Erdtree Greatshield

erdtree greatshield elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 120
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 78
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 100
Mag 66
Fire 49
Ligt 45
Holy 76
Boost 60
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Fai D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 30
Fai 12
Greatshield Strike
Golden Retaliation FP 4
Wgt. 13.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive --

Erdtree Greatshield is a Greatshield in Elden Ring. The Erdtree Greatshield is a Shield that scales primarily with Strength and Faith. 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.

 

Weighty greatshield forged of gold carried by the order of Tree Sentinels, heavily equipped knights. Blessed by an old incantation of protection.

The living rampart of the Erdtree, the Tree Sentinels are the standard to which all defenders of the Erdtree aspire.

 

Where to Find Elden Ring Erdtree Greatshield

The Erdtree Greatshield Shield can be found at the following location:

  • Can be acquired by Killing Tree Sentinel Duo. [Elden Ring Map here]
  • Tree Sentinel Duo is a Foe Boss found in Altus Plateau, guarding the doors to the the Outer Wall Phantom Tree grace. You must defeat both Tree Sentinels to earn this shield.

 

Elden Ring Erdtree Greatshield Notes & Tips

  • Shield Skill: Golden Retaliation
  • Skill Description: Ready the shield to unleash its protective incantation. This will dispel sorceries and incantations, retaliating with golden power.
    • The active parry window is shorter than the animation that accompanies the ash of war. Try to press L2 so that the spell strikes right after you lift up the shield.
    • Due to recovery frames it is difficult to parry multiple spells cast by the same source. During PvP spells such as Glintstone Pebble and others with a similar cast-speed will likely give too little spacing between them to parry multiple spells in a row.
    • Ash of War damage scales with weapon upgrade level and not player stats.
  • This shield cannot be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px500
  • Version 1.03 onwards: No longer activates when player is afflicted with damage over time.

 

Erdtree Greatshield 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 (%)
Erdtree Greatshield Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 120 - - - 78 93 D - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 60 28
Standard +1 131 - - - 85 99 D - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 60 28
Standard +2 142 - - - 92 106 D - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 61 28
Standard +3 153 - - - 99 112 C - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 61 28
Standard +4 164 - - - 106 118 C - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 62 28
Standard +5 175 - - - 113 124 C - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 63 28
Standard +6 186 - - - 120 131 C - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 63 28
Standard +7 197 - - - 128 137 C - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 64 28
Standard +8 208 - - - 135 143 C - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 64 28
Standard +9 219 - - - 142 149 C - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 65 28
Standard +10 230 - - - 149 156 B - - D - - 100 66 49 45 76 66 28

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      The damage of the reflect is buffed by leveling up the weapon. Scales with faith but not with strength. (Scaling with faith is minimal, I was doing 1342 at 40 faith and 1377 at 45. +9 weapon.)
      It also is buffed by Shard of Alexander and anything that boosts holy damage. Arrows reach talisman is essential as using it at anything outside melee range causes it to suffer from heavy fall off, this will guarantee full damage assuming it hits.

      At +9 and 45 faith I was hitting for 1377; with Golden Vow, Shard of Alexander, Holy Shrouding Cracked Tear, and Sacred Scorpion Charm I dealt 2447. (patch 1.05 I'm not sure what else you could stack with it, but that buff set up is easy to maintain for a whole boss fight. Using ring of light for deflections)

      • Anonymous

        Does anyone know exactly how the damage for this WA works?
        I believe it scales with faith, but what about strength? Also does upgrading the shield boost reflect damage?

        • Anonymous

          The Damage of Golden Retaliation does in fact scale with faith.
          However the difference in damage between 25 and 80 FTH is around 325 damage; this is negligible due to a low faith setup with the correct buffs and RKR already deals over 3500 damage.
          Also Arrows Reach Talisman does affect the damage falloff, however it does not seem to take effect at the projectiles max range - Most hits below max range however will be boosted to mitigate damage falloff.

