- Undead Settlement
- Archdragon Peak
With a low stat requirement and very light weight, the Small Leather Shield can be easily equipped by most any build in the game for almost no consequence. As it is a Small Shield, it provides pitiful defense when used to block attacks, even after upgrades.
However, it is one of three shields in the game classified as a Parrying Shield, with active parry frames that begin sooner than those of other Small Shields. This makes it an ideal tool for parrying enemy attacks on reaction, rather than on prediction.
Reinforced with regular Titanite.