The Shrine Handmaid will always be at the Firelink Shrine. She serves as a major merchant for the area throughout all of your playthroughs. You can’t kill her, at least, not for long. Attacking her gets you very little. In fact, she’ll raise her prices by 20% when she returns, so you’re really hurting yourself no matter how you look at it.

As with the Smith, you can restore the Handmaid’s prices by visiting the altar to Velka (in the Undead Settlement). Pay your Souls for absolution and the Shrine Handmaid will return to her regular prices.

The Shrine Handmaid acquires new inventory by providing her with Ashes. She also sells new equipment after you defeat certain bosses and enemies, and complete various NPC questlines (or kill them!).

This table covers all items she normally sells, plus items for giving her Ashes. If you spot an armor set in the Equipment chapter with its location as the Shrine Handmaid, you need to kill the NPC or boss associated with that set to unlock it.

There is a second Shrine Handmaid hidden in the game, located in the Untended Graves, she sells a few unique items.

Placing all of the Lord’s Ashes upon their thrones causes the Handmaid to sell a single Titanite Slab.

Shrine Handmaid Standard Inventory
spell/Item Cost # Ashes Required
Ember 2500 3 Multiple Ashes Yield This
Hidden Blessing 1000 1 Dreamchaser
Green Blossom 1000 - Dreamchaser
Repair Powder 600 - None
Blue Bug Bellet 1500 - Excrement Covered
Red Bug Pellet 1000 - Patches
Yellow Bug Pellet 1500 - Paladin
Black Bug Pellet 1500 - Dreamchaser
Mossfruit 1500 - Dragon Chaser
Bloodred Moss Clump 500 - Greirat
Purple Moss Clump 500 6 None
Blooming Purple Moss Clump 1000 - Excrement Covered
Rime-Blue Moss Clump 500 - Prisoner Chief
Purging Stone 4500 - Yuria
Throwing Knife 20 - Greirat
Poison Throwing Knife 100 - Yuria
Kukri 50 - Grave Warden
Firebomb 100 - None
Rope Firebomb 300 - Greirat
Black Firebomb 300 - Patches
Rope Black Firebomb 300 - Patches
Dung Pie 50 - Grave Warden
Stalk Dung Pie 50 - Grave Warden
Charcoal Pine Resin 500 - Mortician
Charcoal Pine Bundle 300 - Mortician
Gold Pine Resin 1000 3 Dreamchaser
Gold Pine Bundle 600 6 Dreamchaser
Pale Pine Resin 1000 - Prisoner Chief
Human Pine Resin 1500 - Patches
Rotten Pine Resin 500 - Dreamchaser
Carthus Rouge 1000 - Grave Warden
Alluring Skull 800 - Patches
Undead Hunter Charm 500 - Paladin
Duel Charm 500 - Paladin
Rusted Coin 200 - Patches
Young White Branch 1000 - Xanthous
Rubbish 200 - Patches
Prism Stone 10 - None
Homeward Bone 500 - None
White Sign Soapstone 500 1 None
Titanite Shard 800 - Dreamchaser
Large Titanite Shard 4000 - Easterners
Titanite Chunk 13000 - Dragon Chaser
Twinkling Titanite 15000 - Dragon Chaser
Titanite Scale 20000 - Dragon Chaser
Dried Finger 2000 1 None
Tower Key 20000 1 None
Grave Key 1500 1 Mortician
Londor Braille Divine Tome 50 1 Yuria
