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Wooden Shield

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Wooden Shield is a Shield in Bloodborne; it's the only non-DLC Shield in the game.


" 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."

Wooden Shield Information

  • The Wooden Shield cannot be upgraded nor fortified with blood gems.
  • You can block attacks and reduce some damage by holding L2.
    • However, keep in mind that you cannot parry with a shield in this game.

 

Location

  • It's found up the big stairs right after the Cathedral Ward Lantern.
  • You can also pick it up as a rare drop from early enemies in the game with wooden shields.

 

Shield Tactics

Stats/Scaling

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Wooden Shield vs Loch Shield

  • Wooden Shield Damage Prevention:
    • Physical: 50%
    • Blood: 20%
    • Arcane: 40%
    • Bolt: 30%
    • Fire: 20%
  • Loch Shield Damage Prevention:
    • Physical: 30%
    • All Other Damage: 70%

 

Trivia

  • For those who are thinking about using this shield, keep in mind the warning issued in this sidearm's description, "Shields are nice, but not if they engender passivity."
    • Miyazaki has been known to say that the Wooden Shield becomes more important as you continue to play through the game.
    • That has been left to interpretation however, since many believe that the Wooden Shield was purposely designed to be awful, and thus be a reminder to players as they advance the game that you shouldn't cower behind a shield.
  • The Wooden Shield looks make-shift rather than an actual designed shield.
  • It's used by a Yahar'Gul Hunter in the Cathedral Ward, specifically speaking the one who wields a Tonitrus.
  • The Wooden Shield and Torch Hunter mob carries this same sheild.

 




    • This shield is actually really good in pvp05 Jul 2016 08:54  

      I've been playing around with the shield and it actually is very nice in pvp at times. The best use so far I've seen is when fighting someone who is a dex building using weaker but faster weapon. Like if you are being combo'd by a blade of mercy user just bust out this shield and it will stop the combo. Also most hits from a faster weapon will do no damage to you can cost not a lot of stamina. Another nice thing to use it for is people who spam there gun. The shield is one of the best defense against people who do this. Sure it might not be as good as the ones in Dark Souls but it still has it use and at times can be very useful.

      • something wrong05 Jul 2016 08:54  

        I think something is wrong with the information. I've been using it for awhile each time I fight a boss. And it's pretty good. Just by equipping it, you can halve the received damage. I use this while fighting Rom and every boss ever, it's pretty effective

        • anti-blunderbuss shield05 Jul 2016 08:54  

          the douchebag with a speargun (next to the one with a tontrious) to the right of the grand cathedral can be easily nullifed with the shield

          • ugly shield05 Jul 2016 08:54  

            why did they have to make this shield's design so ugly? couldn't they have made a hunter leather shield made out of wood and beast hide? its just a plank with a handle.

            • Joke sidearm05 Jul 2016 08:54  

              I think Fromsoft put this in the game as a joke because so many Souls players relied on shields. First time I found it I thought it was pretty funny.

              • Anti-Rom05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                Yeah, pretty much halves the damage received from Rom's death from above spell, and stops you from getting staggered. As long as you're facing towards his aerial attacks when he fires them, it's great.

                • New Meta05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                  I use the shield not only to block bullets, but if I get the chance I'll switch it for a stake drive or a cannon for a surprise mid fight, it's hilarious and effective

                  • Updates05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                    Made some changes and cleaned up the page a bit. The title claimed that it was the only shield in Bloodborne which technicaly isn't true anymore with the DLC; granted that you own the DLC to begin with.

                    • Changes 4.005 Jul 2016 08:54  

                      4th time changing this up, but I looked through some older pages I worked on in the past. One thing I wanted to do was flesh out more properly how and why you'd use this thing in the first place, and to be honest, it's pretty much a joke. But....rather than just straight up say this, it's better to explain better all the nuances of how this thing can be used and so forth.<br /><br/><br /><br/>Ultimately, for my paladin &quot;no guns&quot; character I finally finished, this piece of garbage wasn't very useful, but it certainly does add more challenge until you finally get that Loch Shield.

                      • Changes 3.005 Jul 2016 08:54  

                        Ok, so I found out that the shield doesn't do a thing against frenzy. I tested this out on a winter lantern. Then the winter lantern acted unamused and grabbed me and did horrible, horrible things to my hunter. I had a nightmare that evening when I went to sleep regarding it. All in the name of information gathering I guess.....enjoy folks!<br /><br/><br /><br/>[Also did some a bit more cleanup to make the page a bit more organized]

                        • Actually useful to a degree....05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                          For the Bloody Crow, the Wooden Shield nearly negates all the damage from his gun shots. I don't know what made to test it, but when I did he turned into one of the easiest fights in the game.... for a npc hunter that is.

                          • Defence against being jumped on?05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                            I used this against Amygdala due to my Bloodtinge being terribly low and a few instances of being one-shotted from its jump. That was due to my low Vit, but I know there's one of these in a Chalice Dungeon later, which will do much more damage. <br/>I wasn't able to figure out if the shield helped against the jump, though it was useful when it went crazy in third form. But if anyone can figure out if it helps against jumping attacks in particular let me know! Hate one-shot moves, horrible memories of the Ancient Dragon...

                            • Changes 2.005 Jul 2016 08:54  

                              I couldn't figure out how to create a table, but I managed to insert the numbers regarding damage prevention when comparing the Wooden Shield to the Loch Shield. I borrowed the numbers from the table on the Loch Shield page that did a side-by-side comparison between the two shields, so I'm not 100% certain that they're correct, but I don't have any reason to doubt they are wrong unless someone can show evidence.

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