Greatshield Talisman

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Greatshield Talisman is a Talisman in Elden Ring. Greatshield Talisman increases Guard Boost by 10%. Players can use talismans in Elden Ring to boost a variety of Stats

 

Talisman depicting a knight holding a greatshield.
Boosts guarding ability.

The knights of Leyndell once modelled themselves after the Tree Sentinels. Their purpose is to protect that which deserves protection, and thus the shield always comes before the sword.

 

Greatshield Talisman Effect

Greatshield Talisman increases Guard Boost by 10%.

 

Where to find Greatshield Talisman

  • Found in a Carriage chest, east of the Erdtree-Gazing Hill site of grace. [Map link]

 

Elden Ring Greatshield Talisman Notes & Tips

  • Sell value: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 500 Runes
  • This talisman multiplies your Guard Boost rating by 1.1, reducing the amount of stamina that is lost when you block attacks.
    • Note: The value that gets multiplied is the actual Guard Boost (including decimals) rather than the display value. This result is then rounded up for stamina reduction calculations if any decimal is present.
  • This talisman does not increase damage reduction from blocking.
  • As of v1.04, the Guard Boost bonus from the Greatshield Talisman is smaller for Greatshields that have a higher innate Guard Boost (like the Fingerprint Stone Shield). This means you cannot reach 100 Guard Boost using the talisman alone.

 

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      Это только для пвп , в пве игре разницы вы не заметите , а в пвп это очень значительно

      • Anonymous

        I am not sure if it does anything at all. I tested heater shield against Godrick soldier(spear) charged attack.
        Results were as follows
        1) Without shield grease and without greatshield talisman it reduced 80% stamina
        2) With shield grease it reduced 70% stamina
        3) with greatshield talisman it reduced 80% stamina
        4) With shield grease and greatshield talisman it reduced 70% stamina

        Tested it again with scholar's shield and same results basically having or not having this talisman made no difference in guard boost. Retested with wooden greatshield and similar results, no effect on guard boost.

        • Anonymous

          I've never been sure if this is worth giving a talisman slot, I use a brass shield +15 with the barricade shield AoW. In the equipment menu the brass shield shows guard boost at 63 and if I quip this talisman the guard boost is still 63.

          The notes and tips for this talisman says it multiplies guard boost by 1.1 reducing the hit stamina takes from blocking attacks, but if I equip it shouldn't it show an increase in the brass shield's guard boost? or is that not how it works?

          • Anonymous

            I really wish it added a flat number instead of a percentage so it would be better for small & medium shields that actually need better stability. Especially now that it’s nerfed for greatshields with really high guard boost, a flat number would have solved that and we wouldn’t be left wondering how much it really strengthens it.

            • Anonymous

              It seemed to me that this Talisman gave the barricade effect like the turtle shield as well. I noticed that the Black Knife Gargoyle couldn't break my guard after applying this talisman, where he could before. May not be as bad as it seems then.

              • Anonymous

                I really wish it added a flat number instead of a percentage so it would be better for small & medium shields that actually need better stability. Especially now that it’s nerfed for greatshields with really high guard boost, a flat number would have solved that and we wouldn’t be left wondering how much it really strengthens it.

                • Anonymous

                  Bring it back to its former glory and simply nerf the higher end Great Shields instead. This was easily a 7/10 game, but the more you play it, the worst it gets.

                  • Anonymous

                    While this Talisman is useless now, I still find Barricade Shield to be pretty good (even after it's 1.03 nerf).


                    Sure, it only lasts 6 seconds (shield up), but it only takes a fraction of a second to activate......and if you have a shield that has ~70 Boost, you can achieve the 100% stamina block vs even the mightiest hits!

                    • Anonymous

                      I just tried blocking the attacks from one of the horned goats in Stormhill with a Coil Shield +0 (29 Guard Boost) with and without the talisman, and the reduction in stamina cost was so minuscule it might as well not exist.

                      This talisman is basically useless right now. If you want the old +10% it used to have then use Shield Grease, if you want something better than that then use the Scholar's Shield Sorcery for +20%.

                      • Anonymous

                        Anyone got the numbers of this thing past 1.04? It's strange that a "10% increase" which seems intended for shields with already high guard boost now has a penalty for being already at high guard boost, but it doesn't specify where it stops being worth it. Say I wanted to use Visage Greatshield, does 82 Guard Boost get put to 90, or is it penalized? What about Golden Greatshield with 77 Guard Boost, does it go to ~84 or get penalized? How low does guard boost have to be before seeing 'full effect'?

