I was fooling around on dark souls 2 last night and I read the description of the Old Knight Greatshield which states:
An undated ancient greatshield
Wielded by a warrior from a time so ancient that there exists no record of his endeavors. Has extremely low durability.
Sometimes, just as a thing falls to pieces, it unleashes its last flash of great power...
I noticed the part where it says "Sometimes, just as a thing falls to pieces, it unleashes its last flash of great power..." and that made me wonder if there was some sort of passive when you break the shield. I went out and took it down to zero durability about 5 times with no result. So is there actually a hidden passive for it, or is From just yanking my chain?