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For other games, see Small Shields and Small Shields (Dark Souls II).

Small Shields are a type of shield in Dark Souls III.

Small shields are characterized by their light weight, minimal stat requirements, and modest resistances. They generally have poor stability and struggle to protect their wielders from any damage that they do block. However, they make up for this by facilitating ease of parrying, and in fact a subset of small shields known as Parrying Shields have the fewest startup frames for initiating parries, allowing the wielder to easily deflect attacks on reaction, rather than prediction.

Because of their poor defensive capabilities, most small shields do not greatly benefit from upgrading. However, a select few are the exception to this rule due to either built-in offensive capabilities, or unusually high defensive capabilities.

Small Shields[]

Small Shields Attack Values Aux. Information Required Attributes Dura / Wt
Damage Reduction (%) Attribute Bonus
Physical ATK Magic ATK Fire ATK Lightning ATK Dark ATK Bleed Effect Poison Effect Frost Effect Critical Damage Stability Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Physical reduction Magic reduction Fire reduction Lightning reduction Dark reduction
Buckler (DSIII)
Buckler
67 100 33 7 13 30 1.5
49.0 35.0 30.0 11.0 28.0 E
Target Shield (DSIII)
Target Shield
69 100 36 8 11 40 2.0
61.0 36.0 31.0 12.0 29.0 E
Small Leather Shield (DSIII)
Small Leather Shield
70 100 35 7 55 2.0
42.0 42.0 50.0 38.0 35.0 E
Leather Shield (DSIII)
Leather Shield
69 100 36 7 55 1.5
52.0 38.0 40.0 42.0 32.0 E
Crimson Parma (DSIII)
Crimson Parma
69 100 39 7 55 1.5
52.0 63.0 40.0 36.0 39.0 E
Red and White Shield
Red and White Round Shield
69 100 39 10 55 1.5
52.0 58.0 46.0 36.0 32.0 E
Caduceus Round Shield (DSIII)
Caduceus Round Shield
69 100 39 10 55 1.5
52.0 63.0 46.0 36.0 25.0 E
Elkhorn Round Shield
Elkhorn Round Shield
69 100 39 8 55 1.5
59.0 63.0 33.0 36.0 25.0 E
Warrior's Round Shield (DSIII)
Warrior's Round Shield
74 100 41 10 55 1.5
62.0 68.0 45.0 46.0 36.0 E
Plank Shield (DSIII)
Plank Shield
53 100 34 8 40 1.0
41.0 24.0 27.0 23.0 25.0 E
Ghru Rotshield
Ghru Rotshield
78 36 100 44 5 55 1.5
62.0 43.0 39.0 34.0 37.0 E
Iron Round Shield (DSIII)
Iron Round Shield
71 100 47 5 55 2.0
67.0 44.0 38.0 19.0 36.0 E
Hawkwood's Shield
Hawkwood's Shield
72 100 41 5 60 2.0
56.0 35.0 58.0 45.0 55.0 E
Llewellyn Shield (DSIII)
Llewellyn Shield
76 100 45 12 70 3.0
68.0 69.0 63.0 44.0 61.0 D
Eastern Iron Shield
Eastern Iron Shield
81 100 48 8 100 3.0
85.0 40.0 41.0 22.0 39.0 D
Golden Falcon Shield (DSIII)
Golden Falcon Shield
74 100 48 10 85 2.5
59.0 45.0 39.0 20.0 37.0 D
Sacred Bloom Shield
Sacred Bloom Shield
82 100 38 10 85 1.5
54.0 81.0 49.0 44.0 47.0 D
Dragonhead Shield
Dragonhead Shield
(TRC)
116 12 100 40 12 11 12 85 4.5
70.0 65.0 90.0 35.0 55.0 D E E
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