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

Magic Shield is a Sorcery in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Sorcery for casters who wield swords. Magic augmentation: left shield.
Shields augmented by magic are resistant to magic attacks and have higher stability. This spell makes it possible to challenge powerful foes with a small shield.


General information[]

Shield buff that increases the stability of the shield held in the left hand by 20% and cuts blocked magic damage by 70%, stacking multiplicatively with the shield's unenchanted block ability. Magic Shield will dispel if the player unequips their shield in any way, including two handing. It is weaker than Strong Magic Shield. Additionally, it should be noted that Magic Shield may not be cast on a shield equipped in the right hand.


Although extra stability can be helpful, Magic Shield lasts only for a scant 15 seconds, making it difficult to use in prolonged fights or serial engagements.