Upgrading Shields in Elden Ring: Binge it or Skip it? | Savvy Tips

Here come answer to the most-awaited question on whether to upgrade shields in Elden Ring or not. Read it out to make your decision.


Hola Gamers, hope you’re doing great. Today we are here to talk about the Shields in the game Elden Ring and does upgrading them is helpful. Most players think that shields provided in the game are not much worthy to upgrade as it costs them utilities like Runes and Smiting Stones just to provide defence.

Players mostly use the shields for defending from their enemies, but players need to note down that having upgraded shields provide good offensive capabilities. They can also change their defensive abilities whenever they want.


Upgraded Shields:

Players should always opt for upgrading their shields. In order to gain points of guard-boost, layers need to strengthen their shields. Guard Boost is a measure of stamina level when a player blocks an attack. When stats touch 100, the stamina expenditure goes zero. Players who are seeking to touch 100 guard points, they can choose Brass shield. Players just need to spend 16 strengths to unlock it and along with that, they get a base guard boost of 56. To increase the base guard boost, players need to upgrade the brass shield. This will increase its boost from 56 to 65.

How to Execute the Whole Process:

For executing the whole process, players need to go to the South Raya Lucaria Gate Site of Grace which is in the southeast side of the Academy of Raya Lucaria in the game. There are many soldiers in those areas from which players can obtain it as few of them can get dropped. Having that shield can help the player in beating Bloodhound Knight Darriwal in Limgrave’s Forlon Hound Evergaol to get Ash of War: Barricade Shield. After which they can attach the skill to any Site of Grace.

Elden Ring Are Shields Worth Upgrading


To maintain a proper 100 guard-boost players need to use the barricade shields several times. Barricade just takes 8 FP and it is very less for activation so players will not have to worry much. With that, we come to the end of this article. Hope we answered your questions.

Upgrading Shields in Elden Ring

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