Defender's Shield

Defender's Shield.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
100
icon-wp_poisondef.png
40
icon-wp_magicdef.png
70
icon-wp_bleeddef.png
40
icon-wp_firedef.png
60 icon-wp_petrifydef.png 40
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
65 icon-wp_cursedef.png 40
icon-wp_darkdef.png
50 icon-durabilitiy 70
icon-wp_stability.png
60 icon_weight 5.0
Requirement & Bonus
icon-strength.png icon-dexterity.png icon-intelligence.png icon-faith.png
15
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Standard Shields Strike / Parry
Enchantable:
Yes/No
No Special

Defender's Shield is a Standard Shield in Dark Souls 2. Standard Shields can be used not only to block an enemy but to parry their attack as well. This allows a riposte, a free attack by the player for a high amount of damage. Enemy attacks can be interrupted with a parry (pressing the Strong Attack button for the shield) and requires practice to learn the timing.

 

Acquired From

 

Hints and Tips:

  • One of the best Medium Shields in the game, it has high stability and 100% physical block along with good elemental defenses. However, it can only be acquired around the very end of the game.
  • Upgraded with: Petrified Dragon Bone

 

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In-game appearance:
defender.png

 

Defender's Shield Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus
Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects& Damage Reduction%
Damage Reduction (%) Other
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-wp_magdmg.png
icon-wp_firedmg.png
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
icon-darkbonus.png
icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexscale_green.png
icon-magicbonus_green.png
icon-firebonus_green.png
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
icon-darkbonus_green.png
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
icon-wp_poisondef.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_bleeddef.png
icon-wp_petrifydef.png icon-wp_cursedef.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
icon-wp_stability.png
Regular 36 74 - - - D D C - - - 0
40
0
40
40 40 100.0 70.0 60.0 65.0 50.0 60
Regular +5 90 110 - - - D D C - - - 0
47.5
0
47.5
47.5 47.5 100.0 73.7 65.0 69.3 56.2 65
Magic 22 86 - - - D D C - - - 0
38.7
0
38.7
38.7 38.7 98.7 68.7 70 63.7 48.7 60
Magic +5 56 128 - - - D D C - - - 0
46.4
0
46.4
46.4 46.4 98.9 72.6 73.7 68.2 55.1 65
Fire 27 56 19 - - D D C C - - 0
38.7
0
38.7
38.7 38.7 98.7 68.7 70 63.7 48.7 60
Fire +5 68 84 29 - - D D C C - - 0
46.4
0
46.4
46.4 46.4 98.9 72.6 73.7 68.2 55.1 65
Lightning 25 53 - 26 - D D C - C - 0
38.3
0
38.3
38.3 38.3 98.3 68.3 58.3 78.3 48.3 60
Lightning +5 64 79 - 39 - D D C - C - 0
46
0
46
46 46 98.5 72.2 63.5 81 54.7 65
Dark 27 56 - - 19 D D C - - C 0
38.7
0
38.7
38.7 38.7 98.7 68.7 58.7 63.7 60 60
Dark +5 68 84 - - 29 D D C - - C 0
46.4
0
46.4
46.4 46.4 98.9 72.6 63.9 68.2 65 65
Poison 31 64 - - - D D C - - - 4
58.3
0
37.7
37.7 37.7 97.7 67.7 57.7 62.7 47.7 60
Poison +5 78 95 - - - D D B - - - 11
63.5
0
45.4
45.4 45.4 97.9 71.7 62.9 67.3 54.2 65
Bleed 31 64 - - - D D C - - - 0
37.7
4
58.3
37.7 37.7 97.7 67.7 57.7 62.7 47.7 60
Bleed +5 78 95 - - - D D B - - - 0
45.4
11
63.5
45.4 45.4 97.9 71.7 62.9 67.3 54.2 65

 

Table Key

Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths. You can see the Stats page for detailed explanations on what they do.

 

Requirements/
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
Strength
icon-wp_physicalattack.png
Physical
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
Physical
icon-wp_bleed.png
Bleeding
icon-durabilitiy.png
Durability
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Dexterity
icon-wp_magdmg.png
Magic
icon-wp_magicdef.png
Magic
icon-wp_poisondef.png
Poison
icon_weight.png
Weight
icon-intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon-wp_firedmg.png
Fire
icon-wp_firedef.png
Fire
icon-wp_petrifydef.png
Petrify
 
icon-faith.png
Faith
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
Lightning
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
Lightning
icon-wp_cursedef.png
Curse
 
icon-magicbonus_green.png
Magic Bonus
icon-wp_counterstrength.png
Counter Strength
icon-wp_stability.png
Stability
   
icon-firebonus_green.png
Fire Bonus
icon-wp_poiseDamage.png
Poise Damage
     
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
Lighting Bonus
icon-wp_castSpeed.png
Cast Speed
     
icon-darkbonus_green.png
Dark Bonus
icon-wp_range.png
Range
     

 

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)




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    • Anonymous

      Honestly, one of the best and easily the most flexible shield in the game. Can be used on basically any build, can parry, has really good stability and excellent absorption stats. Maybe not the best for super tanky builds that would probably prefer Havel, but I'd assume it optimal for anything else.

      • What a beautiful shield. Its a little bit dark so you most likely wont see the patterns at all times but other than that, its very, very usable. If you like shields and are looking for a good shield, this might be a answer. Sure, there might exist lighter shields with similar properties but If you want an easy Game, then you may want to play another game :)

        9/10, very good and good looking shield

        • Anonymous

          This shield can be obtained before the end of the game. You can fight the defenders as soon as you are in drangleic castle and open the fight with the kings ring. Nashandra and aldia won't be unlocked after but it's still a valid point if you want the shield earlier.

          • Anonymous

            No comments here before mine? Wow. Well here I am. Not a bad shield but a pitch black shield is not really my style. I prefer shiny metal shields like the Drangleic Shield. Just my two cents on this shield.

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