Carthus Swordsman

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

Carthus Swordsman is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3

 

Carthus Swordsman Enemy Description

  • These skeletons wield the Carthus Shotel and fling kukris. This skeleton is extremely agile and hits hard, making it a tough opponent.
  • Some of them dual wield shotels.

 

Carthus Swordsman Combat Information

  • 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.

 

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Carthus Swordsman Notes & Trivia

  • The attire worn by these skeletons is unattainable by the player.

 

Carthus Swordsman Variations

One-handed Shotel

Location Drops
Catacombs of Carthus  ??  450 (NG)  Aforementioned
       

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    • Anonymous

      09 Oct 2019 00:57  

      When others said "use strike weapon", so i used Fist/Caestus.. punching him in fury, and... the screen get darker, with 2 red big words..

      • Anonymous

        15 Sep 2019 03:34  

        you can kill them easily with a mace, (blessed if you want to kill the white eyed bastard and cancel his res entirely) They get knocked down very easily and you can chain it.

        • Anonymous

          22 Jul 2018 04:45  

          Those Shotel Skeletons...always remind me why I disliked Dark Souls 3s Bloodborne-esque gameplay. So obnoxious.

          • Anonymous

            25 Nov 2017 21:34  

            Even when using a Cheat Table to get 100% drop rate, it doesn't even guarantee vertebra shackles, which sucks as I'm trying to get Bloodlust without PvPing

            • 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.

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