Blacksmith Andre

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
600 0 Firelink Shrine Nothing

Blacksmith Andre is an NPC in Dark Souls 3 located in the Firelink Shrine. Interacting with him allows the player to upgrade, infuse, and repair Weapons, Shields, and Catalysts. Estus Shards scattered throughout Lothric can be given to Andre to increase the player's total Estus charges (up to a total of fifteen). In addition, Andre allows the player to adjust the amount of charges granted to the Estus, and Ashen Estus flasks.

Blacksmith Andre Information

  • Interacting with Andre for the first time grants the 'Hurrah!' gesture.
  • Similar to the Fire Keeper, Andre can be killed and will respawn. However, upon respawning, he will refuse to enhance or upgrade the player's equipment until the next NG cycle.
  • In the dark Firelink Shrine in the Untended Graves, the Blacksmith Hammer is located where Andre normally resides.





See also: Andre (鍛冶屋アンドレイ)

First encounter

Well, a newcomer I see.
I am Andre, I serve in this shrine as a humble smith forging new weapons.
You're in search of the Lords of Cinder, I trust?
A toilsome journey, I wager.  You'll require good arms.
Let me smith y' weapons.  I am a smith, such is my purpose.


When leaving

Prithee, be careful. I don't want to see m' work squandered!.


"Talk" command

Weapons and protection are sturdy enough, by and large.
But when overused, they'll eventually break.
When their durability is low, repair becomes a necessity.
Use a powder, or simply rest at a bonfire.
But should chance impel them break, bring them to me.
I'll hammer 'em back into shape.
They take no pleasure in breaking, I assure y'.
So handle them with care, if y' would."


There are two ways to smith weapons.
Simple reinforcement is one, and infusion the other.
Reinforcement is straightforward. It strengthens a weapon without altering its property.
Infusion is a more advanced form of smithing that infuses an element.
Reinforcement requires titanite, and infusion requires gems.
Bring the stones and I'll do the smithing.
It's m' purpose, afterall!
In battle, y' weapons are yer only friends.  Forge them well, and they won't let y' down."


Oh, by the by.
If you find any Estus Shards, bring 'em 'ere.
They can be used to reinforce either of y' Estus Flasks.
Without those flasks, you'd want for life or focus.
And they'll always stay with y', why not treat 'em well?"


About Coals

Ahh, another matter.
Infusing weapons with gems requires a special kind of coal.
My humble coals won't be any use infusing more unusual gems.
I know, it's an awful shame, but it's all I have.
Oh, please, don't give me that look.
Believe it or not, I'm quite thin-skinned."

Giving the Farron Coal

"Oh, my... this coal is from the Undead Legion...
Used to forge the weapons of Farron's Abyss Watchers.
A fine prize.  I'm honoured to be endured with it.
Now I'll be equipped to infuse special gems.
Praise the gods, eh.  Time to put this brawn to use!"


Giving the Sage's Coal

Well, well... What's the Undead Legion doing with a coal such as this?
I'd heard one of the Crystal Sages had sided with Farron's Abysss Watchers.
I suppose it must be true.
You should know, this coal is imbued with magic. First one I've ever seen.
Hardly a surprise is it? I've never been one for books or wise men."


Giving the Profaned Coal

Lords... Where didye hap'n upon this coal?
This is much too dark. I see the Abyss in it...
Yet, a smith I remain. I won't turn down a request.
But forget not,
Your fight is for the flame, and for y' fellow kin. Just like mine.
A cursed fate this may be, but hope remains, does it not?"


Giving the Giant's Coal

My, my. the coal of that peaceful giant...
Seems like ages past... I imagine his passing was long ago.
I miss the old bugger, I do.
My thanks. I'll be sure this coal is put to good use.
I'll be smithing weapons never afore seen by the likes of y'.
It's but a small service, to pay my humble respects"


Twinkling Dragon Torso Stone

Oh, you've returned. I was hoping to see y'.
That crestfallen arse Hawkwood, he handed me this.
He's changed a great deal since he left this place.
Graven of face, he asked me to give it y'. (swordgrass)
Well, now that that task is concluded...
What would y' ha' me smith today?"


Attacking him

Enough of that!"

Killing him

Beshrew your heart..."

Talking after killing him

Overstep not your bounds, cousin. I may serve, but I'm no slave. I have business I must attend, begone." 



