For the Dark Souls variant, see Target Shield.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Target Shield (Dark Souls II).

The Target Shield is a small shield in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A small, round metal shield.
The four distinctive protrusions are designed to brush attacks aside, making it ideal for parrying.
Skill: Parry
Repel an attack at the right time to follow up with a critical hit. Works while equipped in either hand.



The Target Shield has relatively low requirements to wield, though unlike most other shields it requires at least a small amount of investment in Dexterity. Like other Small Shields, it does not provide very much protection when used to block attacks.

What sets the Target Shield apart from its peers is that it is one of three Parrying Shields in the game, with active parrying frames starting up faster than on most other Small Shields. In this regard, the Target Shield provides the best of both worlds, possessing a higher stability and physical absorption than the other two Parrying Shields, which allows it to somewhat safeguard its wielder from attacks.


Reinforced with regular Titanite.

Small Shields
BucklerCaduceus Round ShieldCrimson ParmaEastern Iron ShieldElkhorn Round Shield
Ghru RotshieldGolden Falcon ShieldHawkwood's ShieldIron Round ShieldLeather Shield
Llewellyn ShieldPlank ShieldRed and White ShieldSacred Bloom Shield
Small Leather ShieldTarget ShieldWarrior's Round Shield
The Ringed City
Dragonhead Shield