                        • Anonymous

                          From a PVE perspective, zero stamina loss on blocking was something From has never given without FP consumption. If you guys thought they were going to let stand a simple shield and talisman combo to allow 100% guard boost then you're off your rocker. I'm surprised it made it into the game at all.

                          • Anonymous

                            I just did some casual testing and found that for the purpose of blocking with a great shield there are several better talisman choices now. The Green turtle talisman will make a much bigger difference in keeping your stamina topped off than this. After that, Erdtree's favor will give you more stamina, health and equip load. If you aren't using either of those, but want to use this, equip those instead.

                            • Anonymous

                              This can be balanced 'differently'

                              So. A massive payload is mailed to your 30 lbs of Stone.

                              That Stone does not 'tank' it, it transfers through

                              I say keep all gaurd boost. Nerf damage negation to fixed ≈91. Stamina lest only be used by Spears.

                              Same with the other 20+ lb shields. Those maybe ≈93 cause their skill.

                              Barricade Ash buffed not back to 16 secs, but 9

                              • Anonymous

                                They can nerf all they want, I will *still* turtle. The more enemies that have Nameless King combos, the more I will want a giant slab of metal or stone between me and them.

                                • Anonymous

                                  In a world, where Royal Knights Resolve and Vulgar Militia Shotel exist (or even Determination + Shotel at the start of the game, lmao), FromSoft made the decision to nerf the talisman instead of letting the community figure out the dozens of proper counters they designed for shvt like this. Classic, FROM. Just classic.

                                  • People have been saying that it's been nerfed to the ground, the wiki says it's smaller for greatshields with high GB.

                                    Here's my theory

                                    There is a cap after a certain amount of GB where the effect is weaken, im thinking it's constantly active, it's calculating the total GB you have on that sheild, not the base GB of that shield.

                                    It's not "(Sheild × talisman) × barricade"
                                    it's "(Shield × barricade) × talisman)"
                                    So if your sheild manages to reach that GB cap whether on its own or with a buff, the talisman will not have a strong effect because it's calculates the total GB and not the Base GB.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Does anyone know the formula after 1.04? Curious to know what kind of guard boost you can get on a medium shield with this.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It's nerfed all the way around. I use the brass shield + barricade and prior to the patch brass shield +16 at 65 guard boost + the greatshield talisman would get to 100 GB and no stamina loss. Now no matter what I do now I'm losing big chunks of stamina. The math is 65 x 1.04= 91 x 1.1= 100.1 GB. So no stamina loss. Yet I'm losing big chunks to even regular enemies.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Wish the guard boost increase from this talisman would show up on your shield's stats because before you could just multiply the 10%(1.1) by whatever number your shield's current guard boost is but now IDK. Is it 8%(1.08) now? You know, part of me thinks the fingerprint stone shield going above 100 guard boost with this talisman was a bug and the 10%(1.1) guard boost increase from this talisman still remains. You multiply the 90 guard boost from the fingerprint stone shield by 10%(1.1) and you notice it sits just below 100 guard boost not above.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Pretty much useless now. Big props to the innumerable crybabies that couldn't be bothered to just work around guarding-oriented PVPers. Shotel/vulgar militia shotel/weapon arts that bypass block/status effects(throwing daggers, pots, bolts/arrows; available to all regardless of their build), etc.etc. The bleed stun-lock nerf was necessary(because even if you're mid dodge-roll and avoid the attack itself, the bleed staggers you out of it and sets you up to get taken down from 100% to 0%). This was not.

                                            • Oh ye gods... this combined with a Blood affinity Greatspear (for that poke while guarding) and a maxed out Icon Shield with Shield Crash or Barricade Shield just sounds like a shortcut to winning every encounter

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Instead of nerfing certain great shields like fingerprint that had too much stability they instead nerfed this to ground lmao. Classic Fromsoft

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The amount of anal anguish in these comments is staggering.
                                                  There is no worldstate where anyone should have 100% block with zero stamina drain on hit.
                                                  Yall can sit here and be like wahhh fromsoft nerfed my clearly broken and unintentionally strong toy, or you can be an adult and realize that it was clearly broken and unintentionally strong, adapt, and move on.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Lol so the pvp sweats cried about an item that was easily countered in a game where From Soft has made CLEAR they don't care at all about your stupid invasions (see: pvp gutted), and they nerfed it for PvE. This dev team lacks any form of intelligence when it comes to balancing and literally have since DS1. Remember TWOP + Short Bow? Havel's? Power stance dex or that stupid santier spear? This has always been a problem man. Y'all need to balance **** to have different uses for pvp or only be effective when fighting hostile players or something because it's getting old.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It got a considerable nerf, but is still worth using on the fingerprint shield, the bonus isn't negligible.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Does this Talisman even work when blocking with a weapon? I didn't use it at all on weapons during patch 1.03, but it definitely had an effect for shields, I'm not seeing any stamina decrease at all when blocking attacks with the Guts Greatsword (I wanted to test the new guard effectiveness buff for 1.04).

