General Info
Health Souls Location Drops

around 2000



The Ringed City

Fillianore's Rest

Crucifix of the Mad King


Physical Defense vs blunt vs thrust --
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Bleed Resistance Poison Resistance Frost Resistance Curse Resistance
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Shira is an NPC in Dark Souls 3. Shira is part of The Ringed City.

Shira Information

"Official description goes here"

  • Powerful knight of Filianore's, protecting her slumber.
  • Player may meet her near staircase with Harald Legion Knights and at the ruins at the Filianore's Rest.
  • Near staircase, where she is unkillable, will be neutral/friendly towards player.
  • At Filianore's Rest, where she is killable, will be hostile towards player.
  • If you talk to Shira, knock Midir off the bridge, then touch Fillianore without returning to Shira then Shira will leave her home. She will now be found on the right of Fillianore's Rest. Defeating her yields you the Sacred Chime of Fillianore, Titanite Slab, and her Shira armour set which is found at her original location. Doing her quest is NOT required since this route makes it impossible to complete.


  1. Start: The Ringed City: from the Ringed Inner Wall bonfire head down the small tower here and outside. Make your way outside until you come into another small building. Head down the stairs and outside once more. Then head up the stairs to speak with her. She is hidden behind a door. Speak to her and accept her request to kill Darkeater Midir and she will give the Sacred Chime of Filianore.
  2. She can then be summoned for the battle against Darkeater Midir, but will not appear if you entered the final area of the DLC, unless you return and tell her that Midir fell into the chasm.
  3. Speak to her after defeating Darkeater Midir to receive Titanite Slab.
  4. End: At Filianore's Rest bonfire, just after exiting the building, stick to the right wall soon you'll see a ruined building, go into the ruined building. She will invade your world and attack you even after Gael has been slain. (Video Location). 
  5. Note: If you happen to kill Midir before talking to her, her door would be locked. However, you will still get invaded and get the Crucifix of the Mad KingSacred Chime of Filianore and a Titanite Slab x1 as a drop. Her armor would be at her resting place, the door would be automatically unlocked and opened.



Combat Information

NPC Summon

  • Shira, Knight of Filianore - Can be summoned for the Darkeater Midir boss battle. Her summon sign is in the preparation room, near the furthest left statue, just before the boss. She uses the same build as in her duel invasion. (Confirmed by Crown 0f Thorns, needs further testing.) However, there are reports that sometimes she has difficulties spotting a Midir.


First encounter dialogue

Speak thee the name of God.
Thine own god, if thou canst recall.

Ahh, then thou'st not forgotten.
Perhaps 'tis why we may converse.
I am known as Shira, servant to the Princess Filianore, matriarch of the church.
They who are ken to God's name are surely ken to the terrors of the dark.
Please, I bid thee take not from the Princess her peace or rest.
As the fire waneth, does she lie by the dark, all for the sake of Man.

Thou'st a kind heart.
To speak to a captive such as I.
It is no surprise thou rememb'rest our God.

May I ask thee a kindness?
Perhaps thou'st beheld the lone dragon that inhabiteth this city?
Midir is his name, and the Archdragons are his forebears.
He once railed against the dark, but was by dark afflicted. Now here, returned, he remaineth.
To watch over the sleeping Princess, true to the old accord.
...And yet, I would have thee put the dragon to rest.
Afore the dark consumeth him, and his vows are forgot.

I offer my sincerest gratitude, thou who art ken to God's name.
Please, take this.
(She hands you the Sacred Chime of Filianore)
I have asked a thing most terrible of thee. May this token of thanks be of aid.

I beg of thee, put the great dragon to rest.
Afore the dark consumeth him, and his vows are forgot.

As I thought. Such memories were lost by thy kind, long ago.
And so it is ye.
...who yearn for darkness.
Give thy memory a nudge.
And name thee thy God.

Very well. Then hasten on thy journey.
Only, disturb not the sleeping Princess.
As the fire waneth, does she lie by the dark, all for the sake of Man.

Carest thou to speak thy peace?

Hast thou mine entreaty reconsidered?

So, Midir hath into the chasm fallen.
Still, his voice I hear. The dark grieveth him yet.
I prithee, put him to rest.
Afore the dark consumeth him, and his vows are forgot.

