Old Knight's Shield
old knight's shield

In-Game Description

An undated ancient shield.

Wielded by a warrior from a time so ancient
that there exists no record of his endeavors.
Has extremely low durability.

Sometimes, just as a thing falls to pieces,
it unleashes its last flash of great power…

Availability

Dark Souls 2 & Scholar of the First Sin:

General Information

Image Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
old-knight-s-shield-lg.png 75/0/0/0/0

(Parry/Strike)
0/0 110 15 24/0/0/0

E/-/-/-/-/-
100/70/70/70/40 60/60/60/60 60 20 8.0

Notes

  • When fully upgraded, this shield has the highest stability out of all the Normal Shields in the game.
  • Has similar stats to the Drakekeeper's Shield. The differences being less damage, worse strength scaling, lower durability,
    higher stability, higher weight, and a higher 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 Old Knight's Shield gains more damage reduction from being infused compared
      to the Drakekeeper'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
Old Knight's Shield +0 75/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/70.0/70.0/70.0/40.0 60.0/60.0/60.0/60.0 60 - -
Old Knight's Shield +1 82/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/70.7/70.7/70.7/41.5 61.0/61.0/61.0/61.0 60 1x Titanite Shard 430
Old Knight's Shield +2 90/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/71.5/71.5/71.5/43.0 62.0/62.0/62.0/62.0 61 2x Titanite Shard 540
Old Knight's Shield +3 97/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/72.2/72.2/72.2/44.5 63.0/63.0/63.0/63.0 62 3x Titanite Shard 640
Old Knight's Shield +4 105/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/73.0/73.0/73.0/46.0 64.0/64.0/64.0/64.0 63 1x Large Titanite Shard 850
Old Knight's Shield +5 112/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/73.7/73.7/73.7/47.5 65.0/65.0/65.0/65.0 64 2x Large Titanite Shard 960
Old Knight's Shield +6 120/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/74.5/74.5/74.5/49.0 66.0/66.0/66.0/66.0 64 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,070
Old Knight's Shield +7 127/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/75.2/75.2/75.2/50.5 67.0/67.0/67.0/67.0 65 1x Titanite Chunk 1,280
Old Knight's Shield +8 135/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/76.0/76.0/76.0/52.0 68.0/68.0/68.0/68.0 66 2x Titanite Chunk 1,390
Old Knight's Shield +9 142/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/76.7/76.7/76.7/53.5 69.0/69.0/69.0/69.0 67 3x Titanite Chunk 1,490
Old Knight's Shield +10 150/0/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 100.0/77.5/77.5/77.5/55.0 70.0/70.0/70.0/70.0 68 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 Old Knight's Shield +0 47/57/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/88.3/67.7/67.7/37.7 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Magic Old Knight's Shield +1 51/63/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/88.6/68.5/68.5/39.2 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Magic Old Knight's Shield +2 56/69/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/C/-/-/- 97.8/88.9/69.3/69.3/40.8 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Magic Old Knight's Shield +3 61/75/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 97.8/89.2/70.1/70.1/42.3 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Magic Old Knight's Shield +4 66/80/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/89.5/70.9/70.9/43.9 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Magic Old Knight's Shield +5 70/86/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/89.7/71.7/71.7/45.4 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Magic Old Knight's Shield +6 75/92/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 98.0/90.0/72.5/72.5/47.0 64.0/64.0/64.0/64.0
Magic Old Knight's Shield +7 80/98/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 98.1/90.3/73.3/73.3/48.6 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Magic Old Knight's Shield +8 85/103/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 98.1/90.6/74.1/74.1/50.1 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Magic Old Knight's Shield +9 89/109/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 98.2/90.9/74.9/74.9/51.7 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Magic Old Knight's Shield +10 94/115/0/0/0 0/0 E/-/B/-/-/- 98.2/91.2/75.7/75.7/53.2 68.2/68.2/68.2/68.2

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 Old Knight's Shield +0 47/0/57/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/67.7/88.3/67.7/37.7 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Fire Old Knight's Shield +1 51/0/63/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/68.5/88.6/68.5/39.2 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Fire Old Knight's Shield +2 56/0/69/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/C/-/- 97.8/69.3/88.9/69.3/40.8 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Fire Old Knight's Shield +3 61/0/75/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 97.8/70.1/89.2/70.1/42.3 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Fire Old Knight's Shield +4 66/0/80/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/70.9/89.5/70.9/43.9 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Fire Old Knight's Shield +5 70/0/86/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/71.7/89.7/71.7/45.4 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Fire Old Knight's Shield +6 75/0/92/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 98.0/72.5/90.0/72.5/47.0 64.0/64.0/64.0/64.0
Fire Old Knight's Shield +7 80/0/98/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 98.1/73.3/90.3/73.3/48.6 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Fire Old Knight's Shield +8 85/0/103/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 98.1/74.1/90.6/74.1/50.1 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Fire Old Knight's Shield +9 89/0/109/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 98.2/74.9/90.9/74.9/51.7 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Fire Old Knight's Shield +10 94/0/115/0/0 0/0 E/-/-/B/-/- 98.2/75.7/91.2/75.7/53.2 68.2/68.2/68.2/68.2

