The shield is located in the Iron Keep, where the Dull Ember can be found in the same area. However, one must trek across lava slabs to reach it. One may use a Flame Quartz Ring, Flash Sweat, or Magic Barrier or Great Magic Barrier, to safely trek to the chest.
It is important to note that activating the Pharros' Contraption above the Dull Ember's location will create a small pool of water infront of the contraption. Walking in it will cause one's fire resistance to increase, making acquiring the chest easier. Another process is to instead of wasting a Lockstone, to just run to a previous room where there are jars of water being contained, this will produce the same effect but the player will have to be fast or the resistance will wear off.
- This shield's design was based on one of the winners of the Dark Souls II Shield Design Contest, the Shield of Ash.