Varangian Shield
varangian shield

In-Game Description

Small Varangian shield engraved with a strange
pattern.

A former king launched a campaign to
capture these terrors of the high seas,
but rather than imprison them, forced
them into hard labor at No-man's Wharf.

Availability

Varangian Sailor (Sword & Shield) drop.

General Information

Name Damage Aux Effects Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
Varangian Shield 52/0/0/0/0

(Parry/Strike)
0/0 100 10 9/11/0/0

D/E/-/-/-/-
80/40/40/40/20 60/60/60/60 40 70 3

Notes

  • Essentially an Iron Parma made to resist status effects. However, that has made the damage resistances and stability go from mediocre to worse.
  • One of the earliest shields with this level of status protection. If you find one while cleaning out the Wharf, it can help protect from the Bleed-inducing swipes of Dark Stalkers, but it's quickly rendered obsolete by the Blossom Kite Shield.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires Titanite.

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage Reduction Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Materials Cost Souls Cost
Varangian Shield +0 52/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 80/40/40/40/20 60/60/60/60 40 - -
Varangian Shield +1 57/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 80.5/41.5/41.5/41.5/22 61/61/61/61 40 1x Titanite Shard 350
Varangian Shield +2 62/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 81/43/43/43/24 62/62/62/62 41 2x Titanite Shard 440
Varangian Shield +3 67/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 81.5/44.5/44.5/44.5/26 63/63/63/63 42 3x Titanite Shard 530
Varangian Shield +4 73/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 82/46/46/46/28 64/64/64/64 43 1x Large Titanite Shard 700
Varangian Shield +5 78/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 82.5/47.5/47.5/47.5/30 65/65/65/65 44 2x Large Titanite Shard 790
Varangian Shield +6 83/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 83/49/49/49/32 66/66/66/66 44 3x Large Titanite Shard 880
Varangian Shield +7 89/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 83.5/50.5/50.5/50.5/34 67/67/67/67 45 1x Titanite Chunk 1,050
Varangian Shield +8 94/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 84/52/52/52/36 68/68/68/68 46 2x Titanite Chunk 1,140
Varangian Shield +9 99/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 84.5/53.5/53.5/53.5/38 69/69/69/69 47 3x Titanite Chunk 1,230
Varangian Shield +10 105/0/0/0/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 85/55/55/55/40 70/70/70/70 48 1x Titanite Slab 1,400

