Watchdragon Parma

Watchdragon%20Parma
icon wp physicaldef
90
icon wp poisondef
40
icon wp magicdef
75
icon wp bleeddef
40
icon wp firedef
75 icon wp petrifydef 85
icon wp lightningdef
60 icon wp cursedef 85
icon wp darkdef
60 icon durabilitiy 60
icon wp stability
50 icon weight 4.5
Requirement & Bonus
icon strength icon dexterity icon intelligence icon faith
10
D
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Standard Shields Strike / Parry
Enchantable:
Yes/No
No Special

Watchdragon Parma is a Standard Shield in Dark Souls 2. 

 

"A shield decorated by intertwined dragons.

The black and white contrast depicts the
ebb and flow of the fate of all things living.
and the serpentine dragons that watch over
the march of time.

The bearer of this shield will be blessed
by great fortune in battle."

 

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:

  • Found in Dragon Shrine, after defeating Dragonfang Villard, it will be in a chest to the right of the Petrified Egg.
  • Acquired after killing the Dragon in Heide's Tower of Flame (SotFS).

 

Hints and Tips:

  • A balanced shield with moderate physical, magic and fire defense.
  • Low strength requirement, and no dexterity requirement, making it useful for pure strength build.
  • Increases item discovery calculation by 50 points in addition to base 150 when equipped (after patch 1.10).

 

Notes:

  • This is one of the selected by From and Namco Bandai.
  • The design on the shield represents Darkstalker Kaathe and Kingseeker Frampt.
  • Reinforced with normal Titanite.

 

YouTube relevant videos:

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Required in Build:

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In-game appearance:

 

Watchdragon Parma Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus
Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects& Damage Reduction%
Damage Reduction (%) Other
Name
icon wp physicalAttack
icon wp magdmg
icon wp firedmg
icon wp lightningdmg
icon darkbonus
icon strengthscale green
icon dexscale green
icon magicbonus green
icon firebonus green
icon lgtngbonus green
icon darkbonus green
icon wp poisonbld
icon wp poisondef
icon wp bleed
icon wp bleeddef
icon wp petrifydef icon wp cursedef
icon wp physicaldef
icon wp magicdef
icon wp firedef
icon wp lightningdef
icon wp darkdef
icon wp stability
Regular 105 - - - - D - - - - - 0
40
0
40
85 85 90 75 75 60 60 50
Regular +10 210 - - - - C - - - - - 0
55
0
55
88.7 88.7 92.5 81.2 81.2 70 70 58
Magic 102 44 - - - D - C - - - 0
38.7
0
38.7
83.7 83.7 88.7 85 73.7 58.7 58.7 50
Magic +10 205 88 - - - D - B - - - 0
54
0
54
87.8 87.8 91.5 88.7 80.3 69 69 58
Fire 102 - 44 - - D - - C - - 0
38.7
0
38.7
83.7 83.7 88.7 73.7 85 58.7 58.7 50
Fire +10 205 - 88 - - D - - B - - 0
54
0
54
87.8 87.8 91.5 88.7 80.3 69 69 58
Lightning 102 - - 44 - D - - - C - 0
38.7
0
38.7
83.7 83.7 88.7 73.7 73.7 70 58.7 50
Lightning +10 205 - - 88 - D - - - B - 0
54
0
54
87.8 87.8 91.5 80.3 80.3 77.5 69 58
Dark 102 - - - 44 D - - - - C 0
38.7
0
38.7
83.7 83.7 88.7 73.7 73.7 58.7 70 50
Dark +10 205 - - - 88 D - - - - B 0
54
0
54
87.8 87.8 91.5 80.3 80.3 69 77.5 58
Poison 102 - - - - D - - - - - 8
50
0
38.7
83.7 83.7 88.7 73.7 73.7 58.7 58.7 50
Poison +10 205 - - - - D - - - - - 17
62.5
0
54
87.8 87.8 91.5 80.3 80.3 69 69 58
Bleed 102 - - - - D - - - - - 0
38.7
8
50
83.7 83.7 88.7 73.7 73.7 58.7 58.7 50
Bleed +10 205 - - - - D - - - - - 0
54
17
62.5
87.8 87.8 91.5 80.3 80.3 69 69 58

