- Starting equipment for the Thief class.
- Dropped by sword and shield-wielding Hollow Soldiers in the High Wall of Lothric, Lothric Castle and Grand Archives.
An early-game Small Shield, the Iron Round Shield is one of the better physical shields available to the player. It possesses respectable stability, and has relatively reliable absorption against physical attacks, though its defenses against elemental damage are found wanting. As well, its wielding requirements are easily met, making weight the only real concern.
Due to its higher than usual physical absorption and stability, the Iron Round Shield is actually relatively useful for blocking attacks, though one should not attempt to rely on it for defense against heavier attacks. As with other Small Shields, it should instead be used for parrying enemies due to its faster startup frames.
Reinforced with standard Titanite.