Shield Bash is a skill in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Without lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand.

Description[edit | edit source]

Skill most commonly found on greatshields. The player slams the lower part of their shield onto the ground and uses it to lunge forward with great force in an attempt to tackle their opponents.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Campaign[edit | edit source]

Useful against mobs and stronger enemies alike. Lets the player infiltrate an enemy's personal space, especially those who like to swing long weapons constantly. May also be used for knocking back groups of enemies, leaving them staggered or on the ground and ready to be finished.

Online gameplay[edit | edit source]

Useful for infiltrating an opponent's guard and for taking them off balance, as a character with their shield risen is usually expected to be defending only and not suddenly rushing forward.

Also very useful against blocking opponents, allowing to drain big chunks of stamina and possibly breaking their guard.

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