Dark Souls 3

Orbeck is a mage and an assassin. He is studying near the Crystal Sage boss fight, in the Road of Sacrifices. If you have at least 10 Intelligence, he’ll offer to join you and travel to Firelink Shrine. Orbeck’s pact with you is a promise to deliver him scrolls for study. Fail to do so by killing four bosses without giving him a single scroll and he departs forever. You can obtain the You...

Hodrick is a mad Hollow knight, a servant of the Mound Makers Covenant. It is possible to encounter him in a few locations throughout the game, as a Mound Maker PvP summon, or if you pursue Sirris questline, as a foe in her world. Reaching Hodrick in your world alive is tricky, to say the least. He resides in the Pit of Hollows, beneath the Rotted Greatwood. However, if you kill that boss, the...

Ludleth is one of the Lords of Cinder. He sits on top of his throne, in the Firelink Shrine. Talk to him early on to see how the small but ominous fellow is doing. Once you kill the Curse-rotted Greatwood, you should return to Ludleth and give him the Transposition Kiln that you receive from that boss. This lets Ludleth turn the special souls that you get from bosses into special items. Many a...

Leonhard usually spends time near the thrones for the Lords of Cinder (in Firelink Shrine). He first appears after you light the Tower on the Wall bonfire in the High Wall, or after defeating Vordt. Speak with him to acquire 5 Cracked Red-Eye Orbs, which can be used to invade other players as a hostile Red Phantom. Once you light the Cliff Underside bonfire in the Undead Settlement, or defeat ...

Karla is a witch who is imprisoned in Irithyll Dungeon. She’s inside a cell that you find when you’re almost all the way to the Profaned City. Get the key to her cell, unlock it, and talk to Karla. If you agree to let her out, she’ll go to the Firelink Shrine and teach powerful, dark magics there. There are Tomes that can’t be understood by Cornyx. Those are the ones that have to be gi...

Eygon is a warrior who is charged with guarding Irina. He’s a terse individual, and isn’t very friendly. However, he’ll do his job. If you release Irina from her cell (in the Undead Settlement), Eygon will agree to let her travel to the Firelink Shrine. Should you harm Irina, he’ll turn aggressive on you. If you purchase any Dark Miracles from Irina, she will fall to darkness, and Eygo...

Irina starts in the Undead Settlement, toward the very end of the region. She’s locked behind a door that can only be opened if you take the sewers all the way under the area. To open this, you need the Grave Key. Explore the cemetery, by the white birch. This is where the gigantic arrows strike. You find Ashes there that should be taken back to Firelink Shrine. Give them to the Shrine Hand...

Hawkwood is a desolate man who stays in the Firelink Shrine. You meet him at the beginning of the game, when you first arrive at the shrine. He likes to hang out near the thrones, sitting with his legs kicked over the side of a ledge. Speak with Hawkwood after defeating the Greatwood or Crystal Sage bosses to acquire a Heavy Gem. Defeat the Abyss Watchers and speak with him to acquire the Farr...

Greirat is locked in a small cell underneath the High Wall of Lothric. You find this dungeon by going to the Tower on the Wall Bonfire, climbing to the bottom of its tower, and exploring the hallway down there. To unlock Greirat, look for a Cell Key as you make your way toward the Winged Knight from Tower on the Wall, past the shapechanging cultist, down a ladder, and into a building at the bo...

Cornyx is a mage who is trapped in the Undead Settlement. Search for him in a cage that is above the road through town. You can’t get to it without finding a way up to the rooftops. Ironically, this means that you need to look for a path below the main road. As you cross a stone bridge Peasant Hollows ahead begin to throw Firebombs at you. That’s the right area. Drop off the side of the pa...

Anri is a very important NPC that you meet as you start working your way through the Road of Sacrifices. This NPC is going to be a man if you’re playing a female character, or a woman if you’re playing a male. Anri is a good person who is traveling with Horace, a quiet Knight. Anri seems like an honorable Unkinkled. Talk to Anri and Horace when you meet them. Horace gives you the Blue Sent...

Andre the Blacksmith begins in the Firelink Shrine and stays there the entire time. He serves multiple functions, with most of them allowing your character to become more powerful and to survive greater dangers. Bring him upgrade materials to improve your weapons and shields. Special, named Coals give him the ability to Infuse equipment in additional ways; he’ll be able to make them scale to...

The quests and stories in Dark Souls III are extremely hard to find and complete until you’ve already played the game (a few times, for most players). This chapter tells you how to make progress with a variety of the game’s NPCs. You learn about the gifts they give you, the dangers they pose, and so forth. Be warned that while we do not explicitly spoil the stories of each NPC, this chapter...

In addition to the many types of enemies you can encounter throughout Lothric, there are also other foes of a more human (or undead) persuasion. You can encounter them out in the wild as allies, enemies, summonable phantoms, or invaders. This table summarizes all of the notable encounters, and any unique drops or special notes about them. Be aware that, like the NPC chapter, reading this may spo...

Dark Spirits invade your world as red phantoms in some areas—these invasions are identical to an invasion by another player, with the obvious exception that these are AI controlled NPCs. Because the specific challenge of the phantom depends on their loadout, you may find yourself facing a heavily armored melee tank, a lightweight ranged caster, or a nimble melee dodger. The Undead Hunter Ch...