 

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

      Probably one of the best medium shields, good overall protection stats against most forms of damage and status effects and the stability is not bad at all and pretty good provided you don't rely on blocking everything too much (although that applies to literally every single shield in the game), and it has a pretty decent parry too, it's not heavy at all with very reasonable weight and it provides a nice item discovery buff while you have it equipped making it suitable for both people who like actively using shields and people who two-hand big weapons most of the time and don't use blocks that much and even if you don't use the shield itself at all it's a good item/armor/weapon drop farming tool, and it's also very fashionable-looking too, overall one of my favorite shields in the game

      • Anonymous

        What on earth does this mean:

        "This is one of the selected by From and Namco Bandai."

        Why is this Wiki such a mess compared to DS1/3 and ER?

        • Anonymous

          Do I have to keep it "visible" for the extra drop chance to work or I can just equip it and keep something else on my left hand?

          • Used it all throughout Ng since it's a pretty good at everything and you also get extra item drops to boot. Will probably switch to a different shield in Ng+ tho cause I already got all the items I wanted and now extra stuff will just be clutter.

            • Anonymous

              The Drakekeeper and Defender shields are better statistically, but both are heavier, end-game shields without item discovery boost.
              For those reasons, I'm gonna say this beauty is the best of all medium shields. Looks damn pretty, too.

              • Anonymous

                Question- If you cast homing soul mass then equip 2 of these parmas, will the item discovery rate increase of BOTH Parmas be applied when you kill an enemy?

                • Anonymous

                  This shield also increases the frequency of the engraved gauntlets special effect. Have tested multiple times, and definitely get more critical hits when I'm using the watchdragon Parma and the engraved gauntlets vs just using the gauntlets themselves.

                  • Anonymous

                    I just beat the dragon and some heide knight knocked me off the ledge before i could grab the shield. I guess i have to wait till ng+

                    • Anonymous

                      this website has more ads than there are grains of sand on a beach
                      trying to read some simple text stats but 6 videos playing simultaneously crashes my f*cking laptop
                      ffs

                      • Anonymous

                        This thing is crazy. Can carry you from Sl~15 after somehow killing the wyvern and it'll take you to, in my experience, at least Sl150+ through all DLCs

                        • Anonymous

                          This is my favorite shield so far at SL160. 90% physical is pretty good. The high well-rounded elemental defenses are worth it. The item discovery is great, your drop rates in practice will be almost as good as Jester's Hat + Watchdragon Parma + Rusted Coin. Let's say normal drop is ~20% kills of a specific enemy, I would get ~35% with this shield, and ~45% with stacking item discovery items.

                          You can get this pretty early in the game in SOTFS, just get to Heide's Tower of Flame straight from Pursuer fight, struggle a bit with the knights (use a strike weapon like ~Mace+5), lure the big-a$$ dragon closer to the middle of the platform and kill with a bow from down the stairs. Dragon can be poisoned if you're impatient. There ya go use this awesome shield for the other half of the game and upgrade it primarily for more shield poise and physical defense.

                          • Anonymous

                            DO NOT SNIPE the red dragon when he is standing on the ledge
                            down him to a last shot, let him do an attack, he goes back to the middle
                            then shoot him the last time

                            • Anonymous

                              I expected it to be really statistically bad given its purpose as a loot item, but it's probably one of the best rounded medium shields. Perfect for playing semi-defensive without relying on turtling

                              • Anonymous

                                This shield was damn amazing for my mage, i dont even care that it doesn't reduce %100 physical damage, it has worked wonders for me

                                • Anonymous

                                  I didn't received it from the chest, I don't have it in the inventory...wtf... Did anyone else got it from the chest?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Sniping at the dragon made the shield drop into the ocean for me, and it doesn't show up in the Dragon Shrine chest in SotFS.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Great for both fashion souls to have on your back with a big 2 hander eg. Dragons tooth, while also making enemies drop items more often. This buff will appear as a symbol below the stamina bar

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