Dark Sigil is a Key Item in Dark Souls 3.

Dark Sigil

Dark Sigil

A black gaping hole in the flesh that resembles the brand of an Undead.

The darkness of humanity seeps from this bottomless pitch-back hole, the gap filled by the accumulation of the curse.

This Dark Sigil will never heal, but there is a tale told of a Fire Keeper who returned from the Abyss, and brought great comfort to a bearer of the curse.


Dark Sigil Locations

  • Five are given to you by Yoel of Londor each time you "tease out your inner strength".
  • Three are given to you if you decide to "marry" Anri of Astora

Dark Sigil Usage

  • You need all of the Dark Sigils to unlock the Usurpation of Fire ending.
  • Triggers levels of Hollowing upon death which can be tracked from the player status screen below player level. The amount of hollowing gained per death is equal to the number of Dark Sigils you have.
  • The five first Dark Sigils each unlocks a free soul level. After Yoel give you the first Dark Sigil, you may revisit him at 2, 6, 12, and 16 hollowing to gain these levels in exchange for another Dark Sigil.
  • If you heal the Dark Sigil before getting five free Soul levels from Yoel of Londor, he will no longer offer to "tease out your inner strength".

How to heal the Dark Sigil

  • The Dark Sigil may be healed by giving a Fire Keeper Soul to the Fire Keeper, which will allow her to heal your Dark Sigil.
  • The cost of healing the Dark Sigil is equal to the cost to gain a number of levels equal to the "free" levels gained with the Dark Sigil  (including the incrementally higher cost of the higher levels).
  • When the Dark Sigil is healed, all Dark Sigils are removed from your inventory, and your Character will no longer gain more Hollowing on death. As of a recent patch, this also cures your current level of Hollowing.
  • It is also automatically healed by starting a new NG. However you will keep your hollowing levels.
  • Removing the Dark Sigils will stop the Yuria of Londor quest.

How to reverse Hollowing

  • You can reverse hollowing with Purging Stones sold by Yuria of Londor.
  • Hollowing can also be reversed by spending souls equal to 100x your current level at the Altar of Velka, found in the sewers below the Undead Settlement. The sewers can be accessed by going down the stairs near the Cliff Underside bonfire and taking a right to follow the cliff face. If you have not yet explored the Settlement, the Undead Settlement guide has directions. You will require the grave key, purchasable from the Shrine Handmaid for 1500 souls upon giving the Mortician's Ashes. The locked gate is about halfway through the sewer, between the parties of rats. Unlock the gate, and take the first right. The altar will be straight ahead. Alternatively, you can also travel to the bottom of the cliff on the exit of the sewers (when you enter from the Cliff Underside bonfire side) and enter through a passage down there, requiring you to fight through a few skeletons to get to the altar. To cure Hollowing, request dissolution.
  • If you wish to access Velka without purchasing the key, you can drop down into the chasm just up from the bridge near cliff underside bonfire onto some steps that reduce the fall damage to survivable levels (with about 20-22 vigor when embered). Alternatively, the spell Spook  or the Silvercat Ring will prevent all the fall damage.

Notes and Trivia

  • If you don't receive the five Sigils before Yoel dies, you won't get Yuria of Londor to appear in your Firelink.


    • 27 Oct 2016 08:52  

      The cost of healing the Dark Sigil is equal to the cost to gain a number of levels equal to the "free" levels gained with the Dark Sigil (including the incrementally higher cost of the higher levels).


      • Free Dark Sigils03 Sep 2016 18:42  

        Hey guys does anyone know how to get dark sigils without leveling up? I have a build a couple levels away from the meta and I want to get the Yuria of Londor armor.

        • I didn't heal my dark sigils09 Jul 2016 09:29  

          And yet the disappeared I talked to yoel had him level me up twice then he stopped went to go kill myself at the foot of the high wall and came back and my he wouldn't level me up I check my hollow ingredients it's at 5 my dark sigils is gone and I never gave fire keepr soul nor purging stones game glitched on me bruh

          • Edit not showing20 Jun 2016 04:16  

            For some reason that bull***** about coop advice is still appearing in the live page even though it doesn't when you're in edit mode; can someone please help me clean some of the garbage (personal wild theories about why something happened don't belong in the live page)

            • High cost problem :(18 Jun 2016 09:10  

              I tired to heal my dark sigil but it costs more than my level required souls. The souls required to level up is 25000 but for healing the dark sigil is 133000. Can you help me please.

              • IMPORTANT! COOP GAMEPLAY!15 Jun 2016 13:36  

                You CAN summon a second hollowing friend for coop, IF you use a Dried Finger! However, this will make coop gameplay very tiring, as you will draw immense invasion attention.

                • Falling down the chasm needs correcting...09 Jun 2016 06:13  

                  You'll die with the Silver Cat Ring or Spook if the fall was already lethal. Example, if you survive a fall with 1HP, then they'll break the fall damage, if you fall an extra inch (making it lethal) then they won't protect you. I remember how many times I've died dropping down because the fall would've killed me naturally at full health.

                  • Forced to kill yourself seven times18 May 2016 20:12  

                    Basically the game forces you to kill yourself seven times just to unlock Yuria of Londor. FromSoft doesn't understand that there are players out there who are trying NOT to die. If death becomes so meaningless, it takes away any sense of danger in the game. This is basic immersion 101 FromSoft, come on. I would like to see them add another way of unlocking Yuria of Londor without being forced to kill yourself seven times.

                    • so this hollowing shiz...13 May 2016 12:13  

                      Its all looks right? 5 free levels at the cost of looking ugly, which wont mean anything if your covered in armor. Why remove it? There's a ring that restores your look right?

                      • dang.11 May 2016 13:32  

                        just wasted 30 hours of my life on my luck build. didn't know the most recent patch made it so healing the dark sigil also removes your hollowing, which screwed over all my hollow infused weapons

                        • Sigils in NG+25 Apr 2016 17:49  

                          As of now (patch 1.4) and earlier, Dark Sigils are removed when starting New Game+, making the 5 levels truly free, as long as you don't mind the beef jerky look. You can also go ahead and get 5 more free levels when you pick up Yoel again in your next playthrough

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