Small Shields in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered are light, but also weak defensive equipment. They generally have above-average magic and elemental resistances, but their physical damage mitigation is sub-par. At present, no known Small Shield deflects 100% of incoming physical damage. These shields also have comparatively low stability; a large amount of stamina is consumed when physical attacks are blocked, leading to a higher risk of being knocked off-balance. Small Shields typically have low deflection but are much better suited for parrying than their larger counterparts. Their lighter weight also makes them ideal for quick, agile characters with low equipment weight capacity.

 

 

Small Shields

  Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements
Parameter Bonus
Durability / Weight - Deflection / Parry Speed
Image Name
icon dmg phy
icon prot phy
icon dmg magi
icon prot magi
icon dmg fire
icon prot fire
icon dmg lightn
icon prot lightn
icon dmg cbonus
icon prot stab
icon strength
icon dexterity
icon intelligence
icon faith
icon other dura
icon other weig
Deflection Parry Speed Acquired From
warriors round shield Warrior's Round Shield 50
85
0
65
0
30
0
65
100
40
6
D
0
-
0
-
0
-
180
1.0
Light Fast
caduceus round shield Caduceus Round Shield 50
85
0
65
0
30
0
65
100
40
6
D
0
-
0
-
0
-
180
1.0
Light Fast
effigy shield Effigy Shield 60
90
0
40
0
70
0
90
100
45
10
D
0
-
0
-
16
-
180
3.0
Light Normal
red and white round shield Red & White Round Shield 50
85
0
65
0
30
0
65
100
40
6
D
0
-
0
-
0
-
180
1.0
Light Fast
cracked round shield Cracked Round Shield 46
65
0
55
0
10
0
45
100
30
6
D
0
-
0
-
0
-
60
1.0
None Fast
plank shield Plank Shield 52
75
0
40
0
20
0
55
100
45
7
D
0
-
0
-
0
-
120
1.5
Light Fast
small leather shield
Small Leather Shield 40
80
0
35
0
60
0
60
100
40
5
D
0
-
0
-
0
-
200
0.5
Light Fast
leather shield Leather Shield 42
85
0
35
0
60
0
60
100
45
6
D
0
-
0
-
0
-
200
1.0
Light Fast
buckler Buckler 55
76
0
32
0
65
0
53
100
40
7
D
13
-
0
-
0
-
150
1.5
Light Special
target shield Target Shield 56
78
0
30
0
65
0
50
100
45
8
D
11
-
0
-
0
-
150
2.0
Light Special
crystal ring shield 1 Crystal Ring Shield 0
70
100
90
0
70
0
40
100
40
10
-
0
-
0
-
0
-
120
3.0
Light None*

 

Table Key

Requirements /
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects Others
strength_dark_souls.jpg
Strength
physical_damage_dark_souls.jpg
Physical
physical_defense_dark_souls.jpg
Physical
bleed_dark_souls.jpg
Bleed
durablity_dark_souls
Durability
dexterity_dark_souls.jpg
Dexterity
magic_damage_dark_souls.jpg
Magic
magic_defense_dark_souls.jpg
Magic
poison_dark_souls.jpg
Poison
weight_dark_souls.jpg
Weight
intelligence_dark_souls.jpg
Intelligence
fire_damage_dark_souls.jpg
Fire
fire_defense_dark_souls.jpg
Fire
divine_dark_souls.jpg
Divine
 
faith_dark_souls.jpg
Faith
lightning_damage_dark_souls.jpg
Lightning
lightning_defense_dark_souls.jpg
Lightning
occult_dark_souls.jpg
Occult
 
  critical_dark_souls.jpg
Critical
stability_dark_souls
Stability
   
  magic_adjustment_dark_souls.jpg
Magic Adjustment
     

Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost useless. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)






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