its own.

Availability[]

Trade the Soul of the King with Weaponsmith Ornifex.

Characteristics[]

This shield is essentially an improvement of the Royal Kite Shield, across all stats, except weight, and is comparable to the Drakekeeper's Shield. It is widely considered the best low-weight shield with 100% physical damage reduction after being fully upgraded, although it can be harder to reinforce due to upgrading with Petrified Dragon Bones.

The King's Shield has an innate Fire infusion and thus cannot be infused by McDuff.

This shield, as unusual as it seems, makes for a rather-formidable strike weapon.

Upgrades[]

Standard Variation Base Values Scaling Percentages Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Upgrade II Poison Upgrade II Bleed Upgrade II Enchanted Upgrade II Mundane Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed Icon DaSII PetrifyRed Icon DaSII CurseRed Icon DaSII Stability
King's Shield +0 (Petrified Dragon Bone) 28 60 (45%) C (9) (25%) C (9) (35%) C (9) 100 60 85 65 45 60 60 60 60 55
King's Shield +1 (Petrified Dragon Bone ×1) 36.4 66 (46%) C (9) (25%) C (9) (36%) C (9) 100 61 85.37 65.87 46.37 61 61 61 61 56.6
King's Shield +2 (Petrified Dragon Bone ×2) 44.8 72 (46.4%) C (9) (25%) C (9) (36.4%) C (9) 100 62 85.75 66.75 47.75 62 62 62 62 58.2
King's Shield +3 (Petrified Dragon Bone ×3) 53.2 78 (46.9%) C (9) (25%) C (9) (36.9%) C (9) 100 63 86.12 67.62 49.12 63 63 63 63 59.8
King's Shield +4 (Petrified Dragon Bone ×4) 61.6 84 (47.3%) C (9) (25%) C (9) (37.3%) C (9) 100 64 86.5 68.5 50.5 64 64 64 64 61.4
King's Shield +5 (Petrified Dragon Bone ×5) 70 90 (47.8%) C (9) (25%) C (9) (37.8%) C (9) 100 65 86.87 69.37 51.87 65 65 65 65 63


Medium Shields
Archdrake ShieldBell Keeper ShieldBlack Dragon ShieldBlack Flamestone ParmaBlossom Kite Shield

Blue Wooden ShieldBone ShieldBound Wooden ShieldChaos ShieldCharred Loyce Shield
Defender's ShieldDrakekeeper's ShieldDrangleic ShieldGolden Wing ShieldGrand Spirit Tree Shield
Hollow Soldier ShieldHomunculus Wooden ShieldKing's ShieldLarge Leather ShieldLion Clan Shield
Loyce ShieldMirrah ShieldMoon Butterfly ShieldOld Knight's ShieldPorcine Shield
Rampart Golem ShieldRed Rust ShieldRoyal Kite ShieldShield of the InsolentSilver Eagle Kite Shield
Silverblack ShieldSpirit Tree ShieldStone ParmaVessel ShieldWatchdragon Parma
Wooden ShieldYellow Quartz Shield

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