Velka the Goddess of Sin

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General Info
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Velka the Goddess of Sin is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Velka the Goddess of Sin Information

  • Not killable, she's a statue
  • Provides Absolution services
  • List of items that refer to this NPC: Grave Key, Ring of Sacrifice,
  • Praying at the statue provides you access to Absolution (of Sin) and Dissolution (of Hollowing).
  • With the addition of the Ringed City DLC, there exists a shrine that allows you to "revive" the Spears of the Church boss. Velka also has this option now, a much easier/faster way to revive the boss.  



  • You can find Velka the Goddess of Sin's statue at the Undead Settlement, through a locked door in the sewers next to the Dilapidated Bridge bonfire.
  • The Grave Key is required to get to her Shrine normally, which is sold by the Shrine Handmaid in Firelink Shrine after recieving the Mortician's Ashes.
  • Though if a character can endure a long fall (Silvercat Ring or Spook are useful), it can be accessed by dropping into the ravine just outside of the Sewer entrance (The non-locked side).


Regarding sin

  • Sin only accumulates when you aggro an NPC, not kill them or invade players. When an NPC is aggroed it will count as a sin. Should you kill the NPC it will not be possible to use the absolution service as the only person you sinned against is dead.
  • If a NPC is aggroed towards you, all you need to do is use the absolution option to remove their hostility towards you.
  • The price for Absolution is equal to your current soul level times 1000.
  • Price for Reinstating the Kings Decree = (Soul Level x 1000) / 2
  • Price for Dissolution = (Soul level x 500) x Dark Sigils



  • The Clutch Rings and the dark Miracles, which were associated with Velka in the previous games, are in Dark Souls 3 said to originate from the Sable Church of Londor, the Hollow Realm.


|  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  | |  Sir Vilhelm  | |  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  | |  Slave Knight  | |  Slave Knight Gael  | |  Snuggly  | |  Stone-humped Hag  | |  Sword Master  | |  The Painter  | |  Unbreakable Patches  | |  Yellowfinger Heysel  | |  Yoel of Londor  | |  Yuria of Londor  |

    • 01 Jul 2017 07:24  

      I have only ever notice, three places where crows/ corvian birds appear... Ariandel Chapel, the Undead settlement, and the Cathedral of the Deep (which doesn't have flying murders of crows as opposed to the other two locations). Considering the duality theory of Caitha = Velka (the ring Sister Friede gives you is a unmistakable clue) it makes sense there are fewer crows there since most of her statues have been covered indicating the transition to the worship of Aldrich i.e. the weakening of Velka's influence (no murders of crows). This Mother of the Forlorn could very well be the undying Mother of Humanity especially considering the ancient Purging monument of the Ringed City and the Goddess of Sin's statue serve the same function. Almost poetically implying Velka is this Mother of the Forlorn furtively manipulating events using prophecy, undead servants, and possibly even more. Never forget furtiveness implies guilt... and who rightfully judges such things? For "Thou Who art Undead art Chosen…"

      • Anonymous

        16 Apr 2017 16:52  

        I haven't gotten to the 2nd dlc so please correct me if new info has come to light, but so far i think she's the closest to a true patron of humanity that we get...restoring the true rotation of the cycles of fire and dark and punishing those who ruined the natural order, etc. I don't think she actually has any feeling one way or the other towards humanity, but her cause happens to coincide with what seems to be most beneficial to humanity.....

        • 07 Apr 2017 03:45  

          >>Not killable, she's a statue.

          Wait... We needed to explain this one? This makes me question some of the Dark Souls communities intensions.

          player: Can I kill this? what about that? This? Can I stab that? What about a little bit of stabbing? just a little bit of stabbing.
          Dark Souls: No... it's a statue.
          player: ....I'm still gonna try....

          • Anonymous

            30 Mar 2017 18:09  

            One of the few characters we never met in person.

            Kind of sad to see the game end, without seeing the ultimate waifu.

            • Anonymous

              30 Mar 2017 17:30  

              New option to "Reinstate the King's Decree" Allows player to redo the Judicator Argo boss fight in the ringed City DLC

              • Anonymous

                22 Mar 2017 18:43  

                If you have "killed" Blacksmith Andre and he now refuses to upgrade your weapons, Velka *will* work. Just be prepared for the souls it takes... it's the price you pay for hurting a bro. ;)

                • Anonymous

                  04 Mar 2017 20:32  

                  Does anyone else get the feeling that the whole "sin" idea was originally supposed to function like DS1, but they removed/reworked it? There's Velka, there's the Darkmoon Blades, you get sin from invading as a's all there, really, and it seems silly to have included the Darkmoon Blades if they're a carbon copy of the Blue Sentinals. So it leaves me to question if they weren't planning on having the Blades restored to their former glory.

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Nov 2016 13:10  

                    I just found out that there is a VELKA statue in the cleansing chapel bonfire, she is facepalming, so the merciful goddess and the mother of the forlorn is VELKA, also those why of white members are doing their best to hide her existence .. yeah gwyn doesn't like her at all ...

                    • Anonymous

                      Grant Slave NPC aggro16 Sep 2016 23:02  

                      So.. it should be in trivia that if you Aggro the Giant Slave Archer (the guy that shoots at you in undead settlement and Cathedral) after already making friends with him, if you hurt him and aggro him, he WILL still be hostile even after absolution... I just tried it.. I had to put him down

                      • Anonymous

                        awkward sin05 Sep 2016 23:45  

                        Hitting the statue causes sin :^. I cured my sin then i hit it and i went to look and it said i sinned again i find this funny.

                        • Anonymous

                          Will I lose my hollow levels?16 Jul 2016 17:36  

                          Was just curious if I use Velka to reverse my hollowing, will I lose the levels I gained from it?

                          • I decided to do Leonhard's questline before Sirris' questline21 Jun 2016 15:30  

                            So Sirris is aggro at me now. I wonder if by paying the Absolution cost, may I be able to de-aggro Sirris and let there be her questline available again?

                            • Anonymous

                              Her gear would be great...08 Jun 2016 06:47  

                              We have the clutch rings and sacrifice rings associated with her. Would be nice to get a pardoner set, as well as her rapier. I know the set was referred to as judgement set in dks 2. But most importantly that rapier, great moveset and decent damage output

                              • Anonymous

                                Message for people who ask "What does sin do?"28 May 2016 07:57  

                                Nothing in dark souls 3 You can use the ingame option to remove sin but all that will do is deagro a npc

                                • Anonymous

                                  The Trivia Section20 May 2016 19:25  

                                  Could somebody please edit the Trivia section. The theory that the crow at Firelink Shrine is Velka is entirely speculation and fan theory. There's no evidence for this theory. Also, it's lunacy to say that Velka transformed into a statue. Please fix the grammar as well, the edit button is locked.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Speculation18 May 2016 00:47  

                                    It is pure speculation to say that Velka was the crow in DKS 1. It's a good theory, but it shouldn't be presented as factual trivia.

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