The Greatshield of Glory is an overall improvement to the Tower Shield, providing marginally stronger defenses in exchange for more weight, less stability, and a higher strength requirement. On the other hand, this greatshield has a very high resistance to fire, though the Gyrm Greatshield will still outclass it in terms of stability coupled with its innate immunity (100% reduction) to fire damage.
Unlike the Gyrm Greatshield, however, this shield possesses much more resilient elemental defenses and resistances, allowing it to be used in many more areas outside of fire-themed locations.
Interestingly, the shield deals both physical and fire damage when used to bash enemies, yet the fire damage does not scale at all. It does, however, improve as it is upgraded.
The Greatshield of Glory upgrades with titanite, up to +10.
- The Greatshield of Glory shares some visual similarities with the Tower Shield from Dark Souls, as well as its namesake in Demon's Souls.