For the Dark Souls variant, see Caduceus Round Shield.

The Caduceus Round Shield is a small shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Standard round wooden shield. It is decorated with twin snakes, an ancient symbol of the Great Swamp.
Wooden shields are light, manageable, and offer relatively high magic absorption.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.


  • Starting equipment for the Pyromancer class.
  • Found in the Undead Settlement. At the junction with the Peasant Hollows and Evangelist praying before the burning tree, turn right and traverse through the stable areas. After defeating the Flamberge-wielding Thrall and opening the door, turn right and the shield can be found on a corpse.


The Caduceus Round Shield is a very basic Small Shield with no major defining characteristics. Like other Small Shields it is lacking in defensive capabilities, but has less delay before active parrying frames. Like other wood-based Small Shields, the Caduceus Round Shield has respectable defense against Magic damage, making it useful for warding off attacks such as Soul Arrow-based projectiles.


Reinforced with regular Titanite.

Small Shields
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Small Leather ShieldTarget ShieldWarrior's Round Shield
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Dragonhead Shield