For the Dark Souls variant, see Black Knight Shield.

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

In-Game Description

Shield of the Black Knights who roam the lands. 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.
Skill: Weapon Skill
Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon.


Dropped by Black Knights.


The Black Knight Shield is one of the best medium shields in the game. It boasts high base stability and impressive Fire absorption, allowing players to shrug off fire attacks with minimal stamina cost. Fully upgraded, its stability rivals that of greatshields, making it the best medium shield for blocking physical attacks. Finally, its skill allows for the use of the weapon art of the right-hand weapon, giving players a higher degree of flexibility in their moveset.

However, it is also the heaviest medium shield in the game, requiring at least some investment in Vitality, as well as a respectable amount of Strength in order to wield effectively. Its elemental resistances are relatively average for a medium shield, absorbing comparatively little damage from attacks that do not deal physical or fire damage. Therefore, while the Black Knight Shield is very strong against physical threats and enemies that deal Fire damage, it is not highly effective against other elements.


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
Black Knight Shield 113 D 100.0 65.0 85.0 52.0 63.0 60
Black Knight Shield +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 760 souls) 126 D 100.0 65.0 85.0 52.0 63.0 61
Black Knight Shield +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 1064 souls) 135 D 100.0 65.0 85.0 52.0 63.0 63
Black Knight Shield +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 1368 souls) 158 D 100.0 65.0 85.0 52.0 63.0 65
Black Knight Shield +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1672 souls) 178 D 100.0 65.0 85.0 52.0 63.0 67
Black Knight Shield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 2280 souls) 198 D 100.0 65.0 85.0 52.0 63.0 69

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

Medium Shields
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Spiked ShieldSpirit Tree Crest ShieldStone ParmaSunlight ShieldSunset Shield
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Ashes of Ariandel
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