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The Cracked Round Shield is a small shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Round wooden shield. Cracked and nearly broken.
Wood shields are lighter than metal shields, but this one has lower physical damage reduction stability, partly due to cracking.

AvailabilityEdit

The Cracked Round Shield is given to the Pyromancer class at the beginning of the game. It can also be dropped by Hollow Warriors.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Cracked Round Shield is the worst (in terms of stats) of all of the shields in the game, and should be replaced at the soonest possible opportunity. For a Pyromancer, more viable substitutes found early in the game include the Wooden Shield and Caduceus Round Shield.

It has no deflection at all and a long parry window. When upgraded to crystal the durability is 6--low, even for crystal items.

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 55%
Aux Poison 50%
Def res toxic 50%
Def res cur 80%

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 Cracked Round 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
Cracked Round Shield 46 D 65 55 10 45 30
Cracked Round Shield +1
(Titanite Shard ×1)
48 D 65 55 10 45 30
Cracked Round Shield +2
(Titanite Shard ×1)
50 D 65 55 10 45 31
Cracked Round Shield +3
(Titanite Shard ×2)
52 D 65 55 10 45 31
Cracked Round Shield +4
(Titanite Shard ×2)
55 D 65 55 10 45 32
Cracked Round Shield +5
(Titanite Shard ×3)
57 D 65 55 10 45 33
Cracked Round Shield +6
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
60 D 65 55 10 45 33
Cracked Round Shield +7
(L. Titanite Shard ×1)
63 D 65 55 10 45 34
Cracked Round Shield +8
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
65 D 65 55 10 45 34
Cracked Round Shield +9
(L. Titanite Shard ×2)
68 D 65 55 10 45 35
Cracked Round Shield +10
(L. Titanite Shard ×3)
71 D 65 55 10 45 36
Cracked Round Shield +11
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
74 D 65 55 10 45 36
Cracked Round Shield +12
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
77 D 65 55 10 45 36
Cracked Round Shield +13
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
80 D 65 55 10 45 36
Cracked Round Shield +14
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
84 D 65 55 10 45 37
Cracked Round Shield +15
(Titanite Slab ×1)
92 D 65 55 10 45 37

Requires: Standard Cracked Round 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 Cracked Round Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
71 D 65 55 10 45 37
Crystal Cracked Round Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
74 D 65 55 10 45 37
Crystal Cracked Round Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
77 D 65 55 10 45 38
Crystal Cracked Round Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
80 D 65 55 10 45 38
Crystal Cracked Round Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
84 D 65 55 10 45 38
Crystal Cracked Round Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
92 D 65 55 10 45 39

Requires: Standard Cracked Round 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 Cracked Round Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
43 46 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
45 48 E D 65 56.6 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
47 50 E D 65 58.3 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
50 52 E D 65 60 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
52 55 E D 65 61.6 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
54 57 E D 65 63.3 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
56 59 E D 65 64.9 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
59 62 E D 65 66.6 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
61 65 E D 65 68.2 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
64 67 E D 65 69.8 10 45 30
Magic Cracked Round Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
70 74 E D 65 71.5 10 45 30

Requires: Standard Cracked Round 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 Cracked Round Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
38 47 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
40 49 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
42 52 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
44 54 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
46 56 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
48 58 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
50 61 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
52 64 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
54 66 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
56 69 E D 65 55 10 45 30
Divine Cracked Round Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
62 76 E D 65 55 10 45 30

Requires: Standard Cracked Round 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 Cracked Round Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
46 46 65 55 10 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
47 47 65 55 10.3 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
49 49 65 55 10.6 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
51 51 65 55 10.9 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
53 53 65 55 11.2 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
55 55 65 55 11.5 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
58 58 65 55 11.8 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
61 61 65 55 12.1 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
64 64 65 55 12.4 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
68 68 65 55 12.7 45 30
Fire Cracked Round Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
71 71 65 55 13 45 30

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 Cracked Round 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 Cracked Round Shield
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
55 55 65 55 10 50.4 30
Lightning Cracked Round Shield +1
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
58 58 65 55 10 51.3 30
Lightning Cracked Round Shield +2
(Titanite Chunk ×1)
62 62 65 55 10 51.7 30
Lightning Cracked Round Shield +3
(Titanite Chunk ×2)
66 66 65 55 10 52.2 30
Lightning Cracked Round Shield +4
(Titanite Chunk ×3)
69 69 65 55 10 53.1 30
Lightning Cracked Round Shield +5
(Titanite Slab ×1)
73 73 65 55 10 54 30

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