The Londor Pale Shade is an enemy 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.




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.

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