Dragonclaw Shield

dragonclaw shield elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 118
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 76
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 100
Mag 52
Fire 52
Ligt 76
Holy 47
Boost 61
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex E
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 28
Dex 12
Greatshield Strike
Shield Bash FP 10
Wgt. 13.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Dragonclaw Shield is a Greatshield in Elden Ring. The Dragonclaw Shield is a Shield that scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity. Greatshields weigh a decent amount and provide the best protection in the game. Greatshields provide a greater value of blocking and protecting one's self from enemy and boss attacks, but greatly increases the weight and reduces the player's mobility. This type of shield works best at reducing damage or guarding instead of parrying.


Greatshield said to have been whittled from the claw of a great, ancient dragon, wielded by grotesque Tree Sentinels who yet serve the Erdtree.

Imbued with lightning.


Where to Find Elden Ring Dragonclaw Shield

The Dragonclaw Shield Shield can be found at the following location:


Elden Ring Dragonclaw Shield Notes & Tips

  • Shield Skill: Shield Bash
  • This shield cannot be infused with Ashes of War 
  • Cannot be enchanted with Magic or buffed by Consumables
  • Deals +30% damage against dragon icon 40px Dragon type enemies
  • Deals +15% damage against ancient dragon icon 40px Ancient Dragon type enemies
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px500.
  • NOTE: As of Patch 1.09, the scaling values of this weapon were changed. Please refer to the Upgrades Table of this weapon below.
  • Other notes and player tips go here


Dragonclaw Shield PvP Poise Damage Values in Elden Ring

Patch 1.10 adjusted PVP Poise Damage of all Weapons including some Spells and Incantations. Please take note that these adjustments are exclusive to PVP.

One-Handed Attacks

  • 1H R1 (1/2/3/4/5/6 Attacks): 222/111/120/--/--/--
  • 1H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 360/360
  • 1H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 1080/1080
  • 1H Running R2: 240
  • 1H R1 Jumping: 222
  • 1h R2 Jumping: 720

Two-Handed Attacks

  • 2H R1 (1/2/3/4/5/6 Attacks): 288/144/156/--/--/--
  • 2H R2 (1/2 Attacks): 396/396
  • 2H Charged R2 (1/2 Attacks): 1188/1188
  • 2H R1 Jumping: 288
  • 2h R2 Jumping: 792


Dragonclaw Shield 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 (%)
Dragonclaw Shield Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 118 - - 76 - 88 D E - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 61 28
Standard +1 129 - - 83 - 94 D E - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 61.61 28
Standard +2 140 - - 90 - 100 D E - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 62.22 28
Standard +3 151 - - 97 - 106 D E - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 62.83 28
Standard +4 162 - - 104 - 112 D D - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 63.44 28
Standard +5 173 - - 112 - 118 D D - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 64.05 28
Standard +6 184 - - 119 - 124 D D - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 64.66 28
Standard +7 195 - - 126 - 130 C D - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 65.27 28
Standard +8 205 - - 133 - 136 C D - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 65.88 28
Standard +9 216 - - 140 - 142 C D - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 66.49 28
Standard +10 227 - - 147 - 148 C D - - - - 100 52 52 76 47 67.1 28



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    • Anonymous

      To expand on the moveset idea a lot of people are mentioning, I really think this could've had something cool with a two-handed moveset. You can block since two handing allows that, but also use the slashing with your attacks. We really need some weapons with properly unique moveset, GIVE ME A SHIELD THATS ACTUALLY A WEAPON

      • Anonymous

        Would have been a great oportunity for them to make the first hand moveset a mix of slashes with the claw instead of the standard bashes

        • Anonymous

          Does anyone know if the lightning potion of the weapon also scales with Dex? It says it scales better with Strength but I'm assuming that's only the physical portion of the weapon right?

          • Anonymous

            It would've been awesome if this was a one handed claw weapon similar to the Grafted Dragon with good block potential.

