[Top 5] Elden Ring Best Vagabond Shields That Are Excellent (And How To Get Them)

 [Top 5] Elden Ring Best Vagabond Shields That Are Excellent (And How To Get Them)
Even Vagabonds need some shields.

As all Vagabond players need an amazing shield to go with that amazing build, whether you choose a small shield, medium shield or great shield a shield is waiting for you. With this top 5 list of the best shields to use for your Vagabond build. Shields are great in Elden Ring especially greatshields if you want to tank damage, but for all those players who wish to parry enemies, there's a shield for you as well and this list will help you find a shield suitable for your Vagabond build.

Parry, block, and guard counter enemies of all backgrounds.

5. Shield Of Guilty

You have to get a Maiden one way or another.

The Shield of Guilty is a shield made to venerate a maiden whose eyes were crushed by Briars of Sin, this shield requires you to have 8 strength to use it, as it is only a small shield.

Why the Shield of Guilty is great for Vagabond:

  • Great starting ash of war (shield bash) that works great with the blood loss build-up of the weapon.
  • Has blood loss.
  • Good damage absorption for a small shield.
  •  Can be infused with ashes of war.
  • Can be buffed with magic and consumables.

How to get the Shield of Guilty:

  • Go to Weeping Peninsula.
  • To the Demi-Human Forest Ruins.
  • Before the main room with the boss fight, jump over a wall, to access the stairs leading to a cellar.

Shield of Guilty details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Shield+of+the+Guilty


4. Flame Crest Wooden Shield

Medium shields are amazing.

The Flame Crest Wooden Shield is a shield with great absorption and low stats of only 8 strength. As a Vagabond player, this is a great shield to get.

Why the Flame Crest Wooden Shield is great for Vagabond:

  • Can be buffed with magic and consumables.
  • Can be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Has good absorption.

How to get the Flame Crest Wooden Shield:

  • Go to Weeping Peninsula
  • Go to the Ailing Village.
  • Found on a corpse in a shack in the North side of the village.

Flame Crest Wooden Shield details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Flame+Crest+Wooden+Shield


3. Eclipse Crest Greatshield

If only this shield could keep Maliketh away.

The shield carried by Mausoleum Knight, keeping away destined death and needing 32 strength to wield this greatshield. This shield has great absorption to magic and provides a great boost to the player.

Why the Eclipse Crest Greatshield is great for Vagabonds:

  • Provides a 50% flat boost to robustness, immunity, and focus.
  • Can be infused with Ashes of War.
  • Can be buffed with magic and consumables.

How to get the Eclipse Crest Greatshield:

  • Can be farmed from Mausoleum Knights wielding it in Liurnia of the Lakes.
  • The best farming spot is the Knight in front of the Black Knife Catacombs.

Eclipse Crest Greatshield details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Eclipse+Crest+Greatshield


2. Jellyfish Shield

If only it stung like a Jellyfish.

The shield you can get quite early on with the low requirements of 20 strength and 14 dex is an amazing shield for Vagabond players. The buff on the shield is great and it has good absorption. 

Why the Jellyfish Shield is great for Vagabonds:

  • Weapon skill buffs damage for 30 seconds (20%)
  • Low requirements to use.
  • Has good absorption
  • Can be buffed with magic and consumables.

How to get the Jellyfish shield:

  • Go to the Foothill of the Four Belfries Grace.
  • Run towards the four jellyfish.
  • It will be on a corpse.

Jellyfish shield details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Jellyfish+Shield


1. Fingerprint Greatshield

The Frenzied Flame ending should be the canon ending.

The Fingerprint Greatshield is the best shield in the game. With amazing stats and requirements of 48 strength. The shield is almost as good-looking as the fingerprints you get on your body when you go for the “bad” ending. 

Why the Fingerprint Greatshield is great for Vagabonds:

  • Great weapon skill.
  • Amazing absorption.
  • Causes Madness to build up.
  • Can be infused with ashes of war.
  • Can be buffed with magic and consumables. 

How to get the Fingerprint Greatshield:

  • Defeat Margott, The Omen King.
  • Go to the Cathedral of the Forsaken.
  • Defeat Mohg, the Omen.
  • Roll into the invisible wall at the back.
  • Drop down from gravestone to gravestone till you get to the corpse.
  • Enter the alcove and head down the corridor, the shield will be next to a nomad. 
  • You can also use this nomad to attack the environment for another item.

Fingerprint Greatshield details: https://eldenring.wiki.fextralife.com/Fingerprint+Stone+Shield


This concludes our list of the best shields for Vagabond players, if you enjoyed this article please check out these ones as well.


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