- Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:48 am #16052872
- Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:48 pm #16163961
Let's see, I can get a greatsword that deals more damage based on how many souls I'm carrying, a statue on a stick that destroys enemy armor like no tomorrow, or I can get a medium shield with no special qualities.
- Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:51 pm #16225705
Okay this isn’t the best amongst the three options BUT it’s a damn good shield. It has a full melee defense and 85 fire resistance which means you already counter most builds and enemies.
- Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:07 am #16225821
This shield has very good all around defense for a light shield. I don’t know why ppl are saying it sucks. Tbh has a pire mage this is one of the best shield, especially if you use strong magic shield.
- Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:56 pm #16228798
the reason people say it sucks isnt because it is necessarily bad, its just super boring. think about it, you can get a massive club-like ultra greatsword that shreds armor, a huge greatsword that gets stronger the more souls you have, or a decent shield with a resistance to fire. its just boring, especially considering it is the soul of VENDRICK, that like nashandra's, is only able to be obtained once per playthrough due to the nature of how you get it.
- Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:54 am #16232887
You can ascetic the first bonfire of Castle Drangleic to respawn Watcher/Defender, Nashandta and Aldia. You can get her soul multiple times in one NG.
- Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:36 am #16270586
Even if it isn’t a « special » shield. It’s still one of the top three light shield. And like I said for pure mage without much strenght or dexterity it is an amazing defense option.
- Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:56 am #16358964
To the person that says it's boring, that's like, just your opinion man. I think giant weapons are super boring, I'd rather get a shield with a cool design and high damage absorption. Not everyone likes shields, but not everyone likes big weapons either
- Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:27 am #16232487
Is this shield +5 better than a uninfused +10 Royal Kite shield? I like the design of this one but the Royal kite has been an 'ol reliable I can always count on.
- Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:00 pm #16233272
Nvm, I just got it and at +4 it is definitely better than the Royal Kite. It has worse Dark absorption tho but overall great shield. Probably the best out of the 3 Items you can get from the Kings soul. Would recommend this one.
- Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:09 am #16245818
this shield has a nice tone for not being special. It shows that vendrick didnt need to be a god neither have the Soul of a Lord to be powerfull.
- Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:19 pm #16307152
It would have been nice if they gave it the effect it has on dark souls 3 having a tseldora set with jester gauntlets, warlock mask, covetus silver and the shield would be incredible for soul farming
- Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:37 am #16350718
Personally, I care less about the soul farming and more about the combo it should have wuth the Ruler's Sword (which scales with souls). If this shield had a soul absorption bonus, then it would be a godly match with the Ruler Sword.
- Tue Oct 18, 2022 1:48 pm #16788221
Would fit lore wise. Not because Vendrick was greedy, like ds3 wants you to believe, but because he was fascinated by souls and wanted to get all their potential out of them. Also it would be good for Giant lord since with the ideal build you would still have a slot free.