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The Pontiff Knight Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Shield of the Pontiff's knights, frigid spirits that linger in Irithyll.
This blue-gray shield, shrouded in a thinly cold air, is light and brittle.
Skill: Weapon Skill
Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the skill of the right hand weapon.



Provides excellent elemental defenses across the board, although it suffers from low stability and physical defense. As such, this shield is ideal for blocking elemental projectiles fired by casters but fares poorly in melee combat.

It allows for the use of weapon arts of the weapon in the main hand without the need to two-hand it, allowing players to keep their guard ready while also being ready to immediately go on the offensive as needed.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses Damage Reduction
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence FaithPhysical absorption Magic absorption Fire absorption Lightning absorption Dark absorptionDSIIIWStability
Pontiff Knight Shield 63 D 73.0 79.0 69.0 69.0 72.0 42
Pontiff Knight Shield +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 490 souls) 70 D 73.0 79.0 69.0 69.0 72.0 43
Pontiff Knight Shield +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 686 souls) 75 D 73.0 79.0 69.0 69.0 72.0 44
Pontiff Knight Shield +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 882 souls) 88 D 73.0 79.0 69.0 69.0 72.0 45
Pontiff Knight Shield +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1078 souls) 99 D 73.0 79.0 69.0 69.0 72.0 47
Pontiff Knight Shield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1470 souls) 110 D 73.0 79.0 69.0 69.0 72.0 48

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.

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