The Iron Round Shield is a Small Shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

An orthodox, round small shield made from metal.
Small shields offer little damage absorption and stability, but they are lightweight and ideal for parrying.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.



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.


Small Shields
BucklerCaduceus Round ShieldCrimson ParmaEastern Iron ShieldElkhorn Round Shield
Ghru RotshieldGolden Falcon ShieldHawkwood's ShieldIron Round ShieldLeather Shield
Llewellyn ShieldPlank ShieldRed and White ShieldSacred Bloom Shield
Small Leather ShieldTarget ShieldWarrior's Round Shield
The Ringed City
Dragonhead Shield

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