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There are so many options when it comes to how you want to play Elden Ring. Whether you’re looking to go in with dual katanas and slice up your opponents with bleed damage, blast away at enemies with ranged spells, or go full knight mode and tank hits while dishing them out with heavy blows of your own–the possibilities are truly endless.
You’ll also be tasked with deciding if you prefer to perfect your dodge rolling to evade enemies or wield a shield capable of blocking–or at least mitigating–the damage you take. If you choose the latter, you’ll obviously want to be certain you’re sporting the best you can get for your respective build and weight limitations.
We’ve compiled a list of some of Elden Ring’s best shields. Some are excellent due to their weight-to-protection ratios, while others have cool extra features or skills that help them stand out. Finding the shield that works best for you should always be your goal, and hopefully, our list will provide you with a good starting point toward finding which one that will be.