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The Caduceus Kite Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Medium metal shield. Decorated by an ancient blue Caduceus. A standard, widely-used shield.

AvailabilityEdit

The Caduceus Kite Shield is dropped by the Undead Crystal Soldiers in The Duke's Archives. It can also be purchased from the Andre of Astora for 1,000 souls.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Caduceus Kite Shield is identical to the Tower Kite Shield in terms of stats. It has a medium deflection, normal parry speed, and when upgraded to crystal the durability is 25.

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 60%

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 Caduceus Kite 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
Caduceus Kite Shield 64 D 100 30 70 50 58
Caduceus Kite Shield +1
(Titanite Shard ×1)
67 D 100 30 70 50 59
Caduceus Kite Shield +2
(Titanite Shard ×1)
70 D 100 30 70 50 60
Caduceus Kite Shield +3
(Titanite Shard ×2)
73 D 100 30 70 50 61
Caduceus Kite Shield +4
(Titanite Shard ×2)
76 D 100 30 70 50 62
Caduceus Kite Shield +5
(Titanite Shard ×3)
80 D 100 30 70 50 63
Caduceus Kite Shield +6
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
83 D 100 30 70 50 64
Caduceus Kite Shield +7
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
87 D 100 30 70 50 66
Caduceus Kite Shield +8
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
91 D 100 30 70 50 67
Caduceus Kite Shield +9
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
95 D 100 30 70 50 68
Caduceus Kite Shield +10
(L. Titanite Shard ×3)
99 D 100 30 70 50 69
Caduceus Kite Shield +11
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
103 D 100 30 70 50 70
Caduceus Kite Shield +12
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
108 D 100 30 70 50 70
Caduceus Kite Shield +13
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
112 D 100 30 70 50 71
Caduceus Kite Shield +14
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
117 D 100 30 70 50 71
Caduceus Kite Shield +15
(Titanite Slab ×1)
128 D 100 30 70 50 72

Requires: Standard Caduceus Kite 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 Caduceus Kite Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
99 D 100 30 70 50 72
Crystal Caduceus Kite Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
103 D 100 30 70 50 73
Crystal Caduceus Kite Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
108 D 100 30 70 50 73
Crystal Caduceus Kite Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
112 D 100 30 70 50 74
Crystal Caduceus Kite Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
117 D 100 30 70 50 74
Crystal Caduceus Kite Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
128 D 100 30 70 50 75

Requires: Standard Caduceus Kite 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 Caduceus Kite Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
60 65 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
62 68 E D 100 30.6 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
65 71 E D 100 31.2 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
68 74 E D 100 31.8 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
71 77 E D 100 32.4 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
74 80 E D 100 33 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
77 84 E D 100 33.6 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
81 87 E D 100 34.2 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
84 91 E D 100 34.8 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
87 95 E D 100 35.4 70 50 58
Magic Caduceus Kite Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
96 104 E D 100 36 70 50 58

Requires: Standard Caduceus Kite 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 Caduceus Kite Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
53 66 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
56 69 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
58 72 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
61 75 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
64 78 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
66 82 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
69 85 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
72 89 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
75 93 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
78 96 E D 100 30 70 50 58
Divine Caduceus Kite Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
86 106 E D 100 30 70 50 58

Requires: Standard Caduceus Kite 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 Caduceus Kite Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
64 64 100 30 70 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
66 66 100 30 71.4 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
69 69 100 30 72.8 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
71 71 100 30 74.2 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
74 74 100 30 75.6 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
76 76 100 30 77 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
81 81 100 30 78.4 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
85 85 100 30 79.8 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
90 90 100 30 81.2 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
94 94 100 30 82.6 50 58
Fire Caduceus Kite Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
99 99 100 30 84 50 58

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 Caduceus Kite 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 Caduceus Kite Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
76 76 100 30 70 50 58
Lightning Caduceus Kite Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
81 81 100 30 70 50 58
Lightning Caduceus Kite Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
87 87 100 30 70 50 58
Lightning Caduceus Kite Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
92 92 100 30 70 50 58
Lightning Caduceus Kite Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
97 97 100 30 70 50 58
Lightning Caduceus Kite Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
102 102 100 30 70 50 58

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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