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For the Dark Souls variant, see Strong Magic Shield.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Great Magic Shield.

Strong Magic Shield is a sorcery in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Imbues off-hand shield with magic. Reinforce shield to absorb additional damage.
Certain members of the Melfian Magic Academy scoff at these types of magic. The purists, in particular, are disdainful of anything vaguely linked to sword fighting.



This sorcery can be cast on any shield to imbue it with Magic, similar to infusions. This grants the shield a 100% defense against all types of attacks (including Magic, physical and some status effects) when blocking, while increasing stability by 10% (this effect stacks with that of the Baneful Bird Ring). However, the effect is temporary and the duration of the spell is dependent on the Intelligence stat, up to 60 seconds at 27 Intelligence.

Attunement milestones[]

Like all other spells, the amount of casts per slot increases upon reaching certain Attunement milestones:

Attunement Level Amount of Casts
10 4
32 5
43 6
58 7
94 8
Cast LightChameleonCrystal Magic WeaponCrystal Soul SpearFall ControlFocus SoulsGreat Heavy Soul Arrow
Great Magic WeaponGreat Soul ArrowHeavy Homing Soul ArrowHeavy Soul ArrowHidden Weapon
Homing Crystal SoulmassHoming SoulmassHushMagic WeaponRepairShockwaveSoul Arrow
Soul BoltSoul GeyserSoul FlashSoul GreatswordSoul ShowerSoul Spear
Soul Spear BarrageSoul VortexStrong Magic ShieldUnleash MagicYearn