Knight Slayer Tsorig

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
~1000 4,000

Catacombs of Carthus

Smouldering Lake

Knight Slayer's Ring

Fume Ultra Greatsword

Black Iron Greatshield

Knight Slayer Tsorig is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.


Knight Slayer Tsorig Information

  • Killable.
  • Invades you shortly after the first bonfire within the catacombs, near the bridge approaching High Lord Wolnir. Wolnir must still be alive for the invasion to occur. However, if he is still alive, he can still be killed after Wolnir is dead.
  • If you kill him or he kills you, you obtain the gesture: "My thanks!" which is "War Cry" from Dark Souls 2.


  • Can be summoned for the Old Demon King boss fight, only after he has been killed as an invader (killing his NPC form will not cause the sign to appear). The sign is in a corner of the Demon Ruins bonfire room.  Note that Tsorig can be summoned even after you kill him in person near the lava pond, assuming you killed his dark spirit form in the Catacombs.


  • Invades in the Catacombs of Carthus. The quickest way to get the invasion is to follow the skeleton boulder from the bonfire, and take the doorway just to the right of where the boulder hits the wall. Tsorig will invade upon you entering this hallway, attempting to trap you between the doorway and a wall of iron bars.
  • You can find him in Smouldering Lake (as a hostile NPC, not a phantom), near the Demon Ruins/Old Kings Antechamber bonfires. He is found under the bridge over the lava pool which leads to the ballista. After the basilisk room, instead of going up the stairs to the bridge, look left instead. There's a pathway leading down to where Tsorig is waiting.

Combat Information

  • Health: NG (~1000), NG+ (1694), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)


  • Tsorig can be stunlocked by most weapons with poise damage.
    Knight Slayer Tsorig will attack the Black Knight on the bridge above him. Lead him up the stairs and let them fight.
    • The first of the two to land the first hit will usually win, allowing you to either take on a weakened Tsorig or Black Knight.
    • As he is fighting the Black Knight, the player can use Force to push him into the lava.
  • He will blindly chase you into the lava. If low enough on health, he will likely die (even if you die, as he will always use his gesture after killing you). His items will then appear on the shoreline when you respawn. You MUST hit him at least once, before he dies to lava, or he will remain alive after you revive.
    • The pyromancy Flash Sweat can help immensely if you decide to use this strategy, as it reduces the chance of you dying in the lava.
  • Tsorig is summonable from the Demon Ruins bonfire, it is possible to bring him where he spawns as a hostile to help you kill himself (do note that he is not good at avoiding the Basilisks' curse gas, so you may wish to kill them before summoning him to avoid him dying to curse before getting to his human form). Great Swamp Cuculus can also be summoned and brought to the fight, though may have more trouble against Tsorig than phantom Tsorig.
  • In order to easily kill Tsorig's Invader form just open the gate blocking the path to the destructable bridge first. Trigger the invasion by using an Ember by the raised gate, and as soon as Tsorig starts moving towards you sprint to the bridge and damage it so it breaks once you are across it. The invader's NPC pathing will make Tsorig walk across the now destroyed bridge, causing him to fall to his death.




  • None. He does not speak.


  • He is visually similar to Black Iron Tarkus, from Dark Souls 1, however unlike Tarkus he uses the Fume Ultra Greatsword, an item obtainable in Dark Souls 2, via the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC.


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    • Anonymous

      23 Feb 2018 04:22  

      If Tsorig starts two handing, you better hope to God that he does the weapon art. The weapon art has bad tracking, so you can just circle and get a backstab

      • Anonymous

        19 Feb 2018 17:55  

        If you summon him to fight himself, after winning the phantom acts upset and refuses to face you or follow you out of the area unless you engage the black knight in combat

        • Anonymous

          06 Feb 2018 01:07  

          I was invaded by a player in the area Tsorig invades, with the same name. I thought that was Tsorig as I had never seen him before. I continued on and fought the boss. Is Anri of Astora's quest ruined now?

          • Anonymous

            28 Jan 2018 08:15  

            Best way to kill him is to fake him and make him swing twice it's easy not like have lol psn.... auston_powers ......oh behave

            • Anonymous

              02 Jan 2018 12:38  

              I made him fight the black Knight, he killed it in two shot then one shot me... should i get more Health ? xD

              • Anonymous

                27 Dec 2017 02:06  

                I kept him and the swamp person alive in the demon king battle and they both walked into the posion. I know doing that I can go and get the cornyx armor yet does that mean anything new from him?

                • Anonymous

                  16 Dec 2017 17:56  

                  Had him fight the Greataxe Black Knight. The knight literally launched him into the lava, and went in after him. Both dead, not a single R1 was pressed.

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Dec 2017 04:00  

                    He triggered my Tears of Denial and did the 'My Thanks!' taunt early, leaving him open to a finishing backstab. Even if it was an NPC, it was satisfying to punish him for celebrating way too early.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Oct 2017 16:56  

                      If you kill the NPC version he can still be summoned if you don't reload the area with a bonfire or any kind of fast travel. You can go kill him on your way to turn off the ballista, run all the way back and summon him.

                      Did this on PC in offline mode, went to kill him, killed him, realized I hadn't killed old Demon king, went to turn off the ballista, came back and saw his sign when I looked to see thinking it would be gone. I don't know what happens if you reload the area if it's there or not, I didn't try.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Sep 2017 00:05  

                        Does not invade if you kill the NPC version first even if Wolnir is still alive... at least for me. You get the ring from the NPC though, but no summon for the Old Demon King fight.

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Aug 2017 01:11  

                          Everyone is in this comment section talking about the easiest way to kill, and I'm just like OMG watch this stupid video it's about halfway through.


                          • Anonymous

                            22 Jul 2017 15:16  

                            Easiest cheese way to kill the hostile NPC version is to throw alluring skulls into the lava from the bridge above it (where the Black Knight is, on the other side). Took two skulls before he died.

                            • Anonymous

                              04 Jul 2017 06:10  

                              Tsorig just won't invade me. I'm embered and Wolnir is still alive; Im offline on my computer, but that didn't stop Hodrick from invading me. What the hell's his deal?

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