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, an 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


  • 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

  • Embers - in terms of effect - are a combination of Humanity from Dark Souls I and Human Effigies from Dark Souls II, but are most similar to Stones of Ephemeral Eyes from Demon's Souls
  • 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 Lothric Knights there are extremely vulnerable to parrying, backstabbing and Great Chaos Fire Orb.


    • Anonymous

      06 Mar 2018 01:56  

      "Lothric Castle first bonfire is the ideal farming location for Ember, as Lothric Knights there are extremely vulnerable to parrying, backstabbing and Great Chaos Fire Orb."

      THE DANCER BONFIRE IS WAY BETTER!!!! KILL THE TWO OUTSIDE WITH 1 Great Chaos Fire Orb each then homeward and repeat, A LOT FASTER... how can you guys not know this after years... i started playing a week ago...

      • Anonymous

        01 Mar 2018 08:06  

        Tbh the black knights at untended graves are the best if you want embers...i wanted their sword but the *****ers keep dropping embers

        • Anonymous

          14 Feb 2018 08:13  

          The Lothric caste farm is not bad, though I wouldn't call it a "common" drop. I just did about 25 runs and got about 8 Embers, a few chunks, a sunlight medal and a crap-load of armor, shields and shards. So essentially 8 embers from 75 Lothric knights.

          No doubt you would get better results with gold coins, but that seems like a waste.

          • Anonymous

            29 Jan 2018 03:54  

            It's nice that the pages to certain enemies you linked on this page just don't exist. You're doing a good job

            • Anonymous

              29 Jan 2018 03:51  

              It's nice that you included drop rates and such things. It's very helpful knowing that this enemy "rarely" drops embers, or that enemy "commonly" drops it. Or that this enemy drops it with an unspecified drop rate. Well done.

              • Anonymous

                02 Sep 2017 18:31  

                So assuming max vigor and 1400hp, does an ember, +3 Life Ring and +3 RoF give 46% more hp, or 2044 total hp?

                • Anonymous

                  30 Aug 2017 15:07  

                  I'd be interested in buying embers from anyone with a hundred or so to spare. Psn smellerbee2000. Paypal. Make offer :)

                  • Anonymous

                    31 May 2017 06:17  

                    "Lothric Castle first bonfire is the ideal farming location for Ember, as they are extremely vulnerable to parrying, backstabbing and Great Chaos Fire Orb."

                    I had no clue you could parry an Ember.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 May 2017 00:14  

                      Common my ass was just spent 30 mins farming those knights and I got 1 ember. 1. Not what I would call common 1 in 10 or 15 mins would be common

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Apr 2017 08:51  

                        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.

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Mar 2017 22:51  

                          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.

                          • Anonymous

                            30 Jan 2017 07:24  

                            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..

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Jan 2017 01:55  

                              Killed that knight at lothric castle bonfire about 10 times (symbol of avarice + crystal sage rapier) = 3 embers. maybe just lucky dont know

                              • Anonymous

                                31 Dec 2016 04:19  

                                Did they patch dropping embers for other players or can only hosts drop them??? Cause it wont let my phoantom friend drop them!!

                                • Anonymous

                                  01 Dec 2016 11:02  

                                  The final boss should grant an ash that unlocks unlimited embers at the shrine maiden, in my opinion. It makes sense, given the bonfire and all.

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