Yoel of Londor

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? ??? Undead Settlement Hollow's Ashes

Yoel of Londor is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.


Yoel of Londor Information

You must obtain this NPC before you kill the Abyss Watchers or else you will find him dead and therefore unable to bring him back to Firelink Shrine. On the same subject, he will also die in the Firelink Shrine after you kill the Abyss Watchers. To start his questline, select "Draw Out True Strength" from his dialogue a total of 5 times before you kill the Abyss Watchers and when he dies, Yuria of Londor will take his place.

In the rare case that all stats are maxed out and you are fully levelled, you cannot "Draw Out True Strength", therefore you cannot procceed with his questline, making it impossible to get Yuria to spawn.

  • Gives the "Beckon" Gesture.
  • Offers services as a Merchant, see Items Sold below.
  • He will be dead if not recruited before opening the door to the Catacombs of Carthus after defeating the Abyss Watchers (has not been tested, but to be safe dont fight the Abyss Watchers before recruting him.)
  • Once you have defeated the Abyss Watchers and reach the hanging bridge in the Catacombs of Carthus, he will appear dead at Firelink Shrine. You can explore the catacombs without triggering his death, just don't approach and do not cross the hanging bridge.
  • However, Yuria only appears if you have used Yoel´s service five times to receive "ample strength", as he puts it. Be sure to get all five Dark Sigil from him before you enter the area otherwise Yuria will not spawn.
  • Do NOT cleanse your Dark Sigil if you intend to complete these characters' storyline. Yuria will refuse to speak with you, and then will vanish from Firelink.
  • Appears dead after receiving all five Dark Sigils and resetting zone.
  • If you kill him after drawing out true strength 5 times, Yuria will still appear and her questline will continue as normal, except that Yoel's corpse will not be next to her.



  • You can find Yoel of Londor at Undead Settlement, where he will offer you his service. He is located just below the Foot of the High Wall bonfire). After accepting, he will relocate to Firelink Shrine and operate as a merchant. To find him in Firelink approach Blacksmith Andre, and go left, and make a left down the far hallway.


Hollowing and Levels

After Yoel moves to Firelink Shrine, select "Draw Out True Strength" from his menu options to perform this. After you use this 5 times, he will die and Yuria of Londor will appear. The opportunity to receive these free levels is tied to your Hollowing stat, which increases each time you die by an amount equal to the number of Dark Sigils you have. The first level is available with no requirements, the second at 2 hollowing, the third at 6 hollowing, the fourth at 12 hollowing, and the fifth at 15 hollowing.

As amount of hollowing per death is equal to the number of Dark Sigils you have, you only need to die twice between each next level, except for the last where you only need to die once. You will need all 5 Dark Sigils from him to achieve the Usurpation of Fire ending.

Warning: Will die prematurely if removing/healing Dark Sigils prior to receiving all 5 sigils and furthering the Yoel/Yuria questline ending the possibility of completing that questine for that NG.



  • Hollow's Ashes (spawns at Untended Graves, see below) - but ONLY when he dies before the player draws out true strength five times. This can happen in three ways: 
    • By giving the Fire Keeper Soul to the Firelink Shrine Fire Keeper and curing the curse.
    • By defeating the Abyss Watchers without 5 Dark Sigils in your inventory.
    • By killing Yoel without 5 Dark Sigils in your inventory.
  • Yoel does not "drop" his ashes where he dies like other NPCs. Instead, if he dies / is killed in one of the ways listed above, a corpse bearing Hollow's Ashes will spawn in Untended Graves. It can be found occupying what would be Yoel's spot in the dark Firelink Shrine.


Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls Requirement
Soul Arrow 1 1000  
Heavy Soul Arrow 1 2000  
Soul Greatsword 1 5000  Draw out true strength at least once.
Magic Weapon 1 4500  
Magic Shield 1 4500  



First encounter


/Despair filled cry/ Please, grant me death, Undo my shackles."
"Ohh… Ohh, then it’s true… A Champion of Ash, as I live and breathe. To be in your presence is a great honour. I am Yoel of Londor, a pilgrim as you can see, only…Somehow, I've failed to die as was ordained. Well, perhaps my calling lies elsewhere. Say, Champion of Ash, how does the idea of taking me into your service strike you? I was once a sorcerer. Surely I can be of use."

 Accept/Decline his services


(Declining) "Ahh, mm, yes, of course. An accursed pilgrim has no place in your honourable service. But if a lost soul should encounter a legend such as you, could that be anything but a movement of fate? I will remain in this spot. Praying solemnly that you might have a change of heart." (Remains on the spot)

(Talk) "Ahh, Champion of Ash. Have you had a change of heart? I beg of you, take me into your service."

(Accepting) "Ohh. I am honoured, truly. I should be dead, yet you have granted me purpose anew. I Yoel of Londor, do solemnly swear myself to you." (Teleports/fades out)

Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)


Oh, our Champion of Ash, welcome home. This pilgrim, with a debt in death, hardly deserves to behold this divine flame. And I never would have, had you not taken me into your service. I thank you dearly for this... And assure you of my leal service."

(Talk) "As I have said, I was once a sorcerer. Alas, the magic of Londor is a far cry from the wonders of Vinheim. But I can teach you what I know. Perhaps more importantly... I believe that I can help tease out your true strength. We pilgrims of Londor are keenly aware. That those branded by the Darksign possess something quite special..."

(Draw Out True Strength) "Then, shall we begin? Bearer of the Darksign, let your true strength shine..."

(Talk) "Oh, our Champion of Ash, welcome back. I would do anything for my master, just say the word."

