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Siegward of Catarina

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Siegward of Catarina is a NPC in Dark Souls 3. He wears the Catarina Set and wields a Zweihander, along with the Pierce Shield.

 

Siegward of Catarina Information

  • This NPC can be killed.
  • Assists in the boss fight with Yhorm the Giant.
  • Gives "Toast" gesture.
  • Gives "Sleep" gesture.
  • Gives "Rejoice" gesture.
  • Rewards you with Titanite slab if you free him in the irithyll dungeons.
  • Gives "Siegbrau", German for "Victorybrew".

 

Siegward's Questline

Please note there are bugs in this questline addressed with patch 1.05

 

Step 1: You can first find Siegward of Catarina at Undead Settlement (see page for map). He will be located just past Eygon of Carim, and he will be coming up the lift. After speaking with him and exhausting his dialogue, he will move to a ledge nearly at the top of the lift. You can roll off if timed right and speak with him again. Help him fight the Fire Demon here to get some gestures and a Siegbrau.

  • NOTE: If you didn't talk to him when you first saw him on the elevator, he will despawn. However, if you go to the Fire Demon, his dialogue will appear, and he will join you to fight the demon. If you die during the fight he will spawn again. If he dies during the fight, he will not respawn


Step 2: Next, he will be found in a well outside of the Cathedral of the Deep's Cleansing Chapel bonfire (see page for map). You won't be able to speak to him until you have completed these steps:

  1. You must open the big double blue doors across from Rosaria's Bedchamber Bonfire leading out to the graveyard  (these doors can be accessed by either using the golden lever in front of Rosaria's Bedchamber bonfire, or by using an elevator to the left of the boss fog gate).
  2. Reload the area, then speak with him.
  3. Obtain his armor from Unbreakable Patches Then return it to Siegward in the well. (If you have the Catarina Set from NG, you may use that instead)


Step 3: After saving him from the well, he can be found in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley (see page for map),  through a small sewer connected to the lake near the Distant Manor bonfire, resting by a fireplace. He has made some Estus Soup and toasts with the player again. You can get gestures here if you missed them in the first encounter (Toast and Sleep).

  • Note: He may not appear here if you have entered Irithyll Dungeon, instead his quest-line continues at the next location. However if you don't meet him there he doesn't join you for the Yhorm fight.
  • Note: If you did not speak with Siegward in the well outside the Cleansing Chapel you can still have this meeting with him even if you went to Irithyll Dungeon. Simply go talk to him in the well and give him his armor and immeidately after he can be found by the fireplace.

 

Step 4: In Irithyll Dungeon, Siegward will be locked up in a cell. You do not need to talk to him to free him, but if you wish to do so make your way to a pit full of rats and a sleeping giant standing in the pit. There is a dungeon cell window, where you can find Siegward locked up. You need to free him. Be careful of the rats while talking to him, as they respawn many times.

From here you must find a sewer area with two chests, one of them contains the Old Cell Key, which you will need for step 5. Beware of Basilisks that spawn afterwards.

 

Step 5: To get to Siegward's cell door, head to the Profaned Capital bonfire area. Take the ladder down and bypass some rubble, a Headless Gargoyle will show up right before a series of narrow corridors. Go through the corridors and be careful not to fall through the holes in the floor. You will emerge to find a church located in a swamp. The church is surrounded by Sewer Centipedes and the sticky water causes Toxic buildup. Take the ladder on the right of the church and make your way to the roof of the church. On top of the roof is a hostile NPC who drops Logan's Scroll. From the roof towards the stairs, there is an open window in the wall that you need to jump through. You will have to jump from the roof to enter, and it leads to the cell. Using the Old Cell Key frees him and nets you a Titanite Slab. You'll also find Covetous Gold Serpent Ring in his cell.

  • If you have already vanquished Yhorm the Giant OR if you skipped one of the encouters from his questline, and if you want to get his Armor set (non-permanent drop, gets lost upon refresh) instead of an additional/equal Storm Ruler only, then Siegward of Catarina has to die here by your hand. Be sure to get your Titanite Slab through conversation first.

