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Black Iron Greatshield +15

Stats
physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg 160 icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg 120(130) stability_dark_souls.jpg 22
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg 160(160) durability_dark_souls 150
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg 160(160) weight_dark_souls 16.0
Requirements & Bonus
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Weapon Type Greatshield
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No

*When infused with Magic: 120 physical dmg/130 magic dmg, with Fire: 160 physical dmg/160 Fire dmg, with Lightning: 160 physical dmg/160 Lightning dmg

"Greatshield of the might knight Tarkus"
"Built of special black iron and even heavier than Knight Berenike's tower shield. Especially resistant to fire attacks and effective for shield bashing."

Acquired from:

  • Found on Tarkus' corpse in the grand painting hall of Anor Londo along with his matching armor set. He's on the ground floor, huddled in a corner to the left of the painting.

Hints and Tips:

  • Liked the Tower Shield? This is pretty much the same thing with a fancy paintjob.
  • It's heavier (23 Str required for two-handed action), less durable and 1 point less stable, but it gains an extra +15% of fire resistance, making it the #2 fire protection shield in the game.
  • Upgrades exactly the same way and same price as the Tower Shield.
  • While listed above as a Greatshield, the in game UI actually lists it as a normal shield which is incorrect.

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Black Iron Greatshield Upgrade Table

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Overview table for all Upgrades at regular, max and threshold levels. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths in detail. Use this table to quickly compare performance

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Iron Greatshield physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 80 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Regular +5 100 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 74
Regular +10 124 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 79
Regular +14 146 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 83
Regular +15 160 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal 124 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal +4 146 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 88
Crystal +5 160 - - - D - - - - 100 40 90 50 88
Lightning 124 - - 124 - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning +4 146 - - 146 - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning +5 160 - - 160 - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Magic 75 81 - - E - D - - 100 40 90 50 71
Magic +5 93 100 - - E - D - - 100 44 90 50 71
Magic +9 109 118 - - E - D - - 100 47.2 90 50 71
Magic +10 120 130 - - E - D - - 100 48 90 50 71
Divine 67 82 - - E - D - 110 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +5 83 102 - - E - D - 110 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +9 98 120 - - E - D - 110 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +10 108 132 - - E - D - 110 100 40 90 50 71
Fire 100 - 100 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +5 124 - 124 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +9 146 - 146 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +10 160 - 160 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71

 

     

Regular Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish. 
Regular +6 requires a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Large Ember. Regular +11 requires a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Very Large Ember
Regular Reinforcement Scales 31% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 3,000 souls, 9 titanite shards to +5, 9 large titanite shards to +10, 7 titanite chunks to +14 and 1 titanite slab to +15

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Iron Greatshield physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Regular 80 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Regular +1 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 84 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Regular +2 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 88 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 72
Regular +3 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 92 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 73
Regular +4 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 96 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 73
Regular +5 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 100 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 74
Regular +6 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 104 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 76
Regular +7 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 109 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 77
Regular +8 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 114 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 78
Regular +9 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 119 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 78
Regular +10 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 124 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 79
Regular +11 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 129 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 80
Regular +12 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 135 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 81
Regular +13 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 140 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 82
Regular +14 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 146 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 83
Regular +15 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 160 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 85

 

Crystal Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Crystal Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon and to hand in the Crystal Ember.
Crystal Reinforcement reduces weapon Durability by 23, but increases base damage.  It scales 31% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength  to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 1000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Iron Greatshield physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Crystal (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 124 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 129 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 135 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 140 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 146 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 160 - - - D - - - - - 100 40 90 50 85

 

Lightning Upgrades are performed by the Giant Blacksmith at Anor Londo.
Lightning Upgrades require a regular +10 weapon, but no special Ember is required.
Lightning Reinforcement removes all scaling but adds Lightning Damage
To reach max, you need: 1000 souls, 8 titanite chunks to +4 and 1 titanite slab to +5

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Iron Greatshield physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Lightning (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 124 - - 124 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 129 - - 129 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 135 - - 135 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 140 - - 140 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 146 - - 146 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 160 - - 160 - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71

 

 

 

Magic Upgrades are performed by Rickert of Vinheim, found in New Londo Ruins. 
Magic Upgrade +1 requires a regular +5 weapon. Magic +6 requires a Magic +5 and to hand in the Large Magic Ember
Magic Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and an Intelligence bonus. The weapon can no longer be buffed with Magic Weapon. Scales 8% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 22% faith_dark_souls.jpg Intelligence to increase your AR. 
To reach max, you need: 2,000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards to +5, 7 Blue Titanite Chunks to +14 and 1 Blue Titanite Slab to +15

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Iron Greatshield physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Magic (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 90 97 - - E - D - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Magic +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 96 104 - - E - D - - - 100 40.8 90 50 71
Magic +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 102 110 - - E - D - - - 100 41.6 90 50 71
Magic +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 108 117 - - E - D - - - 100 42.4 90 50 71
Magic +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 114 123 - - E - D - - - 100 43.2 90 50 71
Magic +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 120 130 - - E - D - - - 100 44 90 50 71
Magic +6 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 125 136 - - E - D - - - 100 44.8 90 50 71
Magic +7 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 132 143 - - E - D - - - 100 45.6 90 50 71
Magic +8 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 138 149 - - E - D - - - 100 46.4 90 50 71
Magic +9 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 144 156 - - E - D - - - 100 47.2 90 50 71
Magic +10 (blue_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 150 162 - - E - D - - - 100 48 90 50 71

 

 

Divine Upgrades are performed by Andre of Astora at the Undead Parish. 
Divine Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon and to hand in the Divine Ember. Divine +6 upgrades require a Divine Weapon +5 and to hand in the Large Divine Ember
Divine Reinforcement adds Magic Damage and Faith scaling. Scales 10% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength and 25% faith_dark_souls.jpgFaith to increase your AR.
To reach max, you need: 2000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 White Titanite Chunks and 1 White Titanite Slab

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Iron Greatshield physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Divine (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 67 82 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 70 86 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 73 90 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 77 94 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 80 98 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 83 102 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +6 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 87 106 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +7 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 91 111 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +8 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 95 116 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +9 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 98 120 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71
Divine +10 (white_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 108 132 - - E - D - 110 - 100 40 90 50 71

 

 

 

Fire Upgrades are performed by Blacksmith Vamos in The Catacombs.
Fire Upgrades require a regular +5 weapon. Fire+6 requires a Fire+5 weapon and to hand in the Large Flame Ember.
Fire Reinforcement adds Fire Damage but removes all scaling bonuses from the weapon. 
 To reach max, you need: 2000 souls, 10 Green Titanite Shards, 7 Red Titanite Chunks and 1 Red Titanite Slab

 

  Attack Values Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Iron Greatshield physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg strength_dark_souls.jpg dexterity_dark_souls.jpg intelligence_dark_souls.jpg faith_dark_souls.jpg divine_dark_souls.jpg occult_dark_souls.jpg physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg stability_dark_souls.jpg
Fire (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 100 - 100 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 104 - 104 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 109 - 109 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 114 - 114 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 119 - 119 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 124 - 124 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +6 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 129 - 129 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +7 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 135 - 135 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +8 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 140 - 140 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +9 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 146 - 146 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71
Fire +10 (red_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 160 - 160 - - - - - - - 100 40 90 50 71

 

 

 

  




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