Black Flamestone Parma
black flamestone parma

In-Game Description

A shield affixed with a black crystal.
Found deep inside the Gutter, in the Black Gulch.
Heavier than a standard small shield but the hard
crystal boosts its defense against slashing.

Some of the more determined souls exiled
to the Gutter sought to scale the walls of the
forsaken place and walk the earth once again,
but failed, and wasted away mired in misery and
resentment.

Availability

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
Black Flamestone Parma 60/0/0/0/0

(Parry/Strike)
0/0 100 10 8/10/0/0

D/-/-/-/-/-
85/45/25/45/45 30/25/65/25 45 40 2.5

Notes

  • A Crimson Parma covered with some sort of dark crystal growth. It protects slightly better against physical damage, fire and magic, is more stable and confers notable petrification resistance, but is more than twice as heavy.
  • Paired with the Black Flamestone Dagger.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires Titanite.

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage Reduction Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Materials Cost Souls Cost
Black Flamestone Parma +0 60/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 85/45/25/45/45 30/25/65/25 45 - -
Black Flamestone Parma +1 66/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 85.3/46.3/26.8/46.3/46.3 31.7/26.8/65.8/26.8 45 1x Titanite Shard 430
Black Flamestone Parma +2 72/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 85.7/47.7/28.7/47.7/47.7 33.5/28.7/66.7/28.7 46 2x Titanite Shard 540
Black Flamestone Parma +3 78/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 86.1/49.1/30.6/49.1/49.1 35.2/30.6/67.6/30.6 47 3x Titanite Shard 640
Black Flamestone Parma +4 84/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 86.5/50.5/32.5/50.5/50.5 37/32.5/68.5/32.5 48 1x Large Titanite Shard 850
Black Flamestone Parma +5 90/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 86.8/51.8/34.3/51.8/51.8 38.7/34.3/69.3/34.3 49 2x Large Titanite Shard 960
Black Flamestone Parma +6 96/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 87.2/53.2/36.2/53.2/53.2 40.5/36.2/70.2/36.2 49 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,070
Black Flamestone Parma +7 102/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 87.6/54.6/38.1/54.6/54.6 42.2/38.1/71.1/38.1 50 1x Titanite Chunk 1,280
Black Flamestone Parma +8 108/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 88/56/40/56/56 44/40/72/40 51 2x Titanite Chunk 1,390
Black Flamestone Parma +9 114/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 88.3/57.3/41.8/57.3/57.3 45.7/41.8/72.8/41.8 52 3x Titanite Chunk 1,490
Black Flamestone Parma +10 120/0/0/0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 88.7/58.7/43.7/58.7/58.7 47.5/43.7/73.7/43.7 53 1x Titanite Slab 1,700

Infusions

Magic

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base magic damage, INT stat bonus, magic damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +0 37/46/0/0/0 D/-/C/-/-/- 82.7/63.3/22.7/42.7/42.7 27.7/22.7/62.7/22.7
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +1 41/50/0/0/0 D/-/C/-/-/- 83.1/64.2/24.6/44.1/44.1 29.5/24.6/63.6/24.6
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +2 45/55/0/0/0 D/-/C/-/-/- 83.5/65.1/26.5/45.5/45.5 31.3/26.5/64.5/26.5
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +3 49/60/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 84/66/28.5/47/47 33.1/28.5/65.5/28.5
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +4 52/64/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 84.4/67/30.4/48.4/48.4 34.9/30.4/66.4/30.4
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +5 56/69/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 84.8/67.9/32.3/49.8/49.8 36.7/32.3/67.3/32.3
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +6 60/73/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 85.3/68.8/34.3/51.3/51.3 38.5/34.3/68.3/34.3
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +7 64/78/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 85.7/69.7/36.2/52.7/52.7 40.3/36.2/69.2/36.2
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +8 68/83/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 86.1/70.6/38.1/54.1/54.1 42.1/38.1/70.1/38.1
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +9 71/87/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 86.5/71.5/40/55.5/55.5 43.9/40/71/40
Magic Black Flamestone Parma +10 75/92/0/0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 87/72.5/42/57/57 45.7/42/72/42

