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.
|Alternating diagonal and horizontal swings. Minor starting and ending lag.|
|Diagonal swings. Low starting and ending lag. Hits through shield.|
|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.|
|Falchion • Gold Tracer • Jagged Ghost Blade • Painting Guardian Sword • Quelaag's Furysword • Scimitar • Shotel|