Greatshield of Artorias: best go-to shield for blocking?

#1jamersPosted 10/19/2011 1:37:06 PM

What do you guys think? Just discovered this bad boy; hadn't even thought of using boss souls to make a shield.

Anyone have experience with this one? How is it? (And how's it look? I can't find a picture anywhere...)

#2ChainsOfAtrophyPosted 10/19/2011 1:42:03 PM
My personal favorite shield, 88 stability, highest in the game.
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#3jamers(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2011 1:43:36 PM

Nice. Can it be upgraded? Demon Titanite, maybe?

#4hardcore rpg gamerPosted 10/19/2011 1:45:24 PM
It can be upgraded, but it's not going to do anything outside of increasing it's attack, I think.

Havel's Greatshield is probably the best shield there is, but that thing is ****ing heavy. Not recommended unless you're gonna wear Havel's Ring or you enjoy moving slow.
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#5SchwubPosted 10/19/2011 1:49:39 PM
Aside from its godly stability, it's clearly the best looking shield in the game, I use it with True Greatsword of Artorias, now if only there was Artorias armor set, I'm sure that would be on a whole new level of epic.
#6jamers(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2011 2:15:04 PM

Cool. Thanks for the input, fellas.

#7RocketPunchPosted 10/19/2011 2:16:27 PM
Supposedly it also lets you block some status effects, but I've never tested it.
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#8Auron27Posted 10/19/2011 3:22:43 PM
Eagle Shield +15 has 91 stability according to the wiki
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#9DethLockePosted 10/19/2011 3:26:31 PM
I actually prefer the +15 hallow soldier shield. Its 85 (86?) stability and comes without the weight of the greatshields. Thats just for blocking though. i also use the other shields for respective elemental defense.
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#10Eeshaan1685Posted 10/19/2011 3:28:12 PM
Auron27 posted...
Eagle Shield +15 has 91 stability according to the wiki

Negative on that.

Accoring to the official guide the +15 stability for eagle shield is 84.

Highest stability among shields is Artorias acording to the guide. But it's upgraded stats aren't shown there lol...