Fire

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base fire damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, fire damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +0 37/0/46/0/0 D/-/-/C/-/- 82.7/42.7/43.3/42.7/42.7 27.7/22.7/62.7/22.7
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +1 41/0/50/0/0 D/-/-/C/-/- 83.1/44.1/44.7/44.1/44.1 29.5/24.6/63.6/24.6
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +2 45/0/55/0/0 D/-/-/C/-/- 83.5/45.5/46.1/45.5/45.5 31.3/26.5/64.5/26.5
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +3 49/0/60/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 84/47/47.5/47/47 33.1/28.5/65.5/28.5
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +4 52/0/64/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 84.4/48.4/49/48.4/48.4 34.9/30.4/66.4/30.4
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +5 56/0/69/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 84.8/49.8/50.4/49.8/49.8 36.7/32.3/67.3/32.3
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +6 60/0/73/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 85.3/51.3/51.8/51.3/51.3 38.5/34.3/68.3/34.3
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +7 64/0/78/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 85.7/52.7/53.2/52.7/52.7 40.3/36.2/69.2/36.2
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +8 68/0/83/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 86.1/54.1/54.6/54.1/54.1 42.1/38.1/70.1/38.1
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +9 71/0/87/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 86.5/55.5/56/55.5/55.5 43.9/40/71/40
Fire Black Flamestone Parma +10 75/0/92/0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 87/57/57.5/57/57 45.7/42/72/42

Lightning

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base lightning damage, FTH stat bonus, lightning damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +0 37/0/0/46/0 D/-/-/-/C/- 82.7/42.7/22.7/63.3/42.7 27.7/22.7/62.7/22.7
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +1 41/0/0/50/0 D/-/-/-/C/- 83.1/44.1/24.6/64.2/44.1 29.5/24.6/63.6/24.6
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +2 45/0/0/55/0 D/-/-/-/C/- 83.5/45.5/26.5/65.1/45.5 31.3/26.5/64.5/26.5
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +3 49/0/0/60/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 84/47/28.5/66/47 33.1/28.5/65.5/28.5
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +4 52/0/0/64/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 84.4/48.4/30.4/67/48.4 34.9/30.4/66.4/30.4
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +5 56/0/0/69/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 84.8/49.8/32.3/67.9/49.8 36.7/32.3/67.3/32.3
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +6 60/0/0/73/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 85.3/51.3/34.3/68.8/51.3 38.5/34.3/68.3/34.3
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +7 64/0/0/78/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 85.7/52.7/36.2/69.7/52.7 40.3/36.2/69.2/36.2
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +8 68/0/0/83/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 86.1/54.1/38.1/70.6/54.1 42.1/38.1/70.1/38.1
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +9 71/0/0/87/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 86.5/55.5/40/71.5/55.5 43.9/40/71/40
Lightning Black Flamestone Parma +10 75/0/0/92/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 87/57/42/72.5/57 45.7/42/72/42

Dark

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base dark damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, dark damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +0 37/0/0/0/46 D/-/-/-/-/C 82.7/42.7/22.7/42.7/63.3 27.7/22.7/62.7/22.7
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +1 41/0/0/0/50 D/-/-/-/-/C 83.1/44.1/24.6/44.1/64.2 29.5/24.6/63.6/24.6
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +2 45/0/0/0/55 D/-/-/-/-/C 83.5/45.5/26.5/45.5/65.1 31.3/26.5/64.5/26.5
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +3 49/0/0/0/60 D/-/-/-/-/B 84/47/28.5/47/66 33.1/28.5/65.5/28.5
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +4 52/0/0/0/64 D/-/-/-/-/B 84.4/48.4/30.4/48.4/67 34.9/30.4/66.4/30.4
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +5 56/0/0/0/69 D/-/-/-/-/B 84.8/49.8/32.3/49.8/67.9 36.7/32.3/67.3/32.3
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +6 60/0/0/0/73 D/-/-/-/-/B 85.3/51.3/34.3/51.3/68.8 38.5/34.3/68.3/34.3
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +7 64/0/0/0/78 D/-/-/-/-/B 85.7/52.7/36.2/52.7/69.7 40.3/36.2/69.2/36.2
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +8 68/0/0/0/83 D/-/-/-/-/B 86.1/54.1/38.1/54.1/70.6 42.1/38.1/70.1/38.1
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +9 71/0/0/0/87 D/-/-/-/-/B 86.5/55.5/40/55.5/71.5 43.9/40/71/40
Dark Black Flamestone Parma +10 75/0/0/0/92 D/-/-/-/-/B 87/57/42/57/72.5 45.7/42/72/42

