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The Balder Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Shield of the knights of the ancient kingdom of Balder. Tweaked for improved stability.
Balder was the home of the Knight King Rendal, but the kingdom was reduced to ruins after a widespread outbreak of Undead.

AvailabilityEdit

The Balder Shield is an uncommon drop from Balder Knights. Only knights actually using the shield will drop it - Balder Knights using the Buckler will drop that instead. It can also be purchased from the Crestfallen Merchant in Sen's Fortress for 4,000 souls.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Balder Shield has the second highest base stability of all medium shields and is therefore one of the strongest shields against physical attacks early in the game. Later on, however, the Silver Knight Shield exceeds it in most respects, having 1 more stability and better elemental resistances while also being easier to max upgrade. It does weigh slightly less and have lower stat requirements.

It has a medium deflection and normal parry speed. When upgraded to crystal, its durability is 22.

Resistance DefenseEdit

Along with Physical and Elemental damage reduction, weapons also have hidden stats that reduce the amount of status build-up while blocking.

Resistance Reduction
Aux Bleed 90%
Aux Poison 80%
Def res toxic 80%
Def res cur 50%

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Diagonal swing to the left.
One-handed
Strong Attack
Strong horizontal swings alternating from left to right. Some starting lag.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Holds shield up and runs forward, then slams it down at the end. Additional inputs yield a horizontal swing.*
Jump Attack Slams shield into the ground.
Running Attack Holds shield up and runs forward, then swings open at the end.*
Rolling Attack Downward swing.
Kick Push away with the shield.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Parry.

*While shield is up the player is actively blocking

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Balder Shield, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Balder Shield 66 D 100 20 60 50 63
Balder Shield +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 69 D 100 20 60 50 63
Balder Shield +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 72 D 100 20 60 50 64
Balder Shield +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 75 D 100 20 60 50 64
Balder Shield +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 79 D 100 20 60 50 65
Balder Shield +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 82 D 100 20 60 50 66
Balder Shield +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 86 D 100 20 60 50 68
Balder Shield +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 90 D 100 20 60 50 68
Balder Shield +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 94 D 100 20 60 50 69
Balder Shield +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 98 D 100 20 60 50 69
Balder Shield +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 102 D 100 20 60 50 70
Balder Shield +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 106 D 100 20 60 50 71
Balder Shield +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 111 D 100 20 60 50 72
Balder Shield +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 116 D 100 20 60 50 73
Balder Shield +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 120 D 100 20 60 50 74
Balder Shield +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 132 D 100 20 60 50 75

Requires: Standard Balder Shield +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Crystal Balder Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
102 D 100 20 60 50 75
Crystal Balder Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
106 D 100 20 60 50 76
Crystal Balder Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
111 D 100 20 60 50 76
Crystal Balder Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
116 D 100 20 60 50 77
Crystal Balder Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
120 D 100 20 60 50 78
Crystal Balder Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
132 D 100 20 60 50 78

Requires: Standard Balder Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Magic Balder Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
62 67 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
65 70 E D 100 20.4 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
68 73 E D 100 20.8 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
71 77 E D 100 21.2 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
74 80 E D 100 21.6 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
77 83 E D 100 22 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
81 87 E D 100 22.4 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
84 91 E D 100 22.8 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
88 95 E D 100 23.2 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
91 98 E D 100 23.6 60 50 63
Magic Balder Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
100 108 E D 100 24 60 50 63

Requires: Standard Balder Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Divine Balder Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
56 67 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
58 70 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
61 73 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
64 77 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
67 80 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
69 83 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
72 87 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
76 91 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
79 95 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
82 98 E D 100 20 60 50 63
Divine Balder Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
90 108 E D 100 20 60 50 63

Requires: Standard Balder Shield +5, Green Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Fire Balder Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
66 66 100 20 60 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
68 68 100 20 61.8 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
71 71 100 20 63.6 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
73 73 100 20 65.4 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
76 76 100 20 67.2 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
79 79 100 20 69 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
83 83 100 20 70.8 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
88 88 100 20 72.6 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
93 93 100 20 74.4 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
97 97 100 20 76.2 50 63
Fire Balder Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
102 102 100 20 78 50 63

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Standard Balder Shield +10, Titanite and 200 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Lightning Balder Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
79 79 100 20 60 56 63
Lightning Balder Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
84 84 100 20 60 57 63
Lightning Balder Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
89 89 100 20 60 57.5 63
Lightning Balder Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
95 95 100 20 60 58 63
Lightning Balder Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
100 100 100 20 60 59 63
Lightning Balder Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
105 105 100 20 60 60 63

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

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