 

Step 6: After saving him from his cell, upon entering the fog wall that leads to Yhorm the Giant, a cutscene will trigger with Siegward walking along side the player into the boss arena. He will not join you in the fight with Yhorm if you skipped an encounter with Siegward, but you can still get the Titanite Slab at the end: the only requirement is that you save him from the well.

  • If Yhorm is killed, before freeing Siegward from his cell, returning to the Yhorm boss arena will have another Storm Ruler on the floor, the armor set is lost in this case.

 

Step 7: (If this is your third Lord of Cinder, do this step as soon as you can move) Talk to Siegward one final time after Yhorm is slain, the conversation after Yhorm leads to him making a toast and then taking a nap. If you proceed to walk towards the bonfire without resting at it, and continue onwards towards the throne, he will collapse behind you dying, and leave his gear behind for you to pick up. (If he does not collapse after walking to the throne, walking towards the door should yield the same results).

 

Variables:

If Yhorm is defeated while Siegward is still trapped in the well in Cathedral of the Deep, freeing him will still trigger his appearance at all the subsequent locations. When you meet him in the kitchen at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley he will thank you for completing his task (killing Yhorm) in his absence and gift you with Emit Force and a Siegbrau. You can then find him in his cell in Irithyll Dungeon, even if you had already unlocked it, and he will give you the Titanite Slab. Finally, you'll find him in the boss room of the vanquished Yhorm the Giant, where he will toast you again (gifting you another Siegbrau) before having a nap. If you return after picking up the Storm Ruler next to the bonfire he'll be gone, leaving behind his Storm Ruler and a Pierce Shield for you. If you reload the area, there will be the Catarina Set on the ground to be picked up.

 

Drops

 

Dialogue

First encounter

 

"Hmm...
Mmmmmm...
Hmm... Mmm...
Oh!
Pardon me, I was absorbed in thought.
I am Siegward of Catarina.
To be honest, I'm in a bit of a pickle.
Have you ever walked near a white birch, only to be struck by a great arrow?
Well, if I'm not mistaken, they come from this tower.
Whoever it is, I'm sure I can talk some sense into them.
But I have to find a way up, and that's just the trouble.
This lift only goes down, you see, and...
Well, that doesn't get me anywhere...
Hmm... Mmm..."

"This lift only goes down, but you know...
With a little warming up, eventually... No, no...
I've got to use my head. And think.
Hmm... Mmm..."

Second encounter

 

Hmm... Mmm...
Ah, oh!
Don't disappear like that. You had me downright worried.
But thanks to you, an epiphany has struck me sqaure in the head.
I've unravelled the riddle of this inscrutable lift!" (laughs)

"On some days, I begin to doubt myself.
I went up the tower, so I thought, then somehow ended up here.
I'm not exactly sure what happened.
Anyhow, do you see that? That humungous beast.
I'm no coward, and I've a steady hand, but that thing makes my skin crawl.
Now, now, think twice before you go down that road."

"I could try talking some sense into him...
No, I think not. He's far too over-heated.
I've got to use my head. And think.
Hmm... Mmm..."

Attacking the Beast

 

No! You should have waited!
Well, it's too late now.
I, Siegward of the Knights of Catarina, fight by your side!" (aaarh!)

Defeating the Beast

 

That was quite the performance.
But you musn't get in over your head.
We Unkindled must put our duties first.
But for the moment, we've a toast to make.
To your valour, my sword, and our victory together.
Long may the Sun shine!" (laughs) (Toast gesture)

"Well, I'm going to have myself a little nap.
The only thing to do, really, after a nice toast." (laughs)

(snores) (Sleep gesture)

Cathedral of the Deep Well

 

Hello! Hello!
Anyone there? Anyone at all?"

"Oh!
I know that voice. Just how long has it been?
It's me, Siegward of Catarina.
I'm loathe to admit it, but I've been had.
Somone's swiped my armour.
Did you happen to see it anywhere?"

(Haven't seen it) "Oh, yes, I see...
Not to worry. Great planning begets great fortune.
An old tenet of the Knights of Catarina.
And I am a master planner, I do say!" (laughs)

"I'm in quite a pickle indeed.
Maybe I can fashion a replacement...from the...hmm
I've got to use my head. And think.
Hmm... Mmm..."

