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"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.

Location[]

Plot[]

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.

Lore[]

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 Information[]

Health and Stats[]

Health Souls
NG NG+ NG NG+
742 1,253 2,000 6,000

Defenses[]

Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
209 218 209 209 153 182 186 A A A

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

Equipment[]

Drops[]

Item Dark Wood Grain Ring
Dark Wood Grain Ring
Drop Rate Guaranteed

References[]

  1. Shadow Set description.
  2. Claw description.
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