The Medusa Shield in Elden Ring is an odd choice, at least on the surface. This unique large shield is basically a large invertebrate strapped to your arm. You wouldn’t think it would give you so much protection, considering jellyfish have no bones and are 95% water, but you’d be wrong.
To be honest, I’ve never tried plunging a sword into a jellyfish, nor imagined risking the electric shock of wearing one on my wrist, but at least by Elden Ring logic, jellies are extremely effective at repelling jellyfish. attacks. So, with that in mind, here’s the Elden Ring Jellyfish shield location and its key stats.
Elden Ring Jellyfish Shield Location & Stats
This shield can be found in northwest Liurnia. Fast travel to the site of Grace at the foot of the four belfries and follow the path north. Quickly, you should see four red slimes stalking a broken cart and the corpses of two soldiers. The shield can be picked up from one of the dead – if you find it hard to fight the jellyfish, just jump onto Torrent’s back and walk past them. If you can’t find where I mean, take a look at the map screenshot below.
And that’s all. Here are the key Jellyfish Shield stats:
- Requires: 20 strength, 14 dexterity
- Skill: Contagious Fury – Incite the wrath of the jellyfish and let its fury flow through you. Increases attack power for a certain duration (+20% for 30 seconds).
As it is a unique shield, you will not be able to apply war ashes to it. And since it’s a large shield, you’re paying for the added protection against damage with the increased carrying weight. Be sure to stay below at least 70% of gear weight to stay mobile.
But the best thing about this shield is its skill, Contagious Fury. When you use it, your jelly will glow red and shower you with damage-increasing goodness for 30 seconds. It’s a boost for spells and weapons, by the way. Interestingly, the shield’s description says it offers “absolutely no protection against piercing attacks”, which doesn’t seem to be the case in my testing. Either way, it’s a quality shield you should definitely pick up.