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For the Dark Souls variant, see Magic Shield.

Magic Shield is a sorcery in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Sorcery for casters who wield swords. Reinforces left shield with magic.
Shields augmented by magic have higher stability and damage absorption.
Even the smallest of shields can be toughened considerably with the use of this spell.



Reinforces the player's left-hand shield. Increases damage absorption while increasing stability by 20%.

Percentage of damage that chips through a raised shield is reduced by 30%, so weaker shields get larger absorption bonuses. For example, if a shield would normally block 50% of Fire damage, buffing it with Magic Shield would allow it to block 65%; if a shield blocks 80% of Fire damage, buffing it will cause it to block 86% of Fire damage. Therefore, chip damage can never be fully negated except in cases where absorption was already at 100% (e.g., physical damage).

Effect lasts for 60 seconds. Duration can be increased via equipping a Lingering Dragoncrest Ring. Switching the weapon equipped in the off-hand away from the shield will remove the effect.

AffinityAural DecoyCast LightChameleonCrystal HailCrystal Magic Weapon
Crystal Soul SpearDark EdgeDeep SoulFarron DartFarron FlashswordFarron Hail
Great Deep SoulGreat Farron DartGreat Heavy Soul ArrowGreat Magic Shield
Great Magic WeaponGreat Soul ArrowHeavy Soul ArrowHidden BodyHidden Weapon
Homing SoulmassHoming Crystal SoulmassMagic ShieldMagic WeaponPestilent Mist
RepairSoul ArrowSoul GreatswordSoul SpearSoul StreamSpook
Twisted Wall of LightWhite Dragon Breath
Ashes of Ariandel
Frozen WeaponSnap Freeze
The Ringed City
Great Soul DregsOld Moonlight