Just afore the church of the Princess standeth a tower, honouring ancient knights.
There lieth a small shrine, behind the sculpted knight which beareth no arms.
Tis from there one may descend the chasm of darkness.
I prithee, put the great dragon to rest.

I know, I have asked of thee a thing most terrible.
Forgive me, thou wert but mine only hope.
I prithee, put the great dragon to rest.
Afore the dark consumeth him, and his vows are forgot.

Just afore the church of the Princess standeth a tower built to honour ancient knights.
Behind the sculpted knight which beareth no arms, is a small shrine, from which one may descend the chasm of darkness.

After defeating Midir

My most humble thanks.
Tis thanks to thee the dragon erred not from his vows.
Please, take this. A final gift of thanks.
Now, hasten on thy journey, but wake not the slumbering Princess.
As the fire waneth, does she lie by the dark, all for the sake of Man.

My humblest thanks.
Now, hasten on thy journey, but wake not the slumbering Princess.
As the fire waneth, does she lie by the dark, all for the sake of Man.

After joining Spears of the Church

Oh! Thou'rt now a spear of the church! What a wonderful, blessed day this is.
With a spear such as thee, surely the Princess will slumber most gently, and Midir's vows will be honoured.
I must thank thee, as a servant of the Princess, and a dear friend to Midir.
May thy travels be resplendent with glory.

As the fire waneth, does she lie by the dark, but now with thee to shelter her sleep.
Bless ye spears of the church. May thy travels be resplendent with glory.

Ah, thou'st a Divine Spear become! An honour once bestowed in the time of the Gods, nearly unheard of in this age of waning fire.
As a servant of the Princess, and friend to Midir.
I am honoured to have met thee.
As the fire waneth, does she lie by the dark, but now with thee to shelter her sleep.
Bless ye divine spears. May thy travels be resplendent with glory.

When she attacks you in the Church Ruins

I've searched for thee, dark-stricken creature.
I am Shira, daughter of the Duke, descendant of gods, and trusted friend to Midir.
At once, I am the honour of the gods, the glory of fire, and the fear of the dark.
Thou shalt not go unpunished.
For thy treachery, thy profanity, and thy shameless yearning!.Remember this, creature.
Ne'er will I forgive thy kind.
Try again, to remember.
The great honour it was to be a spear.
...Ahh, but why.

Art thou to bed with the dark?
Never would I ever...
...forgive thy lowly kind.


Notes & Trivia

  • Shira is one of the strongest NPC's in Dark Souls III.
  • Shira is voiced by Poppy Drayton‏.
  • Shira calls herself the "daughter of the Duke" which may refer to Seath the Scaleless of the first Dark Souls game. Her mother is someone no doubt highly conjectural in nature. 
  • Her age is also suggested by the language she uses, as she speaks in a older style than most NPC's found in game, in a fashion similar to Gwyndolin, Yorshka, the Firekeeper, Ludeth, and Irina of Carim.
  • It can be reasoned that, like Midir, Shira was conditioned to guard Filianore by the old gods of Lordran.
  • Like Yorshka, Shira seems to be kept out of sight, and out of mind by the rest of the creation, as her station is at the "end of the world" and guarding a Daughter of Gwyn in the reclusive temple within the streets of the Ringed City. After all, she only talks through a locked door until she invades the player following the defeat of Slave Knight Gael.
  • Yorshka, and possibly Shira, are both hybrids of divine and dragon, and are connected to their respective churches. Both are isolated in extremes, and have in their possession powerful chimes.
  • Her nature as a hybrid may explain her "kinship" with Midir, as he would appear to be a sort of relative to her.



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    • Anonymous

      07 Feb 2018 02:45  

      Goad her into using lightning bow by staying just out of melee range. When she begins to use the bow roll right into her. She will miss and be exposed to your melee attacks.

      • Anonymous

        24 Jan 2018 16:55  

        "Shira is one of the strongest NPC's in Dark Souls III." Since when? I totally rekted her with my Raime cosplay and only needed 1 estus, seriously , she has no hyperarmor or poise ._.

        • Anonymous

          18 Jan 2018 23:16  

          I am confused. Why she asks you to kill midir and then turns against you and mentions she is a friend of midir?

          • Anonymous

            13 Jan 2018 02:25  

            Most times fighting Shira, when she casts her lightning arrow, she fires it ASAP.
            But on my most recent playthrough on NG+6, Shira was quite sadistic when using her lightning arrows. She would intentionally hold the arrow and roll catch me with it.

