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 Yes

"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


  • Has the highest magic resistance in the game, tied with Havel's Greatshield.
  • Special: 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




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    • Anonymous

      01 Apr 2021 19:24  

      Wow, a small shield with no parry... Honestly a parrying tool that doubled as a magic null would be sick, but they just had to ruin it.

      • Anonymous

        14 Oct 2020 05:31  

        Bad shield? Yes. But it's not completely useless. It has the highest Magic reduction stat, on tie with Havel's Greatshield but without its parameter requirement.

        • Anonymous

          08 Sep 2020 08:49  

          Why are people talking badly about this shield? At least in PVE against Four Kings, Nito, Moonlight Butterfly and Demon Firesage is very useful against magic attacks.

          • 29 Jun 2020 04:01  

            This shield is really awful. The damage is bad, the blocking is bad, and you have to use the Moonlight Butterfly soul to even get it. If you want a high magic resist shield, use the Crest Shield.

            • Anonymous

              23 Dec 2019 22:05  

              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

                17 Sep 2019 21:03  

                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 11:34  

                  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 04:06  

                    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

                      09 Feb 2019 22:47  

                      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

                        14 Oct 2018 18:41  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Jun 2018 20:31  

                          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 16:30  

                            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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