Returning from Dark Souls II, the Shield of Want is an all around well-balanced shield. It provides respectable elemental absorption in all categories save for Lightning, along with very good stability for a medium shield. As a cost, the shield requires an unusually high amount of Strength to carry, and is among the heavier of the medium shields. It allows the wielder to perform the weapon art of the right-hand weapon, which can be used to create various deadly combinations while protecting the player from damage as needed.
The Shield of Want's most notable feature is that it boosts the soul gain of the wielder, granting 20% more souls when defeating any enemy, including bosses and other players. It fully stacks with other soul-boosting accessories, such as the Symbol of Avarice and Covetous Silver Serpent Ring.
|Upgrade Level||Attack Values||Aux. Effects||Bonuses||Damage Reduction|
|Shield of Want||104||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100.0||61.0||63.0||43.0||61.0||58|
|Shield of Want +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 740 souls)||121||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100.0||61.0||63.0||43.0||61.0||59|
|Shield of Want +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 1184 souls)||138||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100.0||61.0||63.0||43.0||61.0||59|
|Shield of Want +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 1628 souls)||155||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100.0||61.0||63.0||43.0||61.0||60|
|Shield of Want +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 2072 souls)||172||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100.0||61.0||63.0||43.0||61.0||61|
|Shield of Want +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 2960 souls)||190||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||D||–||–||–||100.0||61.0||63.0||43.0||61.0||62|
The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.
- This shield upgrades using Titanite Scale due to the fact that it was obtained via the use of Vendrick's soul in Dark Souls II, and thus was formerly a boss soul item.