Shells in Mortal Shell are an integral mechanic of the game, essentially acting as the game's classes. Shells are the lost remains of defeated warriors that are scattered across the land. Once the Foundling awakens these shells, it will be able to occupy these bodies and learn new skills to aid in combat. Also, as the game progresses, players can strengthen the Foundling's connection to each Mortal Shell to better harness its innate talents, to recover venerable weapons, to study devastating arcane powers, and more.

This page covers a list of all the Shells found in the game.

How to acquire Shells

Shells can be found around the World. Once a player finds a shell it will become permanently unlocked. In order to use the Shell's unique Abilities, players will first need to discover the Shell's name by talking to Sester Genessa and spending Tar.

What happens when your shell dies?

When you reach 0 health while inside a Shell, the Foundling will be expelled. From here you can either retrieve the shell or fight as the Foundling. If you retrieve the shell and reach 0 health again the Foundling will die and you will return to the last checkpoint.

What is the difference between each Shell?

Each Shell has its own unique characteristics, as well as Abilities and mechanics providing different playstyles. Players will only be able to unlock and use the Shell abilities after discovering its name, which can be done by spending Tar.

Can you play without a Shell?

Players may choose to skip using Shells on their playthrough for a more challenging experience in which case they will have to fight as the Foundling, which can withstand only 1 hit. Additionally, the game features unique dialogue when speaking with NPCs while not in a Shell.

In order to renounce all shells, you'll need to visit the Strange Altar located at Fallgrim. Interact with the altar and you'll renounce all Shells and acquire a unique Black Skin for your Foundling.

 

How to obtain Shades (skins) for each Shell

Players can obtain 3 Skins per Shell and two for the Foundling. This is done by feeding different items to Gorf the frog.

 

List of Shells in Mortal Shell

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Harros, the Vassal

An armored shell that provides a good balance between defense and attack

Durability: 5/10
Stamina: 5/10
Resolve: 5/10 (4 Bars)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Tiel, the Acolyte

 A light Shell with high stamina and mobility, but with low health. It has a unique shadow dodge mechanic.

Durability: 3/10
Stamina: 10/10
Resolve: 2/10 (2 Bars)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Solomon, the Scholar
Solomon, the Scholar

 A heavy Shell with high resolve and durability, but with middling Stamina. 

Durability: 7/10
Stamina: 5/10
Resolve: 10/10 (5 Bars)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Eredrim, the Venerable
Eredrim, the Venerable

 A heavy Shell with high durability, but with very low Resolve and stamina. 

Durability: 10/10
Stamina: 3/10
Resolve: 3/10 (3 Bars)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Hadern, the Deliverer

Available with The Virtuous Cycle DLC

Durability: 6/10
Stamina: 7/10
Resolve: 3/10 (3 Bars)

 

 

All Shell Abilities in Mortal Shell

Name
Shell
Tar
Glimpse
Effect

Accretion of Dominance

Harros 1000 6 For a short Time after hardening, enemies killed have a chance to drop an additional glimpse

Accretion of Resolve

Harros 2500 15 Hard cooldown is reduced by 25%

Accretion of Endurance

Harros 3000 20 Harding causes Harro's stamina to rapidly refill.

Accretion of Ascent

Harros 500 2 Killing two enemies in quick succession resets your harden cooldown.
 

Accretion of Inheritance

Harros 1100 8 Hardening lasts for twice as long upon being broken

Accretion of Foresight

Harros 500 2 Picking up a Glimpse has a chance to restore some health.

Accretion of Yearning

Harros 1100 8 Adds a chance for enemies to drop an additional glimpse on death.

Recollection of Knowledge

Harros 2500 15 Harden in the air to create a devestating area of impact upon landing. Foes killed by the blast may drop an additional glimpse.

Recollection of Strength

Harros 1000 6 Put your enemies off balance with a powerful kick.

Recollection of Death

Harros 4000 25 Regain last chance upon defeating enough foes. 

Accretion of Foresight

Tiel 500 2 On Empowered Riposte, Tiel will sometimes release a poisonous cloud.

Accretion of Ascent

Tiel 1100 8 20% Chance to lose stamina instead of HP on taking damage.

Accretion of Endurance

Tiel 500 2 Gain a damage bonus when low on stamina

Accretion of Resolve

Tiel 3000 20 Sprinting doesn't consume Tiel's stamina

Accretion of Inheritance

Tiel 2500 15 Striking a poisoned enemy increases the chances Tiel's other passives will trigger.

