The Ancient Dragon Greatshield is a greatshield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A wooden shield bearing the image of an ancient dragon. Very slowly regenerates HP.
The painting is the result of an exquisite but painstaking technique.
Lingering, undying traces of the ancient dragons can still be seen in their descendants, the man-serpents, though they have fallen far from grace.
Skill: Weapon Skill
Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the skill of the right-hand weapon.


Found in Archdragon Peak, behind the first Giant Man Serpent standing on top of a big archway, just before the entrance to the Ancient Wyvern's boss battle.


The Ancient Dragon Greatshield has the lowest defenses of any greatshield, as well as the lowest Stability, making it ineffective for blocking. However, it is also the lightest greatshield available.

This shield's main redeeming factor is the HP regeneration effect it possesses. When not reinforced, the HP regeneration is equally powerful to that of a fully reinforced weapon or shield with the Blessed infusion. This is good for players trying to stack HP regenerating items.


  • Slowly regenerates 2 HP per second when wielded. This effect does not increase when the shield is upgraded.
  • The HP regeneration effect of the Ancient Dragon Greatshield stacks with other HP regenerating effects such as HP regenerating miracles, weapons with the Blessed infusion, and weapons that are augmented with the Blessed Weapon buff.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses Damage Reduction
DSIIIWPhysical DSIIIWMagic DSIIIWFire DSIIIWLighting DSIIIWDarkness DSIIIWBleeding DSIIIWPoison DSIIIWFrost DSIIIWStrength DSIIIWAgility DSIIIWInteligence DSIIIWFaithDSIIIWPhysiaclDef DSIIIWMagicalDef DSIIIWFireDef DSIIIWLightingDef DSIIIWDarknessDefDSIIIWStability
Ancient Dragon Greatshield 87 D 77.0 45.0 43.0 46.0 45.0 54
Ancient Dragon Greatshield +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 680 souls) 97 D 77.0 45.0 43.0 46.0 45.0 55
Ancient Dragon Greatshield +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 952 souls) 104 D 77.0 45.0 43.0 46.0 45.0 57
Ancient Dragon Greatshield +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 1224 souls) 121 D 77.0 45.0 43.0 46.0 45.0 58
Ancient Dragon Greatshield +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1496 souls) 136 D 77.0 45.0 43.0 46.0 45.0 60
Ancient Dragon Greatshield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 2040 souls) 152 D 77.0 45.0 43.0 46.0 45.0 62

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.


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