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For the Dark Souls variant, see Wooden Shield.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Wooden Shield (Dark Souls II).

The Wooden Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A vertically elongated wooden shield decorated with a white dragon.
Wooden shields are light, manageable, and offer relatively high magic absorption.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit.



In terms of protection, the Round Shield or Large Leather Shield are superior in almost all regards, and all 3 shields share the same Strength requirement and are able to parry. However, the Wooden Shield is notably more stable and 1 unit of weight lighter.

Regardless, this is not a shield to adequately defend one's self from all manner of attacks throughout their playthrough, and should be replaced immediately when able.


  • The Wooden Shield has made an appearance in each Dark Souls game to date, and though the appearance was altered in Dark Souls II to have a lion painted on the front, the version in Dark Souls III uses a higher-quality model of the original Dark Souls design.


Reinforced with Titanite.

Medium Shields
Black Knight ShieldBlue Wooden ShieldCarthus ShieldCrest ShieldDragon Crest Shield
East-West ShieldGolden Wing Crest ShieldGrass Crest ShieldKite ShieldKnight Shield
Large Leather ShieldLothric Knight ShieldPierce ShieldPontiff Knight ShieldPorcine Shield
Round ShieldShield of WantSilver Eagle Kite ShieldSilver Knight ShieldSpider Shield
Spiked ShieldSpirit Tree Crest ShieldStone ParmaSunlight ShieldSunset Shield
Wargod Wooden ShieldWooden Shield
Ashes of Ariandel
Ethereal Oak ShieldFollower Shield