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Varangian Shield

Varangian Shield.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
80
icon-wp_poisondef.png
60
icon-wp_magicdef.png
40
icon-wp_bleeddef.png
60
icon-wp_firedef.png
40 icon-wp_petrifydef.png 60
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
40 icon-wp_cursedef.png 60
icon-wp_darkdef.png
20 icon-durabilitiy 70
icon-wp_stability.png
40 icon_weight 3.0
Requirement & Bonus
icon-strength.png icon-dexterity.png icon-intelligence.png icon-faith.png
9
D
11
E
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Small Shields Strike / Parry
Enchantable:
Yes/No
No Special

Varangian Shield is a Small Shield in Dark Souls 2. Small 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.

 

 

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Varangian 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 52 - - - - D E - - - - 0
60
0
60
60 60 80 40 40 40 20 40
Regular +10 105 - - - - D E - - - - 0
70
0
70
70 70 85 55 55 55 40 48
Magic 32 40 - - - D E C - - - 0
57.7
0
57.7
57.7 57.7 77.7 58.3 37.7 37.7 17.7 40
Magic +10 66 80 - - - D E B - - - 0
68.2
0
68.2
68.2 68.2 83.2 68.7 53.2 53.2 38.2 48
Fire 32 - 40 - - D E - C - - 0
57.7
0
57.7
57.7 57.7 77.7 37.7 58.3 37.7 17.7 40
Fire +10 66 - 80 - - D E - B - - 0
68.2
0
68.2
68.2 68.2 83.2 53.2 68.7 53.2 38.2 48
Lightning 32 - - 40 - D E - - C - 0
57.7
0
57.7
57.7 57.7 77.7 37.7 37.7 58.3 17.7 40
Lightning +10 66 - - 80 - D E - - B - 0
68.2
0
68.2
68.2 68.2 83.2 53.2 53.2 68.7 38.2 48
Dark 32 - - - 40 D E - - - C 0
57.7
0
57.7
57.7 57.7 77.7 37.7 37.7 37.7 38.3 40
Dark +10 66 - - - 40 D E - - - B 0
68.2
0
68.2
68.2 68.2 83.2 53.2 53.2 53.2 53.7 48
Poison 32 - - - - D E - - - - 8
78.3
0
57.7
57.7 57.7 77.7 37.7 37.7 37.7 17.7 40
Poison +10 66 - - - - D E - - - - 16
83.7
0
68.2
68.2 68.2 83.2 53.2 53.2 53.2 38.2 48
Bleed 32 - - - - D E - - - - 0
57.7
8
78.3
57.7 57.7 77.7 37.7 37.7 37.7 17.7 40
Bleed +10 66 - - - - D E - - - - 0
68.2
16
83.7
68.2 68.2 83.2 53.2 53.2 53.2 38.2 48

 

 

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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