For the Dark Souls III variant, see Black Knight Shield (Dark Souls III).

The Black Knight Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Shield of the Black Knights that wander Lordran. A flowing canal is chiseled deeply into its face.
Long ago, the black knights faced the chaos demons, and were charred black, but their shields became highly resistant to fire.


The Black Knight Shield is a semi-rare drop from the Black Knights.


In comparison to the Silver Knight Shield, the Black Knight Shield is slightly inferior in terms of stability, magic defense and weight. However, it has the best defense against fire of any shield in the game and still remains one of the best medium shields. The shield has a medium deflection and normal parry speed.

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 90%
Def res toxic 90%
Def res cur 90%


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Diagonal swing to the left.
Strong Attack
Strong horizontal swings alternating from left to right. Some starting lag.
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
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.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
*While shield is up the player is actively blocking


Requires: Black Knight Shield +0, 2,000 souls and Twinkling Titanite.

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 Knight Shield 68 D 100 25 95 65 62
Black Knight Shield +1
(Twinkling Titanite ×1)
71 D 100 25 95 65 64
Black Knight Shield +2
(Twinkling Titanite ×1)
74 D 100 25 95 65 66
Black Knight Shield +3
(Twinkling Titanite ×2)
78 D 100 25 95 65 69
Black Knight Shield +4
(Twinkling Titanite ×2)
81 D 100 25 95 65 71
Black Knight Shield +5
(Twinkling Titanite ×4)
85 D 100 25 95 65 74


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