The Grass Crest Shield has medium deflection and normal parry speed. While rather unremarkable for blocking physical attacks, it has the unique and powerful effect of raising stamina regeneration speed by 50%, making it ideal for putting on one's back while two-handing a weapon. The regeneration can stack with other stamina regeneration effects, such as those of Green Blossoms or the Mask of the Child. When upgraded to crystal the shield's durability is 20.
Along with Physical and Elemental damage reduction, weapons also have hidden stats that reduce the amount of status build-up while blocking.
|Diagonal swing to the left.|
|Strong horizontal swings alternating from left to right. Some starting lag.|
|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.|
*While shield is up the player is actively blocking
- The Grass Crest Shield is very popular due to its light weight and stamina-regenerating powers. However, there are shields that are only slightly heavier with better stability and resistance. The Grass Crest Shield, then, is best for traveling and fighting non-threatening enemies, but it's not necessarily the best shield against dangerous opponents.
- Two-handing a weapon with this shield equipped still grants stamina regeneration.