Ember is a Multiplayer Item and a consumable in Dark Souls 3.



No Unkindled can ever truly claim the embers that burn within a champion’s bosom, which is precisely what makes their yearning for warmth so keen.

Gain the strength of flame and increase max HP until death.

With the strength of fire, the summoning signs of Unkindled become visible, and seekers of embers can be summoned to join in co-operation. But beware the embers may also attract invaders."


Ember Usage

In order to summon other players, a Ember must be used to obtain the power of the Lord of Cinder. It is the equivalent of Humanity or Human Effigy in other Souls games. Using an Ember allows one to become a multiplayer host. When in Enkindled mode, the character's appearance will change, and the following effects will be available until death:

  • Maximum HP boosted by 30%.
  • Able to summon other players via soul sign
  • Able to be invaded by other players
  • Icons next to gauges change

Ember Locations

  • 9x sold by Shrine Handmaid for 2,500 souls each.
  • 2x sold by the Shrine Handmaid in Untended Graves for 2,500 souls each.
  • 7x sold by Greirat of the Undead Settlement for 2,000 souls each.
    • 3x sold after freeing him.
    • 4x added to his stock after sending him to pillage Irithyll.
    • 6x are also added to the Shrine Handmaid's stock after Greirat's failed pillage trip to Lothric, when you give her his ashes.
  • Rarely dropped by Black Knights.
  • Commonly dropped by Lothric Knights in Lothric Castle.
  • Dropped by Carthus Swordsman.
  • Embers can also be dropped by red-eyed enemies. However these enemies are often much stronger than their normal counterparts, assumedly to make farming embers more challenging.


  • 2x at Cemetery of Ash:
    • 1x behind a dog on a path to the right of the entrance of Firelink Shrine (video location)
    • 1x directly above the shrine entrance, on a corpse behind two sleeping hollows.
  • 5x at High Wall of Lothric:
    • 2x guaranteed drop from the two Pus of Man enemies, 1 from each, after they transform.
    • 1x on a body in front of the unlocked tower entrance, underneath the fire breathing dragon.
    • 2x near the fountain and the dead remains of Lothric Knights, in the area where you fight the Winged Knight. (video location).
  • 5x at Undead Settlement:
    • 1x on a small hill behind the burning tree with worshipping undead crowd (video location).
    • 1x in front of the white birch tree in the graveyard ahead of the Dilappidated Bridge bonfire.
    • 1x near a dog at the bottom of the stairs that leasds to the Curse-Rotted Greatwood shortcut.
    • 1x on the small stone bridge next to the sewer entrance, beneath the Cliff Underside bonfire.
    • 1x at the very bottom of the tower, in the room you encounter the Boreal Outrider Knight.
  • 2x at Road of Sacrifices:
    • 1x on a corpse on a mound next to a Corvian Storyteller, at the entrance to the Halfway Fortress bonfire.
    • 1x on a corpse by the campfire next to the ruins, after where you can summon mad phantom Holy Knight Hodrick.
  • 4x at Cathedral of the Deep:
    • 1x outside near the first unlocked cathedral entrance, in front of a crowd of worshippers.
    • 1x up a ladder on a balcony above the first giant, behind a crossbow sniper.
    • 1x in the room with the Deep Accursed ambush.
    • 1x on a balcony above the giants, behind some worship benches, near the boss entrance.
  • 4x at Farron Keep:
    • 1x next to the white birch, close to the Keep Ruins bonfire.
    • 2x found on 2 corpses close to the Stray Demon.
    • 1x in front of a sitting Ghru, close to the Abyss Watchers entrance.
  • 3x at Catacombs of Carthus:
    • 1x on a corpse in the middle of the staircase with the rolling Skeleton Ball. (video location).
    • 1x on a corpse in a room to the left of the second skeleton ball is, guarded by 2 shotel-wielding skeletons. It is behind a hole in the floor that leads down to some wheel skeletons. (video location).
    • 1x on a corpse near the barred gate, in the room Knight Slayer Tsorig invades. It is after the room with the giant rats / bonewheel enemies, under the second bonfire (video location).
  • 4x at Smouldering Lake:
    • 1x on a corpse against the fence, straight ahead of the entrance, in the first room you get to after the Demon Ruins bonfire. (video location)
    • 1x on a corpse at the end of a small one-way corridor below the Old King's Antechamber bonfire. (video location)
    • 1x on a corpse reached through an illusory wall next to Old King’s Antechamber bonfire. In the corridor behind the wall, head left, and then jump over the hole behind the Estus Shard to reach it. (video location)
    • 1x in the lava pit where the Sacred Flame pyromancy is located, beneath the black knight who's guarding the ladder to the balista.
  • 5x at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley:
    • 1x on a corpse by a tree, reached by heading down the stairs on the left side, just before the Pontiff Sulyvahn boss fog gate (video location).
    • 3x on 3 corpses in the area with all the giants, past the Pontiff Sulyvahn bossfight.
    • 1x on a corpse next to the elevator lever near the darkmoon tomb.
  • 2x at Irithyll Dungeon: On 2 corpses on each side of the bridge support, in the middle of the room with all the patrolling Jailers.
  • 1x at Profaned Capital: In a chest at the bottom of the staircase, outside the entrance to Yhorm the Giant.
  • 0x at Anor Londo.
  • 0x at Consumed King's Garden.
  • 0x at Untended Graves.
  • 8x at Lothric Castle:
    • 1x on a corpse right next to the Dragon Barracks bonfire.
    • 1x on a corpse at the top of the first short staircase right beneath the dragons.
    • 1x on a corpse hanging over the railing near the main portcullis, beneath the dragons.
    • 1x on a corpse on the left side of the staircase inside the portcullis.
    • 4x guaranteed? drops 2 from each of the "pus" that have infected the dragons.
  • 1x at Grand Archives: On a corpse beside the Undead Bone Shard, inside the broken window after going through the gargoyle roof section.
  • 4x at Archdragon Peak:
    • 1x on a corpse right next to the Archdragon Peak bonfire.
    • 2x on 2 corpses at the dead end on the right hand side stairs of the Ancient Wyvern.
    • 1x on a corpse directly beneath the Great Belfry bonfire.


