- Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:52 pm #16081680
This is my main shield in DS3. Now that I'm trying out DS1, I'm kinda ticked that it's a rare drop before the Kiln. I mean, I have the Dragon Crest, but I always love the BKS.
- Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:17 pm #16129325
I was lucky enough to get this to drop on the Northern Undead Asylum Knight when I was getting the rusty Iron Ring prior to Blightown. Made a lot of people happy co-oping for the Quelaag fight, being able to tank just about everything she threw at me while the host and other phantom attacked from safety, including her AoE fire ability that would only take a tiny sliver of my health away when blocking.
- Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:39 am #16139386
This is arguably the best all round shield in the game. Not too heavy, unparalleled fire resistance and when fully upgraded, has a stability that rivals greatshields. Additionally, this shield can very easily parry, and if that wasn't enough, it's damn stylish.
- Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:41 am #16191927
This is a very good shield (especially if you drop it early from a black knight) but it's clearly not the best shield. The silver knight shield has a better stability when upgraded +5 and better magic defense for a lower weight. But regarding only fire defense it's the best shield indeed.
- Mon Mar 14, 2022 4:09 pm #16511441
Fair point. I prefer sks as a general purpose shield, but this is great in situations where the extra fire resistance is useful. Dragon Crest shield is also great for that, but if you can afford the extra weight without compromising whatever roll speed you have, the additional stability makes the bks the best for such situations.
- Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:21 am #16515858
I usually gravitate towards the silver knight shield, but the black knight shield is excellent if you need extra fire resistance and can afford the weight. It has much more stability than the dragon crest shield. 40 endurance, and ROFAP should be sufficient for a fast roll if you use a light armor set e.g. pyromancer/tattered cloth set and have a fairly lightweight weapon (I prefer balder swag sword for dex builds). So for my needs and setup, this is the perfect shield when I need extra fire protection but don’t want to sacrifice much stability