|Requirements & Bonus|
"Shield born from the soul of the great grey wolf Sif, guardian of the grave of the Abysswalker Knight Artorias."
"Boasts consistent defense and divine protection against various status effects."
- Ascend a +10 shield with the Soul of Sif.
- Has the highest stability of any non-crystal shield in the game
- Special: Attacks blocked with the Greatshield of Artorias do not cause any status effect at all (the bar will not even appear), the attack must be blocked however. Area of effect attacks will not be blocked, such as ambient effects like the poison swamp of Blighttown, or the curse mist from basilisk. As such this shield will not block the curse effect from Seath's crystal attack.
- In online play, the shield will not block 100% bleed / poison / toxic. This may be because it doesn't appear to be the actual Great Shield of Artorias ( design is different )
- Upgraded with demon titanite and 5000 souls.
- However, doing so does not increase stability, so it's advisable to leave it unupgraded.
- Artorias and Sif are linked to The Abyss Watchers of Dark Souls 3.
Greatshield of Artorias Upgrade Table
Unique Upgrades are performed by any Blacksmith or by using the Weapon Smithbox.
To reach max, you need: 25000 souls and 10 Demon Titanite.
Regular Reinforcement Scales 34% for Strength to increase your AR.
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88 Stability? Bro that is insane. Imagine having that thing in the later games and combining it with the baneful bird ring. You can block for days.
Says you need a +10 Shield to upgrade. Question: Would work with a +15 shield? Also, any shield?
In online play, the shield will not block 100% bleed / poison / toxic. This may be because it doesn't appear to be the actual Great Shield of Artorias ( design is different )
What? Will it change upon entering PvP? Or is it just different from the cleansing greatshield? If so, thats not elegantly written. But maybe its just me, im not a native english speaker, after all.
The shield that will get you women
tried this on seath; it seems to actually block all curse effects as well ... guess i know what i'm using in endgame XD
In my opinion, this is the best greatshield in the game. People say Havels but it's ridiculous strength requirement and the fact it doesn't block status effects 100% is not worth some extra defence in magic, fire, and lightning. Sure, it's a LOT of defence but still, you get higher stability, resistance, still high or moderate defence in all catagories for FAR less strength and less weight. Unless you're talking about using it as a weapon, in which case I don't know the numbers, this shield is just far more versatile and easy to use. IF you can use it naturally then you probably don't care about weight anyway so go ahead and use it but it's not worth even ten non scaling points of strength if you're already at 40, just get this shield. (And it's cooler looking too)
do I need a +10 greatshield to Ascend or any +10 shield is fine?
Hands down, best PvE shield in the game. This thing no-sells Havel's 2 hand attacks with only minimal stamina loss.
Better than havel' s
havels shield is the best in game...
havels shield is the best the only negative is the weight..
its EPIC, suddenly fight against Stone Guardian in Royal Wood becomes manageable
2 less stability than a max Crystal tower shield, but with a couple better resistances and, well, durability.
Having a hard time? Why bother with 2 handed swords? Just equip this *****ing amazing shield and block them to kingdom come.
Its funny how the wiki says it upgrades with Demon Titanite and also with Twinkling Titanite , I request someone edit it with the correct one .
Funny this is better than the Cleansing Shield, But the Abyss Greatsword is better than the Greatsword of Artorias imo. Neat.
Will anyone mention this is the most stable shield in the game?
He put hes abyss in my catacombs !
Take my wierd ass shield puppy Sif. It will protect you against URBAN VIOLENCE.
Oh boy I sure hope this shield can protect Sif from urban violence
Take my shield puppy Sif. It will protect you from URBAN VIOLENCE.
THE ABYSS NEVER DIES!