Poison

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base poison damage, poison damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +0 37/0/0/0/0 9/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 82.7/42.7/22.7/42.7/42.7 48.3/22.7/62.7/22.7
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +1 41/0/0/0/0 10/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 83.1/44.1/24.6/44.1/44.1 49.6/24.6/63.6/24.6
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +2 45/0/0/0/0 11/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 83.5/45.5/26.5/45.5/45.5 50.9/26.5/64.5/26.5
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +3 49/0/0/0/0 12/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 84/47/28.5/47/47 52.2/28.5/65.5/28.5
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +4 52/0/0/0/0 12/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 84.4/48.4/30.4/48.4/48.4 53.5/30.4/66.4/30.4
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +5 56/0/0/0/0 13/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 84.8/49.8/32.3/49.8/49.8 54.7/32.3/67.3/32.3
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +6 60/0/0/0/0 14/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 85.3/51.3/34.3/51.3/51.3 56/34.3/68.3/34.3
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +7 64/0/0/0/0 15/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 85.7/52.7/36.2/52.7/52.7 57.3/36.2/69.2/36.2
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +8 68/0/0/0/0 16/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 86.1/54.1/38.1/54.1/58.6 58.6/38.1/70.1/38.1
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +9 71/0/0/0/0 17/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 86.5/55.5/40/55.5/55.5 59.9/40/71/40
Poison Black Flamestone Parma +10 75/0/0/0/0 18/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 87/57/42/57/57 61.2/42/72/42

Bleed

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base bleed damage, bleed damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects Reduction
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +0 37/0/0/0/0 0/9 D/-/-/-/-/- 82.7/42.7/22.7/42.7/42.7 27.7/43.3/62.7/22.7
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +1 41/0/0/0/0 0/10 D/-/-/-/-/- 83.1/44.1/24.6/44.1/44.1 29.5/44.7/63.6/24.6
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +2 45/0/0/0/0 0/11 D/-/-/-/-/- 83.5/45.5/26.5/45.5/45.5 31.3/46.1/64.5/26.5
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +3 49/0/0/0/0 0/12 D/-/-/-/-/- 84/47/28.5/47/47 33.1/47.5/65.5/28.5
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +4 52/0/0/0/0 0/12 D/-/-/-/-/- 84.4/48.4/30.4/48.4/48.4 34.9/49/66.4/30.4
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +5 56/0/0/0/0 0/13 D/-/-/-/-/- 84.8/49.8/32.3/49.8/49.8 36.7/50.4/67.3/32.3
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +6 60/0/0/0/0 0/14 D/-/-/-/-/- 85.3/51.3/34.3/51.3/51.3 38.5/51.8/68.3/34.3
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +7 64/0/0/0/0 0/15 D/-/-/-/-/- 85.7/52.7/36.2/52.7/52.7 40.3/53.2/69.2/36.2
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +8 68/0/0/0/0 0/16 D/-/-/-/-/- 86.1/54.1/38.1/54.1/58.6 42.1/54.6/70.1/38.1
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +9 71/0/0/0/0 0/17 D/-/-/-/-/- 86.5/55.5/40/55.5/55.5 43.9/56/71/40
Bleed Black Flamestone Parma +10 75/0/0/0/0 0/18 D/-/-/-/-/- 87/57/42/57/57 45.7/57.5/72/42

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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