Church Guardian Shiv is a Projectile 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.




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    • Anonymous

      13 Feb 2021 18:47  

      The only real stupid thing about this item is that it consumes FP, BUT scales from str and dex. Which means for fighters with no attunement investment and for casters with no str/dex investment this shiv is performing extremely underwhelming.

      • Anonymous

        29 Jun 2020 21:13  

        This thing is so ****ing weird. It stuns for a long time when I get stunned by it. No idea how this thing can stun but also most of the stuns were with people who are laggy af and they're nowhere near to get a hit with their weapon

        • Anonymous

          15 May 2020 15:54  

          all the people saying this ruins ToD miss the point of Tears...the trade. the worst thing about ToD is knowing you'll lose the trade if you both "die", and you can't throw a shiv if you're dead... :'( honestly, i like shivs best for applying pressure to run-away enemies in arena. there, the little damage actually matters.

          • Anonymous

            12 Dec 2019 07:53  

            Use cheap revive spells, get finished off by a cheap homing knife. What's that saying about glass houses?

            • Anonymous

              19 Aug 2019 20:14  

              Way too many people use this on Tears of Denial users in duels. If you're using it against an invader, that's fine, but not if it's a goddamn honorable duel. Finish your opponent rightly.

              • Anonymous

                22 Oct 2018 02:45  

                I was actually wondering if anyone knows whether or not the hawk rung can affect their damage and potentially their overall range. This could make up for the lower damage output.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Aug 2018 13:46  

                  God so many people complaining about the dmg as if it were supposed to do dmg. It's meant to finish off stupid rollers when they have low hp if a TK does 100 dmg and the enemy has like 200 or if these do 50 and the enemy has 200 it's a 2 thrpws difference and you don't have to buy them all the time and they scale with str why would y'all complain i mean really

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jun 2018 16:27  

                    A nice addition if you don't like having to go back the the Shrine Handmaid to keep buying Throwing Knives. They also look badass. While the damage is rather lackluster, it makes up for that with landing consistently. Hitting someone who has 1 HP and is rolling everywhere with knives is annoying, but it's less of a chore with this since it homes in on its target. The 9 FP cost is rather annoying though, so it would have been nice to see that dropped to 5 FP. Oh well, they still do their job.

                    7/10, needed a cost reduction, but otherwise works fine as a TK replacement.

                    • 20 Mar 2018 15:24  

                      Best Agro tool in the game for farming souls at Lothric Castle Bonfire. Roll towards steps after end of rest, target Lothric Knight and toss one shiv. Saves many seconds over grinding periods as it bring him to you in a situation where you can one shot him within steps of the Bonfire. Even if not combat effective, this tool has its perks.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Jan 2018 11:19  

                        painting guardian always spam this during halflight bossfight, it litteraly halt my Paired greatswort almost all the time ...wait a minute

                        • Anonymous

                          18 Oct 2017 00:52  

                          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

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