Shivas bodyguard
"Ah, did you notice that one? Sharp eyes! He's one of the clan. From the East, like myself. Always slinking in the shadows, but he's a tough one. You'll see what I mean. Hah hah hah hah!"
Shiva of the East

Shiva's Bodyguard is a character in Dark Souls. He is a very minor character and will only appear along with Shiva of the East, after the player joins the Forest Hunter covenant. Killing him is the only way to obtain the Dark Wood Grain Ring, but doing so will result in a betrayal.



He is the companion and guard to Shiva, though he plays no apparent role in the plot and his real name is unknown. If players attempt to speak to him, he will remain silent. An amused Shiva curiously congratulates the player afterwards.


Because of his armor, the Shadow Set, Shiva's Bodyguard is likely a "spook" (involved in espionage) from an Eastern Land.[1] However, rather than wielding the Claw, the preferred weapon of the spooks,[2] he wields the Uchigatana.

Character InformationEdit

Health and StatsEdit

Health Souls
742 1,473 2,000 6,000


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
209 218 209 209 153 182 186 A A A

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


Right Hand Left Hand
Wpn Uchigatana
Uchigatana +12
Pyro Pyromancy Flame
Pyromancy Flame +12
Target shield
Target Shield +12

Head Chest Hands Legs
Shadow Mask
Shadow Mask +5
Shadow Garb
Shadow Garb +5
Shadow Gauntlets
Shadow Gauntlets +5
Shadow Leggings
Shadow Leggings +5

Pyro Fire Surge
Fire Surge


Item Dark Wood Grain Ring
Dark Wood Grain Ring
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  1. Shadow Set description.
  2. Claw description.
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