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

The Target Shield is a small shield in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Small metal shield with protrusions.
Small shields are very light and easy to use, but are not very stable when attacked.
The protrusions on the center of the shield are designed to brush attacks aside and make parrying easier.


The Target shield can be found on the basement level of The Lost Bastille in a chest, behind a hidden door in the Ruin Sentinels boss room.


The Target Shield is essentially a more stable, and stronger, version of the Buckler, while requiring more Strength and less Dexterity, but weighing 0.5 units more. Much like the Buckler, it is designed to be used as a parrying tool against enemy attacks, instead of a shield to rely on keeping one safe from harm.

When fully-upgraded, the Target Shield has the same base damage (when used as a strike weapon) and scaling as a fully-upgraded Buckler, but with more stability and physical damage reduction.

It upgrades with regular titanite, up to +10.

Small Shields
Benhart's ParmaBucklerCleric's ParmaCleric's Small ShieldCrimson Parma
Cursed Bone ShieldFoot Soldier ShieldGolden Falcon ShieldIron Parma
Llewellyn ShieldMagic ShieldManikin ShieldPhoenix ParmaSanctum ShieldSlumbering Dragon ShieldSmall Leather ShieldSunlight ParmaTarget ShieldTransgressor's Leather ShieldVarangian ShieldWatcher's Shield