Black Dragon Shield
black dragon shield

In-Game Description

A shield that appears in ancient legends.
Strangely shaped, and said to be crafted
from the talons of the black dragon.

The legend of the pale dragon is told in
various locales, but each account is fragmentary.
Very rarely is the black dragon mentioned,
and some say that it is merely an embellishment
adopted in later retellings of the story.

Availability

Dragon Knight (Shield) drop - rare

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
Black Dragon Shield 80/0/0/0/0

(Parry/Strike)
0/0 110 15 15/0/0/0

E/-/-/-/-/-
100/60/60/60/60 55/55/55/55 50 70 5.5

Move Set

Notes

  • There are 3 Dragon Warriors in total. Two of which will be wielding a shield with either a Black Dragon Sword or Black Dragon Warpick. The other wields dual Black Dragon Greataxe.
  • You most likely have to use a Bonfire Ascetic multiple times to respawn them, as the drop rate for their equipment is very low.Alternatively you can join the covenant of champions to remove despawn,

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction Stability Materials Cost Souls
Black Dragon Shield +1 104/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100/61/61/61/61 56.1/56.1/56.1/56.1 51 1x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,230
Black Dragon Shield +2 128/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100/62/62/62/62 57.2/57.2/57.2/57.2 53 2x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,540
Black Dragon Shield +3 152/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100/63/63/63/63 58.3/58.3/58.3/58.3 54 3x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,850
Black Dragon Shield +4 176/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100/64/64/64/64 59.5/59.5/59.5/59.5 56 4x Petrified Dragon Bone 2,460
Black Dragon Shield +5 200/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100/65/65/65/65 60.6/60.6/60.6/60.6 58 5x Petrified Dragon Bone 2,770

Infusions

Magic

Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Magic Black Dragon Shield +0 50/61/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/78.3/57.7/57.7/57.7 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Magic Black Dragon Shield +1 65/80/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/78.8/58.7/58.7/58.7 53.8/53.8/53.8/53.8
Magic Black Dragon Shield +2 80/98/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/79.4/59.8/59.8/59.8 55/55/55/55
Magic Black Dragon Shield +3 95/117/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 97.8/79.9/60.8/60.8/60.8 56.2/56.2/56.2/56.2
Magic Black Dragon Shield +4 110/135/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/80.5/61.9/61.9/61.9 57.4/57.4/57.4/57.4
Magic Black Dragon Shield +5 126/154/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/81/62.9/62.9/62.9 58.6/58.6/58.6/58.6

Fire

Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Fire Black Dragon Shield +0 50/0/61/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/57.7/78.3/57.7/57.7 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Fire Black Dragon Shield +1 65/0/80/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/58.7/78.8/58.7/58.7 53.8/53.8/53.8/53.8
Fire Black Dragon Shield +2 80/0/98/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/59.8/79.4/59.8/59.8 55/55/55/55
Fire Black Dragon Shield +3 95/0/117/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 97.8/60.8/79.9/60.8/60.8 56.2/56.2/56.2/56.2
Fire Black Dragon Shield +4 110/0/135/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/61.9/80.5/61.9/61.9 57.4/57.4/57.4/57.4
Fire Black Dragon Shield +5 126/0/154/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/62.9/81/62.9/62.9 58.6/58.6/58.6/58.6

Lightning

Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Lightning Black Dragon Shield +0 50/0/0/61/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/57.7/57.7/78.3/57.7 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Lightning Black Dragon Shield +1 65/0/0/80/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/58.7/58.7/78.8/58.7 53.8/53.8/53.8/53.8
Lightning Black Dragon Shield +2 80/0/0/98/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/59.8/59.8/79.4/59.8 55/55/55/55
Lightning Black Dragon Shield +3 95/0/0/117/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 97.8/60.8/60.8/79.9/60.8 56.2/56.2/56.2/56.2
Lightning Black Dragon Shield +4 110/0/0/135/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/61.9/61.9/80.5/61.9 57.4/57.4/57.4/57.4
Lightning Black Dragon Shield +5 126/0/0/154/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/62.9/62.9/81/62.9 58.6/58.6/58.6/58.6

Dark

Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Dark Black Dragon Shield +0 50/0/0/0/61 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/57.7/57.7/57.7/78.3 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Dark Black Dragon Shield +1 65/0/0/0/80 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/58.7/58.7/58.7/78.8 53.8/53.8/53.8/53.8
Dark Black Dragon Shield +2 80/0/0/0/98 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/59.8/59.8/59.8/79.4 55/55/55/55
Dark Black Dragon Shield +3 95/0/0/0/117 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 97.8/60.8/60.8/60.8/79.9 56.2/56.2/56.2/56.2
Dark Black Dragon Shield +4 110/0/0/0/135 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/61.9/61.9/61.9/80.5 57.4/57.4/57.4/57.4
Dark Black Dragon Shield +5 126/0/0/0/154 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/62.9/62.9/62.9/81 58.6/58.6/58.6/58.6

Poison

Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Poison Black Dragon Shield +0 50/0/0/0/0 12/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7 73.3/52.7/52.7/52.7
Poison Black Dragon Shield +1 65/0/0/0/0 16/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7 74/53.8/53.8/53.8
Poison Black Dragon Shield +2 80/0/0/0/0 19/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8 74.6/55/55/55
Poison Black Dragon Shield +3 95/0/0/0/0 23/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8 75.3/56.2/56.2/56.2
Poison Black Dragon Shield +4 110/0/0/0/0 27/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9 76/57.4/57.4/57.4
Poison Black Dragon Shield +5 126/0/0/0/0 30/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9 76.6/58.6/58.6/58.6

Bleed

Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Bleed Black Dragon Shield +0 50/0/0/0/0 0/12 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7 52.7/73.3/52.7/52.7
Bleed Black Dragon Shield +1 65/0/0/0/0 0/16 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7 53.8/74/53.8/53.8
Bleed Black Dragon Shield +2 80/0/0/0/0 0/19 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8 55/74.6/55/55
Bleed Black Dragon Shield +3 95/0/0/0/0 0/23 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8 56.2/75.3/56.2/56.2
Bleed Black Dragon Shield +4 110/0/0/0/0 0/27 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9 57.4/76/57.4/57.4
Bleed Black Dragon Shield +5 126/0/0/0/0 0/30 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9 58.8/76.6/58.6/58.6

Key

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the shield does when used for bashing. The Damage stats for a shield are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Most shields deal Strike damage, with a few exceptions.
Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.

Counter Strength: Damage multiplier when hitting an enemy that is performing an action such as attacking. Value of 100 means no extra damage.
Poise Damage: The ability of the shield to break the poise of an enemy.
Durability: The durability of the shield. The shield will break when durability reaches 0.
Weight: The weight of the shield. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
Stats Needed:

Determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the shield effectively.
The requirement stats for shields are A / B / C / D:

  • A is the Strength required
  • B is the Dexterity required
  • C is the Intelligence required
  • D is the Faith required

While it is possible to use a shield with lower-than-required Strength, your character will suffer a severe penalty to damage reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the shield will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a shield are A / B:

  • A is Poison Effect
  • B is Bleed Effect
Aux Effect Reduction:

The Aux Effect Reduction % of the shield. It dictates how much effect the shield mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a shield are A / B / C / D:

  • A is Poison Effect
  • B is Bleed Effect
  • C is Petrify Effect
  • D is Curse Effect
Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the shield. It dictates how much damage the shield mitigates while blocking.
The Damage Reduction % stats for a shield are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage
Stability: Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
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