Alva, Seeker of the Spurned

 
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 3658 Irithyll of the Boreal Valley Murakumo

Alva, Seeker of the Spurned is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

 

Alva, Seeker of the Spurned Information

  • Can be killed.
  • Invades just before the entrance of Irithyll Dungeon, if the player is embered.
  • Invades on the streets of The Ringed City, whether you are embered or not.
  • List of items that refer to this NPC: Black Witch Set
  • Cannot be summoned.

 

Location

  • You can find Alva, Seeker of the Spurned at Irithyll of the Boreal Valley past the Distant Manor bonfire, on the staircase leading to the Irithyll Dungeon. Invades as a dark spirit in the entrance of the doorway leading to the Bonfire. The invasion is triggered the moment you set foot on the bridge outside the manor.
  • Alva does not invade if Yhorm has already been defeated.
  • From the location of Shira at the top of the stairs on the streets of the Ringed City, you should head down and to the right, crossing the first bridge over the stairs. If you keep going there will be a Ringed Knight. From here, go to the left of the monument and the invasion will be triggered. Alva will be hiding round a corner at the end of this pathway, guarding the Black Witch Set.

 

Drops

 

Combat Information

  • Wields: Murakumo (RH) and a Arbalest crossbow (LH).
  • Mainly fights two-handed with weapon arts up close, switches to wielding one-handed with an off-hand crossbow at distance.
  • Uses the normal curved greatsword moveset and is easily staggered.
  • Alva doesn't heal. (needs confirmation)
  • The doorway back to the Distant Manor will be blocked by a fog wall during the invasion, so he must be fought at the cliff or inside the dungeon.
  • Be wary of falling off the nearby cliff if dodging. 
  • Can be easily killed by tossing an Alluring Skull near the edge of the cliff, he'll run right towards it and fall to his death.

 

Dialogue

No Dialogue.

 

Trivia

  • Alva's armor from Dark Souls 2 mentions "Alva crossed many a land in search of a cure for Saint Serreta's sickness, but failed and relinquished his knighthood. Alva was once wracked with guilt and remorse, but rediscovered his purpose in life with the aid of the witch who once plotted against him." Explaining (in a way) the change of title from "The Wayfarer" to "Seeker of the Spurned".
    • Coincidentally, his armor set can be found very close to where Karla is imprisoned. Based on the description of Karla's Ashes, Karla is obviously whom Alva was seeking, which can easily explain why his armor set can be found close to where Karla was imprisoned.
  • Voice actors, chracter inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.

 

 

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    • I'm not a simp you're a simp. I wouldn't simp for my daughter why would I do that? I wouldn't simp for Zullie- oh wait. I did simp for Zullie. Oh ****, I am a simp.

      • Anonymous

        Why does the trivia relate him to Karla?

        He's obviously searching for Zullie, referenced both in DS2 and DS3.
        While Karla may be in his story somehow, there is no direct correlation. Maybe Zullie was also imprisoned there at some point.

        • Anonymous

          If he was a summon for Aava, and other hard DLC bosses in DaKS2, then those bosses wouldn't be a problem to him, the fight'd be over within 30-40 seconds.

          • Anonymous

            I always thought Alva was a woman's name. Also when fighting him at the cliff I rolled near the edge and he straight up just walked off the cliff lol it was pretty funny.

            • Anonymous

              For some reason Alva won't invade in Ringed City. I was embered when I tested and I have already killed all of the bosses.

              • Anonymous

                I wish you could find Zulie and Alva in ringed city and maybe summon them for Midir's boss fight. Very interesting lore

                • Anonymous

                  I remember going afk just as he invaded and when I returned I was so confused as to where he was so he must have fallen off against an opponent literally not doing anything

                  • Anonymous

                    kills u and proceeds to fall off the cliff so u can't get ur revenge... i swear devs doing it on purpose lol.

                    • Anonymous

                      this moron stun locks u and keeps spamming attacks, gotta fight him in a cliff, super long range which doesnt apply when u wield his katana yourself. and he falls off a cliff by himself after he kills u... awesome design

                      • Anonymous

                        So I had just killed midir and I was looking forward to getting wolf ring +3 (I didn’t have the one from watchdogs of Farron if that helps) I got the set but he didn’t spawn. Plz tell me what’s wrong.

