An intact round shield would always be better than this. For blocking Dark - the Crest Shield is your best bet here, having the best Dark block of any shield. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Havels shield, Black Iron Shield, and for tanks Yhorm’s Greatshield is especially good, Alot of people like the grass Crest because it's an early get, good block/stability, and has the bonus to stamina regen, otherwise Greatshields are good if you just wanna ignore enemies in PvE, but invaders will get around it easy and you'll end up getting more hurt, I prefer medium shields because it let's me block against certain enemies and most of them can parry. NEXT: Top 5 Games That Utilize RTX The Best (& 5 That Do Not). He's a Bachelor of Arts and is very keen on doing anything and everything that piques his interest. Silver Knight has better combos but Black Knight does more damage per swing and more poise damage. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the whowouldwin community. But it doesn't just look cool. The handling and stability in this one are pretty good as well. A community dedicated to everything about Dark Souls 3. It isn't particularly good at blocking, with below average blocks across the board and poor stability. This is a very good shield (especially if you drop it early from a black knight) but it's clearly not the best shield. Add a Chloranthy ring, and just about nothing can crack your guard. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. The visual on this shield looks like something Miles Morales would wear on his Spider-Man costume. Round 2: Gameplay Black Knights vs Gameplay Silver Knights. 9 comments. Havel's Greatshield - the poster boy of greatshields. But it is better to avoid it entirely if possible. The best part of this shield is its magic reduction, which goes up to eighty percent—making the players literally bulletproof against magic. But some great ones are genuinely helpful. Black Knight Shield is the best weight to stability ratio. save. Players will get this shield as a rare drop from silver knights in Anor Londo. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. b) Not Sure. Black night shield is very strong and quite lightweight. Thank you for your time and care. It's passive effect does not stack with Chloranthy ring. For blocking Fire - the Black Knight and Dragon Crest shields are you best picks. None of this will help in the long run, as it isn't that special. RELATED: Dark Souls: 10 Pieces Of Solaire Fan Art That Are Grossly Incandescent. For blocking Magic - the Golden Wing Crest Shield is generally your best option, and it also has a spell parry, so it can deflect spells if that's something you're interested in. a)Black knights. Assume their Soul Levels are equalized and their base stats are allocated proportionately as they appear in game. Those bows were made for killing dragons and the black knights don't have them. 12 hours ago [ps4] w: silver knight shield h: karma, black knight gs or shield. Ancient Dragon Greatshield - only noteworthy for being the lightest greatshield and giving 2 hp regen per second. The Lothric Knight Shield is heavier and blocks lightning slightly better, with better stability than the Silver Knight Shield (but less than the Black Knight). Every block will feel like a perfect execution. The reason for that is the game's lack of spoon-fed hints and clues as well as traps and hardcore enemies. Good luck out there, and don't you dare go hollow! He's a part of Valnet, Inc, writing for and The upgrades of this shield make it stand apart, and are totally worth it. Weight, stat requirements, if it's being used as a weapon, what damage type you're trying to block, if it can parry(and how well it does)/be used for weapon art, etc. a) Black Knights. Yhorm's Greatshield - probably the best greatshield for general use, it has above average blocks across the board, good stability, and average weight for a greatshield, as well as giving bonus poise. Havel's Greatshield is a legendary shield owned by Havel. 2) I'm assuming these are kiln of the first flame black knights, which have about twice as much health as a silver knight. The thing is small, made of light wood, and its name directly has the word "cracked" in it. For blocking lightning - the Spirit Tree Crest Shield and Lothric Knight Shield are your two options. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I could see it go either way. This is one of the most prominent shields in the game and can practically defend against the most massive attacks in the game. 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I think the black knight will win out due to higher hp. No archers. Press J to jump to the feed. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. They generally have good blocks across the board, with one having over 80% in every damage category. The dark hand, when equipped in the right hand, can be used as a weapon, but in the left hand, it is a shield and a very poor one at that. Dark Souls is a game that is considered to be very challenging by many gamers. Why do people use an ax to cut down trees? Target Shield - out of the slow parry (the shields with the highest parry frame count, but a longer animation) shields the Target Shield has the best stability, but it's still fairly low, so a partial parry will still eat a LOT of stamina, and it has poor blocks. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Your answer is extraordinary! Same reasons as in a. Being honest, the cracked round shield doesn't look that bad. An ax is sharp metal, and wood is comparatively soft. If you want the shield with the highest stability, then the moaning shield which you get from killing the Carim knight has it at 82 when reinforced to +5. This is the original equipment for the pyromancer. Anyone will feel like a champ using the black knight shield in Dark Souls. Small Shields: due to their inferior stability and generally lower blocking stats, the main use of small shields is parrying, with blocking being a last resort. This thing is small and has a faster parry. But as cool as it might seem in hands, it is the reverse in its functionality. Round 1: Lore Black Knights vs Lore Silver Knights. It is a full metal shield chained up and incredibly bulky. Especially for areas like Blighttown, where poison resistance is a must. b) Silver Knights. But in the world of Dark Souls, it seems hard to matter. All those shields sound good, especially the moaning shield. It is one of the shields that is dropped by many hollow warriors with shields. On the plus side, this shield has its own story, that someone has crafted it from a broken piece of plank just to survive in the harsh world of Dark Souls. You definitely helped! I’ve been using the Lothric Knight Shield so far, but I was planning on making a str-oriented build. It will be much worse than a wooden shield. This has impressive handling; it is not too large and works for almost every enemy in the game. Groups of 5 on each team, melee only. Ashish Walia is a writer, animator, designer, and, most importantly, a gamer. Its blocks are poor, so the stability is mostly there to be used to block as a last resort, or to avoid losing as much stamina on a partial parry. Fire resistance doesn't matter in this fight. You can outfit the groups with whatever weapon/shield configurations are available to them in-game.