Havel's Greatshield transforms the user into a living, near-impregnable wall. It also has heavy deflection. However, the shield has a 50 strength requirement, and is very heavy. Only those with the highest Strength and Endurance will be able to wield this shield effectively.
Using the heavy attack on the shield will grant the user a temporary defensive buff similar to Iron Flesh (but with no movement penalty or added defenses other than deflection). Using this attack drains the shield by 300 durability, however, so it can only be cast once before needing repairs (the shield has a total of 500 durability). The effect lasts for 40 seconds.
While it does not have as much stability as the Greatshield of Artorias, it makes up for this with its spectacular elemental defenses (including the highest magic defense of any shield, tied with the Crystal Ring Shield). This makes it useful against strong enemies with mixed elemental attacks (such the Sanctuary Guardian), or against mages (e.g. Bloathead Sorcerer).
Along with Physical and Elemental damage reduction, weapons also have hidden stats that reduce the amount of status build-up while blocking.
|Holds shield up and applies the stone buff to the player. Very high duration time.*|
|Same as one-hand weak 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.|
|Holds shield up and applies the stone buff to the player. Very high duration time.|
*While shield is up the player is actively blocking
Upgrading this shield will only improve its damage characteristics.Requires: Twinkling Titanite and 2,000 souls per upgrade.
|Variation||Attack Values||Parameter Bonus||Damage Reduction|
|Havel's Greatshield +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1)||88||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100||90||80||80||84|
|Havel's Greatshield +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×1)||92||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100||90||80||80||84|
|Havel's Greatshield +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×2)||96||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100||90||80||80||84|
|Havel's Greatshield +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×2)||100||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100||90||80||80||84|
|Havel's Greatshield +5 (Twinkling Titanite ×4)||105||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100||90||80||80||84|
- If attempting to use the special attack while under the effect of another buff, the durability will be consumed but nothing will happen.
| Black Iron Greatshield • Bonewheel Shield • Cleansing Greatshield • Eagle Shield • Giant Shield |
Greatshield of Artorias • Havel's Greatshield • Stone Greatshield • Tower Shield