Alva, Seeker of the Spurned

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 3658 Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Murakumo

Alva, Seeker of the Spurned is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Alva, Seeker of the Spurned Information

  • Can be killed.
  • Invades just before the entrance of Irithyll Dungeon, if the player is e,mbered.
  • Cannot be summoned.



  • You can find Alva, Seeker of the Spurned at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley past the Distant Manor bonfire, on the staircase leading to the Irithyll Dungeon. Invades as a dark spirit in the entrance of the doorway leading to the Bonfire. The invasion is triggered the moment you set foot on the bridge outside the manor.
  • Alva does not invade if Yhorm has already been defeated. 
  • Alva does not spawn if Pontiff Sulyvahn has been killed. (Personally tested from NG through NG+ 6 and Alva has only spawned when Sulyvahn  still alive. -Gangisburrito)



Combat Information

  • Weak to ?? Damage.
  • Strong against ?? , ?? and ?? damage.
  • Weak Spot: ranged magic
  • Wields: Murakumo (RH) and a Arbalest crossbow (LH).
  • Mainly fights two-handed with weapon arts up close, switches to wielding one-handed with an off-hand crossbow at distance.
  • Uses the normal curved greatsword moveset and is easily staggered.
  • Alva doesn't heal. (needs confirmation)
  • The doorway back to the Distant Manor will be blocked by a fog wall during the invasion, so he must be fought at the cliff or inside the dungeon.
  • Be wary of falling off the nearby cliff if dodging. 
  • Can be easily killed by tossing an Alluring Skull near the edge of the cliff, he'll run right towards it and fall to his death.



No Dialogue



  • Alva's armor from Dark Souls 2 mentions "Alva crossed many a land in search of a cure for Saint Serreta's sickness, but failed and relinquished his knighthood. Alva was once wracked with guilt and remorse, but rediscovered his purpose in life with the aid of the witch who once plotted against him." Explaining (in a way) the change of title from "The Wayfarer" to "Seeker of the Spurned".
  • Alva is a female name but according to his armor, he is male.
  • Voice actors, chracter inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.



    • 14 Jan 2017 06:18  

      Alva does not spawn if Pontiff Sulyvahn has been killed. (Personally tested from NG through NG+ 6 and Alva has only spawned when Sulyvahn still alive. -Gangisburrito)

      This is wrong. I've killed Sylvan, cleared londo, went back to the dungeon and alva invaded.

      • 15 Dec 2016 02:30  

        if you keep your distance for too long, he will heal. Tested in NG+ with yhorm and the pontiff alive. I dont think its often in the RNG that he does however, only if you keep your distance. I soiled myself the first time because i was almost pushed off the edge so swung like a chicken and ran for it, watched him heal when i was far up the hill...

        • 11 Dec 2016 11:22  

          Why are From so terrible at balancing NPC invaders? In DS1, they're treated more or less as normal invaders in terms of health and damage, making them incredibly easy to deal with. In DS2 and 3, they're ridiculously souped up with impossible stats, with many thousands of hitpoints and dealing simply ridiculous damage. Find a balance between them! You're telling me that Alva can deal 800 damage with an R1 of a murakumo, but to prevent Sirris from being TOO GOOD you have her hit 50 damage? Transparent and inelegant.

          • OP24 Aug 2016 07:04  

            Ok so it took 5 crystal soul spear, 2 homing soul mass and 1 black fire orb while 2 shots from him and I'm dead WTF you're telling me she/he has over 4500 points of health ??!!

            • NG+513 Aug 2016 16:32  

              You can tell he's a Dark Souls 2 NPC because he will kill you in one 2 R1 combo and takes about a hundred to kill, but is fortunately dumb enough to be pushed off the cliff constantly. GG From

              • Can't get Alva to invade?28 Jun 2016 12:17  

                Does Alva not invade if you've killed pontiff? since it's a different area i assumed i could still get Alva to invade but they just wont appear. i haven't killed Yhorm yet either.

                • Lore14 May 2016 12:17  

                  Alva, seeker of the spurned. Loved a witch. He's just outside of the dungeon where Karla is, her ashes claim she is "spurned" and is being searched for. Could this be the witch that he fell in love with? Wonder how she would react if you rescued her wearing alvas set

                  • After all the lore from ds209 May 2016 00:22  

                    So many items referenced him, saint, and witch but you never get to see them. He shows up here in 3 and I just murdered him. Reduced his health to a sliver with poison and in the end he casually walks into my darkhand and let's his soul be robbed.

                    • Weird situation with Alva30 Apr 2016 22:21  

                      First time i've met Alva he kicked me out with a critical swing, in my agony when reading "You died", i saw that suddenly i got the murakumo and the "dark spirit vanquished" message popped up, when returning to get my souls he wasn't there, is it possibe that he killed himself?

                      • Way of the Blue26 Apr 2016 04:24  

                        I was summoned as a blue for someone who got invaded by Alva but he wasn't even spawned yet when I arrived in the world. I killed Alva for him and received nothing but wasted time.

                        • Does indeed not invade if Yhorm is defeated.25 Apr 2016 20:02  

                          <br/>Was invaded by Alva on one character before encountering Yhorm (was obv. embered). Was NOT invaded when I went back on a much further progressed character (I was not embered apon that character's first enterence to Irithyll Dungeon).

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