Shield Bash

skill shield bash elden ring wiki 480px
Brace behind shield before using body weight to ram foes while maintaining guarding stance.
Weaker enemies will be shoved backwards, and can even be staggered.

Shield Bash is a Skill in Elden Ring. Shield Bash is a regular skill that can be use by equipping the some Greatshields.

 

How to get Shield Bash

 

Elden Ring Shield Bash Guide, Notes & Tips

  • This is an Ash of War Skill, associated with the Ash of War: Shield Bash.
  • FP Cost: 10
  • This Skill is not Chargeable
  • This skill's move is the same regardless of if the FP requirement is met; the differences between a non-FP and FP-charged Shield Bash appear to be that the former deals roughly 50% of the latter, and does not deal as much stance damage, thus not knocking down enemies as readily and breaking their poise
  • Like most Skills, the full FP requirement must be met at the time of casting to perform the FP-charged ability. Regardless of if it is successfully performed or the FP-less version is done instead, FP will be drained (e.g. FP cost of 10, player has 9 FP, uses Skill, the result is the player will perform the weaker FP-less version and have their FP drained to 0).
  • When combined with Talismans such as the Carian Filigreed Crest and the Ancestral Spirit's Horn, a Shield Bash-focused playstyle becomes possible even on builds that have very little FP. By using a Greatshield with 100 PHY guard and high enough elemental guard, as well as decent offensive capability (such as the Spiked Palisade, or the Dragonclaw Shield) a player could hypothetically invest almost all levels and other stat-influencing items into maximising their stamina via putting points into Endurance, such that they could block most every physical attack with little risk and retaliate using guard counters and Shield Bashes, as well as keeping their equipment load maximum high enough that high-poise armour such as Lionel's Set, which helps to accommodate for Greatshields' slow attack rate and large window of vulnerability when attacking, can be equipped without exceeding a medium load, allowing for optimal dodge-rolling in addition to the already powerful defenses described.
  • Regardless of how much Stamina the player has, so long as they use Shield Bash at the right time, they can block any and all attacks within the frames of the move. This is ideal as a way to tank a hit after attacking with a weapon to near zero stamina.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shield Bash Demonstration

 

 

 

 

Elden Ring Skills
Ancient Lightning Spear  ♦  Angel's Wings  ♦  Assassin's Gambit  ♦  Barbaric Roar  ♦  Barrage  ♦  Barricade Shield  ♦  Bear Witness!  ♦  Beast's roar  ♦  Black Flame Tornado  ♦  Blade of Death  ♦  Blade of Gold  ♦  Blood Blade  ♦  Blood Tax  ♦  Bloodblade Dance  ♦  Bloodboon Ritual  ♦  Bloodhound's Finesse  ♦  Bloodhound's Step  ♦  Bloody Slash  ♦  Braggart's Roar  ♦  Bubble Shower  ♦  Buckler Parry  ♦  Carian Grandeur  ♦  Carian Greatsword Skill  ♦  Carian Retaliation (Skill)  ♦  Charge Forth  ♦  Chilling Mist  ♦  Claw Flick  ♦  Contagious Fury  ♦  Corpse Piler  ♦  Corpse Wax Cutter  ♦  Cursed-Blood Slice  ♦  Death Flare  ♦  Destined Death  ♦  Determination  ♦  Devourer of Worlds  ♦  Double Slash  ♦  Dynast's Finesse  ♦  Earthshaker  ♦  Enchanted Shot  ♦  Endure  ♦  Eochaid's Dancing Blade  ♦  Erdtree Slam  ♦  Eruption  ♦  Establish Order  ♦  Familial Rancor  ♦  Firebreather  ♦  Fires of Slumber  ♦  Flame Dance  ♦  Flame of the Redmanes  ♦  Flame Spit  ♦  Flaming Strike  ♦  Flowing Form  ♦  Frenzyflame Thrust  ♦  Ghostflame Ignition  ♦  Giant Hunt  ♦  Glintblade Phalanx (Skill)  ♦  Glintstone Dart  ♦  Glintstone Pebble Skill  ♦  Gold Breaker  ♦  Golden Land  ♦  Golden Parry  ♦  Golden Retaliation  ♦  Golden Slam  ♦  Golden Tempering  ♦  Golden Vow  ♦  Gravitas  ♦  Gravity Bolt  ♦  Great Oracular Bubble Skill  ♦  Great-Serpent Hunt  ♦  Ground Slam  ♦  Hoarah Loux's Earthshaker  ♦  Hoarfrost Stomp  ♦  Holy Ground  ♦  I Command Thee, Kneel!  ♦  Ice Lightning Sword  ♦  Ice Spear  ♦  Impaling Thrust  ♦  Kick  ♦  Knowledge Above All  ♦  Last Rites  ♦  Lifesteal Fist  ♦  Lightning Ram  ♦  Lightning Slash  ♦  Lion's Claw  ♦  Loretta's Slash  ♦  Magma Guillotine  ♦  Magma Shower  ♦  Mighty Shot  ♦  Miquella's Ring of Light  ♦  Mists of Slumber  ♦  Moonlight Greatsword  ♦  Nebula  ♦  Night-and-Flame Stance  ♦  Oath of Vengeance  ♦  Onyx Lord's Repulsion  ♦  Oracular Bubble  ♦  Ordovis' Vortex  ♦  Ordovis's Vortex  ♦  Parry Skill  ♦  Phantom Slash  ♦  Piercing Fang  ♦  Poison Moth Flight  ♦  Poisonous Mist  ♦  Prayerful Strike  ♦  Prelate's Charge  ♦  Quickstep  ♦  Radahn's Rain  ♦  Rain of Arrows  ♦  Rallying Standard  ♦  Raptor of the Mists  ♦  Reduvia Blood Blade  ♦  Regal Beastclaw  ♦  Regal Roar  ♦  Repeating Thrust  ♦  Rosus's Summons  ♦  Royal Knight's Resolve  ♦  Ruinous Ghostflame  ♦  Sacred Blade  ♦  Sacred Order  ♦  Sacred Phalanx  ♦  Sacred Ring of Light  ♦  Sea of Magma  ♦  Seppuku  ♦  Shared Order  ♦  Shield Crash  ♦  Shriek of Milos  ♦  Siluria's Woe  ♦  Sky Shot  ♦  Sorcery of the Crozier  ♦  Soul Stifler  ♦  Spearcall Ritual  ♦  Spectral Lance  ♦  Spinning Chain  ♦  Spinning Slash  ♦  Spinning Strikes  ♦  Spinning Weapon  ♦  Spinning Wheel  ♦  Square Off  ♦  Stamp (Sweep)  ♦  Stamp (Upward Cut)  ♦  Starcaller Cry  ♦  Storm Assault  ♦  Storm Blade  ♦  Storm Kick  ♦  Storm Stomp  ♦  Storm Wall  ♦  Stormcaller  ♦  Surge of Faith  ♦  Sword Dance  ♦  Taker's Flames  ♦  The Queen's Black Flame  ♦  Thops's Barrier  ♦  Through and Through  ♦  Thunderbolt  ♦  Thundercloud Form  ♦  Thunderstorm  ♦  Tongues of Fire  ♦  Torch Attack  ♦  Transient Moonlight  ♦  Troll's Roar  ♦  Unblockable Blade  ♦  Unsheathe  ♦  Vacuum Slice  ♦  Viper Bite  ♦  Vow of the Indomitable  ♦  War Cry  ♦  Waterfowl Dance  ♦  Wave of Destruction  ♦  Wave of Gold  ♦  Waves of Darkness  ♦  White Shadow's Lure  ♦  Wild Strikes  ♦  Wolf's Assault  ♦  Zamor Ice Storm

