Drakekeeper's Shield
drakekeeper's shield

In-Game Description

An extremely sturdy pitch-black shield.

Colossal warriors staunchly watch over
the shrine, ready to defend its resident,
or allow one worthy enough to be granted
audience.

Availability

Dark Souls 2 & Scholar of the First Sin:

Drakekeeper (Sword & Shield) drop - rare.

General Information

Image Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
drakekeeper-s-shield-lg.png 102/0/0/0/0

(Parry/Strike)
0/0 110 15 17/0/0/0

C/-/-/-/-/-
100/65/65/65/45 65/65/65/65 55 110 7.0

Notes

  • Has similar stats to the Old Knight's Shield. The differences being more damage, better strength scaling, higher durability,
    lower stability, lower weight, and a lower strength requirement. In short, if you can afford the higher STR requirement, the Old Knight's Shield
    is a slightly better shield to use overall.
    • Another major difference is the Drakekeeper's Shield doesn't gain as much damage reduction from being infused compared
      to the Old Knight's Shield, most notably when infused with Dark.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Materials Cost Souls
Drakekeeper's Shield +0 102/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/65.0/65.0/65.0/45.0 65.0/65.0/65.0/65.0 55 - -
Drakekeeper's Shield +1 112/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/65.8/65.8/65.8/46.3 65.8/65.8/65.8/65.8 55 1x Titanite Shard 430
Drakekeeper's Shield +2 122/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/66.7/66.7/66.7/47.7 66.7/66.7/66.7/66.7 56 2x Titanite Shard 540
Drakekeeper's Shield +3 132/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/67.6/67.6/67.6/49.1 67.6/67.6/67.6/67.6 57 3x Titanite Shard 640
Drakekeeper's Shield +4 143/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/68.5/68.5/68.5/50.5 68.5/68.5/68.5/68.5 58 1x Large Titanite Shard 850
Drakekeeper's Shield +5 153/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/69.3/69.3/69.3/51.8 69.3/69.3/69.3/69.3 59 2x Large Titanite Shard 960
Drakekeeper's Shield +6 163/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/70.2/70.2/70.2/53.2 70.2/70.2/70.2/70.2 59 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,070
Drakekeeper's Shield +7 174/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/71.1/71.1/71.1/54.6 71.1/71.1/71.1/71.1 60 1x Titanite Chunk 1,280
Drakekeeper's Shield +8 184/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/72.0/72.0/72.0/56.0 72.0/72.0/72.0/72.0 61 2x Titanite Chunk 1,390
Drakekeeper's Shield +9 194/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/72.8/72.8/72.8/57.3 72.8/72.8/72.8/72.8 62 3x Titanite Chunk 1,490
Drakekeeper's Shield +10 205/0/0/0 0/0 B/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/73.7/73.7/73.7/58.7 73.7/73.7/73.7/73.7 63 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 Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +0 64/78/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/83.3/62.7/62.7/42.7 62.7/62.7/62.7/62.7
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +1 70/86/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/83.7/63.6/63.6/44.1 63.6/63.6/63.6/63.6
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +2 77/94/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/C/-/-/- 97.8/84.1/64.5/64.5/45.5 64.5/64.5/64.5/64.5
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +3 83/102/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/B/-/-/- 97.8/84.5/65.5/65.5/47.0 65.5/65.5/65.5/65.5
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +4 90/110/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/85.0/66.4/66.4/48.4 66.4/66.4/66.4/66.4
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +5 96/118/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/85.4/67.3/67.3/49.8 67.3/67.3/67.3/67.3
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +6 103/126/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/B/-/-/- 98.0/85.8/68.3/68.3/51.3 68.3/68.3/68.3/68.3
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +7 109/134/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/B/-/-/- 98.1/86.2/69.2/69.2/52.7 69.2/69.2/69.2/69.2
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +8 116/141/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/B/-/-/- 98.1/86.6/70.1/70.1/54.1 70.1/70.1/70.1/70.1
Magic Drakekeeper's Shield +10 129/157/0/0/0 0/0 C/-/B/-/-/- 98.2/87.5/72.0/72.0/57.0 72.0/72.0/72.0/72.0

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 Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +0 64/0/78/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/62.7/83.3/62.7/42.7 62.7/62.7/62.7/62.7
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +1 70/0/86/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/62.6/83.7/63.6/44.1 63.6/63.6/63.6/63.6
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +2 77/0/94/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/C/-/- 97.8/64.5/84.1/64.5/45.5 64.5/64.5/64.5/64.5
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +3 83/0/102/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 97.8/65.5/84.5/65.5/47.0 65.5/65.5/65.5/65.5
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +4 90/0/110/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/66.4/85.0/66.4/48.4 66.4/66.4/66.4/66.4
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +5 96/0/118/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/67.3/85.4/67.3/49.8 67.3/67.3/67.3/67.3
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +6 103/0/126/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 98.0/68.3/85.8/68.3/51.3 68.3/68.3/68.3/68.3
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +7 109/0/134/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 98.1/69.2/86.2/69.2/52.7 69.2/69.2/69.2/69.2
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +8 116/0/141/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 98.1/70.1/86.6/70.1/54.1 70.1/70.1/70.1/70.1
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +9 122/0/149/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 98.2/71.0/87.0/71.0/55.5 71.0/71.0/71.0/71.0
Fire Drakekeeper's Shield +10 129/0/157/0/0 0/0 C/-/-/B/-/- 98.2/72.0/87.5/72.0/57.0 72.0/72.0/72.0/72.0