          • Anonymous

            man!! this shield is SOOO weak!!! it should DEFINETELY not be nerfed!!!! NOBODY uses it to obliterate mages!!!! do NOT nerf this fromsoft, this is NOT an OP shield!!! you can trust me on this one!!!!

            • Anonymous

              Can this parry pyro spells? I have no problem parrying sorceries or Moonlight Greatsword R2 etc, but every fireball thrown at me I can't seem to parry. It may be I am just skill impaired.

              • Anonymous

                I run this as one of two shields I use for the Greatshield only build. The other is the One Eyed shield which shoots a big ass fireball. Its great for screwing with mages in duels lol

                • Anonymous

                  Heres a little tip from a friendly mage main to anyone that uses this shield: night comet (the dark projectile spell) completely goes thru without triggering the skill and fully charged can hit for 1000+ thru the shield with the right setup. You didn't mistime or miss it, night comet completely ignores the retaliation skill, so stop trying to spam the skill when you see this spell, you need to either side strafe or roll it. This shield is a double edged knowledge check in this regard and Ive killed people using this shield by just standing still and full charging night comet to bait the skill out and they just keep trying to get the skill off and nothing else while taking 1k damage per hit, I could feel their confusion thru the screen. This shield will destroy the smooth brain SoR spammers very easily (good riddance), but if you're fighting a mage that has a functional brain, please understand that this isn't a hard counter or invincibility mode, its a knowledge check for both players, and if you get too cocky with the retaliation skill you can get hard punished. If they are SoR spamming, then you can absolutely just spam the skill for a free kill lol(again, good riddance), but don't just assume you are completely immune to everything a mage can do while sitting still like a target dummy. Good luck and happy PvPing gamers

                  • Anonymous

                    This + Wraith Calling Bell + discus of light slaps in PvE and is a totally different way to play. Lots of fun with minimal gear requirements. You technically only need 13 int/fth just to use discus, so there is a lot of build flexibility, like focusing on STR or FTH alone, instead of using the other Golden Order incantations. Add sacred scorpion charm and shard of Alexander and now you mean serious business. I hope they keep this in game, because it's easy to read and very fun.

                    • Anonymous

                      This thing is amazing. Great as advertised and also you can turn a cheap incantation like Discus of Light into a glorious extra blast.

                      • Anonymous

                        Everyone’s talking about mediocre exploits for my favorite shield. You people should just happily reflect moonveil and flint stone pebble ash of war cheese back at the faithless casuls instead. Repent wicked ones

                        • Anonymous

                          seems that the Discus of Light spells can trigger the reflect projectile, it isn't Fire's Deadly Sin levels of busted, and might be an interesting combo it is as intended.

                          • Anonymous

                            Tried 99999 times to parry a black flame monk using his spells and the Golden "Retaliation" didn't do a damn thing.

                            • Anonymous

                              hardswap to this for stars of ruin and elden stars spam, not against quick single-shot spells. carian retaliation is for that

                              • Anonymous

                                Wish the frames on this were more forgiving. Quite a few meta spells as for example 'Honed Bolt' don't get deflected. With the typical net coding souls games have it can be difficult to pull this off in pvp.

                                But when you do, god does it feel great.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Can you counter the golden retaliation with the golden retaliation? Just curious, could be like a game of catch lol