 

 



Register to EDIT the Wiki!
    • Anonymous

      If you don't know: this cannot be stopped. No matter the damage, stamina damage or stagger. You can be drain to 0 stamina and this ash don't care. It catch so many players off guard with 500+ damage to the face it's disgusting.

      • Anonymous

        who needs stability when you can just block with hyperarmor that's also an attack?
        if you wanna do it in quick succession you do need to spam L2 because if you do it too early your input won't get cued.

        • Anonymous

          shield bash on medium shield will not get guard broken during the animation. Kinda like how parry doesn't get broken as well.
          Great for testing latency for parry timing

          • Anonymous

            Wouldn’t say it’s very helpful to run a ton of poise like the tips say if you’re planning on using shield bash a lot, with how fast the block frames come out you shouldn’t be getting hit while bashing very often. Shield crash is a different story, poise helps there because of the slower start up and definitely necessary to use it effectively in PvP.

            • Anonymous

              I know it says not chargeable, but is this considered a charged move? Like will boosting "charged attack power" work?

              • I can't really call this underrated, since there's so many borderline busted ashes in comparison... but this one certainly feels a bit overlooked. This art will 'guard point' through anything you can block, even if it drops your stamina to 0.

                So you can use it to guard through combos or huge attacks that will break your guard, and get a counterattack off of it, which has high stagger and decent damage with an upgraded shield.

                It really opens up an unique counter based gameplay style. Lets you get hits in where otherwise you'd be stuck blocking or dodging, so it helps to keep posture damage built up, or to defend in dire situations with even 1 stamina.

                You can meet Fallenstar Beast's charge head on and knock it down, you can block the Royal Revenant crazy-flailing... just be careful as you'll likely be at 0 stamina afterwards when you use this and it has some fair endlag.

                Such a fun ash of war.

                • I can't really call this underrated, since there's so many borderline busted ashes in comparison... but this one certainly feels a bit overlooked. This art will 'guard point' through anything you can block, even if it drops your stamina to 0.

                  So you can use it to guard through combos or huge attacks that will break your guard, and get a counterattack off of it, which has high stagger and decent damage with an upgraded shield.

                  It really opens up an unique counter based gameplay style. Lets you get hits in where otherwise you'd be stuck blocking or dodging, so it helps to keep posture damage built up, or to defend in dire situations with even 1 stamina.

                  You can meet Fallenstar Beast's charge head on and knock it down, you can block the Royal Revenant crazy-flailing... just be careful as you'll likely be at 0 stamina afterwards when you use this and it has some fair endlag.

                  Such a fun ash of war.

                  • Anonymous

                    I found the art of war from a teleporting beetle, close by the grace point under the East Gate Bridge Tresle

                  Load more
                  ⇈ ⇈