The 10 Best Shields In 'Elden Ring'
Attention all Tarnished! We are ranking the best shields in Elden Ring! As players are tasked to explore a vast dangerous world that is filled with some of the most soul crushingly difficult bosses in existence, they need strong shields that can help protect them in their journey. Shields are the first and last defense of every Elden Ring player and are capable of guarding, parrying, bashing, or even something entirely unique with their respective Ashes of War. As such, players all around are searching for the best shields in Elden Ring.
Elden Ring shields such as small shields are great for parrying and can make the difference in most PvE and even PvP encounters. Meanwhile heavy shields are amazing to deflect and fend off any attacks that come their way, some heavy shields can even defend them from some of the scariest monsters in Elden Ring. Which Elden Ring shield do you think is the best?
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- 111 VOTES
Jellyfish ShieldPhoto: Elden Ring / fromsoftware
One of the most unique shields in Elden Ring, the Jellyfish Shield is comprised of the head of a spirit jellyfish that has been modified as a shield.The shield is incredibly light and its special ability, Contagious Fury lasts for 30 seconds and increases damage by 20%. Giving all of its users an edge whether if its PvE and PvP.
Location: On a broken wagon next to a corpse surrounded by four Jellyfish, directly north of the Foot of the Four Belfries Site of Grace.
- 217 VOTES
Twinbird Kite ShieldPhoto: Elden Ring / fromsoftware
A Medium Shield that scales primarily with Strength, the Twinbird Kite Shield features a vividly painted twinbird on the front, a design that is said to be the envoy of an outer god, and mother of the Deathbirds. The Twinbird Shield stands out as one of the best in Elden Ring due to its passive ability where if the user's HP dwindles down to near death, the shield will slightly boosts both attack and defense. Anybody who has tried to survive on little HP will know how valuable a boost of attack and defense stats can come in handy, as most encounters are determine by a battle of stats.
Location: Dropped by the Deathbird which spawns at night in Leyndell to the east of the Hermit Merchant's Shack Site of Grace.
- 326 VOTES
Great Turtle ShellPhoto: Elden Ring / fromsoftware
A shield fashioned from a great turtle shell, the natural curve helps it contend with foes' attacks. The shield's weapon skill, Barricade Shield, focuses their energy into the shield, temporarily hardening it to deflect greater blows. In addition, the Great Turtle Shell has a Passive Skill that boosts stamina recovery rate, proving useful against chain attacks.
Location: Found in the Weeping Peninsula on a corpse atop a tower.
- 416 VOTES
Spiked Palisade ShieldPhoto: Elden Ring / fromsoftware
A greatshield that is layered with spikes, the Spiked Palisade Shield is designed to riddle the enemy with holes while protecting the user from head-to-toe. A shield that serves both an offense and defensive means, the shield is great for flinching enemies giving users enough time to either escape or land in a counter attack. In addition, the shield can deal bleed build up and and a possible blood loss status effect when hit enough times.
Location: On dead body under a Golem, west of Deep Siofra Well, Caelid.
- 514 VOTES
Fingerprint Stone ShieldPhoto: Elden Ring / fromsoftware
A great stone shield with an intricately carved fingerprint design, the shield is part of the tomb of an ancient god, the Readerless Fingers relayed their message through these imprints, said to be the very seeds from which frenzy first sprouted. One of the heaviest greatshields in the game, the shield is one of the best shields in Elden Ring due to its Active Skill causes Madness build-up.
Location: Found at the Cathedral of the Forsaken.
- 67 VOTES
Brass ShieldPhoto: Elden Ring / fromsoftware
One of the best medium shields for the early parts of the game, the Brass Shield is simply a traditionally sized medieval-based shield that is made entirely out of brass. While the shield itself doesn't have any special skills, it is an all around great shield that can be easily customized to whatever play style players want to do. Since Elden Ring offers such a wide variety of builds, first time players that are unsure what to do can experiment as much as they want with the Brass Shield until they figure out what they want.
- Dropped by Godrick Soldiers.
- Dropped by Raya Lucaria Soldiers.