Soul Arrow 2000 1 None
Great Soul Arrow 3000 1 Orbeck
Heavy Soul Arrow 2000 1 Orbeck
Great Heavy Soul Arrow 4000 1 Orbeck
Farron Dart 1000 1 None
Soul Greatsword 5000 1 Orbeck
Farron Flashsword 3000 1 Orbeck
Magic Weapon 3000 1 Orbeck
Magic Shield 3000 1 Orbeck
Spook 2000 1 Orbeck
Aural Decoy 2000 1 Orbeck
Affinity 15000 1 Karla
Dark Edge 8000 1 Karla
Fireball 1000 1 Cornyx
Fire Surge 1000 1 Cornyx
Great Combustion 3000 1 Cornyx
Poison Mist 2000 1 Cornyx
Flash Sweat 1500 1 Cornyx
Heal Aid 500 1 None
Heal 1000 1 Irina
Replenishment 1000 1 Irina
Caressing Tears 1500 1 Irina
Homeward 3000 1 Irina
Dagger 300 - None
Parrying Dagger 2000 - Patches
Bandit’s Knife 1500 - Greirat
Shortsword 600 - None
Longsword 1000 - Greirat
Bastard Sword 3000 - Greirat
Scimitar 600 - None
Shotel 4000 2 Patches
Washing Pole 7500 1 Easterners
Mace 600 - Greirat
Morningstar 2500 - Paladin
Spear 600 - Greirat
Winged Spear 1500 - Patches
Halberd 1500 - None
Crescent Axe 4000 - Paladin
Dark Hand 12000 1 Yuria
Composite Bow 3500 - Dreamchaser
Light Crossbow 1000 - Greirat
Sorcerer’s Staff 500 - None
Talisman 500 - None
Canvas Talisman 3000 - Paladin
Torch 300 - None
Buckler 2000 - Greirat
Leather Shield 500 - None
Crimson Parma 800 - None
Elkhorn Round Shield 1500 - Greirat
Warrior’s Round Shield 600 - None
Large Leather Shield 800 - None
Round Shield 1000 - Greirat
Kite Shield 4000 - Greirat
Chain Helm 500 - None
Chain Armor 800 - None
Leather Armor 800 - Greirat
Leather Gloves 500 - Greirat
Leather Boots 500 - Greirat
Standard Helm 1500 - Greirat
Hard Leather Armor 2500 - Greirat
Hard Leather Gauntlets 1000 - Greirat
Hard Leather Boots 1000 - Greirat
Chain Helm 500 - Greirat
Chain Armor 800 - Greirat
Leather Gauntlets 500 - None
Chain Leggings 500 - None
Eastern Helm 5000 1 Easterners
Eastern Armor 8000 1 Easterners
Eastern Gauntlets 5000 1 Easterners
Eastern Leggings 5000 1 Easterners
Thief Mask 400 - Greirat
Black Leather Armor 2500 - Patches
Black Leather Gloves 2000 - Patches
Black Leather Boots 2000 - Patches
Karla’s Pointed Hat 5000 1 Prisoner Chief
Karla’s Coat 8000 1 Prisoner Chief
Karla’s Gloves 5000 1 Prisoner Chief
Karla’s Trousers 5000 1 Prisoner Chief
Xanthous Overcoat 10000 1 Xanthous
Xanthous Gloves 7000 1 Xanthous
Xanthous Trousers 7000 1 Xanthous
Pyromancer Crown 500 - Cornyx
Pyromancer Garb 800 - Cornyx
Pyromancer Wrap 500 - Cornyx
Pyromancer Trousers 500 - Cornyx
Wood Arrow 5 - None
Feather Arrow 100 - Dreamchaser
Fire Arrow 100 - Greirat
Poison Arrow 120 - Patches
Dark Arrow 200 - Easterners
Onislayer Greatarrow 600 - Easterners
Wood Bolt 10 - None
Standard Bolt 30 - Greirat
Life Ring 1500 1 Dreamchaser
Replenishment 1000 1 Irina
Saint’s Ring 300 1 None
Wood Grain Ring 3000 1 Excrement Covered
Lloyd’s Shield Ring 2500 1 Paladin
Untrue Dark Ring 5000 1 Yuria
Untrue White Ring 5000 1 Yuria
Ring of Sacrifice 5000 3 Yuria