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For the Dark Souls variant, see Tower Shield.

The Tower Shield is a greatshield in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A metal greatshield. Very heavy, and requiring great strength to handle, but provides excellent defense.
One requires strength to handle a greatshield, but they are very stable. In battle, one fights using shield bash instead of parrying.


Found directly after the Old Dragonslayer boss fight. The Tower Shield is in one of the two chests in the area after the boss fight-arena, next to where Blue Sentinel Targray is standing.


Despite being one of the first greatshields encountered in the game, it is also one of the best. It is the third lightest greatshield in the game, but performs very well for its weight. When upgraded, it has the second highest Stability of any shield in-game, capped at 78 when at +10.


  • This shield can be seen being used by the Royal Guard in Drangleic Castle.
  • Based on their respective descriptions, it is likely that this greatshield and the Greatshield of Glory had their names and descriptions switched with each other at some point. This greatshield is used by the Royal Guards in Drangleic Castle, who are clad in Syan's Set, based on the armor Sir Syan donned to battle; which would make sense as the Greatshield of Glory's description speaks of him. Meanwhile, the Greatshield of Glory has a design that is a dead ringer for the shield of the Tower Knight from Demon's Souls.


Reinforced with Titanite.

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