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Description

Protects its bearer with a hard shell while focusing SOUL.

The shell is not indestructible and will shatter if it absorbs too much damage.

How to Acquire

This charm is located in the southwest portion of the Howling Cliffs, where there is a chest that drops only Geo1. Jumping down into the chest takes the player to a cave guarded by two Elder Baldurs. Defeating the one on the right opens a tunnel filled with Elder Baldur corpses that leads to the charm.

Usefulness

Prevents the player from taking damage if hit with an attack while using Focus.

The shell can only absorb up to four hits before it breaks and it has to be healed by resting at a Bench. The durability is represented by a tiny image of a blue shell that appears below the SOUL meter. As it takes hits, cracks will form on the shell, until it breaks completely.

This charm is of debatable use, as taking a hit while Focusing will still interrupt the charge and waste SOUL, rendering the protection pointless. On top of that, it can only block four hits of damage and only regenerates when resting at a Bench. Due to this, Baldur Shell is outclassed by Quick Focus and even Shape of Unn for mid-battle healing, and the Shade Cloak makes it even less necessary.

Its best use is against bosses that have a certain attack that is difficult to avoid. Starting to Focus during that attack can save the player the trouble of having to dodge it and risk losing health. Even so, its limited hits means that it loses its effect in drawn-out battles.

 Charm Interactions

Shape of Unn

Shape of Unn

While Focusing, the player will appear as a snail with a blue shell on their back.
Spore Shroom

Spore Shroom

When combined with Shape of Unn, the player appears as a snail with a mushroom-covered shell during Focus.
Thorns of Agony

Thorns of Agony

Thorns of Agony will activate if the Baldur Shell is broken, even if the player has not taken damage.

Trivia

  • Baldur Shell was originally going to be called "Propede Shell".