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).



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.





First encounter


Hmm... Mmm...
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?"

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)


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."



  • 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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    • Anonymous

      22 Mar 2018 03:21  

      I've killed yormhbefore doing his quest and now when i finished it he wasnt in the yorm room, neither were his stufs (juste the sword) is there a mistake on the "variable" part?

      • Anonymous

        21 Mar 2018 02:50  

        I had completed the game up to grand archives but could not enter (missed the dungeon/capital completely but finished archdragon peak).
        The dude was still in the well as the Cathedral encounters seem to be not that reliable.

        As I was finishing the capital I opened his cel land it was empty.

        So I went back to the tower to get the patches encounter, then gave his fear in the well, then went to have soup with him in the valley, then finally entered the Yhorm fight and here was there too.
        Except the storm weapon must've been nerfed as Mr Onion died in 2 hits and it took me almost 10 hits with the storm super to take down the boss (plus it takes a long time to charge which usually resulted in tanking 1 hit).

        So overall, it is possible to complete his quest line (even late in the game), but he's not a great fighter vs Yhorm (compared to say vs the demon).

        • Anonymous

          Siegward of Catarina [DKS3 Wiki]15 Mar 2018 22:43  

          He usually dies if you walk far enough away from him. If he should be sitting close to the bonefire AND you ported out, you might have skipped the trigger. Just move towards the entry of the room.

          • Anonymous

            15 Mar 2018 16:34  

            soo i killed yorm with him right but he wont take a nap :/ ive killed dancer now and came back bastard is still sitting there :D is this a secret maybe ?

            • Anonymous

              28 Jan 2018 08:54  

              For Undead Settlement Demon:

              Siegward says something like 'got to cool him down'. Since he is a demon (fire).

              Notice: Outrider Knight (ice) in lower part of tower.

              Maybe use weapon received from killing Outrider Knight to kill Demon?

              Or maybe bring Outrider Knight to Demon?

              Maybe the Archer Giant up top will (somehow due to your experimentations) attack the Demon?

              Maybe doing that in some combination with Alluring Skulls, Young White Branches and overall evading skills?

              Wish I could summon people to help me! Damn unsummonable area!

              • Anonymous

                23 Jan 2018 02:12  

                Can someone go and find the health pools of all the NPC's, including the onion bros and gal? Doing a catarinian build, so I need to know.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jan 2018 10:40  

                  Gonna say two things:
                  1. Siegward isn't even on the NPC list at the bottom of the page.
                  2. The Jailer enemy is, even though it's not even an NPC, it's just an enemy.

                  I dunno who can fix that, but it's messing with me >_<

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jan 2018 13:37  

                    I don't understand why this page says he kills himself rather than he simply dies of his wounds. He's panting and clearly exhausted in the dialogue after the fight, which he isn't after the fight with the fire demon, and has a wistful tone to his voice which he never has elsewhere. He gave everything he had in the fight, and the lore of the game always says that undead keep going when they have a purpose to fulfill. All of the NPCs work the same way - they go hollow when they have no purpose, or if their purpose is fulfilled they die peacefully and vanish.

                    There are hundreds of stories that end with a strong hero toasting off cheerfully as he accepts his fate. I don't see where there's any evidence that for some reason he kills himself rather than succumbing to the wounds of fighting his old friend at the end of a long quest.

                    • Anonymous

                      06 Jan 2018 00:37  

                      I have found that during the fight with the Fire Demon in the Undead Settlement with Siegward he has a chance to use the Emit Force miracle on the demon but it has no effect since the demon is a large enemy. I've also seen during the Yhorm boss fight (while summoned into another players game) that he appeared as if he was covered in stone similar to the Stone Flesh effect.

                      • 01 Jan 2018 18:44  

                        It seems that if you kill Patches, in Firelink at least, before warping back to the chapel, Siegward doesn't get stuck in the well and still appears in Distant Manor. I always do it the same on ng+: go to rafters, Rosaria, open the main door, Deacons, etc. This time I didn't go back to the chapel since I didn't have his armor. Patches locked me in tower, boned to the shrine, didn't forgive, and killed him. I expected the armor to drop but it didn't. No Siegward at the well but was still in the kitchen and still saved Greirat.

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Dec 2017 20:35  

                          Rather interesting thing to know, while he is in the Irithyll kitchen, if you do not talk to him/wake him up before heading to Irithyll Dungeon, he will not be in the cell at Profaned.
                          I opened his cell, noticed he wasn't there; teleported back to Irithyll and talked to him in the kitchen and then he went back to sleep.
                          After dying a couple times to Pontiff (and eventually beating Pontiff), Greirat was dead in the sewers, and Siegward had seemingly walked into the cell (the door was wide open when he was sitting in it).
                          I am unsure if you beat Pontiff while Siegward has gone back to sleep in the kitchen (in this scenario) without dying; reloading Irithyll; loading another area; resting or teleporting will allow Siegward to save Greirat.

                          • Anonymous

                            17 Dec 2017 20:05  

                            So I did everything in the variables section, and picked up his storm ruler. I refreshed the game, still no set.

                            • Anonymous

                              10 Oct 2017 04:30  

                              What the hell I was fighting Yhorm with him and Yhorm came and did a two hit combo on Siegward that instantly killed him I was so depressed

                              • Anonymous

                                20 Sep 2017 22:21  

                                I did the quest and he showed up to the fight with Yhorm. We won, I turned my back and when I looked back I saw Siegward slump over and die by Yhorm's throne. I was heartbroken TwT

                                • Anonymous

                                  19 Sep 2017 12:12  

                                  If you are offline, he won't show up @ the boss fight (i've done all steps 100%, got all the stuff on the way). but you will find an "additional" Storm Rulers once you reload the map.. so just kill him in the cell if you want the armor (+shield?) after you get the slab.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    18 Sep 2017 07:47  

                                    Trivia "It's very likely that he was a past friend of Yhorm"
                                    nooooo, Really? did him saying "Old Friend" give that away? or did you figure that out yourself.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      12 Sep 2017 11:46  

                                      Damn it! I shot an arrow at the fire demon just to see if I could hit it. The arrow didn't even hit the demon but it still aggro'd it, which in turn prompted Onionbro to jump in and sacrifice himself... I couldn't even join in the fight because I had a sliver of health left and nothing else... Argh. I watched the poor fool die in vain.

                                      • 02 Sep 2017 06:10  

                                        NO! He does NOT actually kill himself. After you kill Yhorm, he takes a nap, and as soon as you reach the door to get out of the boss arena you trigger a script that makes Siegward die, but FromSoftware (as many other developers) did that just to make him drop his armor (as it is programmed to automatically do when he dies) as a reward for you, otherwise they would've had to de-spawn him and spawn his stuff in place using more system resources (and probably complicating the scripting job). They just dont expect you to be looking behind you while exiting the arena, you were not supposed to see the script triggering and "killing" Siegward, you were supposed to come back at a later point to find him gone and his stuff laying there as a "Thanks".

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