Notes and Trivia

  • A single ember is granted for every time the player successfully aids another in a critical battle. In addition, the player will becomes Enkindled if he is not already in this mode.
  • If you invade another player while embered and succeed you will be rewarded with an ember in addition to the usual invasion reward.
  • Lothric Castle first bonfire is the ideal farming location for Ember, as they are extremely vulnerable to parrying, backstabbing and Great Chaos Fire Orb.


    • 17 Apr 2017 02:51  

      By the end of my first playthrough, I had 67 embers. Maybe they shouldn't be so common. I think with these and the other ~67 embers I'll receive on ng+, I think this character is set for life.

      • 25 Mar 2017 17:51  

        What does 3 Embers icone mean when they are next to a travel location becuase I have no idear. When I was playing they poped up by the "Catacombe of Carthus" and also at "High Lord Wolnir" the link below is the image.

        • 30 Jan 2017 01:24  

          From software must have removed the ability to share embers in the last patch, which was a ridiculous move. Helping a new friend out by giving them embers so you can ACTUALLY play together just makes sense. Now if they run out after getting invaded 3 times in a row you can't play with your friend anymore. This has me so irritated right now. And I sure as heck don't need the 150 embers I have for anything else. Ugh..

          • 04 Nov 2016 16:53  

            I had an ember drop a few times from the regular non-red eyed lothric night outside of the Vordt of the Boreal Valley bonfire in the High Wall of Lothric, so it's not just the Lothric Castle versions that drop them.

            • Lothric Knights - Lothric Castle26 Aug 2016 13:22  

              Ember drops are NOT common here, change wiki, they are in fact a rare drop, even from the red eye knights in the castle.

              • Farming location06 Aug 2016 18:24  

                If you didn't reach Lothric Castle, the best place to farm embers would be at the Cruxifiction Woods:<br/><br/>When you go to the right of the ruins, there are 2 lycanthropes who often drop titanite shards and embers.

                • PvP issue, and solution.26 May 2016 15:52  

                  Players who invade other players have a tendency to get the host's attention and run into enemies to help the invader kill the host, there should be a patch to where the normal enemies will attack the Invaders as well to stop this trend so that fight are more honorable, and fair.

                  • getting embers of invasions16 May 2016 07:54  

                    i've won a red soap sign duel as a sunbro phantom a few times now--i got my ember RESTORED, but it's not actually giving me embers, even when i'm already embered. are consumable embers only for actual invasions or what?

                    • Embered Invader14 May 2016 04:27  

                      So I found out that you can keep your embered Maximum HP, when someone summons you to invade them like at the Pontiff bonfire. <br/>Can you not similarly regularly invade while embered?

                      • total hp with other %hp bonuses08 May 2016 11:31  

                        may be obvious from a careful reading of the description, but other %hp bonuses are calculated into max hp then that amount is multiplied by 1.3. Ex: if wearing life ring +3 and ring of favor +2, to calculate max hp it's (hp x 1.1 x 1.05)(1.3), not (hp x 1.1 x 1.05 x 1.3)

                        • Embers & NG +03 May 2016 22:03  

                          I have 25 embers and finished final boss. If I start new game plus will I keep all embers? Wiki says you keep consumables, so I assume yes but looking for confirmation

                          • "Lord of Cinder mode"29 Apr 2016 01:17  

                            As in many other places on the wiki, this is a fallacious reference. There is no reason to believe that using a common item like an ember magically makes you a lord of cinder. Please rename to the proper game definition of "Host of Embers/Ember mode" and do not assume on lore.

                            • Farming spots25 Apr 2016 20:35  

                              Try the Dragon Barracks and kill the red-eyed Lothric Knight near the bonfire, or the other bonfire in the castle (forgot the name) that spawns you behind two Lothric Knights. For a guaranteed and easier drop, try farming the Curse-Rotted Greatwood, High Lord Wjolnir, and Abyss Watchers, I get the most summons there, anf instanty, too.

                              • How to farm embers23 Apr 2016 17:28  

                                Just put down your summon sign in front of the cursed rotted boss fight and help them kill it pretty easy I farmed 60k souls 15 embers and 5 sunight metals in around 2 or less hours so average..

                                • Lothric knights, those are located in font of dancer fog gate, even the ordinary ones occasional drop embers :)17 Apr 2016 07:44  

                                  the redeyed one drops also quality upgrade stone as well :)

                                  • Mimicry16 Apr 2016 18:16  

                                    Is the ember effect seen by other players? Not the one on your body, but the small particles coming out of your body. Trying to blend in with the environment might be easier without obvious embers floating around you.

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