Black Knight Shield+5

physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg 85 icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg - stability_dark_souls.jpg 74
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg - durability_dark_souls 250
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg - weight_dark_souls 6
Requirements & Bonus
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16 -
Weapon Type Standard Shield
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No

"Shield of the Black Knights that wander Lordan. A flowing canal is chiseled deeply into its face."
"Long ago, the black knights faced the chaos demons, and were charred black, but their shields became highly resistant to fire."

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Hints and Tips:

  • The strongest fire resistance shield in the game. 
  • When maxed it has stability on par with most great shields while weighing only 6 units. The perfect Shield for those of any character type that desires the defenses of a great Shield with the weight of a medium Shield. 
  • Has the 3rd highest stability of the medium shields. 
  • Of it's class it is the heaviest medium shield in the game. 

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Black Knight Shield Upgrade Table

Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
To reach max, you need: 10000  souls and 10 twinkling_titanite_dark_souls Twinkling Titanite.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 34% for strength_dark_souls.jpgStrength to increase your AR.

  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Black Knight Shield 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 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 68 0 0 0 D - - - 100 25 95 65 62
Regular +1 (1xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 71 0 0 0 D - - - 100 25 95 65 64
Regular +2 (1xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 74 0 0 0 D - - - 100 25 95 65 66
Regular +3 (2xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 78 0 0 0 D - - - 100 25 95 65 69
Regular +4 (2xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 81 0 0 0 D - - - 100 25 95 65 71
Regular +5 (4xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 85 0 0 0 D - - - 100 25 95 65 74





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    • Anonymous

      can this be farmed from the respawning black knights at the end of the game? i killed every knight in the game and have killed those respawning ones, like 40 times and still no shield. . .and this is with 410% item drop rate.
      none of the drop rates quoted on this site seem accurate, because i get my loot far more rarely than this site says i should

      • Anonymous

        I usually gravitate towards the silver knight shield, but the black knight shield is excellent if you need extra fire resistance and can afford the weight. It has much more stability than the dragon crest shield. 40 endurance, and ROFAP should be sufficient for a fast roll if you use a light armor set e.g. pyromancer/tattered cloth set and have a fairly lightweight weapon (I prefer balder swag sword for dex builds). So for my needs and setup, this is the perfect shield when I need extra fire protection but don’t want to sacrifice much stability

        • Anonymous

          I wouldnt be blocking magic with a 40 magic sheild anyways so id prefer the extra fire resist over the sks

          • Anonymous

            This is a very good shield (especially if you drop it early from a black knight) but it's clearly not the best shield. The silver knight shield has a better stability when upgraded +5 and better magic defense for a lower weight. But regarding only fire defense it's the best shield indeed.

            • Anonymous

              This is arguably the best all round shield in the game. Not too heavy, unparalleled fire resistance and when fully upgraded, has a stability that rivals greatshields. Additionally, this shield can very easily parry, and if that wasn't enough, it's damn stylish.

              • Anonymous

                I was lucky enough to get this to drop on the Northern Undead Asylum Knight when I was getting the rusty Iron Ring prior to Blightown. Made a lot of people happy co-oping for the Quelaag fight, being able to tank just about everything she threw at me while the host and other phantom attacked from safety, including her AoE fire ability that would only take a tiny sliver of my health away when blocking.

                • Anonymous

                  This is my main shield in DS3. Now that I'm trying out DS1, I'm kinda ticked that it's a rare drop before the Kiln. I mean, I have the Dragon Crest, but I always love the BKS.

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