Pauldrons, known as Lord's Shoulders in Soulcalibur III, are a pair of sturdy, embroidered metal shoulder-guards. They are available for both male and female characters in Create-A-Soul for Soulcalibur III and Character Creation for Soulcalibur IV and Soulcalibur V.
This Shoulder Equipment raises Impact and Defense by 20, and HP by 10.
Although the Pauldrons are available for both male and female characters in Character Creation mode, they vary in how they can be acquired. For male customization, they can either be bought for 1,450 Gold after earning 10 Honors/Achievements, or they can be obtained on the 3rd floor of the Tower of Lost Souls. To accomplish the latter, the player must switch characters at least twice.
As for female customization, it can be bought for 1,700 Gold after earning 10 Honors/Achievements, but it cannot be obtained through the Tower of Lost Souls.
There is also a huge difference between the Pauldrons for males and females in terms of appearance. The ones for male characters are purely brass-colored with patterns embroidered into them. Meanwhile, the ones for female characters appear smoother and more curved, and are darkly-colored with golden rimming.