The Twin Dragon Greatshield is lightweight and has a very low Strength requirement to wield, making it a very useful greatshield for players who put little investment into Strength. It is also the earliest available greatshield that can be obtained without farming enemies.
Like its predecessor from Dark Souls II and the Eagle Shield from Dark Souls, it lacks 100% physical damage absorption, meaning that the player will still take some damage from any attacks that it blocks. However, unlike either of its antecedents its physical damage reduction is even weaker, though it makes up for this by having better all-around elemental defense.
The shield's shortcomings can be overcome if it is buffed with Magic Shield, making it a useful greatshield for sorcerers.
- If the Twin Dragon Greatshield is never looted in a game cycle and the game is completed (by completing all quests and defeating all bosses, optional bosses, and non-respawning enemies), should the player opt to remain in the current playthrough and revisit the Road of Sacrifices, the greatshield will despawn.
Reinforced with Titanite.