Shields in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake are an integral part of your survival as you learn the game, since even a single blow past your guard can lead to your untimely demise. Shields are usually equipped on the offhand slot and absorbs damage from incoming attacks from enemies
Even though some Weapons can also be used to block incoming attacks, they always offer a much lower damage reduction.
All Shields in Demon's Souls
Small Shields are a type of Shield that usually weigh very little and have the least form of protection from attacks. They are often used by players who prefer Parrying rather than Blocking.
Standard Shields usually have better stability and damage reduction than small shields, but at the price of increased weight.
These types of Shields usually weigh a decent amount and provide the best protection in the game.