5 Best Shields In Dark Souls 3 To Help You Survive The Battle

There are More than 50 different weapons and items to take down your Opponent, but there are chances where a single blow past your guard can lead to your untimely demise. That is why we use the Shields to block the incoming damage and there are different types of Shields as well which need to match your Character Build and Strength. Thus, we have selected 5 finest Shields that will help you survive the biggest blows.

Best Shields In Dark Souls 3

Shields do weigh a decent amount but they have the best protection in the game as well. A character with High Strength can easily use all the 5 Greatshields regardless of what weight they carry. You can also check out our Dark Souls 3 Wiki Guide to know more about the game like Walkthrough, Collectibles Location and Best Weapons to use. So without any further ado, let's begin with the Best Shields in Dark Souls 3.

5 Best Shields In Dark Souls 3

Stone Greatshield

A mossy stone disc. Though terribly heavy, it can serve as a shield. The disc is a relic of ancient magic, and one can practically feel the power flowing through it. Without lowering your guard, strike the enemy with the shield to knock them back or stagger them. Works while equipped in either hand.

  • Skill: Shield Bash
  • Location: Dropped by Elder Ghru in the swamp in Farron Keep

Yhorm's Greatshield

Greatshield used long ago by Yhorm the Giant. Increases the user's poise. As a lord, Yhorm risked everything and fought unflinchingly as a one-man vanguard. Following the loss of the one he wished to protect, he forsook his shield.

  • Skill: Increase Poise by 45
  • Location: Transposed from the Soul of Yhorm the Giant

Greatshield of Glory

A great shield adorned with flowing patterns, a celebration of an ancient glory. Boasts the highest stability of such shields, but with reduced stamina regeneration speed. Perhaps it is the glory that begets such indolence. This Greatshield possesses the highest stability of any great shield in the game.

  • Skill: Shield Bash
  • Location: Dropped by a Mimic in the Profaned Capital

Ancient Dragon Greatshield

A wooden shield bearing the image of an ancient dragon. Very slowly regenerates HP. The painting is the result of an exquisite but painstaking technique. Lingering, undying traces of the ancient dragons can still be seen in their descendants, the man-serpents, though they have fallen far from grace. This is the lightest great shield in the game with the lowest STR requirement. This shield applies the same buff as the Sun Princess Ring, which regenerates 2 HP/s. 

  • Skill: Heals 2 HP/s
  • Location: Looted from a corpse in Archdragon peak(Just after the first bonfire)

Dragonslayer Greatshield

Melted iron shield that once formed part of the Dragonslayer Armour. The shield offers high protection to lightning, which the Dragonslayer commanded as his own, and its Skill has faint echoes of the Dragonslayer's own fighting style. If you use this shield for PvP then it can knock down the enemies and players with ease if you have enough FP.

  • Skills: Shield Bash
  • Location: Soul Transposition with Soul of Dragonslayer Armour

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