The Londor Pale Shade is a dark spirit and summonable phantom in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

The Pale Shades of the Sable Church are all undying Hollows, giving rise to much fear and contempt.
Their fight is one of neither honor nor exaltation, yielding nothing but withered moans.[1]


Pale Shades, colloquially known as "Harlots of Death",[2] are assassins of the Sable Church of Londor.[3] They are undying hollows who perform atrocities in the name of their sect, covering their darkly shriveled appearance with a golden sneering mask.[2] The Manikin Claws are their weapon of choice.[3]

They long for the day when a chosen champion is foretold to come and bring the glory back to their land.



Farron Keep

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

  • Should Yuria of Londor be killed or angered, the Londor Pale Shade invades as a dark spirit past the gallery guarded by three Silver Knights, at the top of the first set of stairs.
    • If the player aided Sirris in defeating Creighton at the bridge near the beginning of the level, they must first be invaded by him outside the Church of Yorshka in order for the Pale Shade to appear in this location.
  • Can be summoned for the Pontiff Sulyvahn boss battle, if the player is in good graces with Yuria. His summon sign is found next to one of the statues outside of the boss arena.

Kiln of the First Flame

  • Can be summoned for the Soul of Cinder boss battle, if the player is in good graces with Yuria. His summon sign is found halfway between the bonfire and the boss arena.


Early in the fight, the Londor Pale Shade will cast Affinity and surround himself with five dark orbs that will launch and home toward the player if approached.

He comes armed with the Manikin Claws and will attempt to start his attacks by performing a slow, strong attack, and then follow with normal ones. He does not have much poise, however, and will stagger easily with each attack of most weapons, allowing for many subsequent hits until stamina runs out.

At long range, his offensive capabilities are even more limited, resorting only to throw poison knives in quick succession.


Item Manikin Claws (DSIII)
Manikin Claws
Drop Rate Guaranteed
(first encounter)



  1. Pale Shade Set description.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sneering Mask description.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Manikin Claws description.

Category:Dark Souls III: Characters

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