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The description says that it dispels magicks but you still take both status effect buildup and partial damage. Why is this? Carian Retaliation also says that it dispels magicks but you don't take damage from dispelling with that. Why would that happen with the Erdtree Greatshield?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Holy crap the salt, ignorance and misinformation on this item's page is a cut above everything else on this website. For anyone who doesn't get it; Shield was bugged when used in conjunction with Fire's Deadly Sin, as were multiple other "proc-when-damage-taken" effects. Bug was very funny haha for griefing in PvP, then it got fixed and now the guys who abused it are actually upset that an obvious glitch got fixed. In current year, the shield works as intended and is actually a fantastic shield for its weight, although the fixed ash will interfere with quite a few playstyles making it actually not super-well suited to continuous play (just bust it out when there's something casting spells). Just like the damage of other offensive shield ashes (shield crash etc) the damage of the WA is increased by weapon level, and if you want to get true value from this item (ie; actually deal damage with the projectile) then you will want to +25 it. The projectile damage scales with FAI and nothing else, tho weapon level is more important. The damage appears to not be pure sacred damage as I was able to damage Godfrey with it (first fight, golden boy, in non-ash capital) however this test was done using FDS pre-nerf (Godfrey doesn't cast spells so there's no way to proc it now). All-in-all this is a really neat little item that still has immense value, and is a suitable reward for a not-so-simple mid-game field battle that most people will skip the first time they get there.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Big tip for PVP, hardswap into this instead of using it the whole time. Eternal Darkness absorbs its projectiles so sorcerers can counter your counter if you telegraph it or they can just use the carian spells. Stars of Ruin and especially Elden Stars is basically an auto-win for you if you do this unless they have bloodhound’s step.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Just a note for anybody wondering, upgrading the shield does in fact have a noticeable difference on the damage of the WA. At 15 FTH damage went from 190 to ~260 after just one upgrade, although damage fluctuated a little bit. Seems range has a pretty big effect on damage, the drop off is kinda steep over longer distances.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Love watching people get salty about the fact that a glitch was patched. Y'all realize that there are already a thousand other ways to shred through the game? You can bully PVE completely legit, y'know.

                                            Ah yes, and there's also the inevitable flow of dislikes that are gonna likely be dumped on this message. Let's not forget that.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              every build should invest in the least amount of strength and faith possible to wield this. absolutely shuts down spell spammers and forces them to properly fight.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                this shield is suprisingly light for the versatility it offers, it hard counters mages both in pve and pvp along with having excellent guard and block reduction would highly recommend it if you can carry it

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  All I need to do counter this with Moonveil is to just get closer before I do the beam, at a range of 2-3 meters it usually comes out too fast for this shield's WA to catch it in time unless they have god reflexes and at best they partially parry it and eat lots of stamina damage which opens them up for a punish with another beam as they usually panic roll away and get rollcaught. Very simple adjustment that has seen me not get my beams parried back at me since.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Well its actually not that bad, I can get the effect reliably in PvP , it costs less mana than Carian Retaliation and has a small AoE allowing you to hit multiple targets sometimes. Also you can cancel the WA directly into guarding.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Well its actually not that bad, I can get the effect reliably in PvP , it costs less mana than Carian Retaliation and has a small AoE allowing you to hit multiple targets sometimes. Also you can cancel the WA directly into guarding.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This weapon art completely sucks and and is another showcase of just how bad FromSoftware is in balancing. Carian Retaliation is just superior in everyway. It is way more lenient with its timing, deals more damage, can parry normal attacks and can be used on alot of shields therefore having way lower requirements. I dont even know why this crap exists.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          This shields weapon art damage increases by upgrading it. Tested on mages at the academy. +0 204dmg, +8 804dmg.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            patch 1.03

                                                            This shields weapon art damage does increase with upgrading it. Tested on the mages at academy.

                                                            +0 did 202 damage
                                                            +8 did 908 damage

                                                            This is the ultimate **** you weapon against mages and moonveil katanas

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Kind of really lame that they "fixed a bug" with this shield, while int casters get a massive death star beam for no mana cost that melts bosses in ~15 seconds. Glad to see every play style except int.casters still get the short end of every stick from good ol fromsoft.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Still the best shield in the game regardless of the bug being fixed, with the low faith requirement strength builds have a massive counter to magic spammers.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  though the PVP abuse was annoying, this thing was beautiful to use in PVE. Instead of outright taking it out, i think they should have reworked it. maybe add mana cost into it. Was fun, goodbye my holy ak47

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    1.03
                                                                    "Fixed a bug that allows player to activate Erdtree Greatshield’s weapon skill without absorbing an attack using a special combination of item and incantation"