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          This just got nerfed pretty heavily. Pre-patch Fingerprint + this = 100 guard boost. Now it's somewhere between 95-99, but not 100.

                                                          • As of todays patch
                                                            Using fingerprint stone shield+25 with greatshield talisman, blocking takes your stamina (Tried on godfrey). So guardboost doesn’t go past 100 anymore I think

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Since 1.04 not worth with +25 Fingerprint Stone Shield.
                                                              Till 1.03 you had no stamina loss whatsoever when blocking with a +25 Fingerprint Stone Shield (90 Guard boost) and this Talisman.
                                                              This changed with 1.04.
                                                              After a few tests with multiple enemies, the bonus this offers for a GB90 Shield now is next to zero. Definitely not worth the slot.
                                                              A GB76 Shield + this Talisman is also significantly worse than a GB90 Shield without the Talisman. (It was always worse, but not this noticeably.)

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Patch 1.04 says:
                                                                "Decreased the effect of Greatshield Talisman for weapons with high block rate."

                                                                However the data files in the game indicate that the talisman no longer has any effect for any weapons or shields whatsoever. Might be completely useless now.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  As of 1.04 this is now basically obsolete. The only real reason for sacrificing an entire talisman slot for this was to enable ultimate turtle mode in combination with the Fingerprint Stone shield. That no longer works, so this talisman is mostly useless now, GG.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    With a good greatshield this is practically god mode in PVE, especially when paired with a thrusting weapon. Only grabs can do **** against you. How could Fromsoft not have predicted how bullshit this would be?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      In my testing, the +25 finger print shield at 90 guard is able to get past the 100 guard for not taking stamina when blocking. Implying it's shield guard * 1.1 recursive. However, on a shield with base 60 guard, it blocks a little more than a shield with base 66, and a little less than a shield with 67 guard. So yeah, most likely base guard * 1.1111111111111

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Does this function on small/medium shields at all? Eyeballing it I don't really notice a difference between my max upgraded brass shield (69 boost) with or without this.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Everyone talks about putting this on their shield but I use it to block on my two handed epee. Two handing also boost the invisible stability stat.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Hmm idk, but for a medium shield like brass shield i think getting 70+ guard boost is fairly decent for a faith caster/tank build I'm rolling. I keep melee to a minimum with bosses and usually blast through them with incantations and ashes and tank any hits that get through but I've noticed like recently the double crucible boss fight this helped me out with taking hits and not getting my stamina broke through. Perhaps not a long term useful talisman but definitely has its moments i enjoy/need it.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              fingerprint shield +25 60 endurance this talisman turtle shield on my back and turtle talisman, stand in required doorway while invading, doxxed 4 time so far, im going for the world record

                                                                              • This talisman, as the name suggests, is best paired with greatshields that have high guard boost (e.g. the Fingerprint Stone Shield) as it will push them to either 100 guard boost (eliminating all stamina consumption) or near it. Using this on smaller shields will yield a low advantage.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Good talisman... But i'd say not worthy of a Talisman Slot honestly ( Having something like Turtle Neck Talisman for +17% Stamina Regen is massively better than this.... Of course with other useful Manditory Talismans like Radagon's Soreseal etc. ). Now if you compare this Talisman which is roughly from +10% upto +12% Guard Boost... Barricade Shield Ashe of War gives 35 Guard Boost which is Massive compared to this Talisman which normally the Flat Values are from 1-10 maybe ( 35 Guard Boost is better than 10 Guardboost specialy a Talisman Slot is used ). However , this Talisman only gets Worthy when you have a big Massive Greatshield with atleast 82+ Guard Boost in which saves up your Ashe of War slot from your used Shield. ( Basically Greatshield Talisman is not worth Talisman Slots if your using Small or Medium Shields... Stick with the awsome Barricade Shield which is a Must Ashe of War Skill in Elden Ring and the Journey ahead ).

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    "This talisman multiplies your 'Guard boost' rating by 1.1, reducing the amount of stamina that is lost when you block attacks."

