Greatshields are a type of shield in Dark Souls III. They are characterized by their immense weight, high defenses, and almost unbreakable stability. Most greatshields require a high investment in Strength to wield properly. However, if the player decides to wield the greatshield offensively, it can be held in two hands to circumvent the characteristically high strength requirement. Some greatshields allow the player to perform a shield bash while others allow the player to use their main hand weapon's skill directly from the guard. It is also very difficult for the player to be "guard broke" as these shields have extremely high resistance to stamina loss when struck. Needless to say, these shields are ideal for players, both novice and experienced, looking to get through a zone without much trouble.


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