Hollow Soldier Shield
hollow soldier shield

In-Game Description

Shield of hollowed royal soldiers.
The thing is in tatters, and only serves
as a shield in a most minimal respect.

The accoutrements of royal soldiers feature
a depiction of a brave knight from an old parable.

Availability

Hollow Soldier drop.

Notes

  • Rusted garbage. Its protection and other characteristics are outclassed in all ways by the humble Blue Wooden Shield, which is found first by the vast majority of players.
  • Its only possible claim to usefulness is as a bludgeon. The base damage is strangely high for a normal shield, matched only by a handful of unique shields found much later.

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
hollow-soldier-shield-lg.png 95/0/0/0/0

(Parry/Strike)
0/0 110 15 8/0/0/0

E/-/-/-/-/-
80/15/15/15/5 20/20/20/20 35 40 3

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires Titanite.

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage Reduction Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Materials Cost Souls Cost
Hollow Soldier Shield +0 95/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 80/15/15/15/5 20/20/20/20 35 - -
Hollow Soldier Shield +1 104/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 80.5/17.1/17.1/17.1/7.3 22/22/22/22 35 1x Titanite Shard 370
Hollow Soldier Shield +2 114/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 81/19.2/19.2/19.2/9.7 24/24/24/24 36 2x Titanite Shard 460
Hollow Soldier Shield +3 123/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 81.5/21.3/21.3/21.3/12.1 26/26/26/26 37 3x Titanite Shard 550
Hollow Soldier Shield +4 133/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 82/23.5/23.5/23.5/14.5 28/28/28/28 38 1x Large Titanite Shard 730
Hollow Soldier Shield +5 142/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 82.5/25.6/25.6/25.6/16.8 30/30/30/30 39 2x Large Titanite Shard 820
Hollow Soldier Shield +6 152/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 83/27.7/27.7/27.7/19.2 32/32/32/32 39 3x Large Titanite Shard 910
Hollow Soldier Shield +7 161/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 83.5/29.8/29.8/29.8/21.6 34/34/34/34 40 1x Titanite Chunk 1090
Hollow Soldier Shield +8 171/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 84/32/32/32/24 36/36/36/36 41 2x Titanite Chunk 1180
Hollow Soldier Shield +9 180/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 84.5/34.1/34.1/34.1/26.3 38/38/38/38 42 3x Titanite Chunk 1270
Hollow Soldier Shield +10 190/0/0/0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 85/36.2/36.2/36.2/28.7 40/40/40/40 43 1x Titanite Slab 1450

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 Hollow Soldier Shield +0 59/73/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 77.7/33.3/12.7/12.7/2.7 17.7/17.7/17.7/17.7
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +1 65/80/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 78.2/35/14.8/14.8/5.1 19.7/19.7/19.7/19.7
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +2 71/87/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 78.8/36.6/17/17/7.5 21.8/21.8/21.8/21.8
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +3 77/95/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 79.3/38.3/19.2/19.2/10 23.8/23.8/23.8/23.8
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +4 83/102/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 79.9/40/21.4/21.4/12.4 25.9/25.9/25.9/25.9
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +5 89/109/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 80.4/41.6/23.6/23.6/14.8 27.9/27.9/27.9/27.9
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +6 95/117/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 81/43.3/25.8/25.8/17.3 30/30/30/30
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +7 101/124/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 81.6/45/27.9/27.9/19.7 32.1/32.1/32.1/32.1
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +8 107/131/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 82.1/46.6/30.1/30.1/22.1 34.1/34.1/34.1/34.1
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +9 113/138/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 82.7/48.3/32.3/32.3/24.5 36.2/36.2/36.2/36.2
Magic Hollow Soldier Shield +10 119/146/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 83.2/50/34.5/34.5/27 38.2/38.2/38.2/38.2

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 Hollow Soldier Shield +0 59/0/73/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 77.7/12.7/33.3/12.7/2.7 17.7/17.7/17.7/17.7
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +1 65/0/80/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 78.2/14.8/35/14.8/5.1 19.7/19.7/19.7/19.7
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +2 71/0/87/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 78.8/17/36.6/17/7.5 21.8/21.8/21.8/21.8
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +3 77/0/95/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 79.3/19.2/38.3/19.2/10 23.8/23.8/23.8/23.8
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +4 83/0/102/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 79.9/21.4/40/21.4/12.4 25.9/25.9/25.9/25.9
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +5 89/0/109/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 80.4/23.6/41.6/23.6/14.8 27.9/27.9/27.9/27.9
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +6 95/0/117/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 81/25.8/43.3/25.8/17.3 30/30/30/30
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +7 101/0/124/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 81.6/27.9/45/27.9/19.7 32.1/32.1/32.1/32.1
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +8 107/0/131/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 82.1/30.1/46.6/30.1/22.1 34.1/34.1/34.1/34.1
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +9 113/0/138/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 82.7/32.3/48.3/32.3/24.5 36.2/36.2/36.2/36.2
Fire Hollow Soldier Shield +10 119/0/146/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 83.2/34.5/50/34.5/27 38.2/38.2/38.2/38.2

