For the Dark Souls II variant, see Shotel (Dark Souls II).
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Shotel (Dark Souls III).

The Shotel is a curved sword in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

Curved sword with sharply curved blade.
Created by Arstor, Earl of Carim. Requires great skill to wield, but evades shield defense to sneak in damage.


Found in Sen's Fortress, near the first boulder trap, next to Siegmeyer of Catarina when he travels there. Players will need to jump off a fairly high ledge to reach it, so expect some fall damage.

Purchase from Shiva of the East for 10,000 in Blighttown while part of the Forest Hunter covenant.


The strong attacks of the Shotel are unique, in that they deal 50% of their damage through guard (be it shields or otherwise). This includes any elemental damage it may have been upgraded with. While powerful shields are relatively rare in PvE, it is a highly effective PvP weapon to punish anyone who may be turtling behind a shield.


Lautrec of Carim wields at least one and sometimes two shotels, making it imperative for a player who relies on a shield to kill him quickly.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Alternating diagonal and horizontal swings. Minor starting and ending lag.
Strong Attack
Diagonal swings. Low starting and ending lag. Hits through shield.
Weak Attack
Horizontal swings.
Strong Attack
Diagonal swings. Some starting and ending lag. Hits through shield.
Jump Attack Jumping horizontal swing. Minor starting and ending lag.
Running Attack Running upwards swing. Very low starting lag, minor ending lag.
Rolling Attack Spins around while slashing horizontally. Moderate starting lag (especially for a rolling attack), low ending lag.
Kick Horizontal slash followed by an evasive backflip.
Weak Attack
Horizontal swing.
Strong Attack
Fast parry.



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