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Gargoyle's Shield+15

Stats
physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg 124 icon_dmg_cbonus.png 100
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg 94(100) stability_dark_souls.jpg 70
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg 124(124) durability_dark_souls 300
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg 124(124) weight_dark_souls 4.0
Requirements & Bonus
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12 -
Weapon Type Standard Shield
Attack Type Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No

*When infused with Magic: 94 physical dmg/100 magic dmg, with Fire: 124 physical dmg/124 Fire dmg, with Lightning: 124 physical dmg/124 Lightning dmg

 "Bronze shield of the gargoyle guarding the Bell of Awakening in the Undead Church."
"The gargoyle's skin is tough by itself, and perhaps its shield may have been a prop,
for it is a rare example of a metal shield that does not reduce physical damage 100%."

 

 

Acquired from:

 

 

Hints and Tips:

  • Very strange for a metal shield. Has the flimsy physical resistance and stability of a +15 Leather Shield and weighs as much as a Balder Shield, but deflects both fire and lightning as well as an Eagle Shield.
  • Upgrades very well. A +15 regular shield loses to an upgraded Silver Knight Shield by only a few stability points. +10 Fire enhancement brings the fire resist up to 90%, tying it for first place with the Black Knight Shield. Magic and lightning upgrades improve the defense only slightly.

 

 

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Gargoyle's Shield 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
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Regular 62 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 56
Regular +5 77 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 61
Regular +10 96 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 67
Regular +14 113 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 69
Regular +15 124 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 70
Crystal 96 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 70
Crystal +4 113 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 72
Crystal +5 124 - - - D - - - - 85 40 75 70 72
Lightning 96 - - 96 - - - - - 85 40 75 78.4 56
Lightning +4 113 - - 113 - - - - - 85 40 75 82.6 56
Lightning +5 124 - - 124 - - - - - 85 40 75 84 56
Magic 58 62 - - E - D - - 85 40 75 70 56
Magic +5 72 77 - - E - D - - 85 44 75 70 56
Magic +9 86 91 - - E - D - - 85 47.2 75 70 56
Magic +10 94 100 - - E - D - - 85 48 75 70 56
Divine 52 63 - - E - D - 110 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +5 65 79 - - E - D - 110 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +9 76 93 - - E - D - 110 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +10 84 102 - - E - D - 110 85 40 75 70 56
Fire 77 - 77 - - - - - - 85 40 75 70 56
Fire +5 96 - 96 - - - - - - 85 40 82.5 70 56
Fire +9 113 - 113 - - - - - - 85 40 88.5 70 56
Fire +10 124 - 124 - - - - - - 85 40 90 70 56

   

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
Gargoyle's 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 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 62 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 56
Regular +1 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 65 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 57
Regular +2 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 68 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 58
Regular +3 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 71 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 59
Regular +4 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 74 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 60
Regular +5 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 77 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 61
Regular +6 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 81 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 62
Regular +7 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 84 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 63
Regular +8 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 88 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 64
Regular +9 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 92 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 66
Regular +10 (titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 96 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 67
Regular +11 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 100 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 67
Regular +12 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 104 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 68
Regular +13 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 109 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 68
Regular +14 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 113 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 69
Regular +15 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 124 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 70

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 30, 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
Gargoyle's 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 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) 96 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 70
Crystal +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 100 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 70
Crystal +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 104 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 71
Crystal +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 109 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 71
Crystal +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 113 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 72
Crystal +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 124 - - - D - - - - - 85 40 75 70 72

 

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
Gargoyle's 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 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) 96 - - 96 - - - - - - 85 40 75 78.4 56
Lightning +1 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 100 - - 100 - - - - - - 85 40 75 79.8 56
Lightning +2 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 104 - - 104 - - - - - - 85 40 75 80.5 56
Lightning +3 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 109 - - 109 - - - - - - 85 40 75 81.2 56
Lightning +4 (titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 113 - - 113 - - - - - - 85 40 75 82.6 56
Lightning +5 (titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 124 - - 124 - - - - - - 85 40 75 84 56

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
Gargoyle's 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 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) 58 62 - - E - D - - - 85 40 75 70 56
Magic +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 61 65 - - E - D - - - 85 40.8 75 70 56
Magic +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 64 68 - - E - D - - - 85 41.6 75 70 56
Magic +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 67 71 - - E - D - - - 85 42.4 75 70 56
Magic +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 70 74 - - E - D - - - 85 43.2 75 70 56
Magic +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 72 77 - - E - D - - - 85 44 75 70 56
Magic +6 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 76 81 - - E - D - - - 85 44.8 75 70 56
Magic +7 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 79 84 - - E - D - - - 85 45.6 75 70 56
Magic +8 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 82 88 - - E - D - - - 85 46.4 75 70 56
Magic +9 (blue_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 86 91 - - E - D - - - 85 47.2 75 70 56
Magic +10 (blue_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 94 100 - - E - D - - - 85 48 75 70 56

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
Gargoyle's 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 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) 52 63 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 55 66 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 57 69 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 60 72 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 62 75 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 65 79 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +6 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 68 82 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +7 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 70 86 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +8 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 73 89 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +9 (white_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 76 93 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56
Divine +10 (white_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 84 102 - - E - D - 110 - 85 40 75 70 56

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
Gargoyle's 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 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) 77 - 77 - - - - - - - 85 40 75 70 56
Fire +1 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 81 - 81 - - - - - - - 85 40 76.5 70 56
Fire +2 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx1) 84 - 84 - - - - - - - 85 40 78 70 56
Fire +3 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 88 - 88 - - - - - - - 85 40 79.5 70 56
Fire +4 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx2) 92 - 92 - - - - - - - 85 40 81 70 56
Fire +5 (green_titanite_shard_dark_soulsx3) 96 - 96 - - - - - - - 85 40 82.5 70 56
Fire +6 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 100 - 100 - - - - - - - 85 40 84 70 56
Fire +7 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx1) 104 - 104 - - - - - - - 85 40 85.5 70 56
Fire +8 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx2) 109 - 109 - - - - - - - 85 40 87 70 56
Fire +9 (red_titanite_chunk_dark_soulsx3) 113 - 113 - - - - - - - 85 40 88.5 70 56
Fire +10 (red_titanite_slab_dark_soulsx1) 124 - 124 - - - - - - - 85 40 90 70 56

 

 

 

 




    • Anonymous

      30 May 2018 10:52  

      Got this but kept to using the Heater shield, few percentage increase of fire and lightning wasn't worth trading the 100 phy defense, plus 4.0 vs 2.0 carry weight. Now if only there were some secret perks like the halberd ..

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