            • Anonymous

              This appears to be missable if you kill maliketh/get to Ashen Capital before killing the draconic tree sentinel (if you take Fia's route).

              • Anonymous

                Shields in general are underrated as weapons, but this one in particular hits higher than you'd think thanks to getting damage scaling from both Str and Dex. Just don't try to use it on the Lansseax-style dragons - despite the 15% damage boost, they have huge lightning resist and you'll miss out on half the AR.

                • Anonymous

                  The weapon art of this should have been the same as the random lightning that attacks you when fighting Lichdragon. Red lighting effect starts on your target the instant you use the weapon art and you slam the shield in front of you not to do damage but to block and the instant the shield hits the ground is when the lightning would strike the target. Would have been a really cool counter attack similar to shield bash.

                  • Anonymous

                    Malformed Dragon Set (w/ no helm) + Dragon King’s Cragblade + this shield—with a furled dragon face tattoo and white hair dye to match the shield accents—is peak Lightning Boi Fashion Week…

                    Okay, okay—maybe I put a bit too much effort and thought into this, but the immersion and role-play enhancing benefits of a proper themed build actually enhances the gameplay experience for me :P…

                    • Anonymous

                      Its criminal this is locked to shield bash, it should have the red lightning attack but at the very least let us ash it. Awesome shield done dirty

                      • Anonymous

                        I did two nearly 100% runs before this and never used a shield once. Nothing to do with pride or anything, just my playstyle—dodging and focusing on spacing is just far more natural for me. However, this third run I made a DEX lightning build and I had been using Bolt of Gransax for a while, still with no shield, even though that’s a strength of spears. So, you can imagine my surprise and elation when I tried out the skill on this thing. Opens up many humanoid enemies to an instant riposte (if not instant than in two hits) and works with all my lightning buffs for my build. Now I don’t have to passively sit there blocking; I can get offensive block frames! I’m actually a little glad this thing doesn’t allow ash changing (not totally serious ‘cause options are always better) but, in my case, it forced me to try the skill when I otherwise would have slapped No Skill on this and never found out just how fun and effective the skill can be!

                        • Anonymous

                          I understand at got a lightning hitting greatshield you could main as a weapon here. I still really wish it could be infused, it fits prefect with my character, but can't use it without ash.

                          • Anonymous

                            This thing hits almost as good as a straight sword while blocking.

                            I'm looking to pair it up with another thonder weapon, but for now I use the Great Turtle Shell in my main hand because it has a pasdive to restore stamina faster, & the greatshield talisman which can turn you into a very hefty tank.

                            I believe this has the strongest shield bash in the game, even if an ash of war pushes another further your going to lose that 100% physical protection.

                            • Anonymous

                              The shield bash includes lightning damage. Plus it has relatively good lightning defense compared to other shields with same weight.

                              • Anonymous

                                It's very disappointing that they didn't give this the lightning strike skill that the boss uses with it. This thing only has two specific niches: It's a lightning damage weapon that scales mainly with strength, and it has the second best lightning defense of greatshields (best per weight, since it's not even half as heavy as the fingerprint greatshield).

                                • Anonymous

                                  Man I really wish this either got a unique weapon skill or could accept ashes of war, awesome visual design but there are way better options to pick from the other greathshields.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Shame that this doesn't have the cool lightning spell used by the boss when he sticks the shield straight up.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Shield bash on this is a great alternative if you're bad a parrying. Great way to close out fights that are getting close to the wire, or to help maintain the stagger meter. Been having a lot of fun with this on my first playthrough, worth the +9 I put on it.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Testing on the knights at the Gatefront Ruins, this shield's weapon art is doing a LOT more damage than expected. At +5 it's doing about 450, outdamaging a +14 Heavy Great Stars. Possibly something to do with lightning weakness, or possibly the Shield Bash skill just gets a big damage bonus like a lot of weapon skills. But when compared to the Briar Shield, this is still doing about 3x as much. Really really useful.

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