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

      06 Jun 2019 00:21  

      I got killed by a Harald while talking to her and I couldn’t talk to her afterwards any way I can fix that?

      • Anonymous

        19 May 2019 21:44  

        Used lvl 10 lightening Zwiehander and continuously performed a fully charged poke before she could recover from the last. Fight was over in seconds. Just don’t let her stand up, keep thrusting. R1 for Xbox

        • Anonymous

          09 Mar 2019 20:42  

          Very easy to cheese her with Homing Soul Mass. She seems to be very dedicated to her melee attacks and will not roll to avoid them. And her lightning arrow is just too slow if you already have your soul masses out. Simply cast it, stay at range, if she charges at you, let them fire and recast. If she tries lightning arrow, move in range and let them fire and recast. Might take a minute, but you can make this fight a gaff and take no damage.

          • Anonymous

            06 Mar 2019 17:53  

            I ran at a distance close enough so that when she finishes using her lightning bow, I could run in while she was recovering to her weapon and unleash on her. Rinse and repeat.

            • Anonymous

              23 Jan 2019 13:28  

              is her voice actor the same who gave the voice to one of the speaking head bags on the bloodborne dlc? the one talking about the churning seas?

              • Anonymous

                04 Jan 2019 05:50  

                Her main weakness seems to be abyss killing weapons. Farron Greatsword pretty much killed her in three full combo hits

                • Anonymous

                  01 Jan 2019 03:32  

                  If you’re using pyromancies I’d suggest using boulder heave to stagger her from doing lightning attacks. Just spam it.

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Dec 2018 07:04  

                    She likes to used her hammer to block, and the R1 attack of great hammer can easily cause an guard break, followed by an critical attack. I get two consecutive critical attacks this way which killed her instantly; she even doesn't get a chance to drink estus.

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Nov 2018 02:09  

                      "One of the strongest NPCs in Dark Souls III" lol wtf I just hit her with my Demon's Greataxe a few times and she keeled over. She has 4 estus if you're wondering.

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Sep 2018 05:32  

                        Its worth mentioning that if you (really) DO want her summon sign for midir that you need to make sure that you talk to her on your first pass by her door on the way to the abyss swamp. If you reach that area and touch the bonfire there, it seems to bug her quest. I passed her door in a hurry to go activate the ringed city streets bonfire so I could travel around the city a little faster. When I worked my way back up the stairs to her door there was no dialogue box for her to speak to me. This was all done BEFORE I even triggered midir's appearance near the swamp. She would not talk to me at any point afterwards even after I knocked midir off into the chasm. Its true that her summon is pretty useless (unless you just want a temporary meatshield) but I figure I'd just point this out for those who want to do her quest the right way.

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Sep 2018 20:09  

                          Lol..i never use her summon sign..pretty useless..her lightning arrow doesn't give much damage..Midir may see it as a mosquito..and yes..she is always die before phase 2..

                          • Anonymous

                            02 Sep 2018 20:01  

                            Oh my..not so difficult to beat her.. Just use any UGS that has similar moveset to Fume Black Knight GS, Greatsword, etc. Wait for her to swing her Axe & then hit..she is so lame & has a long moveset recovery (all heavy weapon disadvantage). She may shoot lightning arrow at you if you are in range..lock on her and move right or left, the lightning will always miss the target..and then keep close to her as close as possible..hit and ***** her till death..enjoy.. I don't see any better option to kill her as a melee rather than may fight her with Straight Sword, Curved Sword..or any other melee weapon as you like..but it's mean you will be very close to her and if you mess your move she will smash you with her "beautiful" axe..and that's a "beautiful" damage to takes too..

                            • Anonymous

                              24 Aug 2018 01:04  

                              How did so many of you have trouble with her? Just upgrade Guts’s Greatsword to max level and infuse with Hollow, use the Rosaria glitch to reallocate to 99 Strength and 99 Luck, then go to town on her

                              • 10 Aug 2018 01:42  

                                I just created an account right now, as soon as I defeated Shira, that is. After plenty of attempts to kill her, many straight swords, greatswords, and bows later I became desperate. I equipped Dark Hand and went straight for it, let me tell you how baffled I was after this, literally 5 seconds is all it took to kill her. Every hit did mass amounts of damage to her and didn't even let her use a single estus. I was only hit once and that was during the first second of the fight where she swung her weapon at me but that's all. It was truly a joke of a fight after using Dark Hand and I wish I did it sooner.

                                • Anonymous

                                  28 Jul 2018 01:04  

                                  well i somehow summoned her to fight midir after knocking him off the bridge and she died in 1 fucking hit and now DOOR STUCK 10/10

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