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Shira

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General Info
Health Souls Location Drops

around 2000

(NG++)4012

15000

The Ringed City

Fillianore's Rest

Crucifix of the Mad King

 

Defenses
Physical Defense vs blunt vs thrust --
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icon-wp_firedef.png Magic Defense icon-wp_lightningdef.png icon-wp_darkdef.png
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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.

Questline

  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). 

 

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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.

Dialogue

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

      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.

          • Anonymous

            28 Jul 2017 15:59  

            if you want an easy way to destroy her just run up real close and whack away, at a normal build you will do more dps than she will in close range, and then she wont spam those ridiculous lightning arrows that seem to do half my hp

            • Anonymous

              27 Jul 2017 20:31  

              I made the mistake of summoning her for the dragon fight. all she did was run around in circles around where she landed.

              • Anonymous

                03 Jul 2017 20:01  

                I have been a Spear of thr Church for a while Andi I have never heard her dialogue about it. Before or after defeating Midir she just tells me to not wake up Fillianore. Any requirements I missed?

                • Anonymous

                  10 Jun 2017 03:38  

                  With my faith build, I threw sunlight spear when she attacked me with the crucifix while staying just out of range. It did good damage and didn't put us in an arrow vs spear throw match. It seems if you stay close, the arrow comes less often, unless you estus or keep a distance. After a few rounds of that and some good sword hits, she ran out of estus and I finished her off.

                  • Anonymous

                    22 May 2017 13:29  

                    Why does she tell us to defeat Midir, let us summon her for Midir, then attack us after saying they were friends and my treachery should be punished?

                    • Anonymous

                      14 May 2017 13:48  

                      A bunch of corrections that I would make, but since I don't have editing power on this page:

                      You can only get 1 slab from Shira per New Game. Either you get it by chatting with her after defeating Midir, or by killing her in the wasteland. If you get the slab from killing Midir, she will not drop it when killed. She will also drop the Sacred Chime of Filianore when killed if the player hasn't received it from her earlier. Essentially, killing her before completing her quest nets you the same items as you would get from killing her after completing her quest.

                      And now, tackling the lore in the trivia section:

                      The second bullet point contributes nothing, and should be removed.

                      We have no concrete evidence that Duke Seath is Shira's father. It's not a bad guess, but she has none of the indications of being a dragon hybrid that Priscilla, Yorshka, or the Painter have, so it could easily be someone else. While the statement "daughter of THE duke" is notable, it confirms nothing. It would also seem strange for a relative of dragons to wield any kind of lightning miracles, or to wield a cross spear, a weapon designed for dragon slaying. This possibility should be a single bullet point, not the basis for the entire lore section.

                      Shira's "kept out of sight, and out of mind" not due to anything to do with her, but because of her weapon, which is fused with an insane pygmy king who everyone wanted to forget, and so Shira serves as his jailer, hiding in a room locked from the inside, so that the mad king may be forgotten. The description of the Mad King's Crucifix implies that she's there willingly.

                      Yorshka was also not imprisoned or isolated by the gods, but by Sulyvahn, so that similarity is rather a moot point as well.

                      Shira can invade the player before or after the Slave Knight Gael fight. She will invade if the player enters her ruins regardless of whether or not Gael is dead (however, if Gael's bossfight is active, I believe that there is a fog wall preventing the player from entering).

                      Shira's purpose is, once again, to guard the Mad King, not to guard Filianore. While she clearly doesn't want Filianore to be awoken, and she implores the player not to do so, she ultimately makes no attempt to prevent them from doing so, only attacking the player AFTER the player has awoken Filianore, as an act of vengeance.

                      What's so hard to understand about Shira just being friends with Midir? It's not like a lord and a dragon haven't made lasting friendships before (Nameless King and Storm Drake, Gwyn and Seath...)

                      • Anonymous

                        07 May 2017 23:22  

                        I wish From had given us the chance to tell her, "I spit on God's name," or something along those lines.
                        Would've been nice to finally tell one of Gwyn's idiots to f*ck off; instead of waiting till you can kill them.

                        Especially if you've been following the Lord of Hollows route.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 May 2017 21:50  

                          I used my trust irithyl sword and dragon crest shield to beat her. The shield does well against lightning damage. Run into the entryway of the chapel and wait for her to enter. Ambush her at close range, evade and take cover as she fires off arrows

                          • Anonymous

                            07 May 2017 12:08  

                            why do people keep saying something about red eyes, her eyes blue and doesn't seem to have any signs of being a half breed like yorshka or even the painter.

                            • Anonymous

                              03 May 2017 21:21  

                              "After all, she only talks through a locked door until she invades the player following the defeat of Slave Knight Gael."

                              Actually, you can fight her before you fight Gael. That's what I did.

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Apr 2017 21:43  

                                Cheese her with Poison or Toxic mist and laugh as her health goes away while you avoid all her stupid arrows. Such a cheap NPC deserves it. Remember to allocate estus flasks for FP.

                                • Anonymous

                                  23 Apr 2017 19:24  

                                  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 Gwen 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.

                                  Isnt the reason for she locked up already mentioned in her weapon desc? To hide the mad king's remain that stuck in her weapon, she locked herself in a darkroom.

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