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 Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +0 64/0/0/78/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/62.7/62.7/83.3/42.7 62.7/62.7/62.7/62.7
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +1 70/0/0/86/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/62.6/63.6/83.7/44.1 63.6/63.6/63.6/63.6
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +2 77/0/0/94/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/C/- 97.8/64.5/64.5/84.1/45.5 64.5/64.5/64.5/64.5
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +3 83/0/0/102/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 97.8/65.5/65.5/84.5/47.0 65.5/65.5/65.5/65.5
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +4 90/0/0/110/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/66.4/66.4/85.0/48.4 66.4/66.4/66.4/66.4
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +5 96/0/0/118/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/67.3/67.3/85.4/49.8 67.3/67.3/67.3/67.3
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +6 103/0/0/126/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 98.0/68.3/68.3/85.8/51.3 68.3/68.3/68.3/68.3
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +7 109/0/0/134/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 98.1/69.2/86.2/69.2/52.7 69.2/69.2/69.2/69.2
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +8 116/0/0/141/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 98.1/70.1/70.1/86.6/54.1 70.1/70.1/70.1/70.1
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +9 122/0/0/149/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 98.2/71.0/71.0/87.0/55.5 71.0/71.0/71.0/71.0
Lightning Drakekeeper's Shield +10 129/0/0/149/0 0/0 C/-/-/-/B/- 98.2/72.0/72.0/87.5/57.0 72.0/72.0/72.0/72.0

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 Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +0 64/0/0/0/78 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/62.7/62.7/62.7/63.3 62.7/62.7/62.7/62.7
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +1 70/0/0/0/86 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/62.6/63.6/63.6/??? 63.6/63.6/63.6/63.6
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +2 77/0/0/0/94 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/C 97.8/64.5/64.5/64.5/65.1 64.5/64.5/64.5/64.5
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +3 83/0/0/0/102 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 97.8/65.5/65.5/65.5/66.0 65.5/65.5/65.5/65.5
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +4 90/0/0/0/110 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/66.4/66.4/66.4/67.0 66.4/66.4/66.4/66.4
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +5 96/0/0/0/118 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/67.3/67.3/67.3/67.9 67.3/67.3/67.3/67.3
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +6 103/0/0/0/126 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 98.0/68.3/68.3/68.3/68.8 68.3/68.3/68.3/68.3
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +7 109/0/0/0/134 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 98.1/69.2/69.2/69.2/69.7 69.2/69.2/69.2/69.2
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +8 116/0/0/0/141 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 98.1/70.1/70.1/70.1/70.6 70.1/70.1/70.1/70.1
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +9 122/0/0/0/149 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 98.2/71.0/71.0/71.0/71.5 71.0/71.0/71.0/71.0
Dark Drakekeeper's Shield +10 129/0/0/0/157 0/0 C/-/-/-/-/B 98.2/72.0/72.0/72.0/72.5 72.0/72.0/72.0/72.0

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 Drakekeeper's Shield +0 64/0/0/0/0 15/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/62.7/62.7/62.7/42.7 83.3/62.7/62.7/62.7
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +1 70/0/0/0/0 17/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/62.6/63.6/63.6/44.1 83.7/63.6/63.6/63.6
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +2 77/0/0/0/0 18/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/64.5/64.5/64.5/45.5 84.1/64.5/64.5/64.5
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +3 83/0/0/0/0 20/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/65.5/65.5/65.5/47.0 84.5/65.5/65.5/65.5
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +4 90/0/0/0/0 22/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/66.4/66.4/66.4/48.4 85.0/66.4/66.4/66.4
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +5 96/0/0/0/0 23/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/67.3/67.3/67.3/49.8 85.4/67.3/67.3/67.3
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +6 103/0/0/0/0 25/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.0/68.3/68.3/68.3/51.3 85.8/68.3/68.3/68.3
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +7 109/0/0/0/0 26/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/69.2/69.2/69.2/52.7 86.2/69.2/69.2/69.2
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +8 116/0/0/0/0 28/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/70.1/70.1/70.1/54.1 86.6/70.1/70.1/70.1
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +9 122/0/0/0/0 29/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/71.0/71.0/71.0/55.5 87.0/71.0/71.0/71.0
Poison Drakekeeper's Shield +10 129/0/0/0/0 31/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/72.0/72.0/72.0/57.0 87.5/72.0/72.0/72.0

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 Drakekeeper's Shield +0 64/0/0/0/0 0/15 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/62.7/62.7/62.7/42.7 62.7/83.3/62.7/62.7
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +1 70/0/0/0/0 0/17 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/62.6/63.6/63.6/44.1 63.6/83.7/63.6/63.6
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +2 77/0/0/0/0 0/18 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/64.5/64.5/64.5/45.5 64.5/84.1/64.5/64.5
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +3 83/0/0/0/0 0/20 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/65.5/65.5/65.5/47.0 65.5/84.5/65.5/65.5
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +4 90/0/0/0/0 0/22 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/66.4/66.4/66.4/48.4 66.4/85.0/66.4/66.4
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +5 96/0/0/0/0 0/23 C/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/67.3/67.3/67.3/49.8 67.3/85.4/67.3/67.3
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +6 103/0/0/0/0 0/25 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.0/68.3/68.3/68.3/51.3 68.3/85.8/68.3/68.3
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +7 109/0/0/0/0 0/26 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/69.2/69.2/69.2/52.7 69.2/86.2/69.2/69.2
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +8 116/0/0/0/0 0/28 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/70.1/70.1/70.1/54.1 70.1/86.6/70.1/70.1
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +9 122/0/0/0/0 0/29 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/71.0/71.0/71.0/55.5 71.0/87.0/71.0/71.0
Bleed Drakekeeper's Shield +10 129/0/0/0/0 0/31 C/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/72.0/72.0/72.0/57.0 72.0/87.5/72.0/72.0

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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