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Carthus Swordsman

Enemy Type ??
Weakness Blunt
Resistances Dark, Fire, Slash and Thrust
Immune ??

Carthus Swordsman Skeleton is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.

 

Enemy Description

  • This skeletons wields Carthus Shotel and flings kukris. This skeleton is extremely agile and hits hard, making this a tough opponent
  • Some of them dual wield shotels.

 

Combat Information

  • There are two types: one that duel wields the Carthus Shotels and one that doesn't. The one that duel wields has the skill that Onikiri Ubadachi has: the Onislayer, "Leap forward and slash mercilessly with both blades, cutting open foes". 
  • As their shotels pierce through shields it advised to keep blocking to a minimum.
  • They have increased poise when sidestepping.
  • Sidesteps are usually accompanied by the throwing of Kukris. Kukris can be blocked effortlessly.
  • The Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords' initial two handed L1 may knock down the skeletons without dealing any damage.

 

Notes & Trivia

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Drops

  • Carthus Shotel (rare)
  • Kukris
  • Titanite Shard
  • Sharp Gem
  • Vertebrae Shackle (rare)
  • Yellow Bug Pellet (near the balista in smouldering lake)
  • Large Titanite Shard (near the balista in smouldering lake)

 

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    • Anonymous

      31 May 2017 11:07  

      to farm vertable shackles. the two in the catacombs of carthus (first bonfire). two hand a curved sword (I have a dark infused painted guardian sword - so no strike) and cast iron flesh with lingering dragoncrest ring. I don't use pyro (I could) but somehow I get more shackles in close combats. they go down in seconds. iron flesh makes and a fast 2-hand weapon like painted guardian sword (any infusion) and it's done in 3 secs. problem: vertable shackle drop rate 1 %!!!!! got damit from

      • Anonymous

        22 Apr 2017 06:50  

        Use a strike weapon such as a mace and the catacombs is an easy stroll. Not sure about other strike weapons, but the mace knocks these guys down usually in one blow and you can easily finish them while they are down in a few swings.

        • Anonymous

          19 Mar 2017 06:03  

          The Fume Ultra Greatsword works great against them. The normal attack knocks them down & the follow-up swing while they're down finishes them off, plus it swings through their hits without being interrupted (usually). Once I upgraded the sword to +5, it kills them in one hit.

          • Anonymous

            31 Oct 2016 23:29  

            Double-jumps in circles throwing triple projectiles and trying to one-shot you with a curved sword. Genji: Skeleton Edition.

            • Anonymous

              26 Oct 2016 01:29  

              I once saw a player do one of the jumps that these skeletons do, and even threw the three kukri while he did it. Was he hacking? Or is doing that flip entirely possible?

              • Anonymous

                break them apart12 Aug 2016 10:24  

                they are annoying yes, but STRIKE weapons will make that area a walk in the park. any strike weapon will do against any skeleton

                • Anonymous

                  Annoying31 Jul 2016 20:46  

                  The annoyance is real with these ones. They are so incredibly agile, it's hard to hit them when they keep jumping with my Dex build.

                  • Anonymous

                    Get aggressive.24 Jul 2016 12:06  

                    Personally I enjoy annihilating them. The majority of those skeletons can be semi-snuck up upon as there's a pillar covering you from their sight or similar scenarios in the catacombs. <br/><br/>Get into their face, literally. Walk up close and then start ruining those guys. They stagger very easily against larger weapons.

                    • Anonymous

                      Shackle Farming10 May 2016 10:02  

                      What's the best way to farm these guys? Warmth is the last pyromancy I need and i don't really like PvP.

                      • Anonymous

                        Weakness03 May 2016 14:49  

                        Hit them with a mace. From what I can tell, it doesn't matter if it's just a standard mace or a mace +10, they crumple to the floor in one hit.

                        • Anonymous

                          Try Executioners Greatsword28 Apr 2016 15:01  

                          If you're having trouble and you have the stats try using the Executioners Greatsword, you'll be swimming in titanite shards once you finish the catacombs so upgrade it to +3 for some easy farming on NG.

                          • Anonymous

                            What a god***** a-hole23 Apr 2016 21:39  

                            Just wasted like 3 estus flasks on one of these guys. And I died anyway. No obvious weaknesses from what I can see. What the hell...

                            • Anonymous

                              Terrible enemy23 Apr 2016 20:23  

                              Ridiculously agile, hits hard and often, easily causes bleed, and gives no *****s about your shield. Easily one of the worst enemies to face in this game.

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