  • Voice actors, chracter inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.
  • Due to the dialogue from Andre when he is given the Giant's Coal, we can confirm that it is the same Andre from Dark Souls.
  • If you kill yourself with the weaponart of the Katana Bloodlust in front of him he will dissapear but reapear when you respawn. This also happens if you die by the pyromancy Power Within. This is probably a graphical bug.



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    • 29 Apr 2017 18:19  

      "If you kill yourself with the weaponart of the Katana Bloodlust in front of him he will disappear but reappear when you respawn. This also happens if you die by the pyromancy Power Within. This is probably a graphical bug." It's not just those two. For the symbol of Aravice, while I was debating with myself on what to reinforce while having it equipped, I died and the disappeared until I respawned. Thus, I think it's dying in front of him in general or kys'ing infront of him.

      • 06 Apr 2017 22:37  

        So I killed him by accident right? And I was pretty upset that I can't upgrade anything untill my next run. So I tried absolving my sins at the Velka statue in the Undead Settlement, and wouldn't you know it, he's back to normal. Good bit of knowledge there!

        • 29 Jan 2017 20:50  

          It might not be the same andre it might be a different one since there are deceased blacksmiths that look similar in dark souls 1 where we find embers to imbue our weapons with

          • Andre's age16 Aug 2016 10:57  

            How many years old is Andre? Due to Anor Londo look, it seems that this game is really a lot of years after Dark Souls 1. So, how is Andre still alive?

            • please help25 Jul 2016 21:25  

              after i get the twinkeling dragon torso stone, i go to the firelink shrine like im supposed to to talk with andre, where he should give me hawkwood's swordgrass, i have the stone, and the old fart wont do the dialouge. what do i do? hawkwood isn't leaving and andre won't talk about hawkwood leaving.

              • help plz23 Jul 2016 01:18  

                I already talked to Andre (in fact i'm in new game plus) but i didn't get his gesture... anyone might know what happened? if it's a bug or something^

                • So found a bug06 Jul 2016 23:53  

                  I killed andre and my first thought was okay just gotta go to velka and request absolution but it says you have not sinned anyone else have this problem

                  • Bug?31 May 2016 16:44  

                    I encountered what I believe to be a bug where I no longer have the option to infuse with poison, sharp or heavy. It's as if i never gave him the Farron coal even though the coal is no longer in my world and is not in my inventory. I'm not sure what cause it but neither resting at a bonfire nor quitting and reloading has resolved this.

                    • Post-death dialogue?01 May 2016 14:16  

                      If you kill him when you have the option to start new-game plus, then rest at a bonfire, he says something unique. Him and the handmaiden say something pertaining to your actions, the handmaiden acknowledges that she is undead and will just keep coming back or something. Should try and find it again.

                      • Hawkwood's sword grass01 May 2016 05:11  

                        I didn't realize andre was saying something and I mashed through it, but someone should try and get his dialogue from when he gives you the hawkwood swordgrass up here too

                        • Estus01 May 2016 02:42  

                          I keep upgrading my estus flask I currently have 10 estus flasks now. But how do I make the flasks more powerful like old games. Like a plus 4 sign next to them.

                          • He gave me a Wolf's Blood Swordglass27 Apr 2016 06:19  

                            For some reason, he just gave me that item as I initiated dialogue with him. Unfortunately, I did not expect this and as usual automatically skipped through the dialogue, so I don't know what he said. I don't see a record of this happening here or on the item's page. Is this a part of some quest? I've already beaten the final boss (standard ending, no dark sigils) and I was exploring the Archdragon Peak, where I've done pretty much everything but ring the bell. I've also sacrificed the only Swordglass you can find in the world (the one that you find near soup in the swamp) some time before this. Anyone know what this has to do with and what does he say?

                            • Late Game Dialogue [Very Minimal Spoiler]22 Apr 2016 06:04  

                              So, without spoiling too much, after you bring him the Giant's Coal from deeper within the Boreal Valley, he has an interesting piece of dialogue that will definitely cause a major mind f&$% and be a major piece of hard-to-rebuke speculation.

                              • Why is he here?19 Apr 2016 20:58  

                                Has it been discovered yet why he is here? could it just be that he wanted to move on from his last location?<br/>I feel like the lack of dialog with him throughout the game is just typical of dark souls not wanting to give to much away and let us figure it out the hard way haha.

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