                                                                    Hi pvp abusers. Bye pvp abusers. :D

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I'm gunna miss using this to speedrun the tedious dragon bosses in like 10 seconds, but I'm glad this thing can no longer be used as a mana-free gun in PvP. Considering all the crazy weapon arts and spells you can counter with this thing it still absolutely slaps there anyway

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        "Fixed a bug that allows player to activate Erdtree Greatshield’s weapon skill without absorbing an attack using a special combination of item and incantation"

                                                                        AHAHAHAHAHHAHHAA YEEEES

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          "Fixed a bug that allows player to activate Erdtree Greatshield’s weapon skill without absorbing an attack using a special combination of item and incantation"

                                                                          AHAHAHAHAHHAHHAA YEEEES

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Why can people spam a retaliation spell after being poisoned or on fire... PVP is kinda insane right now.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              The people complaining about this shield are just the moonveil spammers. You can't have it both ways, try getting better!

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Why can people spam a retaliation spell after being poisoned or on fire... PVP is kinda insane right now.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  People keep saying this aques PVP...it doesn't. Encountered this like twice meanwhile the combo where they light themselves on fire and wield a weapon to instantly fills my death fog meter is EVERYWHERE. THIS does not need a nerf at all

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Shield turns into a laser minigun if you poison yourself and spam the weapon art. Shreds bosses and invaders. If you see someone light themselves on fire while one handing this shield just leave.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This shield reflects moonveil katana spam, sometimes oneshots mages. Input right when you see them start the WA. Have fun destroying the dex/int kids biggest crutch

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        bloodhound step messes with this hard ... u can dodge every beam easy and then just destroy the 1k hp moron using it

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          As a high faith/str paladin, its sad to admit but against dual bleed katanas/ spear pikes, this cheese shield is the only thing giving me a fighting chance, got this equipped 2nd slot, set myself on fire first just in-case they try to cheese too.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            This shield is pretty meh and limited to certain build... you are not allow to use your right arm skill after equipping this shield. Its skill button is separated with Guard button, which kinda defeat the purpose of Golden Retaliation.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This will definitely get patched. Use it while you can. Absolute cheese, it works even better in PvP, since you're blocking while shooting. You just have to be poisoned and you can shoot forever, it takes so little stamina / FP. Also works with Fire's Deadly Sin.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                If you get invaded by someone using this shield, try to counter it with Hoarfrost Stomp (Ash of war).

                                                                                                It pierces right through their guard and chunks most players pretty bad, especially if they stand still with this.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  just went up against a duo, one was a typical polearm user and one used this shield, while the polearm guy was in my face this nugget with the erdtree shield lit himself on first and i was inundated with non-stop projectiles. i could not do anything but roll, nothing to hide behind. and they both had the nerve to point down after i died...

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Sum dude is useing this name marsua and his shoots a yellow beam from it wtf?? Am I missing something are is he hacking already?

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      This is why it’s best to always have a magic infused sidearm as a caster. This thing has pretty crap non physical resistance, so slap on an infused hammer or flail and go to town on it.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        I don’t mind the cheesy ass shield. I just think it shoots too fast and the delay is too small. I can probably dodge like 3 or 4 shots until it hits me

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I was pretty disappointed to find out that standing in your own Night Maiden's Mist does not allow you to fire off shots from your shield, but Fire's Deadly Sin can.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Even without the bug its an amazing shield. If you hate mages USE THIS. If they're full int there is no counterplay to the weapon art and they resort to moonveil spam. Overwise I make them cower in a ball while I T-pose over them

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              About the shield drop. Do i need to kill both? i lured one behind dooe and killed him there but he didnt drop aythingh, so can any of them drop the shield or its only a fixed reward for killing both? do they respawn like normal mobs?

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Exploits in PvE I couldn't care less but it's really annoying encountering this constantly in PvP purely because it's such a waste of time having to run away until the spell wears off. I'm not going to engage you while your exploit is active ffs.

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