Tower Shield
tower shield

In-Game Description

A metal greatshield.
Very heavy, and requiring great strength to
handle, but provides excellent defense.

One requires strength to handle a greatshield,
but they are very stable. In battle, one fights
using shield bash instead of parrying.

Availability

Dark Souls II

Scholar of the First Sin

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
tower-shield-lg.png 150/0/0/0/0

(Strike)
0/0 120 35 30/0/0/0

D/-/-/-/-/-
100/40/75/50/40 45/45/45/45 70 90 13

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires Titanite.

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux. Effects Reduction Stability Materials Cost Souls Cost
Tower Shield +0 150/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/40/75/50/40 45/45/45/45 70 - -
Tower Shield +1 165/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/41.5/75.6/51.2/41.5 46.3/46.3/46.3/46.3 70 1x Titanite Shard 550
Tower Shield +2 180/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/43/76.2/52.5/43 47.7/47.7/47.7/47.7 71 2x Titanite Shard 690
Tower Shield +3 195/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/44.5/76.8/53.7/44.5 49.1/49.1/49.1/49.1 72 3x Titanite Shard 830
Tower Shield +4 210/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/46/77.5/55/46 50.5/50.5/50.5/50.5 73 1x Large Titanite Shard 1,100
Tower Shield +5 225/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/47.5/78.1/56.2/47.5 51.8/51.8/51.8/51.8 74 2x Large Titanite Shard 1,240
Tower Shield +6 240/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/49/78.7/57.5/49 53.2/53.2/53.2/53.2 74 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,380
Tower Shield +7 255/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/50.5/79.3/58.7/50.5 54.6/54.6/54.6/54.6 75 1x Titanite Chunk 1,650
Tower Shield +8 270/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/52/80/60/52 56/56/56/56 76 2x Titanite Chunk 1,790
Tower Shield +9 285/0/0/0/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 100/53.5/80.6/61.2/53.5 57.3/57.3/57.3/57.3 77 3x Titanite Chunk 1,930
Tower Shield +10 300/0/0/0/0 C/-/-/-/-/- 100/55/81.2/62.5/55 58.7/58,7/58.7/58.7 78 1x Titanite Slab 2,200

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 Tower Shield +0 94/115/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/58.3/72.7/47.7/37.7 42.7/42.7/42.7/42.7
Magic Tower Shield +1 103/127/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/C/-/-/- 97.7/59.3/73.3/49/39.2 44.1/44.1/44.1/44.1
Magic Tower Shield +2 113/138/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/C/-/-/- 97.8/60.4/74/50.3/40.8 45.5/45.5/45.5/45.5
Magic Tower Shield +3 122/150/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 97.8/61.4/74.7/51.6/42.3 47/47/47/47
Magic Tower Shield +4 132/161/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/62.5/75.4/52.9/43.9 48.4/48.4/48.4/48.4
Magic Tower Shield +5 141/173/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 97.9/63.5/76.1/54.2/45.4 49.8/49.8/49.8/49.8
Magic Tower Shield +6 151/184/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 98/64.5/76.8/55.5/47 51.3/51.3/51.3/51.3
Magic Tower Shield +7 160/196/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 98.1/65.6/77.4/56.8/48.6 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Magic Tower Shield +8 170/207/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 98.1/66.6/78.1/58.1/50.1 54.1/54.1/54.1/54.1
Magic Tower Shield +9 179/219/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 98.2/67.7/78.8/59.4/51.7 55.5/55.5/55.5/55.5
Magic Tower Shield +10 189/231/0/0/0 0/0 D/-/B/-/-/- 98.2/68.7/79.5/60.7/53.2 57/57/57/57

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 Tower Shield +0 94/0/115/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/37.7/93.3/47.7/37.7 42.7/42.7/42.7/42.7
Fire Tower Shield +1 103/0/127/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/C/-/- 97.7/39.2/93.5/49/39.2 44.1/44.1/44.1/44.1
Fire Tower Shield +2 113/0/138/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/C/-/- 97.8/40.8/93.6/50.3/40.8 45.5/45.5/45.5/45.5
Fire Tower Shield +3 122/0/150/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 97.8/42.3/93.8/51.6/42.3 47/47/47/47
Fire Tower Shield +4 132/0/161/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/43.9/94/52.9/43.9 48.4/48.4/48.4/48.4
Fire Tower Shield +5 141/0/173/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 97.9/45.4/94.1/54.2/45.4 49.8/49.8/49.8/49.8
Fire Tower Shield +6 151/0/184/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 98/47/94.3/55.5/47 51.3/51.3/51.3/51.3
Fire Tower Shield +7 160/0/196/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 98.1/48.6/94.5/56.8/48.6 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Fire Tower Shield +8 170/0/207/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 98.1/50.1/94.6/58.1/50.1 54.1/54.1/54.1/54.1
Fire Tower Shield +9 179/0/219/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 98.2/51.7/94.8/59.4/51.7 55.5/55.5/55.5/55.5
Fire Tower Shield +10 189/0/231/0/0 0/0 D/-/-/B/-/- 98.2/53.2/95/60.7/53.2 57/57/57/57

