Anonymous. If you want the shield with the highest stability, then the moaning shield which you get from killing the Carim knight has it at 82 when reinforced to +5. pozertron 4 years ago #4. Especially in PVP. The faster you recover, The longer you live The grass crest shield is worth it, I agree, but the stamina ring I doubt it. Passive FP regen, has good stability and you can get parries off as well. Its blocks are poor, so the stability is mostly there to be used to block as a last resort, or to avoid losing as much stamina on a partial parry. It's useful sure, but it's not too great if you're actually planning on using it to block stuff. It's hard to imagine picking any other shield for PvE or PvP unless I was doing some kind of greatshield build—or I might pick a weapon skill shield if I was using the Farron Greatsword. It's a shame, because there are so many great-looking shields in this game, and I feel like I'm stuck using the same one for every character I make. For Standard Shields: these are the most balanced shields. It's far from overpowered. Weight, stat requirements, if it's being used as a weapon, what damage type you're trying to block, if it can parry(and how well it does)/be used for weapon art, etc. Best shield for multiple builds and play throughs. Old medium metal shield of unknown origin. The heaviest in the category by a significant margin, it boasts one of the highest stability's in the class, and the highest overall blocks, it's lowest being 82%. The Lothric Knight Shield is heavier and blocks lightning slightly better, with better stability than the Silver Knight Shield (but less than the Black Knight). Skill: Parry Repel an attack at … Effect: increases stamina recovery by 15. All those shields sound good, especially the moaning shield. Great Shields: the heaviest shields, they boast far superior stability to most other shields, the only ones that come close are the Lothric Knight and Black Knight shields. It is a standard shield that give you bonus stamina regeneration. And blocking is definitely good in Dark Souls III. Iron Round Shield - my personal favorite, a lightweight small shield with the highest stability in the class, with good parry frames (though not as much as the Target Shield). It has high stability, fairly good blocks across the board and 100% physical block. Blossom Kite Shield is a Standard Shield in Dark Souls 2. I don't know the application in pvp, but is that worth only 68 stability? Dragonslayer great shield is pretty awesome...but no shield and 2 handing your enemies is the best shield. You definitely helped! A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Crest Shield is a Shield in Dark Souls 3. But because blocking isn't all that great in DS3 I can't imagine picking a shield for the defensive stats—which means the buff makes GCS more useful than just about any other shield. Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:50 pm. Using it takes up a ring spot and there are other rings that are better. If you must use one, Grass for better regen, or the Knight Kite Shield(the one with 100% block and low reqs). High poise Dex builds who can parry well are the best at solo PVP. Works while equipped in either hand. Individual frames matter. The buff is amazing, 89% physical absorb is pretty good, the stability is average, and it's not very heavy. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The shield can be looted from a corpse lying beside a tree near the first Great Crab. But there's many other roles that other shields fit better. Black night shield is very strong and quite lightweight. Good luck out there, and don't you dare go hollow! This allows a riposte, a free attack by the player for a high amount of damage. Skill: Parry Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Grass Crest Shield really is the only shield you ever need unless you're really worried about defense, in which case you can get Black Knight Shield. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, too "bad" for any invasions above SL60 lmao. User Info: pozertron. That way when you don't have great magic shield you still have super high stability, and when you apply great magic shield you'll absorb 100% of all damage and you won't lose any stamina while being hit. Press J to jump to the feed. Both have 100% physical block, the Dragon Crest is a little better at blocking fire, but has lower stability than the Black Knight. Don't buy into this, please. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I want to make a tanky build around whatever shield is the best to hide behind. Seriously though, unless you build specifically for it, shields are kinda dog s***. Thanks. The grass crest is lightly imbued with magic. just like ds1. It's easy to get, it's light, has balance stats across the board and it gives you stamina regen boost. You could use great magic shield on something like the curse ward greatshield or greatshield of glory and upgrade them for more stability. silver knight shield- highest in-class stability, decent defenses balder shield- 1 stability less than silver knight shield and weighs less than the silver knight shield. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. For blocking lightning - the Spirit Tree Crest Shield and Lothric Knight Shield are your two options. none. Effect. These hex IDs are up-to-date for the latest version of Dark Souls 3 on Steam (PC / Mac). For blocking Dark - the Crest Shield is your best bet here, having the best Dark block of any shield. Acquired from: Drops from Oscar of Astora. The buff is amazing, 89% physical absorb is pretty good, the stability is average, and it's not very heavy. Does anyone know why this isn't considered one of the "blue enchanted shields" like the Golden Wing Crest Shield and the Spirit Tree Crest Shield? Black Knight Shield is the best weight to stability ratio. The grass crest shield is absolutely top tier. I hope this was a comprehensive (and exhaustive) lost of shields. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. For blocking Magic - the Golden Wing Crest Shield is generally your best option, and it also has a spell parry, so it can deflect spells if that's something you're interested in. Black Iron Greatshield - boats the best fire block in the game, with a fire infusion blocking 99.6% of fire damage. It's passive effect does not stack with Chloranthy ring. Tied for 3rd place with several greatshields, but it's by far the most practical anti-magic shield you can have. Grass crest shield isn't a small parry shield and it's not a greatshield either, it's a good medium shield, though. IT would be silly not to use the grass crest shield. Edit:I can't believe I neglected to mention the Grass Crest Shield. A knight's shield engraved with a crest. I use a Lothric knight shield infused with a simple gem. PvE. Ethereal Oak Shield is super light and gives regen + 100% physical block. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. "Best" is subjective. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. Edit: as an alternative, consider the Door Shields from the Ringed City DLC. Found in the Road of Sacrifices, near the Crucifixion Woods bonfire. (Guaranteed - Northern Undead Asylum Revisit) Hints and Tips: A pretty okay kite shield with low requirements and very high magic resistance. Ancient Dragon Greatshield - only noteworthy for being the lightest greatshield and giving 2 hp regen per second. Shielders are basically free kills. It is a standard shield that give you bonus stamina regeneration. The strength tanks are taking over because this is easy.