For the Dark Souls II variant, see King's Shield.

The Shield of Want is a medium shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Shield of an ancient king who was cursed by an all-consuming thirst. In the end, he was no king.
The residue of the king's lust still smolders within this shield, increasing the number of souls absorbed when enemies are defeated.
Skill: Weapon Skill
Equipping this shield in the left hand allows one to perform the Skill of the right hand weapon.


Found in the Smouldering Lake, guarded by the Carthus Sand Worm.


An all around well balanced medium shield that provides very good elemental defenses in all regards and blocks 100% Physical damage, if a bit on the heavy side, weighing 5.5 units. It compensates this by providing 58 Stability, a notable aspect for a shield of this size.

However, its most notable feature is the ability to let the player absorb 20% more souls if wielded when enemies are defeated.




Reinforced with Titanite Scale.

Reinforcement Level Stability
Shield of Want  58
Shield of Want +1 59
Shield of Want +2 59
Shield of Want +3 60
Shield of Want +4 61
Shield of Want +5 62
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