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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Spider Shield (Dark Souls III).

The Spider Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Shield of the savage mountain bandits. Uniquely-shaped with a large black spider etched upon it.
Has resistance to poison.

Availability[]

Characteristics[]

The Spider Shield has medium deflection and normal parry speed. As the shield blocks 100% of poison and toxic build-up, it is useful for getting through Blighttown more safely, while also saving Purple Moss Clumps and Blooming Purple Moss Clumps in the process.

For general use, the Spider Shield provides slightly different elemental resistances, and similar stability, to more common shields like the Tower Kite Shield and Crest Shield. Beyond Blighttown, poison and toxic build-up becomes less common, which reduces the usefulness of the shield's biggest strength when compared to other shields.

Resistance Defense[]

Along with Physical and Elemental damage reduction, weapons also have hidden stats that reduce the amount of status build-up while blocking.

Resistance Reduction
Bleed 70%
Poison 100%
Toxic 100%
Curse 40%

Moveset[]

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Diagonal swing to the left.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Strong horizontal swings alternating from left to right. Some starting lag.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Holds shield up and runs forward, then slams it down at the end. Additional inputs yield a horizontal swing.*
Jump Attack Slams shield into the ground.
Running Attack Holds shield up and runs forward, then swings open at the end.*
Rolling Attack Downward swing.
Kick Push away with the shield.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Parry.

*While shield is up the player is actively blocking

Upgrades[]

Requires: Standard Spider Shield, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Standard Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Spider Shield 62 D 100 30 72 48 56
Spider Shield +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 65 D 100 30 72 48 57
Spider Shield +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 68 D 100 30 72 48 58
Spider Shield +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 71 D 100 30 72 48 59
Spider Shield +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 74 D 100 30 72 48 60
Spider Shield +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 77 D 100 30 72 48 61
Spider Shield +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 81 D 100 30 72 48 62
Spider Shield +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 84 D 100 30 72 48 63
Spider Shield +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 88 D 100 30 72 48 64
Spider Shield +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 92 D 100 30 72 48 66
Spider Shield +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 96 D 100 30 72 48 67
Spider Shield +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 100 D 100 30 72 48 67
Spider Shield +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 104 D 100 30 72 48 68
Spider Shield +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 109 D 100 30 72 48 68
Spider Shield +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 113 D 100 30 72 48 69
Spider Shield +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 124 D 100 30 72 48 70

Requires: Standard Spider Shield +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Crystal Spider Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
96 D 100 30 72 48 70
Crystal Spider Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
100 D 100 30 72 48 70
Crystal Spider Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
104 D 100 30 72 48 71
Crystal Spider Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
109 D 100 30 72 48 71
Crystal Spider Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
113 D 100 30 72 48 72
Crystal Spider Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
124 D 100 30 72 48 72

Requires: Standard Spider Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Magic Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Magic Spider Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
58 62 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
61 65 E D 100 30.6 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
64 68 E D 100 31.2 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
67 71 E D 100 31.8 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
70 74 E D 100 32.4 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
72 77 E D 100 33 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
76 81 E D 100 33.6 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
79 84 E D 100 34.2 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
82 88 E D 100 34.8 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
86 91 E D 100 35.4 72 48 56
Magic Spider Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
94 100 E D 100 36 72 48 56

Requires: Standard Spider Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Divine Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Divine Spider Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
52 63 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
55 66 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
57 69 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
60 72 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
62 75 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
65 79 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
68 82 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
70 86 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
73 89 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
76 93 E D 100 30 72 48 56
Divine Spider Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
84 102 E D 100 30 72 48 56

Requires: Standard Spider Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Fire Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Fire Spider Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
62 62 100 30 72 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
64 64 100 30 73.4 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
66 66 100 30 74.9 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
69 69 100 30 76.3 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
71 71 100 30 77.8 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
74 74 100 30 79.2 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
78 78 100 30 80.6 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
83 83 100 30 82.1 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
87 87 100 30 83.5 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
91 91 100 30 85 48 56
Fire Spider Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
96 96 100 30 86.4 48 56
The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Standard Spider Shield +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
Lightning Spider Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
74 74 100 30 60 53.8 56
Lightning Spider Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
79 79 100 30 60 54.7 56
Lightning Spider Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
84 84 100 30 60 55.2 56
Lightning Spider Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
89 89 100 30 60 55.7 56
Lightning Spider Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
94 94 100 30 60 56.6 56
Lightning Spider Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
99 99 100 30 60 57.6 56
The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Trivia[]

The spider emblem has ten legs, rather than the eight of a real life spider.

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