Barricade Shield In Elden Ring – Location And Best Build Guide

Made famous by Sir Neidhardt, the Barricade Shield Ash of War weapon skill focuses a user’s energy into an equipped shield. This allows Barricade Shield in Elden Ring to strengthen a physical shield to deflect tougher blows, it’s also compatible with all shield types too.

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Location – Barricade Shield in Elden Ring

The Barricade Shield in Elden Ring is located inside Castle Morne which sits near the southern-most point of the Weeping Peninsula island. This particular Ash of War will be dropped from a defeated Night’s Cavalry enemy within the Castle Morne ramparts area. Just bear in mind that this can only happen at night time, too.

Statistics and other useful information – Barricade Shield in Elden Ring

Barricade Shield Ash of War isn’t a chargeable weapon and has a ‘Regular’ skill typing with an FP Cost of 8. For those wondering, FP stands for ‘Focus Points’, a base stat that is a resource for skills like magic or stamina costs.

It’s true that Barricade Shield can make the difference in deflecting that final and powerful killing blow, but a player’s timing needs to be spot on. With the timing window being a narrow one, make sure to get some practice in on weaker enemies to get a feel for the ability.

The Barricade Shield weapon ability also comes built into the ‘Great Turtle Shield’. Funnily enough, this can be found near the Castle Morne Rampart Site of Grace. From this location, move east to the closest Spiritspring. Players will notice a roof-top leading to a tower that’s part of Castle Morne Ramparts. By using Torrent to jump onto the rooftop, players will find a corpse atop of the tower holding the Great Turtle Shield. It will require a strength stat of at least 14 to wield.

Best Builds – Barricade Shield in Elden Ring

Now that players have their Barricade Shield in Elden Ring weapon skill at the ready, here’s some best build ideas to repec a player’s character. Find our full guide on this here.

Holy Tank:


  • Confessor
  • Prophet


  • Primary: Faith, Endurance
  • Secondary: Vigor


  • Coded Sword
  • Halo Scythe
  • Eclipse Shotel
  • Miquellan Knight’s Sword
  • Erdtree Greatshield
  • Brass Shield
  • Carian Knight’s Shield


  • Banished Knight Set
  • Scaled Set
  • Carian Knight Set


  • Faithful Canvas Talisman
  • Sacred Scorpion Charm


  • Blessing’s Boon


  • Ash of War Barricade Shield
  • Ash of War Golden Vow
  • Ash of War Sacred Blade


  • Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear
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Fighting Tank:


  • Vagabond
  • Warrior
  • Hero


  • Primary: Strength, Vigor
  • Secondary: Endurance, Dexterity


  • Lordsworn’s Greatsword
  • Gargoyle’s Greatsword
  • Bastard Sword
  • Dragonclaw Shield
  • Great Shield


  • Bull-Goat Set
  • Lionel’s Set


  • Bull-Goat’s Talisman
  • Erdtree’s Favour
  • Starscourge Heirloom
  • Green Turtle Talisman


  • Ash of War Barricade Shield
  • Ash of War Vowe of the Indomitable
  • Ash of War Cragblade
  • Ash of War Endure
  • Ash of War Square Off
  • Ash of War War Cry
  • Ash of War Endure


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