                                                                                    I had a question of whether that multiplier is applied to the BASE guard boost of the shield or applied to the LEVELED guard boost. But I guess it wouldn't matter that much with the rounding:

                                                                                    Current stats:
                                                                                    1.) Applied to BASE: 61 + (59 * 0.1) = 66.9 guard boost rounded to 67
                                                                                    2.) Applied to CURRENT: 61 + (61 * 0.1) = 67.1 guard boost round to 67

                                                                                    Icon Shield+5. Base boost: 59, +5 leveled boost: 61

                                                                                    Max Stats:
                                                                                    1.) Applied to BASE: 64 + (59 * 0.1) = 69.9 guard boost rounded to 70
                                                                                    2.) Applied to CURRENT: 64 + (64 * 0.1) = 70.4 guard boost round to 70

                                                                                    Icon Shield+10. Base boost: 59, +10 leveled boost: 64

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      FYI as of 1.03.2 this + Finger GShield +25 is 99 Guard Boost.

                                                                                      You're pretty much regaining stamina while blocking than you're losing (1%)!

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        The guard boost it gives to shields may not be a fixed value but based on small/medium/great shields and maybe also by percentage.
                                                                                        Many ppl said +10 boost but I have no stamina consumption when using this talisman with my Fingerprint stone shield +20 (89 GB).

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Does this work on weapons also? can i two-hand a weapon with this talisman and get a stability/damage reduction boost on that too? obviously not 100% physical reduction but enough to warrant a more comfortable use of two-handed guard counters?

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Can confirm with +25 Fingerprint shield and this I take no stamina damage from anything in the game. Including Fire Gaint.

                                                                                            You want to be the Great Wall of Havel? Mandatory. Suck at dodging? Get this and a great shield.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Just tested this on a +9 visage shield w/81 boost and it doesn't entirely negate stamina loss like the fingerprint shield does. I'll test at +10, but I doubt it'll work because it's only 1 point difference (82).

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Brass Shield +3 (57 GB) + Greatshield talisman + Barricade = Tiny stamina cost block
                                                                                                Brass Shield +5 (58 GB) + Greatshield talisman + Barricade = No stamina cost block
                                                                                                Someone else infer what percentage the talisman gives.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I think the talisman gives a different amount of guard boost depending on whether you are using a greatshield or a normal shield. On a partially upgrade brass shield I had 59 guard boost and +35 from the barricade shield weapon art. I put on this talisman and was losing slivers of stamina from blocking massive hits. I upgraded the shield to get a base 60 guard boost and lost no stamina from blocking with the talisman and weapon art combo. This means it was adding a flat +5 guard boost to my medium shield. Other comments have been saying it adds +10 guard boost to there shields, but seem to be testing it with greatshields mostly. It appears to give +5 guard boost with normal shields and +10 with greatshields.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    There's easier way to get this talisman. Just simply go to Altus Highway Junction then head west till you see a bandit camp with two black carriages. That's where the talisman will be at. The wiki information is noob...

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I don't think this talisman increases a flat amount of guard boost, but a % amount. With brass shield and barricade, I stop losing stamina at 58 base guard boost. But other post said that at 90 base guard boost (Fingerprint Stone Shield +25) the talisman was enough to not lose stamina. So, it looks like something a bit more than 10% increase.

                                                                                                      Also, Scholar's Shield sorcery made my shield stop losing stamina before 58 guard boost. I don't have the necessary shields to confirm (between 50 and 55 guard boost), but I would guess it enhances the guard boost by 15 points flat or around 15%. If someone has tested, please reply here

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        This boosts your guard ability on your shield, but isn't reflected anywhere on your stats. When attacked the amount of stamina it takes to block damage is based on guard ability.

                                                                                                        For sword and shield users, this is a big deal, and having this talisman on/off is very noticeable.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          It DOES NOT add a flat 10 guard boost. Tested on an unupgraded brass shield (56) with barricade shield activated (+35), still drains stamina when guarding enemy attacks.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            It's +10 guard boost. Tested on Fingerprint Stone Shield +25 with 90 guard boost. Enemies did not take any stamina when they attacked.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              It adds to your guard boost. I think it adds +5 guard boost. The difference with and without the talisman is REALLY noticeable on my brass shield +12 with the barricade shield ash of war applied.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Maybe it refers to deflection? With the talisman equipped, a medium shield could deflect attacks like a greatshield?

                                                                                                                Maybe?

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I'm not sure what this does. It says boosting your guarding ability but poise and stamina drain remains the same.

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