Dragon Crest Shield+5

physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg 77 icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg - stability_dark_souls.jpg 66
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg - durability_dark_souls 300
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg - weight_dark_souls 3
Requirements & Bonus
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10 -
Weapon Type Standard Shield
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No

"Shield of a nameless knight, likely a high-ranked knight of Astora."

"One of the enchanted blue shields. The dragon crest shield greatly reduces fire damage."


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Hints and Tips:

  • A boon for low-level Master Key havers, otherwise only available after a grueling trip through Blighttown, or by taking the elevator from the bonfire in Darkroot Basin.
  • The Undead Dragon guarding the items can be easily dispatched at range using spells, miracles, or even a bow, if you have enough arrows and patience.
  • Don't forget to grab the Astora's Straight Sword  sitting right next to it.
  • The choice fire protection shield for most, weighing only 3 units and having 66 stability at max it is a great overall Shield for all purposes. 


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Dragon Crest 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
Dragon Crest 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 62 - - - D - - - 100 20 85 45 55
Regular +1 (1xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 65 - - - D - - - 100 20 85 45 57
Regular +2 (1xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 68 - - - D - - - 100 20 85 45 59
Regular +3 (2xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 71 - - - D - - - 100 20 85 45 61
Regular +4 (2xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 74 - - - D - - - 100 20 85 45 63
Regular +5 (4xtwinkling_titanite_dark_souls) 77 - - - D - - - 100 20 85 45 66






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    • Anonymous

      1. You dont need to try that hard in DS1
      2. This is the best looking medium shield, maybe the best looking in the whole game and is good overall with 66 stability and high fire resistance. This might be the best shield in the game in the end.

      • The dragon crest shield is a pretty underrating shield. It does boast some of the most impressive fire reduction in the game while having decent lightning. It's also pretty light for a fire shield. However, it finds itself outclassed by another fire shield, the black Knight shield. The black Knight shield is more stable, has more fire and it has more stats overall. The only thing that the dragon crest shield set this apart from it's competition is it's weight and it's slightly easy to get.

        • Anonymous

          If accessing Blight Town through the Valley of Drakes, you can pick it up for the Queelag fight and subsequent Demon Ruins and Lost Isalith which can be very handy due to its high fire blocking.

          • Anonymous

            Surprisingly good shield early game, especially against the Bell Gargoyles (presuming your stamina doesn't get completely drained from blocking the fire). Unfortunately is easily outclassed, especially by the easily obtained Grass Crest Shield that you can get before even the Taurus Demon if you go out of your way to grab it.

            • Anonymous

              Whenever I equip the shield, no change in fire defence is seen at all. Though when I equip the red stoneplate ring it boosts defense?

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