            • Anonymous

              03 Jan 2018 08:43  

              Beat her on 1st try,. Just hit her 3 times with LKGS, she heals and in that time you hit her 2 more times. Your stamina should regenerate enough in that moment. Repeat until she is out of estus.

              • Anonymous

                21 Oct 2017 14:39  

      , I would have to disagree in that she might be the daughter of Seath The Scaless. More then likely she’s a Pygmy/God hybrid, which would exsplain her normality in size to a degree. She’s clearly Undead for She drinks estus and estus is strictly an undead delight. If she wasn’t Undead she would drank a divine blessing instead. I don’t know what she is to be honest but I can clearly say she’s got some serious issues.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Oct 2017 09:30  

                  Easy way to kill her is wait for an opening and cast Wrath of the Gods, It'll knock her down so just keep recasting it roughly when she's trying to get up again till she's no more.

                  at 60 Faith and using a Cleric Chime +9 it was roughly doing a little over 600 per hit.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Oct 2017 14:20  

                    LA so easy to evade, beat her on thrid try.
                    the only thing hard about her, is the WA of the crucifix.
                    I use a iron dragon slayer armor set, black night shield and heavy claymore +10

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Oct 2017 22:56  

                      You can easily cheese her with the Storyteller's Staff: Just lure her out of the building, hide behind the wall and use the staff's WA on her. She'll just stand there oblivious and eventually die.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Oct 2017 17:43  

                        She's strong, but a little stupid, too. If you just move left or right, her arrows will just whiz right by, no dodging necessary. I'd suggest a long-range weapon, as she's also got some pretty good range and has the benefit of the Crucifix's ridiculous poise. I killed her with Refined Greatlance+10, mostly just using the weapon skill followed by a strong attack after knocking her on her ass, but any spear/halberd/scythe would probably do.

                        The safest time to move in is when she two-hands the Crucifix, since she won't be able to use her lightning arrows. Just take your time and don't do anything stupid, since she can easily stagger you and take you out in just two hits. I would also suggest keeping a shield ready when she starts spamming the lightning arrows, since those can carve out huge chunks of your health if they hit. Shields won't defend perfectly, but reducing the damage received by up to 3/4 is pretty crucial.

                        Don't get pissed when she heals herself (whether by Estus Flask or the Crucifix's skill), just take your time and eventually she'll shrivel up. Just don't forget to head back to her "darkroom" to get her armor--not that it's particularly strong, but WHEN FASHION CALLS...

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Oct 2017 20:58  


                          I spoke to her right at the beginning when I entered the area, then again after I throw the dragon off the cliff. But I didn't kill the dragon, instead I killed Gael. Now she left the building and I can't find her anymore. She isn't in the last area. Did I messed up her questline?
                          Please help me

                          • Anonymous

                            07 Oct 2017 18:31  

                            Does she have unlimited FP or something? cause she's doesn't stop shooting those *****ing lightning arrows

                            • Anonymous

                              04 Oct 2017 18:19  

                              Shira is a reference to Gwyndolin, too. You speak to her without seeing her (except her feet). You get a chime from her where you get a talisman from Gwyndolin in DS1. And if you "kill" the princess like in DS1 she becomes immidiatly hostile. Just like Gwyndolin. And the Ringed City immidiatly transforms. A reference to Anor Londor that falls into darkness after the "death" of Gwynevere.

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Aug 2017 07:38  

                                Talk to her while having a dragon head would make the conversation so akward. " Yes i, the person that is like a dragon is totally a friend of the gods. Totally not here to murder everyone and pick all the loot. "

                                • Anonymous

                                  14 Aug 2017 08:03  

                                  you don't need to beat Gael to unlock her fight but before challenging Gael go to the right to the church and she'll spawn

                                  • Anonymous

                                    09 Aug 2017 09:18  

                                    She's definitely one of the strongest NPCs in this game. She's up there with Holy Knight Godrick and Lapp/Unbreakable Patches. Its nice to finally have a strong waifu in the SoulsBorne series.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      29 Jul 2017 13:35  

                                      "Following the defeat of Slave Knight Gael" should be corrected to, "following disrupting the slumber of Filianore", or something along those lines. She invades before and after encountering Gael. It has nothing to do with his defeat, so much as only encountering him prevents her invading until he is killed.

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