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For the Dark Souls III variant, see Shield of Want.

The King's Shield is a Medium Shield in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

Shield of Vendrick, King of Drangleic.
The great king shut himself away, and was soon reduced to a mere shell. Just what was it that he yearned to protect?

In-Game Description

Shield of Vendrick, King of Drangleic.
One fragment of Dark, having taken human shape, became obsessed with the King's soul.
Impelled by its own cravings, it sought souls, and strove to make the strength of the Giants its own.


Trade the Soul of the King with Weaponsmith Ornifex.


This shield is essentially an improvement of the Royal Kite Shield, across all stats, except weight, and is comparable to the Drakekeeper's Shield. It is widely considered the best low-weight shield with 100% physical damage reduction after being fully upgraded, although it can be harder to reinforce due to upgrading with Petrified Dragon Bones.

The King's Shield has an innate Fire infusion and thus cannot be infused by McDuff.

This shield, as unusual as it seems, makes for a rather-formidable strike weapon.

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