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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.

 

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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    • 22 Apr 2017 00:50  

      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.

      • 19 Mar 2017 01:03  

        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.

        • 25 Oct 2016 19:29  

          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?

          • Get aggressive.24 Jul 2016 06:06  

            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.

            • Weakness03 May 2016 08:49  

              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.

              • Try Executioners Greatsword28 Apr 2016 09:01  

                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.

                • What a god***** a-hole23 Apr 2016 15:39  

                  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...

                  • Terrible enemy23 Apr 2016 14:23  

                    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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