Elden Ring: Erdtree Greatshield Location & Stats

Combat in Elden Ring is pretty difficult. If you don’t have the right weapons in your hands, chances are that you won’t come out alive from most fights. While some of the armor in Elden Ring can protect you from enemy attacks, you can also carry around a shield to further improve your defense. As for Elden Ring, it has a lot of shields to offer.

Key Takeaways
  • You can get the Erdtree Greatshield by defeating the two Tree Sentinels guarding the western gate of Leyendell’s Outer Walls.
  • Split up the duo if you plan to use melee weapons or shoot from a safe distance if you use spells or ranged weapons.
  • The Erdtree Greatshield requires 30 Strength and 12 Faith to use.
  • It has 100 Physical, 66 Magic, 49 Fire, 45 Light, and 76 Holy resistances. 
  • The Erdtree Greatshield also has a unique Golden Retaliation skill, which deflects enemy spells like the Tree Sentinels.
  • However, since the Erdtree Greatshield is heavy, it doesn’t allow you to evade enemy attacks quickly.

Erdtree Greatshield Location

Erdtree Greatshield
Erdtree Greatshield Location

To get the Erdtree Greatshield, you will need to take down a duo of Tree Sentinels. That’s right, while eliminating a single one is already a big headache, you’ll need to take down two of them in order to get the powerful shield.

The Elden Ring Erdtree Greatshield location is marked in the image below. The Tree Sentinels are guarding the western gate of Leyndell’s Outer Walls. But before you start a fight with them, I would advise interacting with the Site of Grace at Outer Wall Phantom Tree. 

How To Take Down The Tree Sentinels 

Tree Sentinels
Tree Sentinels duo

While fighting the Tree Sentinels, you have the option to engage them individually or together. To fight them individually, approach from the western side of the gate and lure them towards you. In my experience, fighting them individually gives you a higher chance of success.

However, if you possess ranged weapons or powerful spells, you can safely defeat both of them from a distance. Additionally, in close-range combat, the Hoarfrost Stomp Ash of War proves highly effective by rapidly depleting the enemy’s health.

After you successfully eliminate the second Tree Sentinel, you will be able to pick up the Erdtree Greatshield from its corpse. 

Erdtree Greatshield Stats and Skill 

Erdtree Greatshield
Erdtree Greatshield Stats

The Erdtree Greatshield, in my opinion, is easily one of the best shields in the Elden Ring. It’s not only fantastic in terms of looks, but it also possesses both offensive and defensive capabilities. To wield it properly, you will need 30 Strength and 12 Faith. 

Golden Retaliation 

The shield not only provides defense but also aids in swift enemy elimination through its potent skill, Golden Retaliation. Similar to the Tree Sentinel’s golden beam counter, the Erdtree Greatshield allows you to unleash the same ability. When confronted with sorceries or incantations, the shield retaliates with a formidable golden attack, inflicting significant damage and enabling swift defeat of formidable foes.

One drawback of the Erdtree Greatshield I would like to mention is its weight, impeding quick evasion of enemy assaults while equipped. Nevertheless, its exceptional stats and compatibility with Ashes of War make it a compelling choice.

This marks the end of my Elden Ring Erdtree Greatshield location guide. As you can judge for yourself, acquiring this shield isn’t an easy task considering you’ll need to take down two strong Bosses. But considering the kind of reward you’ll be getting by defeating them, the process is definitely worth it. While you’re here, make sure to give our Elden Ring review a read as well. 

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