Church Guardian Shiv is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City DLC.

Church Guardian Shiv

This special throwing blade has a flat tip, and is wielded by guardians of the Church of Filianore.

Consume FP to project illusory blades which seek their targets.

Guardians of the Church, of whom few remain, watch over Princess Filianore's eternal slumber along with the Spears of the Church.


Church Guardian Shiv Usage

  • Throw illusory blades that seek foes.



Church Guardian Shiv Locations

  • The Ringed City: From the Ringed City Streets bonfire, head out into the swamp. Head all the way to the back end where there is a chapel of sorts surrounded by praying monk hollows. It is located inside. (Video Location)




  • Has B scaling with Strength and A scaling with Dex.
  • The damage is significantly low when compared to Throwing Knives and Kukris. However, unlike Kukris and Throwing Knives, the Church Guardian Shiv has slight homing ability.




Trivia goes here


    • Anonymous

      18 Oct 2017 06:52  

      Against hollows outside of Firelink Shrine with 40str/40dex:
      Church Guardian Shiv does 54 damage
      Throwing Knife does 98 damage
      Kukri does 252 damage - plus bleed buildup

      • Anonymous

        12 Jul 2017 12:55  

        This throwing dagger might be a reference to Ultra Seven's Eye Slugger based on the shape and VFX similar to it. Could be a good addition to the trivia section.

        • Anonymous

          22 May 2017 07:14  

          broken as *****. as well as the rest of DLC weapons. Or actually a lot of weapons in DS3 are "broken as *****". Range is just stupid. Example

          guy is here #--------weapon range----------------====empty space====#i am here I her hit anyway. Stupid*****.

          • Anonymous

            07 May 2017 03:05  

            i dont use alot of Spells or use weapons that use Fp in meaning full ways so these are dope because now i have knives i can use that dont ***** with my ocd of not haveing 699 throwing knives at all times.

            • Anonymous

              29 Apr 2017 04:48  

              I'm not sure if this confirmed or not but I threw some of these at an opponent as a Spear of the Church and they stuck on to him. All of a sudden he started to Heavy Roll and couldn't get away anymore until death. Perhaps these shivs has a secondary effect to add extra weight to the enemies?

              • Anonymous

                04 Apr 2017 20:35  

                Basically FP CHUGGING throwing knives with slightly tracking but also half the damage of throwing knives. Basically, these things are *****ing garbage except for maybe throwing ONE in pvp to finish someone off, but they do so little damage that they have to be REALLY *****ing low for it to even work

                • Anonymous

                  30 Mar 2017 07:26  

                  Good against those players who run when they have 1 HP left thanks to Tears of Denial. A barrage of at least 3 of these usually kills them while they're running/rolling. They deal physical damage only though, so they won't work as well against turtlers. And then there's the FP cost... oh well, can't have it all I suppose.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Mar 2017 09:32  

                    Cost is 9 Fp
                    Damage test- High wall of lothic ng+, stats 50 str, 50 dex
                    on a hollow they deal 52 damage, by comparison throwing knives deal 95, and kukri deal 268
                    At 52 Int court sorcerer staff +10, for 4 Fp great farron dart deals 60 damage
                    All things considered they are simply not worth using they need to have their damage raised or cost lowered to even be decent

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Mar 2017 08:49  

                      These aren't exceptionally damaging, but have amazing cheese potential. If you absolutely cannot beat something that's in your way (like the Giant in Irithyll Dungeon or something), have decent FP but lack any real spells, and have a good mix of STR/DEX, you can easily allot yourself 15 Ashen Estus Flasks and throw dozens of these at whatever you want to kill.

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