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 Old Knight's Shield +0 47/0/0/57/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/67.7/67.7/88.3/37.7 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +1 51/0/0/63/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/68.5/68.5/88.6/39.2 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +2 56/0/0/69/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/C/- 97.8/69.3/69.3/88.9/40.8 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +3 61/0/0/75/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 97.8/70.1/70.1/89.2/42.3 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +4 66/0/0/80/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/70.9/70.9/89.5/43.9 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +5 70/0/0/86/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/71.7/71.7/89.7/45.4 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +6 75/0/0/92/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 98.0/72.5/72.5/90.0/47.0 64.0/64.0/64.0/64.0
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +7 80/0/0/98/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 98.1/73.3/73.3/90.3/48.6 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +8 85/0/0/103/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 98.1/74.1/74.1/90.6/50.1 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +9 89/0/0/109/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 98.2/74.9/74.9/90.9/51.7 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Lightning Old Knight's Shield +10 94/0/0/115/0 0/0 E/-/-/-/B/- 98.2/75.7/75.7/91.2/53.2 68.2/68.2/68.2/68.2

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 Old Knight's Shield +0 47/0/0/0/57 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/67.7/67.7/67.7/88.3 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Dark Old Knight's Shield +1 51/0/0/0/63 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/68.5/68.5/68.5/88.6 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Dark Old Knight's Shield +2 56/0/0/0/69 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/C 97.8/69.3/69.3/69.3/88.9 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Dark Old Knight's Shield +3 61/0/0/0/75 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 97.8/70.1/70.1/70.1/89.2 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Dark Old Knight's Shield +4 66/0/0/0/80 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/70.9/70.9/70.9/89.5 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Dark Old Knight's Shield +5 70/0/0/0/86 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/71.7/71.7/71.7/89.7 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Dark Old Knight's Shield +6 75/0/0/0/92 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 98.0/72.5/72.5/72.5/90.0 64.0/64.0/64.0/64.0
Dark Old Knight's Shield +7 80/0/0/0/98 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 98.1/73.3/73.3/73.3/90.3 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Dark Old Knight's Shield +8 85/0/0/0/103 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 98.1/74.1/74.1/74.1/90.6 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Dark Old Knight's Shield +9 89/0/0/0/109 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 98.2/74.9/74.9/74.9/90.9 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Dark Old Knight's Shield +10 94/0/0/0/115 0/0 E/-/-/-/-/B 98.2/75.7/75.7/75.7/91.2 68.2/68.2/68.2/68.2

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 Old Knight's Shield +0 47/0/0/0/0 11/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/67.7/67.7/67.7/37.7 78.3/57.7/57.7/57.7
Poison Old Knight's Shield +1 51/0/0/0/0 12/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/68.5/68.5/68.5/39.2 78.8/58.7/58.7/58.7
Poison Old Knight's Shield +2 56/0/0/0/0 13/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/69.3/69.3/69.3/40.8 79.4/59.8/59.8/59.8
Poison Old Knight's Shield +3 61/0/0/0/0 15/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/70.1/70.1/70.1/42.3 79.9/60.8/60.8/60.8
Poison Old Knight's Shield +4 66/0/0/0/0 16/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/70.9/70.9/70.9/43.9 80.5/61.9/61.9/61.9
Poison Old Knight's Shield +5 70/0/0/0/0 17/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/71.7/71.7/71.7/45.4 81.0/62.9/62.9/62.9
Poison Old Knight's Shield +6 75/0/0/0/0 18/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.0/72.5/72.5/72.5/47.0 81.5/64.0/64.0/64.0
Poison Old Knight's Shield +7 80/0/0/0/0 19/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/73.3/73.3/73.3/48.6 82.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Poison Old Knight's Shield +8 85/0/0/0/0 20/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/74.1/74.1/74.1/50.1 82.6/66.1/66.1/66.1
Poison Old Knight's Shield +9 89/0/0/0/0 21/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/74.9/74.9/74.9/51.7 83.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Poison Old Knight's Shield +10 94/0/0/0/0 23/0 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/75.7/75.7/75.7/53.2 83.7/68.2/68.2/68.2

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 Old Knight's Shield +0 47/0/0/0/0 0/11 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/67.7/67.7/67.7/37.7 57.7/78.3/57.7/57.7
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +1 51/0/0/0/0 0/12 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/68.5/68.5/68.5/39.2 58.7/78.8/58.7/58.7
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +2 56/0/0/0/0 0/13 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/69.3/69.3/69.3/40.8 59.8/79.4/59.8/59.8
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +3 61/0/0/0/0 0/15 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/70.1/70.1/70.1/42.3 60.8/79.9/60.8/60.8
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +4 66/0/0/0/0 0/16 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/70.9/70.9/70.9/43.9 61.9/80.5/61.9/61.9
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +5 70/0/0/0/0 0/17 E/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/71.7/71.7/71.7/45.4 62.9/81.0/62.9/62.9
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +6 75/0/0/0/0 0/18 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.0/72.5/72.5/72.5/47.0 64.0/81.5/64.0/64.0
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +7 80/0/0/0/0 0/19 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/73.3/73.3/73.3/48.6 65.1/82.1/65.1/65.1
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +8 85/0/0/0/0 0/20 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/74.1/74.1/74.1/50.1 66.1/82.6/66.1/66.1
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +9 89/0/0/0/0 0/21 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/74.9/74.9/74.9/51.7 67.2/83.2/67.2/67.2
Bleed Old Knight's Shield +10 94/0/0/0/0 0/23 E/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/75.7/75.7/75.7/53.2 68.2/83.7/68.2/68.2

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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