Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

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    Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by DarkMega on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:28 pm

    I'm new to Dark Souls, and I just wanted to ask what would benefit me more? I do have both Shields, and I hear people say that the Hollow Shield is better, but at +0 the Balder Shield has a little bit more Stability than the other. sooo yea, would like to hear your answers about this silly
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    Re: Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:29 pm

    Balder. Hollow got nerfed a longass time ago.

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    Re: Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by Dibsville on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:32 pm

    Hollow is outclassed in every way by a few shields now, I'd compare it to about as good as the Knight Shield.

    In other words: It's bad.

    Balder Shield is your best choice, although I'd say go for the Tower Kite Shield or Caduceus Kite Shield since they weigh 1.0 less and offer better protection for only slightly less stability.


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    Re: Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by DarkMega on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:38 pm

    Thanks guys! and more to you Dibsville, I'll be hunting for those shields.
    and again thanks.


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    Re: Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:23 pm

    Go for the cracked shield.  The holes in the shield make it very light.


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    Re: Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by Sneezer on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:33 pm

    Grass Crest, always Grass Crest.
    I find that stability becomes fairly trivial in an actual duel, outside of blocking magic, so the stamina regen is very helpful.


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    Re: Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by Dibsville on Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:35 pm

    Not for PvE though. Not everyone on here is concerned with PvP, else he would have put it in the PvP section.


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    Re: Hollow Soldier Shield or Balder Shield?

    Post by Ghadis_God on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:47 pm

    Balder shield is one of the most stable out of all the medium shields, it's probably a good choice in the long run. It doesn't have great defense against things other than physical damage, but you should probably dodge those things rather than try to take them unless you plan on wearing very heavy armor, in which case I recommend a greatshield.


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