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For this shield in Dark Souls III, see Black Iron Greatshield (Dark Souls III).

The Black Iron Greatshield is a greatshield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Greatshield of the mighty knight Tarkus.
Built of special black iron and even heavier than Knight Berenike's tower shield. Especially resistant to fire attacks and effective for shield bashing.

AvailabilityEdit

The Black Iron Greatshield can be found on a corpse, in Anor Londo, on the bottom floor near the painting in the cathedral (along with the Black Iron Set).

CharacteristicsEdit

The Black Iron Greatshield is essentially a heavier, slightly less stable version of the Tower Shield but with the best fire defense of all the Greatshields. This shield has a heavy deflection and a standard bash attack. The crystal durability is 23.

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 100%
Aux Poison 86%
Def res toxic 86%
Def res cur 50%

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
One-handed
Strong Attack
Slams shield into the ground. Some starting lag.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Same as one-hand weak attack.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Same as one-hand strong attack.
Jump Attack Slams shield into the ground.
Running Attack Holds shield up and runs forward, then slams it down at the end.*
Rolling Attack Flips shield upside down and brings it down against the ground.
Kick Push away with the shield.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Shield Bash.*

*While shield is up the player is actively blocking

TriviaEdit

The Black Iron Greatshield is labeled as a Shield rather than a Greatshield as its weapon type. This is most likely an error by programmers as the name, and description, implies that it is a Greatshield.

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Black Iron Greatshield, Titanite and 800 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
Black Iron Greatshield 84 D 100 40 90 50 71
Black Iron Greatshield +1
(Titanite Shard ×1)
84 D 100 40 90 50 71
Black Iron Greatshield +2
(Titanite Shard ×1)
88 D 100 40 90 50 72
Black Iron Greatshield +3
(Titanite Shard ×2)
92 D 100 40 90 50 73
Black Iron Greatshield +4
(Titanite Shard ×2)
96 D 100 40 90 50 73
Black Iron Greatshield +5
(Titanite Shard ×3)
100 D 100 40 90 50 74
Black Iron Greatshield +6
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
104 D 100 40 90 50 76
Black Iron Greatshield +7
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
109 D 100 40 90 50 77
Black Iron Greatshield +8
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
114 D 100 40 90 50 78
Black Iron Greatshield +9
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
119 D 100 40 90 50 78
Black Iron Greatshield +10
(L. Titanite Shard ×3)
124 D 100 40 90 50 79
Black Iron Greatshield +11
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
129 D 100 40 90 50 80
Black Iron Greatshield +12
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
135 D 100 40 90 50 81
Black Iron Greatshield +13
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
140 D 100 40 90 50 82
Black Iron Greatshield +14
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
146 D 100 40 90 50 83
Black Iron Greatshield +15
(Titanite Slab ×1)
160 D 100 40 90 50 85

Requires: Standard Black Iron Greatshield +10, Titanite and 800 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 Black Iron Greatshield (Titanite Chunk ×1) 124 D 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal Black Iron Greatshield +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 129 D 100 40 90 50 85
Crystal Black Iron Greatshield +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 135 D 100 40 90 50 86
Crystal Black Iron Greatshield +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 140 D 100 40 90 50 87
Crystal Black Iron Greatshield +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 146 D 100 40 90 50 88
Crystal Black Iron Greatshield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 160 D 100 40 90 50 88

Requires: Standard Black Iron Greatshield +5, Green Titanite and 800 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 Black Iron Greatshield (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 75 81 E D 100 40.0 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 78 85 E D 100 40.8 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 82 89 E D 100 41.6 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 85 92 E D 100 42.4 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 89 96 E D 100 43.2 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 93 100 E D 100 44.0 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 97 105 E D 100 44.8 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 101 109 E D 100 45.6 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 105 114 E D 100 46.4 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 109 118 E D 100 47.2 90 50 71
Magic Black Iron Greatshield +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 120 130 E D 100 48.0 90 50 71

Requires: Standard Black Iron Greatshield +5, Green Titanite and 800 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 Black Iron Greatshield (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 67 82 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 70 86 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 73 90 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 77 94 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 80 98 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 83 102 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 87 106 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 91 111 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 95 116 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 98 120 E D 100 40 90 50 71
Divine Black Iron Greatshield +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 108 132 E D 100 40 90 50 71

Requires: Standard Black Iron Greatshield +5, Green Titanite and 800 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 Black Iron Greatshield (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 80 80 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 83 83 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 86 86 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 89 89 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 92 92 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 96 96 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 101 101 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 107 107 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 112 112 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 118 118 100 40 90 50 71
Fire Black Iron Greatshield +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 124 124 100 40 90 50 71

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 Black Iron Greatshield +10, Titanite and 800 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 Black Iron Greatshield (Titanite Chunk ×1) 96 96 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning Black Iron Greatshield +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 102 102 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning Black Iron Greatshield +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 108 108 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning Black Iron Greatshield +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 115 115 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning Black Iron Greatshield +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 121 121 100 40 90 50 71
Lightning Black Iron Greatshield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 128 128 100 40 90 50 71

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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