Royal Sentinels are respawning enemies in Dark Souls.


Two are encountered in the hallway before the boss room of Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough in Anor Londo.


Royal Sentinels appear even larger than regular Sentinels and don a tabard. They are capable of using Miracles, mainly Great Heal if their health becomes critically low, and Wrath of the Gods if the player gets too close.

They bear the Giant Set and wield the Giant's Halberd and Giant Shield.


  • Their shields have 100% reduction to all damage types, though it functions more like a wall than a shield. Striking beneath the shield at their ankles will do damage, as will certain left-to-right swinging attacks.
  • They are susceptible to Poison Arrows. However, the poison will wear off before they die, and if left alone to die by poison, they will heal.
  • They are one of only three respawning enemies that can drop Titanite Chunks, the others being Darkwraiths and certain Black Knights.
  • If Gwynevere is killed, both Royal Sentinels will permanently vanish from Anor Londo.

Enemy informationEdit


Respawn Yes
Backstab No
Damage Types Regular / Thrust / Magic
Abilities Can utilize the Miracles: Great Heal and Wrath of the Gods.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Swing 350 Regular None No Both Medium
Stab 420 Thrust None No Neither Medium
Slam 560 Regular None No Neither Slow
Shield Bash 460 Regular None No Neither Slow
Great Heal - - - - - Slow
Wrath of the Gods 380 Magic None No AoE Slow


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
349 349 437 349 244 298 280 C C C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Item Wpn Giant's Halberd
Giant's Halberd
Giant shield
Giant Shield
Item Titanite Chunk
Titanite Chunk
Drop Rate 2% 1% 8%