(Throw armor) "Ah, oh! My armour!
My deepest gratitude! I, Siegward of Catarina, salute you.
With my trusty suit of armour, I'll be out of here in a jiffy.
Until we meet again, comrade!" (laughs) (Rejoice gesture)

"No need to worry about me.
With my trusty suit of armour, I'll be out of here in a jiffy.
Until we meet again, my good friend!" (laughs)

 

Irithyll Kitchen

 

(snores) Ah, ohh!
Excuse me. I must have dozed off.
It's rather warm in here.
Well, well, hasn't it been all too long! It's good to see you.
Oh, I seemed to have missed my chance, so...
I, Siegward of Catarina, offer my deepest gratitude.
And a little surprise to go with it. It's all yours." (Emit Force)

"I know. Won't you join me for dinner?
I make a fine estus soup. I've got some stewing right now.
Even we Undead deserve a little normalcy, from time to time.
And finally, upon this rendezvous, let us make a toast. (Siegbrau)
To your valour, my sword, and our sworn duties! Long may the sun shine!" (laughs)

"Have you heard?
Somewhere, hidden right here in Irithyll, is a deep dungeon.
And even below that, the Profaned Capital.
Home of Yhorm, the reclusive giant lord.
That remonds me, I've a grave promise to keep..."

"Oh, sorry, I'm afraid I've cast a cloud over things.
Well, I'm going to have myself a little nap.
The only thing to do, really, after a nice toast." (laughs)

(snores)

Irithyll Dungeon Cell

 

Hmm... Hmm...
Ah, oh!
Pardon me. I was absorbed in thought.
Look at me, trapped like a rat.
But you needn't worry.
I've just been sitting here, weighing my options.
The moment has almost come.
...I just need a bit more time."

"My liberation requires a key.
But the key is outside...
Hmm... A riddle for the ages..."

Rescuing From Irithyll Dungeon Cell

 

Ah! You are a saint!
Once again, you are my valiant saviour.
I, Siegward of Catarina, express my deepest gratitude.
Take this, a token of my thanks. Go on, it's all yours." (Titanite Slab)

"Ah, no, please, go on ahead.
I´ve my own road to take.
And a duty to fulfil, very soon..."

Irithyll Dungeon Cell (without talking to Siegward in the kitchen)

 

Ah, no, please, go on ahead.
I´ve my own road to take.
And a duty to fulfil, very soon..."

When joining the Yhorm Fight

 

Yhorm, old friend.
I, Siegward of the Knights of Catarina, have come to uphold my promise!
Let the sun shine upon this Lord of Cinder."

If Yhorm kills him

 

Forgive me, old friend...
I've failed, in everything..."

After Yhorm is Defeated

 

It seems I'm in your debt once again.
My thanks, I could not have kept my promise without you.
Now, for a final toast. (Siegbrau)
To your valour, and my old friend Yhorm.
Long may the sun shine!" (laughs)

"Well, I'm going to have myself a little nap.
The only thing to do, really, after a nice toast.
You are a true friend. Best of luck with your duty."

 

Trivia

  • It's very likely that he was a past friend of Yhorm, due to the description of the Storm Ruler (which he has) claiming to have been given to humans and an old friend, and he refers to Yhorm affectionately. And the other copy can be found at the foot of the throne of Yhorm in the boss room.
  • Many players seem to be in disagreement of the ultimate fate of Siegward.  Although it is confirmed if you kill Yohrm before Aldritch, Siegward fullfils his "duty" killing himself after the boss fight, perhaps his duty was only to free his old friend. If  you kill Aldritch before Yohrm, you do not see his death, nor a corpse where his armor should be. So hypothetically, he can be inferred to survive.
  • When you talk to him in Irithyll kitchen and join him for a toast, it will actually heal some of your HP as well.
  • His name is derived from the Germanic elements, sieg/sigr/sige - "victory" and ward/weard/varðr - "guardian".
    • His name is possibly modeled after the character, Siegfried, a legendary dragon-slaying hero from the old Germanic and Norse mythologies.
  • Voiced by Miles Richardson, who also voiced Siegmeyer of Catarina in Dark Souls I. When you meet them they both say "So, here I sit, quite in a pickle." It can be argued that Siegward is a descendant/reincarnation of Siegmeyer.

