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The Tower Shield is a greatshield in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Metal Greatshield. Used by the Knight Berenike, known for his heavy armor.
This thick plate of iron is heavily defensive but ultra heavy. Greatshields are very stable, and deflect attacks. However, one cannot parry, and instead bashes with the shield.

AvailabilityEdit

CharacteristicsEdit

The Tower Shield is a basic greatshield that strikes a balance between weight and defense. While quite strong versus physical attacks, it does not have any real strengths, being outclassed in terms of weight by the Eagle Shield, and in terms of fire defense by the Black Iron Greatshield. Regardless, it is the third-lightest greatshield in the game, and the lightest greatshield that provides 100% damage reduction against physical attacks.

Interestingly, the Tower Shield has the highest stability of any shield in the game when upgraded to full of the Crystal path, having a final stability of 90; out-classing Havel's Greatshield and the Greatshield of Artorias in terms of stability. However, doing so reduces its durability down to 30 and prevents it from being repaired, making it extremely cost-inefficient.

When upgraded down the Standard path, the Tower Shield boasts one of the highest stability values of all greatshields with a maximum value of 86; it is followed by the Black Iron Greatshield at 85 stability, and is beat only by the Greatshield of Artorias at 88. The Tower Shield has heavy deflection and a standard bash attack.

Resistance DefenseEdit

Along with Physical and Elemental damage reduction, weapons also have hidden stats that reduce the amount of status build-up while blocking.

Resistance Reduction
Aux Bleed 100%
Aux Poison 84%
Def res toxic 84%
Def res cur 50%

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Shield Bash.*
One-handed
Strong Attack
Slams shield into the ground. Some starting lag.
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Same as one-hand weak attack.
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Same as one-hand strong attack.
Jump Attack Slams shield into the ground.
Running Attack Holds shield up and runs forward, then slams it down at the end.*
Rolling Attack Flips shield upside down and brings it down against the ground.
Kick Push away with the shield.
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Block.
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Shield Bash.*

*While shield is up the player is actively blocking

UpgradesEdit

Requires: Standard Tower Shield, Titanite and 800 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Standard+11 Standard Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Tower Shield 80 D 100 40 75 50 72
Tower Shield +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 84 D 100 40 75 50 72
Tower Shield +2 (Titanite Shard ×1) 88 D 100 40 75 50 73
Tower Shield +3 (Titanite Shard ×2) 92 D 100 40 75 50 74
Tower Shield +4 (Titanite Shard ×2) 96 D 100 40 75 50 74
Tower Shield +5 (Titanite Shard ×3) 100 D 100 40 75 50 75
Tower Shield +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 104 D 100 40 75 50 77
Tower Shield +7 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 109 D 100 40 75 50 78
Tower Shield +8 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 114 D 100 40 75 50 79
Tower Shield +9 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 119 D 100 40 75 50 79
Tower Shield +10 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 124 D 100 40 75 50 80
Tower Shield +11 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 129 D 100 40 75 50 82
Tower Shield +12 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 135 D 100 40 75 50 82
Tower Shield +13 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 140 D 100 40 75 50 83
Tower Shield +14 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 146 D 100 40 75 50 84
Tower Shield +15 (Titanite Slab ×1) 160 D 100 40 75 50 86

Requires: Standard Tower Shield +10, Titanite and 800 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Crystal Crystal Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Crystal Tower Shield (Titanite Chunk ×1) 124 D 100 40 75 50 86
Crystal Tower Shield +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 129 D 100 40 75 50 87
Crystal Tower Shield +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 135 D 100 40 75 50 87
Crystal Tower Shield +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 140 D 100 40 75 50 88
Crystal Tower Shield +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 146 D 100 40 75 50 89
Crystal Tower Shield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 160 D 100 40 75 50 90

Requires: Standard Tower Shield +5, Green Titanite and 800 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Magic+6 Magic Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Magic Tower Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
75 81 E D 100 40.0 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
78 85 E D 100 40.8 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
82 89 E D 100 41.6 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
85 92 E D 100 42.4 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
89 96 E D 100 43.2 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
93 100 E D 100 44.0 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +6
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
97 105 E D 100 44.8 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +7
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×1)
101 109 E D 100 45.6 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +8
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×2)
105 114 E D 100 46.4 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +9
(Blue Titanite Chunk ×3)
109 118 E D 100 47.2 75 50 72
Magic Tower Shield +10
(Blue Titanite Slab ×1)
120 130 E D 100 48.0 75 50 72

Requires: Standard Tower Shield +5, Green Titanite and 800 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Divine+6 Divine Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Divine Tower Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
67 82 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
70 86 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
73 90 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
77 94 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
80 98 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
83 102 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +6
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
87 106 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +7
(White Titanite Chunk ×1)
91 111 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +8
(White Titanite Chunk ×2)
95 116 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +9
(White Titanite Chunk ×3)
98 120 E D 100 40 75 50 72
Divine Tower Shield +10
(White Titanite Slab ×1)
108 132 E D 100 40 75 50 72

Requires: Standard Tower Shield +5, Green Titanite and 800 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Fire+6 Fire Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Fire Tower Shield
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
80 80 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +1
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
83 83 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +2
(Green Titanite Shard ×1)
86 86 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +3
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
89 89 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +4
(Green Titanite Shard ×2)
92 92 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +5
(Green Titanite Shard ×3)
96 96 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +6
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
101 101 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +7
(Red Titanite Chunk ×1)
107 107 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +8
(Red Titanite Chunk ×2)
112 112 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +9
(Red Titanite Chunk ×3)
118 118 100 40 75 50 72
Fire Tower Shield +10
(Red Titanite Slab ×1)
124 124 100 40 75 50 72

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

Requires: Standard Tower Shield +10, Titanite and 800 souls per upgrade.

Upgrade Lightning Lightning Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus Damage Reduction
Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Para str Para dex Para int Para faith Dmgrd phy Dmgrd mag Dmgrd fire Dmgrd lght Dmgrd stbil
Lightning Tower Shield (Titanite Chunk ×1) 96 96 100 40 75 50 72
Lightning Tower Shield +1 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 102 102 100 40 75 50 72
Lightning Tower Shield +2 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 108 108 100 40 75 50 72
Lightning Tower Shield +3 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 115 115 100 40 75 50 72
Lightning Tower Shield +4 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 121 121 100 40 75 50 72
Lightning Tower Shield +5 (Titanite Slab ×1) 128 128 100 40 75 50 72

The stats for the above upgrade path may be out of date. Efforts are currently underway to fix this issue. Thank you for your understanding.

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