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 Varangian Shield +0 32/40/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/C/-/-/- 77.7/58.3/37.7/37.7/17.7 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Magic Varangian Shield +1 36/44/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/C/-/-/- 78.2/59.3/39.2/39.2/19.7 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Magic Varangian Shield +2 39/48/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/C/-/-/- 78.8/60.4/40.8/40.8/21.8 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Magic Varangian Shield +3 42/52/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 79.3/61.4/42.3/42.3/23.8 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Magic Varangian Shield +4 46/56/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 79.9/62.5/43.9/43.9/25.9 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Magic Varangian Shield +5 49/60/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 80.4/63.5/45.4/45.4/27.9 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Magic Varangian Shield +6 52/64/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 81/64.5/47/47/30 64/64/64/64
Magic Varangian Shield +7 56/68/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 81.6/65.6/48.6/48.6/32.1 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Magic Varangian Shield +8 59/72/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 82.1/66.6/50.1/50.1/34.1 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Magic Varangian Shield +9 62/76/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 82.7/67.7/51.7/51.7/36.2 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Magic Varangian Shield +10 66/80/0/0/0 0/0 D/E/B/-/-/- 83.2/68.7/53.2/53.2/38.2 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 Varangian Shield +0 32/0/40/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/C/-/- 77.7/37.7/58.3/37.7/17.7 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Fire Varangian Shield +1 36/0/44/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/C/-/- 78.2/39.2/59.3/39.2/19.7 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Fire Varangian Shield +2 39/0/48/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/C/-/- 78.8/40.8/60.4/40.8/21.8 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Fire Varangian Shield +3 42/0/52/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 79.3/42.3/61.4/42.3/23.8 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Fire Varangian Shield +4 46/0/56/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 79.9/43.9/62.5/43.9/25.9 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Fire Varangian Shield +5 49/0/60/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 80.4/45.4/63.5/45.4/27.9 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Fire Varangian Shield +6 52/0/64/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 81/47/64.5/47/30 64/64/64/64
Fire Varangian Shield +7 56/0/68/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 81.6/48.6/65.6/48.6/32.1 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Fire Varangian Shield +8 59/0/72/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 82.1/50.1/66.6/50.1/34.1 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Fire Varangian Shield +9 62/0/76/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 82.7/51.7/67.7/51.7/36.2 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Fire Varangian Shield +10 66/0/80/0/0 0/0 D/E/-/B/-/- 83.2/53.2/68.7/53.2/38.2 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 Varangian Shield +0 32/0/0/40/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/C/- 77.7/37.7/37.7/58.3/17.7 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Lightning Varangian Shield +1 36/0/0/44/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/C/- 78.2/39.2/39.2/59.3/19.7 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Lightning Varangian Shield +2 39/0/0/48/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/C/- 78.8/40.8/40.8/60.4/21.8 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Lightning Varangian Shield +3 42/0/0/52/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 79.3/42.3/42.3/61.4/23.8 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Lightning Varangian Shield +4 46/0/0/56/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 79.9/43.9/43.9/62.5/25.9 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Lightning Varangian Shield +5 49/0/0/60/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 80.4/45.4/45.4/63.5/27.9 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Lightning Varangian Shield +6 52/0/0/64/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 81/47/47/64.5/30 64/64/64/64
Lightning Varangian Shield +7 56/0/0/68/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 81.6/48.6/48.6/65.6/32.1 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Lightning Varangian Shield +8 59/0/0/72/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 82.1/50.1/50.1/66.6/34.1 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Lightning Varangian Shield +9 62/0/0/76/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 82.7/51.7/51.7/67.7/36.2 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Lightning Varangian Shield +10 66/0/0/80/0 0/0 D/E/-/-/B/- 83.2/53.2/53.2/68.7/38.2 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 Varangian Shield +0 32/0/0/0/40 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/C 77.7/37.7/37.7/37.7/38.3 57.7/57.7/57.7/57.7
Dark Varangian Shield +1 36/0/0/0/44 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/C 78.2/39.2/39.2/39.2/39.8 58.7/58.7/58.7/58.7
Dark Varangian Shield +2 39/0/0/0/48 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/C 78.8/40.8/40.8/40.8/41.4 59.8/59.8/59.8/59.8
Dark Varangian Shield +3 42/0/0/0/52 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 79.3/42.3/42.3/42.3/42.9 60.8/60.8/60.8/60.8
Dark Varangian Shield +4 46/0/0/0/56 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 79.9/43.9/43.9/43.9/44.5 61.9/61.9/61.9/61.9
Dark Varangian Shield +5 49/0/0/0/60 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 80.4/45.4/45.4/45.4/46 62.9/62.9/62.9/62.9
Dark Varangian Shield +6 52/0/0/0/64 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 81/47/47/47/47.5 64/64/64/64
Dark Varangian Shield +7 56/0/0/0/68 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 81.6/48.6/48.6/48.6/49.1 65.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Dark Varangian Shield +8 59/0/0/0/72 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 82.1/50.1/50.1/50.1/50.6 66.1/66.1/66.1/66.1
Dark Varangian Shield +9 62/0/0/0/76 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 82.7/51.7/51.7/51.7/52.2 67.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Dark Varangian Shield +10 66/0/0/0/80 0/0 D/E/-/-/-/B 83.2/53.2/53.2/53.2/53.7 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 Varangian Shield +0 32/0/0/0/0 8/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 77.7/37.7/37.7/37.7/17.7 78.3/57.7/57.7/57.7
Poison Varangian Shield +1 36/0/0/0/0 8/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 78.2/39.2/39.2/39.2/19.7 78.8/58.7/58.7/58.7
Poison Varangian Shield +2 39/0/0/0/0 9/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 78.8/40.8/40.8/40.8/21.8 79.4/59.8/59.8/59.8
Poison Varangian Shield +3 42/0/0/0/0 10/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 79.3/42.3/42.3/42.3/23.8 79.9/60.8/60.8/60.8
Poison Varangian Shield +4 46/0/0/0/0 11/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 79.9/43.9/43.9/43.9/25.9 80.5/61.9/61.9/61.9
Poison Varangian Shield +5 49/0/0/0/0 12/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 80.4/45.4/45.4/45.4/27.9 81/62.9/62.9/62.9
Poison Varangian Shield +6 52/0/0/0/0 12/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 81/47/47/47/30 81.5/64/64/64
Poison Varangian Shield +7 56/0/0/0/0 13/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 81.6/48.6/48.6/48.6/32.1 82.1/65.1/65.1/65.1
Poison Varangian Shield +8 59/0/0/0/0 14/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 82.1/50.1/50.1/50.1/34.1 82.6/66.1/66.1/66.1
Poison Varangian Shield +9 62/0/0/0/0 15/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 82.7/51.7/51.7/51.7/36.2 83.2/67.2/67.2/67.2
Poison Varangian Shield +10 66/0/0/0/0 16/0 D/E/-/-/-/- 83.2/53.2/53.2/53.2/38.2 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 Varangian Shield +0 32/0/0/0/0 0/8 D/E/-/-/-/- 77.7/37.7/37.7/37.7/17.7 57.7/78.3/57.7/57.7
Bleed Varangian Shield +1 36/0/0/0/0 0/8 D/E/-/-/-/- 78.2/39.2/39.2/39.2/19.7 58.7/78.8/58.7/58.7
Bleed Varangian Shield +2 39/0/0/0/0 0/9 D/E/-/-/-/- 78.8/40.8/40.8/40.8/21.8 59.8/79.4/59.8/59.8
Bleed Varangian Shield +3 42/0/0/0/0 0/10 D/E/-/-/-/- 79.3/42.3/42.3/42.3/23.8 60.8/79.9/60.8/60.8
Bleed Varangian Shield +4 46/0/0/0/0 0/11 D/E/-/-/-/- 79.9/43.9/43.9/43.9/25.9 61.9/80.5/61.9/61.9
Bleed Varangian Shield +5 49/0/0/0/0 0/12 D/E/-/-/-/- 80.4/45.4/45.4/45.4/27.9 62.9/81/62.9/62.9
Bleed Varangian Shield +6 52/0/0/0/0 0/12 D/E/-/-/-/- 81/47/47/47/30 64/81.5/64/64
Bleed Varangian Shield +7 56/0/0/0/0 0/13 D/E/-/-/-/- 81.6/48.6/48.6/48.6/32.1 65.1/82.1/65.1/65.1
Bleed Varangian Shield +8 59/0/0/0/0 0/14 D/E/-/-/-/- 82.1/50.1/50.1/50.1/34.1 66.1/82.6/66.1/66.1
Bleed Varangian Shield +9 62/0/0/0/0 0/15 D/E/-/-/-/- 82.7/51.7/51.7/51.7/36.2 67.2/83.2/67.2/67.2
Bleed Varangian Shield +10 66/0/0/0/0 0/16 D/E/-/-/-/- 83.2/53.2/53.2/53.2/38.2 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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