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For the Dark Souls variant, see Leather Shield.

The Leather Shield is a Small Shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

An orthodox, round small shield covered with leather.
Small shields offer little damage absorption or stability, but they are lightweight and make ideal instruments for parrying.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.



A very average and nondescript Small Shield, the Leather Shield is one of the earliest available in its category, being sold alongside the Crimson Parma and Warrior's Round Shield to those first entering Firelink Shrine. With no real Strength investment required to wield it, the Leather Shield has no major defining characteristics beyond its low cost and having the faster parry frames that all Small Shields have.


Reinforced with standard Titanite.

Small Shields
BucklerCaduceus Round ShieldCrimson ParmaEastern Iron ShieldElkhorn Round Shield
Ghru RotshieldGolden Falcon ShieldHawkwood's ShieldIron Round ShieldLeather Shield
Llewellyn ShieldPlank ShieldRed and White Round ShieldSacred Bloom Shield
Small Leather ShieldTarget ShieldWarrior's Round Shield
The Ringed City
Dragonhead Shield