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 Hollow Soldier Shield +0 59/0/0/73/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 77.7/12.7/12.7/33.3/2.7 17.7/17.7/17.7/17.7
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +1 65/0/0/80/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 78.2/14.8/14.8/35/5.1 19.7/19.7/19.7/19.7
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +2 71/0/0/87/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 78.8/17/17/36.6/7.5 21.8/21.8/21.8/21.8
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +3 77/0/0/95/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 79.3/19.2/19.2/38.3/10 23.8/23.8/23.8/23.8
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +4 83/0/0/102/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 79.9/21.4/21.4/40/12.4 25.9/25.9/25.9/25.9
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +5 89/0/0/109/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 80.4/23.6/23.6/41.6/14.8 27.9/27.9/27.9/27.9
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +6 95/0/0/117/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 81/25.8/25.8/43.3/17.3 30/30/30/30
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +7 101/0/0/124/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 81.6/27.9/27.9/45/19.7 32.1/32.1/32.1/32.1
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +8 107/0/0/131/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 82.1/30.1/30.1/46.6/22.1 34.1/34.1/34.1/34.1
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +9 113/0/0/138/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 82.7/32.3/32.3/48.3/24.5 36.2/36.2/36.2/36.2
Lightning Hollow Soldier Shield +10 119/0/0/146/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 83.2/34.5/34.5/50/27 38.2/38.2/38.2/38.2

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 Hollow Soldier Shield +0 59/0/0/0/73 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 77.7/12.7/12.7/12.7/23.3 17.7/17.7/17.7/17.7
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +1 65/0/0/0/80 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 78.2/14.8/14.8/14.8/25.2 19.7/19.7/19.7/19.7
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +2 71/0/0/0/87 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 78.8/17/17/17/27.1 21.8/21.8/21.8/21.8
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +3 77/0/0/0/95 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 79.3/19.2/19.2/19.2/29 23.8/23.8/23.8/23.8
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +4 83/0/0/0/102 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 79.9/21.4/21.4/21.4/31 25.9/25.9/25.9/25.9
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +5 89/0/0/0/109 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 80.4/23.6/23.6/23.6/32.9 27.9/27.9/27.9/27.9
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +6 95/0/0/0/117 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 81/25.8/25.8/25.8/34.8 30/30/30/30
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +7 101/0/0/0/124 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 81.6/27.9/27.9/27.9/36.7 32.1/32.1/32.1/32.1
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +8 107/0/0/0/131 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 82.1/30.1/30.1/30.1/38.6 34.1/34.1/34.1/34.1
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +9 113/0/0/0/138 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 82.7/32.3/32.3/32.3/40.5 36.2/36.2/36.2/36.2
Dark Hollow Soldier Shield +10 119/0/0/0/146 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 83.2/34.5/34.5/34.5/42.5 38.2/38.2/38.2/38.2

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 Hollow Soldier Shield +0 59/0/0/0/0 14/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 77.7/12.7/12.7/12.7/2.7 38.3/17.7/17.7/17.7
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +1 65/0/0/0/0 16/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 78.2/14.8/14.8/14.8/5.1 39.8/19.7/19.7/19.7
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +2 71/0/0/0/0 17/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 78.8/17/17/17/7.5 41.4/21.8/21.8/21.8
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +3 77/0/0/0/0 19/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 79.3/19.2/19.2/19.2/10 42.9/23.8/23.8/23.8
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +4 83/0/0/0/0 20/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 79.9/21.4/21.4/21.4/12.4 44.5/25.9/25.9/25.9
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +5 89/0/0/0/0 21/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 80.4/23.6/23.6/23.6/14.8 46/27.9/27.9/27.9
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +6 95/0/0/0/0 23/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 81/25.8/25.8/25.8/17.3 47.5/30/30/30
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +7 101/0/0/0/0 24/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 81.6/27.9/27.9/27.9/19.7 49.1/32.1/32.1/32.1
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +8 107/0/0/0/0 26/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 82.1/30.1/30.1/30.1/22.1 50.6/34.1/34.1/34.1
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +9 113/0/0/0/0 27/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 82.7/32.3/32.3/32.3/24.5 52.2/36.2/36.2/36.2
Poison Hollow Soldier Shield +10 119/0/0/0/0 29/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 83.2/34.5/34.5/34.5/27 53.7/38.2/38.2/38.2

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 Hollow Soldier Shield +0 59/0/0/0/0 0/14 E/-/-/-/-/- 77.7/12.7/12.7/12.7/2.7 17.7/38.3/17.7/17.7
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +1 65/0/0/0/0 0/16 E/-/-/-/-/- 78.2/14.8/14.8/14.8/5.1 19.7/39.8/19.7/19.7
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +2 71/0/0/0/0 0/17 E/-/-/-/-/- 78.8/17/17/17/7.5 21.8/41.4/21.8/21.8
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +3 77/0/0/0/0 0/19 E/-/-/-/-/- 79.3/19.2/19.2/19.2/10 23.8/42.9/23.8/23.8
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +4 83/0/0/0/0 0/20 E/-/-/-/-/- 79.9/21.4/21.4/21.4/12.4 25.9/44.5/25.9/25.9
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +5 89/0/0/0/0 0/21 E/-/-/-/-/- 80.4/23.6/23.6/23.6/14.8 27.9/46/27.9/27.9
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +6 95/0/0/0/0 0/23 E/-/-/-/-/- 81/25.8/25.8/25.8/17.3 30/47.5/30/30
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +7 101/0/0/0/0 0/24 E/-/-/-/-/- 81.6/27.9/27.9/27.9/19.7 32.1/49.1/32.1/32.1
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +8 107/0/0/0/0 0/26 E/-/-/-/-/- 82.1/30.1/30.1/30.1/22.1 34.1/50.6/34.1/34.1
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +9 113/0/0/0/0 0/27 E/-/-/-/-/- 82.7/32.3/32.3/32.3/24.5 36.2/52.2/36.2/36.2
Bleed Hollow Soldier Shield +10 119/0/0/0/0 0/29 E/-/-/-/-/- 83.2/34.5/34.5/34.5/27 38.2/53.7/38.2/38.2

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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