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For the Dark Souls variant, see Havel's Greatshield.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Havel's Greatshield (Dark Souls III).

Havel's Greatshield is a greatshield in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

A shield formed by chiseling a giant boulder. As solid as a rock, this shield is also very heavy.
So heavy, in fact, that he who takes it into battle is not allowed to flee, until either he or his opponent has fallen.


Havel's Greatshield is found on a corpse in a pot behind dozen of poison traps in the Upper Gutter. The player must have the Forgotten Key, which is gained from killing both of the Elite Giants at the bottom of Black Gulch, hidden away near The Rotten. It is acquired with the rest of Havel's Set.


Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite.


  • Havel's Greatshield is one of the heaviest shields in the game, requiring 45 strength in order to wield it effectively. It has high resistances to magic, fire, and lightning damage, as well as a 100% physical damage reduction, making it a very versatile, all around shield for those who are strong enough to wield it.
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