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Wooden Shield
Wooden Shield
Cathedral Ward, on a corpse just outside the first gate from Oedon Chapel.
Physical ATK -
Blood ATK -
Arcane ATK -
Fire ATK -
Bolt ATK - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
Durability 120 - - - -
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow Poison Rapid Poison ATK vs Kin ATK vs Beasts Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
0 0 100 100 8 8 - -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Left Hand Weapons
Imprints None

The Wooden Shield is a Left Hand Weapon in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

A crude wooden shield used by the masses who have arisen to join the hunt.
Hunters do not normally employ shields, ineffectual against the strength of the beasts as they tend to be.
Shields are nice, but not if they engender passivity.



The Wooden Shield is used to defend the player and, though it does actually offer a decent amount of protection from physical forms of attacks, it makes players lose stamina at an incredibly fast rate with a single hit from one attack.

Players who wish to make a viable use of the Wooden Shield are going to require very high base Endurance.

The shield has:

  • 50% Physical damage reduction
  • 50% Blood damage reduction
  • 40% Arcane damage reduction
  • 20% Fire damage reduction
  • 30% Bolt damage reduction


  • Only one Wooden Shield can be obtained per playthrough, as it cannot be bought from the Bath Messengers.
  • If players wish to use shields, then it is suggested they try the Loch Shield, as it blocks better than the Wooden Shield and it also blocks Arcane damage rather well, making it truly useful against bosses that use ranged Arcane attacks and players in PVP who use Hunter Tools.


  • Despite having an atribute requirement of 8 Strength and Skill, every origin has enough level in both stats to allow wielding it without leveling up.
  • The Wooden Shield appears to have been improvised from components found indoors, if not by a single old door. This is evident by the rusty metal that is nailed and screwed to the planks of wood. Even the handle of the shield appears to be a door handle.
    • This design is likely inspired by the Plank Shield from Dark Souls 1 and 3.
  • Masaaki Yamigawa, the producer at SCE Japan Studio, has stated that "There are shields in the game. However, if you're always standing back and guarding, you'll die very quickly. So you have to incorporate it into your strategy of how you play and fight." This implies that they do not serve as sufficient protection, compared to the shields found in Demon's Souls, and players will not be able to wait and hide behind them.
  • This is essentially a joke item.