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 Tower Shield +0 94/0/0/115/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/37.7/72.7/68.3/37.7 42.7/42.7/42.7/42.7
Lightning Tower Shield +1 103/0/0/127/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/C/- 97.7/39.2/73.3/69.1/39.2 44.1/44.1/44.1/44.1
Lightning Tower Shield +2 113/0/0/138/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/C/- 97.8/40.8/74/69.9/40.8 45.5/45.5/45.5/45.5
Lightning Tower Shield +3 122/0/0/150/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 97.8/42.3/74.7/70.7/42.3 47/47/47/47
Lightning Tower Shield +4 132/0/0/161/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/43.9/75.4/71.5/43.9 48.4/48.4/48.4/48.4
Lightning Tower Shield +5 141/0/0/173/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 97.9/45.4/76.1/72.2/45.4 49.8/49.8/49.8/49.8
Lightning Tower Shield +6 151/0/0/184/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 98/47/76.8/73/47 51.3/51.3/51.3/51.3
Lightning Tower Shield +7 160/0/0/196/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 98.1/48.6/77.4/73.8/48.6 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Lightning Tower Shield +8 170/0/0/207/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 98.1/50.1/78.1/74.6/50.1 54.1/54.1/54.1/54.1
Lightning Tower Shield +9 179/0/0/219/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 98.2/51.7/78.8/75.4/51.7 55.5/55.5/55.5/55.5
Lightning Tower Shield +10 189/0/0/231/0 0/0 D/-/-/-/B/- 98.2/53.2/79.5/76.2/53.2 57/57/57/57

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 Tower Shield +0 94/0/0/0/115 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/37.7/72.7/47.7/58.3 42.7/42.7/42.7/42.7
Dark Tower Shield +1 103/0/0/0/127 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/C 97.7/39.2/73.3/49/59.3 44.1/44.1/44.1/44.1
Dark Tower Shield +2 113/0/0/0/138 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/C 97.8/40.8/74/50.3/60.4 45.5/45.5/45.5/45.5
Dark Tower Shield +3 122/0/0/0/150 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 97.8/42.3/74.7/51.6/61.4 47/47/47/47
Dark Tower Shield +4 132/0/0/0/161 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/43.9/75.4/52.9/62.5 48.4/48.4/48.4/48.4
Dark Tower Shield +5 141/0/0/0/173 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 97.9/45.4/76.1/54.2/63.5 49.8/49.8/49.8/49.8
Dark Tower Shield +6 151/0/0/0/184 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 98/47/76.8/55.5/64.5 51.3/51.3/51.3/51.3
Dark Tower Shield +7 160/0/0/0/196 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 98.1/48.6/77.4/56.8/65.6 52.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Dark Tower Shield +8 170/0/0/0/207 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 98.1/50.1/78.1/58.1/66.6 54.1/54.1/54.1/54.1
Dark Tower Shield +9 179/0/0/0/219 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 98.2/51.7/78.8/59.4/67.7 55.5/55.5/55.5/55.5
Dark Tower Shield +10 189/0/0/0/231 0/0 D/-/-/-/-/B 98.2/53.2/79.5/60.7/68.7 57/57/57/57

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 Tower Shield +0 94/0/0/0/0 23/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/37.7/72.7/47.7/37.7 63.3/42.7/42.7/42.7
Poison Tower Shield +1 103/0/0/0/0 25/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/39.2/73.3/49/39.2 64.2/44.1/44.1/44.1
Poison Tower Shield +2 113/0/0/0/0 27/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/40.8/74/50.3/40.8 65.1/45.5/45.5/45.5
Poison Tower Shield +3 122/0/0/0/0 30/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/42.3/74.7/51.6/42.3 66/47/47/47
Poison Tower Shield +4 132/0/0/0/0 32/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/43.9/75.4/52.9/43.9 67/48.4/48.4/48.4
Poison Tower Shield +5 141/0/0/0/0 34/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/45.4/76.1/54.2/45.4 67.9/49.8/49.8/49.8
Poison Tower Shield +6 151/0/0/0/0 36/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 98/47/76.8/55.5/47 68.8/51.3/51.3/51.3
Poison Tower Shield +7 160/0/0/0/0 39/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/48.6/77.4/56.8/48.6 69.7/52.7/52.7/52.7
Poison Tower Shield +8 170/0/0/0/0 41/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/50.1/78.1/58.1/50.1 70.6/54.1/54.1/54.1
Poison Tower Shield +9 179/0/0/0/0 43/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/51.7/78.8/59.4/51.7 71.5/55.5/55.5/55.5
Poison Tower Shield +10 189/0/0/0/0 46/0 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/53.2/79.5/60.7/53.2 72.5/57/57/57

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 Tower Shield +0 94/0/0/0/0 0/23 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/37.7/72.7/47.7/37.7 42.7/63.3/42.7/42.7
Bleed Tower Shield +1 103/0/0/0/0 0/25 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.7/39.2/73.3/49/39.2 44.1/64.2/44.1/44.1
Bleed Tower Shield +2 113/0/0/0/0 0/27 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/40.8/74/50.3/40.8 45.5/65.1/45.5/45.5
Bleed Tower Shield +3 122/0/0/0/0 0/30 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.8/42.3/74.7/51.6/42.3 47/66/47/47
Bleed Tower Shield +4 132/0/0/0/0 0/32 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/43.9/75.4/52.9/43.9 48.4/67/48.4/48.4
Bleed Tower Shield +5 141/0/0/0/0 0/34 D/-/-/-/-/- 97.9/45.4/76.1/54.2/45.4 49.8/67.9/49.8/49.8
Bleed Tower Shield +6 151/0/0/0/0 0/36 D/-/-/-/-/- 98/47/76.8/55.5/47 51.3/68.8/51.3/51.3
Bleed Tower Shield +7 160/0/0/0/0 0/39 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/48.6/77.4/56.8/48.6 52.7/69.7/52.7/52.7
Bleed Tower Shield +8 170/0/0/0/0 0/41 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.1/50.1/78.1/58.1/50.1 54.1/70.6/54.1/54.1
Bleed Tower Shield +9 179/0/0/0/0 0/43 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/51.7/78.8/59.4/51.7 55.5/71.5/55.5/55.5
Bleed Tower Shield +10 189/0/0/0/0 0/46 D/-/-/-/-/- 98.2/53.2/79.5/60.7/53.2 57/72.5/57/57

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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