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

The Leather Shield is a small shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Round leather-covered shield. A standard, widely-used shield.
Small shields are always less stable, but landing critical hits after parry is easier.

Availability[]

The Leather Shield is given to the Wanderer class at the beginning of the game. It can also be purchased from the Undead Male Merchant for 800 souls.

Characteristics[]

The Leather Shield has light deflection and a fast parry. When upgraded to crystal the durability is 20.

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 75%
Toxic 75%
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 Leather 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
Leather Shield 42 D 85 35 60 60 45
Leather Shield +1
(Titanite Shard ×1)
44 D 85 35 60 60 45
Leather Shield +2
(Titanite Shard ×1)
46 D 85 35 60 60 46
Leather Shield +3
(Titanite Shard ×2)
48 D 85 35 60 60 47
Leather Shield +4
(Titanite Shard ×2)
50 D 85 35 60 60 48
Leather Shield +5
(Titanite Shard ×3)
52 D 85 35 60 60 49
Leather Shield +6
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
55 D 85 35 60 60 50
Leather Shield +7
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
57 D 85 35 60 60 51
Leather Shield +8
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
60 D 85 35 60 60 52
Leather Shield +9
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
62 D 85 35 60 60 53
Leather Shield +10
(L. Titanite Shard ×3)
65 D 85 35 60 60 54
Leather Shield +11
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
68 D 85 35 60 60 54
Leather Shield +12
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
70 D 85 35 60 60 54
Leather Shield +13
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
73 D 85 35 60 60 55
Leather Shield +14
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
76 D 85 35 60 60 55
Leather Shield +15
(Titanite Slab ×1)
84 D 85 35 60 60 56

Requires: Standard Leather 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 Leather Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
65 D 85 35 60 60 56
Crystal Leather Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
68 D 85 35 60 60 56
Crystal Leather Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
70 D 85 35 60 60 57
Crystal Leather Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
73 D 85 35 60 60 57
Crystal Leather Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
76 D 85 35 60 60 58
Crystal Leather Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
84 D 85 35 60 60 58

Requires: Standard Leather 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 Leather Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
40 42 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
41 44 E D 85 36 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
43 46 E D 85 37.1 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
45 48 E D 85 38.2 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
47 50 E D 85 39.2 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
49 52 E D 85 40.3 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
51 55 E D 85 41.3 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
54 57 E D 85 42.4 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
56 59 E D 85 43.4 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
58 62 E D 85 44.5 60 60 45
Magic Leather Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
64 68 E D 85 45.5 60 60 45

Requires: Standard Leather 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 Leather Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
35 43 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
36 45 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
38 47 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
40 50 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
41 52 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
43 54 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
45 56 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
47 59 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
49 61 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
51 64 E D 85 35 60 60 45
Divine Leather Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
56 70 E D 85 35 60 60 45

Requires: Standard Leather 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 Leather Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
42 42 85 35 60 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
43 43 85 35 61.8 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
45 45 85 35 63.6 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
47 47 85 35 65.4 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
48 48 85 35 67.2 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
50 50 85 35 69 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
53 53 85 35 70.8 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
56 56 85 35 72.6 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
59 59 85 35 74.4 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
62 62 85 35 76.2 60 45
Fire Leather Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
65 65 85 35 78 60 45
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 Leather 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 Leather Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
50 50 85 35 60 67.2 45
Lightning Leather Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
53 53 85 35 60 68.4 45
Lightning Leather Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
57 57 85 35 60 69 45
Lightning Leather Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
60 60 85 35 60 69.6 45
Lightning Leather Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
63 63 85 35 60 70.8 45
Lightning Leather Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
67 67 85 35 60 72 45

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