For the Dark Souls variant, see Strong Magic Shield.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Strong Magic Shield (Dark Souls II).

Great Magic Shield is a Sorcery in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Sorcery which improves upon Magic Shield. Greatly reinforces left shield with magic.
Only sorcerer-swordsmen with special duties are permitted the use of this spell, which temporarily grants even the smallest of shields fortitude more akin to that of a greatshield.


Dropped by a Corpse Grub in a cell found in the Irithyll Dungeon. After the first Jailer, drop down one floor and open the door to the creature.


Greatly reinforces shield in left hand. Increases damage absorption in all categories to 100% regardless of prior resistances, while increasing stability. Effects lasts for 30 seconds, and can be increased by equipping a Lingering Dragoncrest Ring.

AffinityAural DecoyCast LightChameleonCrystal HailCrystal Magic Weapon
Crystal Soul SpearDark EdgeDeep SoulFarron DartFarron FlashswordFarron Hail
Great Deep SoulGreat Farron DartGreat Heavy Soul ArrowGreat Magic Shield
Great Magic WeaponGreat Soul ArrowHeavy Soul ArrowHidden BodyHidden Weapon
Homing SoulmassHoming Crystal SoulmassMagic ShieldMagic WeaponPestilent Mist
RepairSoul ArrowSoul GreatswordSoul SpearSoul StreamSpook
Twisted Wall of LightWhite Dragon Breath
Ashes of Ariandel
Frozen WeaponSnap Freeze
The Ringed City
Great Soul DregsOld Moonlight