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For the Dark Souls variant, see Large Leather Shield.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Large Leather Shield (Dark Souls III).

The Large Leather Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A leather-covered shield. Preferred by hunters.
Inferior to metal shields in terms of stability and physical damage reduction, but easy to use and weighing so little that it hardly requires any strength to bear.


The shield can be found in the Forest of Fallen Giants in the room with the Crystal Lizard below the Cardinal Tower bonfire.


Boasting physical defense on par with some greatshields but at a fraction of the weight and decent elemental defenses, this can make a good choice of shield for the early game. Its lack of stability however will render it of little use against the larger, heavy hitting foes.