For the Dark Souls variant, see Dragon Crest Shield.

The Dragon Crest Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A knight's shield engraved with a crest depicting a dragon.
One of the enchanted blue shields. The Dragon Crest Shield greatly reduces fire damage.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.


Found in Farron Keep. On the bridge above the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire, turn right and head towards the closed gate, then drop off the destroyed railing to the right. Navigate the platforms to reach the other side, the shield will be found on a corpse near the dead wyvern, amongst scattered Crystal Lizards.


One of two returning crest shields from Dark Souls and one of the four enchanted blue shields in Dark Souls III, the Dragon Crest Shield specializes in blocking Fire damage.

While it serves as a good general-purpose medium shield due to its moderate weight and stability, all-round elemental defense and 100% physical damage block, it is generally outclassed by the Black Knight Shield, which possesses significantly more stability while still having comparable Fire absorption. The only advantage that the Dragon Crest Shield holds over the Black Knight Shield is that it does not require significant investment in Strength to wield and is not overly heavy, making it useful for builds that do not invest heavily in Strength or Vitality.


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
Dragon Crest Shield 95 D 100.0 67.0 89.0 43.0 53.0 49
Dragon Crest Shield +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 590 souls) 106 D 100.0 67.0 89.0 43.0 53.0 50
Dragon Crest Shield +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 826 souls) 113 D 100.0 67.0 89.0 43.0 53.0 51
Dragon Crest Shield +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 1062 souls) 132 D 100.0 67.0 89.0 43.0 53.0 53
Dragon Crest Shield +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1298 souls) 149 D 100.0 67.0 89.0 43.0 53.0 54
Dragon Crest Shield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1770 souls) 166 D 100.0 67.0 89.0 43.0 53.0 56

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

See alsoEdit

Medium Shields
Black Knight ShieldBlue Wooden ShieldCarthus ShieldCrest ShieldDragon Crest Shield
East-West ShieldGolden Wing Crest ShieldGrass Crest ShieldKite ShieldKnight Shield
Large Leather ShieldLothric Knight ShieldPierce ShieldPontiff Knight ShieldPorcine Shield
Round ShieldShield of WantSilver Eagle Kite ShieldSilver Knight ShieldSpider Shield
Spiked ShieldSpirit Tree Crest ShieldStone ParmaSunlight ShieldSunset Shield
Wargod Wooden ShieldWooden Shield
Ashes of Ariandel
Ethereal Oak ShieldFollower Shield