Visage Shield

visage shield elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 186
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 100
Mag 62
Fire 81
Ligt 65
Holy 62
Boost 75
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 44
Greatshield Strike
Tongues of Fire FP 5
Wgt. 24.0 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Visage Shield is a Greatshield in Elden Ring. The Visage Shield is a Shield that scales primarily with Strength. 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.

 

Tricksome bronze shield depicting the face of a Fire Giant.
Several tongues leap from its open mouth.

The dreadful visage and burning flames are designed to remind one of the horror of facing a Fire Giant. In other words, this shield has an instructional function.

 

Where to Find Elden Ring Visage Shield

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

 

Elden Ring Visage Shield Notes & Tips

  • Shield Skill: Tongues of Fire
  • Skill Description: Ready the shield, then spray several jets of fire from the tongues protruding from its maw. Hold to continue spreading fire. This skill can be used while walking.
  • The shield becomes easily guard broken when the skill is active. 
  • This shield can't be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px200
  • Other notes and player tips go here.

 

Visage 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 (%)
Visage Shield Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 186 - - - - 116 D - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 75 37
Standard +1 203 - - - - 124 D - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 75 37
Standard +2 220 - - - - 131 D - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 76 37
Standard +3 237 - - - - 139 C - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 77 37
Standard +4 254 - - - - 147 C - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 78 37
Standard +5 271 - - - - 155 C - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 78 37
Standard +6 288 - - - - 162 C - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 79 37
Standard +7 305 - - - - 170 C - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 80 37
Standard +8 322 - - - - 178 C - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 81 37
Standard +9 339 - - - - 186 C - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 81 37
Standard +10 356 - - - - 194 B - - - - - 100 62 81 65 62 82 37

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      There's some hidden stability debuff when the skill was active. Even fully upgraded with the Greatshield Talisman, most unupgraded weapons will break the guard when using the skill in a single hit. Even rolling into it with the Briar Set breaks the guard in only a few rolls through the fire.

      • Anonymous

        There's a bug with this shield that I encountered while co-oping Godfrey. The other summon used this shield and one of the bubble blowing weapons. He used the Tongues of Fire skill but for some reason instead of fire it blew tons of bubbles and Godfrey got absolutely melted. I'll try to recreate it when I can be bothered to farm a bubble-making weapon and will try to recreate this.

        • Anonymous

          You an tell if people using this have their camera set to look down by default because they lose about 75% of their range until they notice and adjust.

          • Anonymous

            Both this and the One Eyed Shield are my favorite weapons in the game, hands down. Catching people off guard with Quirky defense builds that allow you to pump strength and say no to bleed meta is a beautiful thing. My only complaint is that there is not more of these trick weapons out there to feed my Berserk/Bloodborne hunger.

            Give me a Shield that fires cannon balls for physical damage and I will use it.

            • Anonymous

              Tip for using the weapon art, don't try to trade with it because your guard boost tanks while using it on top of the high stamina consumption.

              • Anonymous

                This should probably say "in the Eastern part of the ruins" and not "East of the ruins". The map is on point though.

                • Anonymous

                  Beat pumpkin heads by buffing with golden vow, bloodflame blade, flame grant me strength, and jellyfish shield. Attacking the one sitting down first also seemed to help

                  • Anonymous

                    Using the shield skill in your left hand after you've buffed your right weapon with either bloodflame or blackflame, will proc its effects. In fact, it does it for all fire skills/spells/incantations. Not sure if bug or not, but sure as heck makes a lot more builds fun.

                    • Anonymous

                      as far as I know this is the highest damage shield in the game and has the second highest guard boost. I definitely think the intended way to use this is two handed and to block and counter with it using it's above average damage. Definitely a different way to play I found pretty fun but you definitely feel the downsides against certain enemies cause after all you're still hitting them with a shield so your range is horrible and your attacks are slow. If you want some tips abuse the running attack, it has active block frames and it comes out fast so you can hit targets faster while keeping your block up. Jumping attacks also come out fast but you can't block as much. Otherwise just use the guard counter whenever possible. The fire also does way more damage then you think it does and can actually melt most bosses and enemies, the only downside is it's a little slow to get going and you take chip damage while using it.

