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"Greatshield of the legendary Havel the Rock. Cut straight from a great slab of stone."
"This greatshield is imbued with the magic of Havel, proves a strong defense, and is incredibly heavy. A true divine heirloom on par with the Dragon tooth"
One of the chests behind the ilusionary wall in Anor Londo
Hints and Tips:
- Special: Pressing L2/R2 triggers a stoneskin buff which lasts for 30 seconds.
- Stoneskin consumes 300 durability points when activated, increases poise and seems to make enemies stagger when they hit you. It also does not reduce your movement speed unlike Iron Flesh.
- The shield's stability and durability doesn't increase when upgrading, so it's recommended to not waste Twinkling Titanite on it.
Havel's Greatshield Upgrade Table
Regular Reinforcement Scales 34% for Strength to increase your AR.
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This shield is extremely heavy and requires a lot of investment yeah, but that’s because it is the best shield in the game as far as pure defence goes
Pretty...limited, i'd say. Not weak.
With strength to hold AGS one-handed you can barely hold this thing two-handed and it has less stability. It's only upsides are expensive buff (i guess you can use it even if you don't have enough str to wield it?) and elemental resistances. However, dedicated shields can do the same job, sometimes even better.
this thing is a bloody BEAST, however it is the heaviest blasted shield in the game and it has that stoneskin buff that destroys your durability, so when i want a greatshield i go for artorias greatshield or giant shield
im planning to get the dark souls remastered and pump 50 strength and then rest in vitality like a true havel
I feel like havel's shield is worth the 50 str I mean in every game i made I have havel's sheild and I say its 100% worth it.
If you use 2h weapon while having this shield equipped does the stoneskin buff remains after being activated?
the heavy weight, high strength requirement, and less stability then a tower shield really make this shield a hard choice for me.
SHAKE WITH PARANOIA
CANT STOP THE ROCK
can you use the l2/r2 buff without str requirements?
How much does the durability increase with each upgrade?
By how much does the stoneskin buff increase your poise?
Does the stoneskin buff slow you down like Ironflesh?