For the Dark Souls III variant, see Wolf Knight's Greatshield.

The Greatshield of Artorias is a greatshield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Shield born from the soul of the great grey wolf Sif, guardian of the grave of the Abysswalker Knight Artorias.
Boasts consistent defense and divine protection against various status effects.


The Greatshield of Artorias can be created at the Giant Blacksmith in Anor Londo with a +10 Shield, the Soul of Sif and 5,000 souls.


The Greatshield of Artorias is arguably one of the best greatshields in the game, with the highest stability of any non-crystal shield combined with complete status resistance.

However, it has underwhelming magic and lightning defenses and is the fourth heaviest shield in the game.

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 100%
Aux Poison 100%
Def res toxic 100%
Def res cur 100%


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
Strong Attack
Slams shield into the ground. Some starting lag.
Weak Attack
Same as one-hand weak attack.
Strong Attack
Same as one-hand strong attack.
Jump Attack Slams shield into the ground.
Running Attack Holds shield up and runs forward, then slams it down at the end.*
Rolling Attack Flips shield upside down and brings it down against the ground.
Kick Push away with the shield.
Weak Attack
Strong Attack
Shield Bash.*

*While shield is up the player is actively blocking


Upgrading the shield will only improve its damage characteristics.

Requires: Demon Titanite and 5,000 souls per upgrade.
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
Greatshield of Artorias 80 D 100 50 80 40 88
Greatshield of Artorias +1
(Demon Titanite ×1)
84 D 100 50 80 40 88
Greatshield of Artorias +2
(Demon Titanite ×1)
88 D 100 50 80 40 88
Greatshield of Artorias +3
(Demon Titanite ×2)
92 D 100 50 80 40 88
Greatshield of Artorias +4
(Demon Titanite ×2)
96 D 100 50 80 40 88
Greatshield of Artorias +5
(Demon Titanite ×4)
100 D 100 50 80 40 88


  • When summoned as a phantom the shield's texture will not display properly. It will instead be a tiling of the texture for the Tower Shield.


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