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Sir Vilhelm

NPC
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 9000 Painted World of Ariandel Onyx Blade, Contraption Key


Sir Vilhelm is an NPC in Dark Souls 3. He is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.

Sir Vilhelm Information

 

Location

  • You can find Sir Vilhelm at Painted World of Ariandel, cathedral before meeting Sister Friede for the first time. He will then be found by the graveyard and will be hostile.
  • If you attack him the first time you meet him, he will disappear until his scripted second encounter when he is hostile.

 

Drops

  • Souls: NG (9000), NG+ (18000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Weapons: Onyx Blade
  • Armor: None. His armor, Vilhelm's Set can be acquired later in the level on the bottom floor of bug room.
  • Key: Contraption Key

Combat Information

  • Weak to Poison, Bleed Damage.
  • Strong against Frost.
  • Immune to ?? damage.
  • Phantoms cannot help you in the battle against him. He appears as a ghost to them. The extent of their help is healing the host during the tough battle. (This was changed in Patch 1.09. Phantoms can now engage him as well.)
  • Does not use Estus, but will heal himself with a miracle and cast Vow of Silence if you brandish any type of casting device (talisman, pyro glove). This combination can be used to player's advantage.
  • He will heal himself as many times as he needs.
  • The Onyx Blade he wields has incredible reach and a powerful dark flame bluff. He wields the Dark Hand in his off hand. He is one of the more formidable NPC battles in the game and is a challenge to lower level players unable of dealing enough damage, as well as protection.
  • If one chooses the easy way to kill him, one can lead him to outside graveyard and keep dodging him near the edge of the cliff. Eventually he will backstep or dodge to his death by gravity. You can also force him down using the force miracle (video) but be wary of hiding your talisman until the very last moment because otherwise, Sir Vilhelm will resort to casting "vow of silence, effectively canceling this strategy. switching to the talisman/chime needed to cast force at the last minute will give you enough time though. 
  • Sir Vilhelm will only chase you up to a few feet beyond the steps outside the building (in the graveyard) before he backs away. This can be easily exploited with ranged attacks, backstabs, or melee attacks, but one should be wary of his healing ability.
  • Vilhelm can be tricked into leaving his safe area however, during the period he's strolling towards you, if you maintain the distance away from him and keep backing up he will follow you indefinitely, if you wait until he's outside of his usual combat area before you aggro him, he will fight you on the spot. Couple things to keep in mind however is that you will have to alter your strategy, since he is no longer bound by his original fighting area, he will not back away and will follow you aggressively. Secondly, he will not climb ladders, or jump over gaps, but if you attempt to cheese him from the chappel roof to the side of the cathedral he will hug the wall, making it impossible to hit him with arrows or magic/miracles. Lastly, his collision detection seems to be buggy, especially concerning the chappel, if you wait on the center of the roof after dragging him out of his area he will often run at the closed door until he glitches into the chappel (Be mindful of trying to cheese him through a wall, his sword still outranges spears, and if you aggro the knight inside, sometimes Vilhelm will push the knight out of the chappel, causing it to attack you.)

 

Dialogue

 

His dialogue in your first encounter is a lot more flourish if you have taken on Yuria's Lord of Hollows quest, have access to the "Lord of by sacrificing Anri and speaking to Yuria afterwards.

NOTE: Lines that are in parentheses are what Vilhelm says when the player has finished the Lord of Hollows questline.

 

First encounter full dialogue at the Cathedral (including the additional Lord of Hollows dialogue):

 

Well, (well)...
(You're Lady Yuria's Lord of Hollows.)
No bell tolls, and yet, you've slipped into the painting?
Ah no matter.
If you've lost your way, the words of Lady Friede will guide you.
Now, go on inside. Show respect, and listen carefully.

What's keeping you? Go on, right inside.
Show respect, and let Lady Friede speak to you."

If you attack him after first meeting him:

 

Why you miserable, mad Hollow.
You're nothing, without a bell to guide your way.

(Why you miserable, mad Hollow.
What is Lady Yuria thinking...)"

 

If the player talks to Vilhelm again after talking to Sister Friede:

 

Lady Friede has spoken, has she not?
Then tarry no longer and begone. 
(Carry on, for Lady Yuria, and for Londor.)

There is one thing you should know.
Inside the cold painting, curiosity could be your cross...
Stray from the withering flame, and the snow will swallow you whole."

Second encounter in the building at the end of the Corvian Settlement (when he is hostile):

 

I've seen your kind, time and time again.
Every fleeing man must be caught. Every secret must be unearthed.
Such is the conceit of the self-proclaimed seeker of truth.
But in the end, you lack the stomach.
For the agony you'll bring upon yourself..."

When he kills you:

I trust you've learned your lesson...
Inside the cold painting, curiosity could be your cross..."

When you kill him:

Forgive me, my Lady...
I swore an oath, but I have failed you...
... Lady Elfriede..."

