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The Buckler is a small shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Very small round metal shield. Parry attacks with large center protrusion.
Small shields are always less stable, but landing critical hits after parry is easier. This shield is specialized for parrying.

AvailabilityEdit

The Buckler can be obtained by killing Balder Knights (that are holding the Buckler) in the Undead Parish. It can also be purchased from the Undead Male Merchant for 800 souls.

CharacteristicsEdit

Due to its special parrying animation, the buckler is an excellent shield to use for parrying if the Target Shield has not yet been acquired. It is also a little bit lighter than the Target Shield. The buckler is one of only four shields that has a dexterity requirement, the other three being the Pierce Shield, the Spiked Shield and the Target Shield. The buckler has light deflection, and, when upgraded to crystal the durability is 14.

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 76%
Def res toxic 76%
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 Buckler, 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
Buckler 55 D 76 32 65 53 40
Buckler +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 57 D 76 32 65 53 40
Buckler +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 60 D 76 32 65 53 41
Buckler +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 63 D 76 32 65 53 42
Buckler +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 66 D 76 32 65 53 43
Buckler +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 68 D 76 32 65 53 44
Buckler +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 72 D 76 32 65 53 44
Buckler +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 75 D 76 32 65 53 45
Buckler +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 78 D 76 32 65 53 46
Buckler +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 81 D 76 32 65 53 47
Buckler +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 85 D 76 32 65 53 48
Buckler +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 89 D 76 32 65 53 48
Buckler +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 92 D 76 32 65 53 48
Buckler +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 96 D 76 32 65 53 49
Buckler +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 100 D 76 32 65 53 49
Buckler +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 110 D 76 32 65 53 50

Requires: Standard Buckler +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 Buckler (Titanite Chunk ×1) 85 D 76 32 65 53 50
Crystal Buckler +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 89 D 76 32 65 53 50
Crystal Buckler +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 92 D 76 32 65 53 50
Crystal Buckler +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 96 D 76 32 65 53 51
Crystal Buckler +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 100 D 76 32 65 53 51
Crystal Buckler +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 110 D 76 32 65 53 52

Requires: Standard Buckler +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 Buckler (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 51 56 E D 76 32.0 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 53 58 E D 76 32.6 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 56 61 E D 76 33.3 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 58 64 E D 76 33.9 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 61 67 E D 76 34.6 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 63 69 E D 76 35.2 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +6 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 66 72 E D 76 35.8 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +7 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×1) 69 76 E D 76 36.5 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +8 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×2) 72 79 E D 76 37.1 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +9 (Blue Titanite Chunk ×3) 75 82 E D 76 37.8 65 53 40
Magic Buckler +10 (Blue Titanite Slab ×1) 82 90 E D 76 38.4 65 53 40

Requires: Standard Buckler +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 Buckler (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 46 56 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 48 58 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 50 61 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 52 64 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 55 67 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 57 69 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +6 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 59 72 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +7 (White Titanite Chunk ×1) 62 76 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +8 (White Titanite Chunk ×2) 65 79 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +9 (White Titanite Chunk ×3) 67 82 E D 76 32 65 53 40
Divine Buckler +10 (White Titanite Slab ×1) 74 90 E D 76 32 65 53 40

Requires: Standard Buckler +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 Buckler (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 55 55 76 32 65.0 53 40
Fire Buckler +1 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 57 57 76 32 66.3 53 40
Fire Buckler +2 (Green Titanite Shard ×1) 59 59 76 32 67.6 53 40
Fire Buckler +3 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 61 61 76 32 68.9 53 40
Fire Buckler +4 (Green Titanite Shard ×2) 63 63 76 32 70.2 53 40
Fire Buckler +5 (Green Titanite Shard ×3) 66 66 76 32 71.5 53 40
Fire Buckler +6 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 69 69 76 32 72.8 53 40
Fire Buckler +7 (Red Titanite Chunk ×1) 73 73 76 32 74.1 53 40
Fire Buckler +8 (Red Titanite Chunk ×2) 77 77 76 32 75.4 53 40
Fire Buckler +9 (Red Titanite Chunk ×3) 81 81 76 32 76.7 53 40
Fire Buckler +10 (Red Titanite Slab ×1) 85 85 76 32 78.0 53 40

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 Buckler +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 Buckler (Titanite Chunk ×1) 66 66 76 32 65 59.4 40
Lightning Buckler +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 70 70 76 32 65 60.4 40
Lightning Buckler +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 74 74 76 32 65 61.0 40
Lightning Buckler +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 79 79 76 32 65 61.5 40
Lightning Buckler +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 83 83 76 32 65 62.5 40
Lightning Buckler +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 88 88 76 32 65 63.6 40

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