(Leaving) "Be safe, Champion of Ash"

(5 sigils) "Ahh, you have attained ample strength. All will soon be clear, my good Lord..."

(Leaving) "Be safe, our Lord..."

 Killing him


(Undead Settlement) "What's come over you!"  "Killing Undead for sport, accursed champion?"

(Before 5 Dark Sigils) "What do you intend?"  "Lady Yuria..."

(After 5 Dark Sigils) "Ahh, I thank you kindly... Our kindest Lord..."


  • Voice actors, character inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.


|  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 Realm  | |  Slave Knight  | |  Slave Knight Gael  | |  Snuggly  | |  Stone-humped Hag  | |  Sword Master  | |  The Painter  | |  Unbreakable Patches  | |  Velka the Goddess of Sin  | |  Yellowfinger Heysel  | |  Yuria of Londor  |


    • 20 Apr 2017 06:12  

      That moment when he died accidentally in my last playthrough so I couldn't get the only ending that I don't have (INCLUDING the secret ending), and I accidentally started another new game and I didnt know you had to do it before accessing the catacomes so I speed ran it and he died, kms. Like, why the **** does he just die? Makes no sense.

      • 17 Apr 2017 21:28  

        So if clicking YES to heal dark sigil but you dont have the souls it will still trigger the death of Yoel? He died for me and i have not drawn 5 times, but i accidentally clicked YES and the next time i came back he was dead. Hard to know what a quest line is without going online lol.

        • 10 Apr 2017 10:40  

          I've never seen any Dark Sigil in two of my playthroughs, neither have i been hollowed or anything like that. Now im in my third one, so i tried to do all quests via the wiki here. It clearly states that you have to kill the abyss walkers to trigger his dead, yet here he's dead even though i haven't even set foot in the god damn forrest. Also yuria spawned which is nice. finally i got to see this dumb *****. i don't know what happend, though. i killed my self about 20 times and were able to level up 5 times. After i refreshed the game, he lay dead on the ground and yuria stood next to him.

          • 07 Apr 2017 14:05  

            Killed the Abyss watchers, opened the path to the catacombs but didn't go down. Yoel was still alive. Entering the catacombs definitely triggers his death.

            • 31 Mar 2017 22:57  

              Never interacted with yoel made it into the catacombs and now he is dead bit i wanted to get the hallowing from him for a bleed build but now i cant. Does the NG+ allow me to try to get hallowed or am i fckd and need to restart my whole game?

              • 19 Mar 2017 01:48  

                The "only dies after crossing the bridge" note is not true. He died for me after accessing the catacombs and never entering the cave with the bridge.

                I got screwed out of 4 free levels and yuria's questline because of incorrect information here. BS

                • 12 Mar 2017 07:05  

                  Not all hope is lost, I tested it out and found that you can still unlock him after beating the Abyss Watchers and opening Carthus. I'm not sure the limit but I explored up to the skeleton ball trap and still recruited him.

                  • 03 Jan 2017 19:24  

                    You can kill Yoel and get Yuria before the catacombs.
                    Complete all of Yoels five levels.
                    Go to the statue in the sewer and cure your hollowing.
                    Return to Firelink and Yoel will be dead.

                    • 24 Oct 2016 00:36  

                      Yoel does NOT in fact die after the Abyss Watchers fight, I have completed the fight, Yoel is alive, however I have not 1) opened the area into the catacombs nor 2) gone across the catacomb bridge (obviously). If someone wants to fix that, be my guest.

                      • Drawing Out True Strength Efficiently12 Sep 2016 16:44  

                        The most efficient way of getting the five free level-ups is to wait until you reach Abyss Watchers to Draw Out True Strength five times. Don't Draw Out True Strength right after getting Yoel (Undead Settlement).<br/><br/>Every time you Draw Out True Strength, you get a free level. However, the number of souls you need for your next level goes up as if you leveled normally, so the later you wait to do this the more souls you will save, because each level you get makes the next level more expensive than the last NO MATTER HOW YOU GET IT.<br/><br/>To see this at work, look at how many souls you need in your status screen for the next level-up, then Draw Out True Strength, and then look again. The number will be larger.

                        • Hollow's Ashes31 Aug 2016 14:00  

                          Cleaned up the "Drops" section, clarifying that Yoel doesn't "drop" the Hollow's Ashes where he dies, but rather his death causes a corpse carrying them to spawn in Untended Graves. Also clarified the conditions needed to get those ashes to spawn.<br/><br/>Should hopefully lead to less confusion!

                          • Yoel's Species04 Aug 2016 10:19  

                            He's probably a man-serpent judging from his general posture and the long-ass neck. If this is true, then it could be theorize that the Undead Curse can affect other species aside from humans.

                            • Start NG+ With High Hollowing And Yoel Gives You All 5 Levels Immediately16 Jul 2016 21:10  

                              You don't have to keep killing yourself. Just don't use a purging stone in the previous game and let the hollowing build up. Then, he lets you draw out your true strength five times in a row. At high levels, like I'm at 430, just speed run the game and get Yoel's free levels. It's the fastest way to level up when levels are 2 million.

                              • Still human after dark sigil?05 Jul 2016 22:04  

                                I have three dark digits and my hollowing stat is at 8 yet I still look human. Should I worry about this if I want the lord of hollows ending to dark souls?

                                • Not Necessarily Free Levels01 Jul 2016 20:02  

                                  Friendly bit of advice is that the levels aren't exactly free. Going to the next level will be free, but the cost to level up normally still goes up as if you had leveled up. Taking these free levels early on means you might be saving say 5-10 thousand souls, but if you can hold out a bit longer you could be able to save yourself 15-20 thousand instead.

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