Ant's Skull Plate

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 136
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 100
Mag 57
Fire 42
Ligt 57
Holy 57
Boost 63
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 28
Greatshield Strike
Shield Bash FP 10
Wgt. 13.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive Causes
poison buildup (90), raises Immunity (60)

Ant's Skull Plate is a Greatshield in Elden Ring. The Ant's Skull Plate is a Shield that scales primarily with Strength. Greatshields provide a greater value of blocking, protecting the player from enemy attacks, but greatly increase the weight while reducing the mobility of the player. This type of shield works best at reducing damage through guarding instead of by parrying.

 

Huge head of one of the giant ants which inhabit the two underground rivers, used without modification as a shield. Excels at repeling enemy attacks.

Giant ants are venomous creatures, granting a boost to immunity when wielding the shield. 

 

Where to Find

The Ant's Skull Plate Shield can be found in a chest in a small room in Nokstella, Eternal CityElden Ring Interactive Map Link Here

 

Elden Ring Ant's Skull Plate Notes & Tips

  • Shield SkillShield Bash.
    • Skill Description: Brace behind shield before using body weight to ram foes while mainting guarding stance. Weaker enemies will be shoved backwards, and can even be staggered.
  • This shield can not be infused with any Ashes of War
  • This shield can be buffed with Magic and Consumables
  • Boosts Immunity (+60); Causes Poison buildup (90)
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px200

 

Ant's Skull Plate Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Ant's Skull Plate Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 136 - - - - 88 D - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 63 28
Standard +1 149 - - - - 94 D - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 63 28
Standard +2 161 - - - - 100 D - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 64 28
Standard +3 174 - - - - 106 C - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 64 28
Standard +4 186 - - - - 112 C - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 65 28
Standard +5 199 - - - - 118 C - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 66 28
Standard +6 212 - - - - 124 C - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 66 28
Standard +7 224 - - - - 130 C - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 67 28
Standard +8 237 - - - - 136 C - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 68 28
Standard +9 249 - - - - 142 C - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 68 28
Standard +10 262 - - - - 148 B - - - - poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(90) 100 57 42 57 57 69 28

 

 

 



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    • Anonymous

      an interesting tidbit is that the Ant skull plate have higher hardness than all other greatshields (3 instead of 2), which mean, for example, than a 1h greataxe will bounce off of it instead of hitting normally like it would do on another greatshield.

      • Anonymous

        Like many of the weaker greatshields, outdone by much lighter medium shields like Brass or Banished Knight that have nearly identical Guard Boost, much better weight, and the ability to parry. But the Ant Skull Plate is unique by its ability to deflect anything that's not two handed or a giant weapon.

        • Anonymous

          great idea for a shield but this thing looks like some nasty squished bug not a piece of carapace, burn it with fire

          • Anonymous

            So did a little more testing of the deflection properties. Replicated the first person's test vs the Limgrave knights and got the same results, but couldn't deflect the heavy attacks of banished knights like the one outside of the Cathedral of Dragon Communion. It does seem to have an increased deflection property in PVE, albeit a minor one. Can also confirm this has no impact on PVP, doesn't deflect any attacks like dragonbolt blessing does.

            • Anonymous

              CAN NOT be infused using ashes of war. default skill and scaling is the only possible version of this shield

              • Anonymous

                Upon testing, I have found that the Ant's Skull Plate description about it being good at repelling enemy attacks is not just filler. There is apparently a hidden shield stat that triggers the "repel"/"knock back" animation for enemy attacks, and this shield is high in it. I tested on the guardsmen near the Church of Elleh; they have a charged up downward slash attack that most greatshields will not repel. This one does. It is also not related to Guard Boost, as a Guard Boost 73 Eclipse Creat Greatshield I had was not repelling, whereas this one WAS at Guard Boost 63. Even the extremely heavy One Eyed Shield or Visage Shield do not repel that particular attack, but this one does. Feel free to test for yourself.

                • Anonymous

                  this thing is amazing. deals great damage, poisons, strength requirement isn't too high. only issue is no ashes of war

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