Trivia

  • He is voiced by Steven Hartley, who also voiced Eredin in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

 

 

NPCs
|  Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  | |  Anri of Astora  | |  Archdeacon McDonnell  | |  Black Hand Gotthard  | |  Blacksmith Andre  | |  Company Captain Yorshka  | |  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  | |  Corrupt Pygme Lord  | |  Corvian Crow (NPC)  | |  Corvian Settler  | |  Creighton the Wanderer  | |  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  | |  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  | |  Emma  | |  Eygon of Carim  | |  Filianore  | |  Fire Keeper  | |  Giant of the Undead Settlement  | |  Great Swamp Cuculus  | |  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  | |  Hawkwood  | |  Holy Knight Hodrick  | |  Horace the Hushed  | |  Irina of Carim  | |  Jailer  | |  Judicator Argo  | |  Karla  | |  Knight Slayer Tsorig  | |  Lapp  | |  Leonhard  | |  Lion Knight Albert  | |  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  | |  Locust Preacher  | |  Londor Pale Shade  | |  Longfinger Kirk  | |  Lords of Cinder  | |  Ludleth of Courland  | |  Moaning Knight  | |  Old Wolf of Farron  | |  Orbeck of Vinheim  | |  Painting Woman  | |  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  | |  Pilgrim from Londor  | |  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  | |  Seeker of the Spurned  | |  Shira  | |  Shrine Handmaid  | |  Silver Knight Ledo  | |  Sirris of the Sunless Realm  | |  Slave Knight  | |  Slave Knight Gael  | |  Snuggly  | |  Stone-humped Hag  | |  Sword Master  | |  The Painter  | |  Unbreakable Patches  | |  Velka the Goddess of Sin  | |  Yellowfinger Heysel  | |  Yoel of Londor  | |  Yuria of Londor  |

 




    • Anonymous

      30 Jun 2017 09:05  

      If Hodrick and Vilhelm were to fight Hodrick would parry his ass a thousand times 'cause Vilhelm spams his running & rolling R1

      • Anonymous

        29 Jun 2017 01:12  

        I tried using the gravestones around the side of the place for cover and whip him, ala Gascoigne, but after 3 defeats, I just Astora Greatsworded this dude off the cliff outside (1st time using the weapon).

        Even without an upgrade, it's a useful shoving tool!



        • Anonymous

          23 May 2017 23:38  

          Boulder heave, once Vow of Silence has worn off, will knock him on his arse. Time your repeats and he doesn't have a chance.

          • Anonymous

            27 Apr 2017 00:57  

            I liked how phantoms couldn't engage him. Mixed things up a bit. Too easy a fight with phantoms. Plus you don't get to see unsuspecting hosts poopoo themselves when they realise their phantom can do nowt but spectate.

            • Anonymous

              23 Apr 2017 15:34  

              Vilhelm came in and wrecked everybody else's fashion souls forever with that collared cape and gold engraved slim cut dark armor

              • 02 Mar 2017 10:09  

                This page makes it sound like you can abuse his scripting by pulling out a catalyst, thus enticing him to cast VoS and open him up for a free backstab. Is this correct? I have not fought him yet but I might try this.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Feb 2017 15:35  

                  I can't see any tips on what works on him and not, Can you parry him? Since he dont have a shield, i guess that leaves out the special ability of the Astora straight sword, knocking the shield aside giving a free front stab. I tried to parry him, but he immidiately cleaved through me in one swoop. Not sure if i fked the parry up or if he simply doesn't give a fk.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Feb 2017 22:57  

                    Or you can fight him like a man and kill him fair and square, I killed him alone, unembered and without any cheesing. Can be done, it's hard but doable.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Jan 2017 17:20  

                      I don't believe FromSoftware should have changed it so summons can fight him, I mean he turns into a joke with summons and it should be a good fight.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Jan 2017 15:31  

                        Why'd they have to change him so that summons can fight him too? I liked that you'd be forced to fight him yourself! Not everything in this game should be able to be co-oped.

                        • Anonymous

                          21 Dec 2016 17:31  

                          If you attack him outside chapel, he says "Why you miserable mad hollow, what is lady Yuria thinking?" This is *with* the hollow ending.

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Dec 2016 04:52  

                            Strange that the first time as a Phantom in my friend's game Sir Vilhelm was a ghost and I could not interact with him, however the second time I was with another friend, he appeared as an interactable enemy that could hit me and be hit by me. Not sure if this was a bug or if there are certain circumstances that allow this, but it was interesting. Also, he is my favourite NPC in the DLC and in the entire game for that matter.

                            • Anonymous

                              11 Dec 2016 05:38  

                              Best cheese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPDycsiQofo

                              TLDW; Use Astora Sword 2h charge heavy attack and knock him off the cliff with repeated blows. Dodge, charge heavy, knockdown, time your next knockdown til GG. Worked like a charm.

                              No I don't feel bad since he has infinite heals.

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