Crystal Ring Shield +5

physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg - icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg 150 stability_dark_souls.jpg 40
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg - durability_dark_souls 120
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg - weight_dark_souls 3.0
Requirements & Bonus
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10 -
Weapon Type Small Shield
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No

"Weapon born from the mystical creature of the Darkroot Garden, the Moonlight Butterfly.
Imbued with a powerful crystal power, like the butterfly created by Seath the Scaleless. Can emit crystal light rings."


How to Get / Where to Find the Crystal Ring Shield


  • Low stability, low damage deflection and can't parry, but has the highest magic resistance in the game, tied with Havel's Greatshield.
  • L2 or R2 Attack (depending on which hand holds the shield) sends out a vertical magic disc that strikes enemies at range.
  • The special attack uses 4 durability points and ignores the East Wood Grain Ring.
  • This shield can be repaired. Do not mistake this for crystal equipment. It has crystal in its name but it is NOT crystal equipment.

Crystal Ring Shield Upgrade Table

Upgrade cost: To reach max, you need: 25,000 souls and 10 demon_titanite_dark_souls_sDemon Titanite.


  Attack Values Parameter Bonuses Damage Reduction (%) Stability
Crystal Ring 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 0 100 0 0 - - - - 70 90 70 40 40
Regular +1 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 0 110 0 0 - - - - 70 90 70 40 40
Regular +2 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx1) 0 120 0 0 - - - - 70 90 70 40 40
Regular +3 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 0 130 0 0 - - - - 70 90 70 40 40
Regular +4 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx2) 0 140 0 0 - - - - 70 90 70 40 40
Regular +5 (demon_titanite_dark_souls_sx4) 0 150 0 0 - - - - 70 90 70 40 40




    • Anonymous

      24 Dec 2019 04:05  

      Even tho people already talked about the patch of the shield,here's my overall opinion on this shield. Back in the days in DS1,pre patch of this shield is absolute top tier. Capable of taking down bosses that are weak to magic and deals a crazy amount of damage (depending how powerful your weapon in your right hand is). It also takes the advantage to block magic attacks with ease having a magic reduction of 90%. However when fromsoft realized the shield is to powerful. So they patch this thing to hell. This really makes this shield a god to absolute butt cheeks(not a sexy kind of butt you see. A butt crack). The thing that makes this shield useless is how low the damage is. In times you,re trying interested stuff. But in other times you,re trying to get yourself killed by a boss who is resist to magic or was aggressive. If you want to get a magic based shield,use the crest shield.

      • Anonymous

        18 Sep 2019 03:03  

        I remember using this shield back in the days. Unfortunately it got patched. It used to be one of the best shields in the game but since that patch it's not horrible. Unless you block magic it doesn't got other uses. Ashamed.

        • Anonymous

          15 Jul 2019 17:34  

          I forgot this thing even existed. Back during those first few months before it got patched to hell, it would hit like a truck and trivialize most bosses. I can understand why they'd want to nerf it, but they basically made it useless, which is a shame because it's the only thing in the series, weapon or shield, that even has a move like that.

          • Anonymous

            24 Jun 2019 10:06  

            I think this should would be fine if it had better stability, but no worries really, you can just use repair spell and you should be good

            • Anonymous

              10 Feb 2019 04:47  

              Devs: Miyazaki we need to rebalance a couple of things and noticed this shield is a bit lacking what should we do? Miyazaki: leave it Devs: but why-- Miyazaki: for fashion Devs: but shouldn't it be at least usefu-Miyazaki: FASHION

              • Anonymous

                15 Oct 2018 00:41  

                Fashion souls, true end game. That shield, the crystal catalyst, moonlight greatsword and the channeller set.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Jun 2018 02:31  

                  Situational is a good word for it.
                  General shield? Nah
                  Magic shield? Yeeh
                  Practically free projectile on moderate range? Yeeeh
                  A potential middle finger in the faces of Dark Bead spammers when they unload on your shield and have Karmic Justice blow their faces off?
                  ...Yes, but don't let them know that.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jun 2018 22:30  

                    it is a shame the remaster didn't re-balance the shield by adding a smidgeon of stat scaling. a c in intelligence even would have made it stay relavent during later game/new game +'s. As it is, the shield is just good for a few bits of chip damage at a moderate range. Or maybe pulling enemies if you're careful.

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