Slave Knight Gael

Slave Knight Gael
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? - Cathedral of the Deep -

Slave Knight Gael is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Slave Knight Gael Information

  • Can't be killed permanently. Will respawn in the Cathedral, if killed. May take several reloads.
  • Can be summoned in the Painted World of Ariandel, before the Sister Friede boss fight, in the corner just to the left of the sliding altar. When summoned he will appear for Phase 2 of the boss fight. Can be summoned even if not embered. Note: Summon is blocked, when player defeats Demon Prince in The Ringed City DLC.
  • Can be summoned in The Dreg Heap before the Demon in Pain & Demon from Below/Demon Prince boss fight. Summon sign can be found near Eathern Peak bonfire and dark circle. This time can't be summoned if not embered, but beating Sister Friede first does not block this summon.
  • He wears the Slave Set and wields Executioner's Greatsword.
  • See also: Slave Knight Gael (Boss)



  • You can find Slave Knight at Cathedral of the Deep, Cleansing Bonfire if you have the Ashes of Ariandel DLC. He will be laying prostrate to the right of the bonfire and will give you passage to the Painted World of Ariandel.
  • If you enter the Ringed City  before meeeing him at the Cleansing Chapel, an alternate cutscene will play wherein the painting is resting on the alter.
  • His projection can be found near few messages at The Dreg Heap.



  • No items.


Combat Information



First encounter dialogue:


Ahh, merciful goddess, mother of the Forlorn, who have no place to call their own...
Please, bear witness to our resolve...
Fire for Ariandel... Fire for Ariandel...
And the ash to kindle flame...
Wait, you've...
You've the same scent as that woman...
Then you must be an Ashen One. You must be!
You don't know how long I've searched!
Ohh, ohh...don't mind me, didn't mean to fall apart.
Now, Ashen One, I have a kindness to ask of you.
My lady lives in the cold land of Ariandel.
I need you to show her flame.
A proper flame, that will burn the rot away.
If you truly are Ash, then it must be fire that you seek?"

If you accept:


Ahh, thank you. They of Ash never fail.
...Just a moment, then...
The painting of Ariandel. Well, rotted scrap of it, that is.
Go on, take it, touch it...

After you are transported:


And then, the Ashes were two.






  • When Gael is summoned for the fight against Sister Friede, his name and health bar will not be present. This is odd because every other NPC has their name and health bar and Gael does have them when he is summoned for the Demon in Pain & Demon from Below/Demon Prince fight.
  • Painting Women calls him an "uncle". However, the Japanese text version clarifies that she treats him like a "mentor" rather than uncle in a biological way.
  • Seeks the dark soul of man.
  • The description of the Slave Set and his use of the Way of White Corona imply that he has lived longer than a majority of the main characters in the game.
  • Gael's beard cannot be obtained ingame through legitimate means.



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    • Anonymous

      27 Jul 2017 19:32  

      The Question is, what happens if you kill Gael in front of the Cathedral bonfire before you finish ringed city? Does he still become a boss, or is that entire portion skipped and he never made it to the ringed city for the dark soul?

      • Anonymous

        03 Jul 2017 18:24  

        Gael uses the canvas talisman and the executioners greatsword. It is stated that gaels greatsword is a broken down executioner gs so this is why he used it when he was still an npc

        • Anonymous

          31 May 2017 17:30  

          he's actually NOT the real uncle of the painting woman/girl. Just for clearification to keep the fanfiction in check.

          • Anonymous

            02 May 2017 17:55  

            Seems like Gael won't look at you when you summon him for the Demon in Pain & Demon from Below/Demon Prince.

            • Anonymous

              29 Apr 2017 14:08  

              This boss is fast so just wait for openings and don’t get greedy. First stage was pretty easy for me as he was easy to read. I waited for an opening and boom...say hello to a charged attack of my Profaned Greatsword...It didn't work for the remaining phases so I switched to something faster yet powerful and finally put him down :-)
              I found him quite challenging but nothing like Midir...;-)
              Just take your time to learn his movset and you will get him :-)
              Good luck guys!


              • Anonymous

                19 Apr 2017 06:37  

                If you beat gael in the ringed city dlc he will not be at the church. Instead a scrap of the painting will be left on the altar.

                • Anonymous

                  08 Apr 2017 18:12  

                  Where can I find the dialog when we meet him as a boss? And the first crawling pygmy was approaching Filianore's dead body. Anybody waited for it? I didn't know Gael was there as a boss so I was just wandering and cut scene started for Gael. After I died that pygmy disappeared. I couldn't see what was going to happen with him.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Apr 2017 22:01  

                    Makes little sense to me that if you defeat "Berserk" Gale in the future he is missing in the Ariandel DLC. I completed TRC first and then went to Ariandel and you couldn't summon him for the boss fight. If I remember correctly we should encounter him one or two times as a NPC standing around in Ariandel but that wasn't the case either. So as it is now killing him in the future will erase him in the presence...

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Mar 2017 20:54  

                      Anyone here right now who would like to help me kill Gael in NG5 or so? I already beat him solo in NG, but am struggling with my main char. If fighting against him is rather easy for you, we should be able to make it in a few tries.

                      pasword: gael

                      I will look out for your signs and just summon you in the next half an hour or so. Thanks!

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