                      • Anonymous

                        This shield's Guard Boost is the highest I've found so far at 81... Am I the only one abusing this paired with Rapiers?

                        • Anonymous

                          Interesting how the face is straight-up that of a Flame Chariot. So those things are meant to resemble the fire giants as well? Were they also used for training?

                          • Anonymous

                            This shield is disturbingly good when used as a weapon. With enough strength, you can reliably do 500-600 damage per shunt, and it's weapon art, while slow, does incredible damage to distracted foes. For pvp, this thing is a monster, and has caught almost everyone off I've smacked with it off guard with it's punishing counters, for pve, it's much less impressive, fantastic for taking on big bosses like the Avatars (which the flamethrower melts in actual seconds btw) or even the Tree Sentinels, but suffers against normal enemies with long combos.

                            • Anonymous

                              Is there any way for me to remove the Tongues of Fire effect and solely use the shield for defence? I hate having to remove shield every time I want to use Bloodhounds Finesse on my Bloodhounds Fang :(

                              • Anonymous

                                For those struggling with the encounter to get this shield as a melee build, you can very easily beat this fight by riding your horse and circling around them with melee swings.

                                • Anonymous

                                  The weapon art follows the older rules of turtle shield poking, where you take chip damage to your health and have a reduced stability while using it. Very frustrating and disappointing, since it's a pretty cool effect. 2h'ing a right hand shield with Barricade shield will apply the guard boost to the Visage Shield block when you dual wield (and have it on your left hand), but the bonus DOES NOT apply to the weapon art. Unsure if shield grease or the greatshield talisman buff this, but you are still taking health damage on block when you shouldn't. Only useful on a few annoying, fast enemy types with weak shield damage on block. The damage DOES scale with the weapon level and the fire damage ring, possibly Flame, Grant Me Strength as well.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I just actually took the time to check this thing out and it seems kinda busted, at +4 and 45 strength it has over 400 damage with scaling, i havent tested how or if the weapon art damage scales from leveling and strength scaling, but considering it seems to work on most other aggressive weapon arts i assume this one will as well

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Honestly, I found this thing pretty disappointing. It's great when you can actually use it, but you can get the same effect faster without spending FP by just swinging any weapon with a wide arc. It's cool, but the range is short, and even though the flamethrower animation consists of holding the shield out in front of you, it doesn't double as guarding, which is both silly and renders the skill niche use with little to no practical application.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Find this shield with 36 strength, equipped it with two hands. Beat Bosses, npc’s, and invaders alike with my forehead. Get 44 strength… equipped with two hands…

                                        • Anonymous

                                          tip for anyone using the weapon art, you have a massive debuff to your boost while using it. Been using it with Scholar's shield, can go from draining almost no stamina on hit to guard broken in one hit from almost full stamina. Not a problem against enemies with low poise and no hyper armor though as the flames will pretty much stunlock them, the flames are also good and breaking enemies' stances.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Was googling on how to kill those double Mad Pumpkin Heads and no luck - only single boss fights can be found ATM.
                                            Was able to kill them with poison cloud incantation at lvl 33 - 12 faith for basic charm and poison cloud spell and everything else in HP/FP and 16 str for brass shield to block some attacks. Keep them in a cloud until poison kicks in and then sprint around until they get 728 damage. Repeat.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This shield cannot be infused with Ashes of War, that part of the article is wrong. The only applicable ash of war for a shield is No Skill, and I’m currently looking at my menu and it can’t be applied, the shield doesn’t appear in the list of armaments when applying them at a grace.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                this is found underground at one of the ruins in the northwest part of caelid as a reward for fighting 2 pumpkin heads

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Has anyone found the location for this yet? I’ve been trying to farm the maneuverable flamethrower enemies since they have the same face but haven’t had a drop so far.

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