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For the Dark Souls variant, see Shotel.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Shotel (Dark Souls II).

The Shotel is a curved sword in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Broadly curved sword known as the favored weapon of the tragic Embraced Knight.
Shaped to sneak around the defenses of shields, this sword requires ample dexterity to wield effectively.
Skill: Spin Slash
Slice into foes with a large spinning motion, and follow with strong attack for a spinning vertical-slash.


Two are sold by Unbreakable Patches for 4,000 souls.


The Shotel is an unusual curved sword that utilizes the "light curved sword" moveset of the Scimitar, but combines it with specialized strong attacks that are designed to exploit its specialized ability to deal damage through raised shields. With speed and damage output comparable to that of the Scimitar, the Shotel is a very useful weapon for dealing with enemies with constantly raised shields, though it must be two-handed to prevent it from recoiling, leaving the wielder vulnerable to Instability damage.

At very high levels of Dexterity, a Shotel infused with a Sharp Gem unfortunately cannot keep up with other infusable curved swords, weakening its utility on extremely specialized builds.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
Right-to-left slash with slight downward angle, followed by horizontal left-to-right slash.
Strong Attack
Strong downward slashes, alternating directions.
Weak Attack
Two-handed horizontal slash, followed by horizontal slash in the reverse direction.
Strong Attack
Same as one-handed, but gripping the sword in both hands.
Jump Attack Jumping horizontal slash.
Jump Attack
Same as one-handed.
Running Attack Very fast upward slash, short range but almost no telegraph.
Running Attack
Same as one-handed, only gripping sword in both hands.
Rolling Attack Fast horizontal slash from left to right.
Rolling Attack
Same as above, but puts whole body into rotation.
Kick Quick horizontal slash followed by backwards cartwheel.
Weak Attack
Mirrored version of one-handed weak attacks.
Strong Attack




Reinforced with regular Titanite.


Curved Swords
Carthus Curved SwordCarthus ShotelCrescent Moon SwordDancer's Enchanted Swords
FalchionPainting Guardian's Curved SwordPontiff Knight Curved Sword
Rotten Ghru Curved SwordScimitarSellsword TwinbladesShotel
Storm Curved SwordWarden Twinblades
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Follower Sabre
The Ringed City
Demon's Scar