Yellowfinger Heysel

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops



2180 Road of Sacrifices

Heysel Pick
Xanthous Crown

Yellowfinger Heysel is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Yellowfinger Heysel Information

"Heysel appears to be a Scholar of Xanthous and sorcery"

  • Invades in Crucifixion Woods and Farron Keep swamps.
  • Can give you the "Proper Bow" Gesture (see the Location section below).
  • "You can be like Yellowfinger and believe that all share a camaradery, but do not force your views on the rest of us."
    -Leonhard in Rosaria's Bedchamber
  • Great Farron Dart -Entrusted to the leader of the Legion's acolytes, and apparently a sorcery of his daughter, Heysel, that was refined by a Crystal Sage.
  • Towards the end of the game in Rosaria's Bedchamber, you will find a peaceful worm monster just like those outside the room. When killed, it drops the Xanthous Crown and Heysel Pick, which hints the monster is Heysel herself. It could mean that Heysel fulfilled her dream of joining companions after all.
  • Another possibility regarding her transformation later on is that she could have been too self-concious about her appearance, and has been changing her appearence a lot, past the 5 rebirth limit, which eventually turned her into a Grub. Heysel wears a giant cloth around her face.



  • You can find Yellowfinger Heysel at the Road of Sacrifices. She invades as a dark spirit once you approach the sunlit tree in the deep water near the ruins and the giant crabs.
    • This invasion can be avoided by not going into the swamp. The alternative route to Farron Keep is through the broken building near Crystal Sage, then go out through the broken wall near a staircase and take the path down to where you find the Golden Falcon Shield.
  • She also invades after the Farron Keep bonfire. She spawns near the cave where you find the Golden Scroll, behind the extinguishable fire near the Basilisks. Video Example
  • If you defeat Heysel, and then offer a Pale Tongue to Rosaria (this fails Sirris' questline), Yellowfinger Heysel will be summonable in the Farron Keep swamp. Her summon sign is after the Keep Ruins Bonfire: Go down the ramp, and to the right- The sign is outside the tower with the five slugs inside. She will give you the "Proper Bow" Gesture.
    • As long as the player has offered at least one tongue to Rosaria, she can be summoned as a friendly phantom without having to defeat her when she invades you. 
  • Her items can still be obtained if her Red Phantom is not vanquished before defeating the Abyss Watchers. (she will not invade there anymore, and cannot be summoned afterwards as a white phantom.) The peaceful worm next to Rosaria, found in Rosaria's Bed Chamber soon after defeating the lords of Cinder, drops both of Heysel's items when killed.
    • It's possible to get her set twice, the worm will still drop her items even if you've already obtained them by vanquishing her phantom.



  • Souls (CW): NG (2,180)
  • Souls (FK): NG (7,196)
  • 2 Estus refills. Sometimes drops 3 or 4.
  • Weapons: Heysel Pick
  • Armor: Xanthous Crown


Combat Information

  • Wears the Obscuring Ring, hiding her at long distance.
  • Wields Heysel Pick (RH) and Light Crossbow (LH).
  • Casts Great Farron Dart, Farron Hail and very rarely Chameleon.
  • Weak to Fire Damage.
  • Strong against Magic, Lightning, Frost and Dark damage.
  • Immune to Poison/Toxic.
  • Can heal using Estus 2 times. In co-op she may get unlimited estus as a bug making her potentially the toughest NPC invader.



  • Killing Abyss Watchers will fail the gesture part of this questline!
  • It is no longer possible to complete Sirris' questline in the same playthrough.



  • This NPC may originate from a similar school of thought to King Jeremiah as they share a similar Xanthous set.
  • Heysel may also reference the Old Monk boss fight from Demon's Souls as she wears a headwrap resembling the robe.
  • If you max out the amount of pale tongues you can possibly give Rosaria, you will not be able to complete this questline ever again from that point forward (even after your current NG, as that action is irrevocable and is carried on to the next playthrough).
    You CAN still summon this NPC by rebirth which requires a Pale Tongue, but you must confirm the rebirth instead of cancelling after the offering animation



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    • Anonymous

      21 Dec 2017 12:31  

      If I remember correctly you can find 'antique dress' near golden scroll (second area she invades you.) is that hers?
      there's 2 treasure chest, one that already opened & one closed (antique dress).
      I assume these 2 chest is where heysel put her wearing & the one that was opened contain the xanthous set.
      I'm not good with lore & stuff, but i find this interesting.

      • Anonymous

        06 Dec 2017 23:49  

        Yay, another *****ing character who spam spells I have no effective counter against at this point. That goddamn C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T great farron dart/farron hail spam is now a new addition to a fairly long list of reasons why I play this game offline and unembered, cause that was f#&§ing infuriating to have to deal with!

        • Anonymous

          12 Sep 2017 10:31  

          Ran past to get to the bonfire and she followed me down the ladder, so I went back up the ladder and looked down just to see her start climbing, I got to the top and she died... so what happen? She was at full health and would not of been even halfway up the ladder?

          • Anonymous

            11 Jun 2017 23:16  

            this phantom needs a serious nerf i'm in full fallen knight armor, NO new game+, and it did a quarter of my HP

            • Anonymous

              20 May 2017 20:26  

              About Yellowfinger's transformation into a grub, it is possible it has something to do with the ghru. The ghru's are originally descendants of the acolytes of Farron who at some point turned into chaotic goat-like creatures. The ghru's wear similar clothes as what Heysel wears, yellowy tattered cloth around the shoulder which can tell that Heysel was part of the acolytes. One of heysel's spells also states that she is a daughter of an acolyte. It is possible Heysel was about to turn into a ghru just like the other acolytes but joined Rosaria's covenant to use rebirth, maintaining both her physical appearance and the mind.

              • Anonymous

                07 May 2017 10:59  

                "The peaceful worm next to Rosaria, found in Rosaria's Bed Chamber soon after defeating the lords of Cinder(...)"

                You don't actually have to defeat ALL Lords. The Worm spawned for me before I have defeated the Twin Princes.

                • Anonymous

                  30 Apr 2017 10:52  

                  Question? Does rebirth count as offering one, so she becomes a summon? because if so then one CAN complete both sirris and heysel's questline because rebirth doesn't aggro sirris.

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Apr 2017 10:41  

                    I don't know about you guys.. But on patch 1.12, which the one i played, this *****er never showed up,, The invasion never happened.. both in Crab swamp area and basilisk swamp area..

                    • 10 Apr 2017 06:01  

                      Something I've noticed is that if I play online, there's a greater chance of a PvP invader spawning instead of Heysel in the crab swamp. I've never been invaded anywhere else in Farron.

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Apr 2017 06:51  

                        Can the proper bow gesture be gotten in NG + because i killeda abyss watchers already so i could get sirris's questline over and done if so D*CK MOVE FROM SOFT

                        • 08 Apr 2017 01:34  

                          One thing I noticed, is after a quick run through Cathedral, I hadn't went to Rosaria. After completing the Soul of Cinder, I came back, and the grub was there (I had killed her invading)

                          But, Rosaria's bonfire couldn't be activated. After killing the grub, it could be.

                          • 02 Apr 2017 22:04  

                            Invaded me just now in the Road of Sacrifice with Crystall Sage being dead. Didnt happen to me previously and I thought you cant be invaded with are boos dead. Do I miss something?

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