For the Dark Souls III variant, see Grass Crest Shield (Dark Souls III).

The Grass Crest Shield is a medium shield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Old medium metal shield of unknown origin. The grass crest is lightly imbued with magic, which slightly speeds stamina recovery.


The Grass Crest Shield is found in Darkroot Basin guarded by a Black Knight.


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.

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 74%
Def res toxic 74%
Def res cur 50%


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Diagonal swing to the left.
Strong Attack
Strong horizontal swings alternating from left to right. Some starting lag.
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
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.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack

*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.



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