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For the Dark Souls variant, see Pierce Shield.

The Pierce Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

An unusual style of round shield peculiar to the knights of Catarina.
The center of the shield features a large, sharpened spike, which is used to skewer opponents.
Skill: Shield Bash
Without lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand.



A very unusual shield, the Pierce Shield is actually oriented towards use by offensively-minded players.

While it has very low wielding requirements and lacks 100% physical block, it actually possesses very high stability, even rivaling powerhouses like the Lothric Knight Shield when fully upgraded. This alone makes it a noteworthy defensive shield for builds that invest little to nothing in Strength, particularly dedicated casters.

However, this shield is in fact designed to be used offensively by builds that do invest in physical stats. Its skill allows it to take advantage of its high stability to skewer incoming foes with the spike in the middle of the shield. In particular, its Thrust damage allows it to take advantage of the Leo Ring, protecting the wielder while inflicting powerful counter damage against foes that try to attack into the shield.


Reinforced with Titanite.

Medium Shields
Black Knight ShieldBlue Wooden ShieldCarthus ShieldCrest ShieldDragon Crest Shield
East-West ShieldGolden Wing Crest ShieldGrass Crest ShieldKite ShieldKnight Shield
Large Leather ShieldLothric Knight ShieldPierce ShieldPontiff Knight ShieldPorcine Shield
Round ShieldShield of WantSilver Eagle Kite ShieldSilver Knight ShieldSpider Shield
Spiked ShieldSpirit Tree Crest ShieldStone ParmaSunlight ShieldSunset Shield
Wargod Wooden ShieldWooden Shield
Ashes of Ariandel
Ethereal Oak ShieldFollower Shield