Sentinels are an enemy in Dark Souls.


Sentinels are encountered throughout Anor Londo, as they comprise the main enemy force, along with Batwing Demons, outside of the Palace.


Giant guardians of Anor Londo. Sentinels wear the Giant Set and wield the Giant's Halberd and Giant Shield. They are highly susceptible to Poison; three Poison Arrows is sufficient to kill them, enabling the player to hit them at a safe distance and simply wait for them to die. The six Sentinels encountered near the first bonfire in Anor Londo can be farmed easily and safely at a distance, using Poison Arrows.

Enemy InformationEdit

Respawn Yes
Backstab No
Damage Types Regular / Thrust


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Swing 350 Regular None No Both Medium
Stab 420 Thrust None No Neither Medium
Slam 560 Regular None No Neither Slow
Shield Bash 460 Regular None No Neither Slow


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
308 308 384 308 216 246 246 C C C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Item Wpn Giant's Halberd
Giant's Halberd
Giant shield
Giant Shield
Drop Rate 2% 1%


  • They wear a darker variant of the Giant Set.