 

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    • 11 May 2017 18:08  

      i think i found the guy that snatched his armor. I found the imposter in the cathedral of the deep with the giants.
      Followed by a cutscene Siegward( the imposter) tells me about some treasure and fooled me by setting up a trap and he took off his helmet revealing a shiny bald head (definitely not siegward 0_0). After that moment, i found the guy that took his armor.
      PS i didnt rescue him in the well...yet... does it trigger something??? or have you guys seen the cutscene?

      • 03 May 2017 08:45  

        Interesting thing: if you don't exhause Siegward's dialog in order to save Grierat, and forget to return to him before entering the dungeon, then do every other step for his quest afterward, he won't join you for Yhorm

        • 18 Apr 2017 07:12  

          For those who complain about Siegward dying while they're meddling with the Storm Ruler - just tank the giant, Siagward is wielding the god damn thing, and will kill Yorm in 10 hits or so.

          • 16 Apr 2017 06:49  

            This quest is honestly bullshit. None of it is intuitive at all after the first encounter. Why would anyone go to a random ass well afterwards? What if i went to the dungeon befofe the manor? All bullshit. Guess i'll watch it on youtube instead.

            • 10 Apr 2017 01:19  

              I skipped the encounter in Irithyll Valley (but killed the demon and gave him his armor) and he's not in his cell in the Dungeon. I assumed if he saved Greer at it meant he'd be there, but nothing. I need my God damn slab!

              • 05 Apr 2017 23:26  

                The Variable note didnt worked for me, he didnt showed up in yhorms boss room. I got the titanite slab from him but the following didnt worked: Finally, you'll find him in the boss room of the vanquished Yhorm the Giant, where he will toast you again (gifting you another Siegbrau) before having a nap. If you return after picking up the Storm Ruler next to the bonfire he'll be gone, leaving behind his Storm Ruler and a Pierce Shield for you. If you reload the area, there will be the Catarina Set on the ground to be picked up.
                I dont wanna do all of the questline in NG+ again to get the gesture and armour... can somebody help me or did i f*cked it up?

                • 05 Apr 2017 05:07  

                  I haven't seen him past the demon in the undead settlement in any of my playthroughs since the Ringed City DLC was released. Has anyone else had this problem? His armor isn't on Patches (who didn't show up in the Cathedral), he wasn't in the well or in Irithyll, and Greirat died on the second pillage. I am 100% certain he didn't die at the demon, and I can't find his armor anywhere.

                  • 19 Mar 2017 08:55  

                    Yhorm sliced up that onion pretty quick while I *****ed with the Storm Ruler gimmick. It kept going over his head as he pounded Seg into powder. I'm not a fan of gimmick fights, but I don't want beat on him for 20 min.

                    • 10 Mar 2017 08:02  

                      I really do not think I have ever been so heartbroken when I walked in next to Siegward to fight Yhorm and Yhorm just killed him straight up while I went and grabbed the storm ruler. The feels man the feels!

                      • 03 Mar 2017 00:45  

                        You still get the armor if he dies in the fight. Just had it happen. It was in the exact same spot as the sword and shield, but in a different drop if that makes sense. I had to loot twice.

                        • 25 Feb 2017 08:35  

                          Had an idea I thought I'd test: I opened the cell he's in BEFORE speaking to him in the kitchen by Waiting to give him his armor set until I had beaten pontiff and gone to Distant Manor bonfire. Unsuprisingly this changes nothing, you still can go talk to him for the Slab and he still joins you to fight Yhorm.

                          • 22 Feb 2017 18:22  

                            I wanted the armor set along with the shield badly so I killed him. I bowed after I killed him since he is one of my favorite npcs in the game. RIP Onion Bro, I will miss you :(

                            • 05 Feb 2017 18:05  

                              Well crap - I did the complete quest - got him in the giant fight but was not quick enough to help him - he died and I died and now when I go back the damage I do to the giant without Siegward is like it was when I did have him. Any way to correct?? Thanks.

                              • 04 Feb 2017 18:22  

                                Yo he attacked the fire demon before i was ready. We only knew each other for a short time, but we had already started to grow close. :'( pour some out for one's homie.

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