Hawkwood's Shield is a Small Shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Shield that belonged to Hawkwood, a deserter from the Undead Legion.
The unique swordsmanship of the Watchers does not normally allow for the use of shields. The unique swordsmanship of the Watchers would not allow such a shield, and Hawkwood's very possession of it was telltale of his defeat.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.


Found in the Cemetery of Ash, in front of a gravestone located on the right path before entering Firelink Shrine, guarded by a Starved Hound. It is the same grave where Hawkwood the Deserter can sometimes be found praying.

The shield will only appear here if Hawkwood is killed, or after he leaves the shrine once the Abyss Watchers have been defeated.


An unremarkable Small Shield, Hawkwood's Shield serves mainly to provide lore and little else. Its wielding requirements are trivial, though it does provide moderate Fire absorption. However, as with other Small Shields, it is a poor choice for defending oneself and is more suitable for parrying.


Reinforced with standard Titanite.

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