Knight Slayer Tsorig

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
~1000 4000

Catacombs of Carthus

Smouldering Lake

Knight Slayer's Ring


Fume Ultra Greatsword

Black Iron Greatshield

(Hostile NPC)

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.
  • 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.


  • 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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    • 26 Feb 2017 05:30  

      His sing appears after the first fight in the catacombs. I haven't killed him in smouldering lake but his sign was there a the demon ruins bonfire (I think thats's the name of it)

      • 03 Jan 2017 00:03  

        Smashed him the second fight. He got lucky and landed the one attack that one shots you first attempt. Didn't get a hit on my second try. Attacks are so easy to dodge.

        • 13 Dec 2016 11:42  

          When you encounter him in the flesh, luring the Black Knight from across the bridge and down to Tsorig, is extremely effective. I kept dying to him, and finally tried just doing this method. They went at it for like 5 seconds, and were both almost dead. I ran in and hit them both once, Tsorig died, the knight touched the lava and died. Easy

          • Old Demon King Fight30 Sep 2016 02:37  

            It's a much better idea to summon him to help you with the ruins rather than with Old Demon King because he gets slaughtered easily.

            • Bridge?07 Sep 2016 03:40  

              I was going through the Catacombs of Carthus when he invaded and not knowing where he spawned I just continued to the bridge and collapsed the bridge then just waited a bit... and he just came strolling casually toward the bridge and straight off as if he thought the bridge was still there.

              • Doesn't Like Farron Flashsword15 Aug 2016 08:11  

                The sorcery seems to effectively break his poise. I managed to stunlock him for 5 seconds until i ran out of stamina, then just dodge, regenerate, repeat. I also used Izalith staff for the range - it helps you to roll out more easily if things get hot.

                • Cannot find invasion.15 Jul 2016 22:47  

                  I for some reason cannot get him to invade me. I've already defeated Wolnir, now trying to get Old Demon King and would really need the summon. Where exactly should he invade?

                  • Knight Slayer Tsorig14 Jul 2016 03:41  

                    Knight Slayer Tsorig can fight himself as a hostile NPC. (fight him in Catacombs of Carthus, his sign appears in Demon Ruins lure him to his hostile self and enjoy the show.)

                    • False info08 Jul 2016 08:16  

                      Him and the BK DON'T FIGHT. I lured them both and neither of them fought but kept chasing me, until Tsorig gave up, although the BK still chased me all the way upto the room with the mini-Fire demons.

                      • where is the armor (if there is one) ?02 Jul 2016 11:04  

                        i know you can get the ring if you kill his red phantom invasion in the catacombs before the bridge, and you can get FUGS when killing his human form in the smouldering lake lava area, along with... a gesture i believe.<br/>Does he also unlocks the armor set somewhere, after he dies? if so, where?

                        • Drops w/o killing his invasion phantom20 Jun 2016 08:47  

                          I received all of his drops after killing him including the gesture (ring, Fume, BiGS, set was available) despite not killing him in his phantom form earlier.

                          • Gesture and kills17 Jun 2016 08:17  

                            As a matter of fact, Tsorig does NOT have to kill you in order to show the gesture. I tested this with Tears of Denial and was able to "walk" away from him after he had "killed" me.<br/>Also, you can get the gesture from the NPC as well; not only the invader (just for clarification).

                            • Phantom after killing human form.12 Jun 2016 17:52  

                              IDK if this is a glitch but, after killing Tsorig int eh lava lake and killing the area boss, I weant back to fight the catacombs boss while embered. Surprisingly, Tsorig's phantom invaded me in the way to the bridge, I was a little confussed so I stood there and he kept slow walking towards me until he fell down the broken bridge (WTF).

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