Accretion of Dominance

Tiel 1100 8 On killing an enemy, Tiel gains a buff which poisons enemies on hit. Lose this buff when you are hit.

Accretion of Yearning

Tiel 1000 9 Taking poison damage heals you for a portion of the damage which would have been dealt.

Recollection of Death

Tiel 4000 25 Regain last chance upon defeating enough foes.

Recollection of Knowledge

Tiel 2500 15 Harden in the air to create a devastating area of impact upon landing. Tiel creates a poison cloud when a foe is struck.

Recollection of Strength

Tiel 1000 6 Put your enemies off balance with a powerful kick.

Accretion of Resolve

Eredrim 1100 8 Eredrim gains an execution stack upon killing an enemy, each stack increases base attack damage. Stacks are lost when separating from Eredrim.

Accretion of Endurance

Eredrim 1000 6 Eredrim's Max HP is increased by 15%

Accretion of Ascent

Eredrim 1100 8 Eredrim's attacks deal additional poise damage, causing enemies to stagger more frequently.

Accretion of Inheritance

Eredrim 2500 15 Eredrim deals extra damage against enemies who are alone.

Accretion of Yearning

Eredrim 500 2 Eredrim is occasionally able to resist being knocked down. 

Accretion of Foresight

Eredrim 500 2 On kill, Eredrim gains a buff which reduces damage taken by 5% for 10 seconds. 

Accretion of Dominance

Eredrim 3000 20 Upon reclaiming Eredrim your next attack will deal massive damage, sometimes exploding your enemies into a bloody mist. 

Recollection of Knowledge

Eredrim 2500 15 Harden in the air to create a devastating area of impact upon landing. Eredrim's hulking size causes a blast with a larger radius and more force.

Recollection of Strength

Eredrim 1000 6 Put your enemies off balance with a powerful kick.

Recollection of Death

Eredrim 4000 25 Regain last chance upon defeating enough foes.

Accretion of Resolve

Solomon 2500 15 When holding a sacred gland Solomon gains 25 maximum health, when not holding a gland Solomon gains one maximum resolve segment

Accretion of Endurance

Solomon 500 2 Solomon has a chance to heal on using a weapon ability to slay an enemy.

Accretion of Ascent

Solomon 3000 20 Killing an enemy with an empowered riposte has chance to restore all resolve.

Accretion of Inheritance

Solomon 1100 8 Solomon gains a small amount of resolve when being struck while hardened.

Accretion of Foresight

Solomon 1100 8 Solomon becomes familiar with items more quickly and gains a glimpse on reading lore for the first time.

Accretion of Dominance

Solomon 1000 6 The duration of time enemies remain hardened when you are separated from Solomon is increased.

Accretion of Yearning

Solomon 500 2 When talking to an NPC, Solomon gains a segment of resolve.

Recollection of Knowledge

Solomon 2500 15 Harden in the air to create a devastating area of impact upon landing. Solomon gains resolve when a foe is struck by the blast.

Recollection of Death

Solomon 4000 25 Regain last chance upon defeating enough foes. 

Recollection of Strength

Solomon 1000 6 Put your enemies off balance with a powerful kick.

Accretion of Resolve

Hadern 1,100 8 Hadern is able to enhance one of his other abilities.

Accretion of Endurance

Hadern 1,000 6 Hadern gains a Deflect stack upon parrying an enemy. Stacks are lost upon being separated from your shell.

Accretion of Ascent

Hadern 1,100 8 Hadern is able to recollect one of Harros's abilities.

Accretion of Inheritance

Hadern 2,500 15 Hadern is able to recollect one of Solomon's abilities.

Accretion of Yearning

Hadern 500 2 Hadern is able to recollect one of Eredrim's abilities.

Accretion of Foresight

Hadern 500 2 Hadern is able to recollect one of Tiel's abilities.

Accretion of Dominance

Hadern 3,000 20 Hadern gains a Riposte stack upon riposting an enemy. Stacks are lost upon getting damaged.

Recollection of Knowledge

Hadern 2,500 15 Hadern can Harden in the air.

Recollection of Strength

Hadern 1,000 6 Hadern can either kick or throw knives.

Recollection of Death

Hadern 4,000 25 Hadern gains an ability upon defeating enough foes.



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