                        • Anonymous

                          So Zully wasnt enought right? you wanted another? you lusty knight dont cheat to your GF/Biggest fan >:(

                          • Anonymous

                            I guess he doesn't spawn at The Ringed City if you finished the DLC, I went there embered after finishing the game he didn't invade

                            • Anonymous

                              Does anyone else feel like the area you walk onto that Alva spawns in looks similar to where Paladin Leeroy invades in Tomb of the Giants?

                              • Anonymous

                                Getting invaded by the ghost of an angry weeb trying to keep you away from his dead waifu's clothes. Thanks ringed city DLC, i needed that thought in my head

                                • Anonymous

                                  If you lit the irithyll dungeon bonfire without being invaded by Alva because you're not embered, he doesn't invade after! Someone please confirm! I passed the manor bonfire and lit the irithyll dungeon bonfire without being embered, so I wasn't invaded because I didn't know about him. When I learned about him invading there, I passed the same route between these two bonfires embered and he didn't invade ever. I tried restarting the game and resting at the bonfire, but it didn't work. Anyone got any advice for me? Would be appreciated. Hope this info helps

                                  • Anonymous

                                    He fell off the cliff when i was running back and forth just to come here and see if he died it cut off some questline

                                    • Anonymous

                                      What idiot decided he should use a Murakumo? His armor is obviously designed for use with a shield, the left arm is fully armored for that reason like most of the knight armors. He’s more of a sword and shield style set, the dev that created him in ds2 odviously wasn’t the same one who placed him in ds3

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I grew up on DS2, so it's pretty surreal being able to actually run into and see more of Alva when he was hailed as a heroic legend in DS2 without you ever having actually seen him. It's really cool that they showed more at all, let alone you actually seeing meeting Alva at Zullie's corpse in the ringed city and then getting dialogue saying they finally met there. An implied happy ending.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This guy along with Creighton are the most BS invaders in this game, as with NG+4 and above, it's a guaranteed two-shot.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Heavy ultra greatswords absolutely destroy this guy, they stagger him and unless you have very little stamina you can take half his life in one combo easily.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Alva does indeed heal. For those of you that haven’t experienced this it’s because Alva only heals from a distance which means Alva will only heal if you run away. Alva also only heal at half health and below. I’m certain because I remeber alva healing once when I was invaded. It only happened once because I immediately got aggressive when I say Alva could heal.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Doesn’t he appear with 2 different names? If i recall, the invader in irithyll is "Alva, Seeker of the Spurned", but in the Ringed City you get invaded by "The Seeker of the Spurned". Or my memory might be shotty.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  okay this guy does not appear in ds2. but this guy appear in ds3 as darkspirit or it likely that his armor set was stolen like zullie's does

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    doesn't spawn for me in the ringed city, killed all bosses but i revived judicator argo and i am at the right spot and am embered, do i have to rest at a bonfire for him to spawn or am i missing something?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      doesn't invade me. I'm embered and haven't defeated Yhorm the giant also. Btw, im playing offline. Anyone can tell me the reason why?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I probably already know but I accidentally killed adjudicator, Midir l and Gael before finding alva. I take it I *****ed up and now have to wait until I start my ng+ to find?

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          For whatever reason he didn’t spawn for me at the Ringed City. Never happened before and I’ve played through this area dozens of times. Always spawned before. There must be some undocumented fail condition those of us he isn’t spawning for have stumbled upon? Sucks because I’m a low poise greatsword and UGS user.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This npc is insanely strong. Just ignore it. At ng+8 I'm still doing barely any damage to it and get 1 shot by his arrows and sword.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              keep distance while walking around the pillar thing closest to his spawn and shoot him with a crossbow. Literally killed him with like 12 bolts without taking any damage

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Alva didn't heal throughout my fight with him, yea. Though the damned fool rolled off the stairs to his death... -_-;

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Alva and Zullie's doomed love story is one of the most romantic and heartwarming thing (but heartbreaking all the same) in Dark Souls series... I feel sad just thinking about them ;-;

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I missed him at Irythill but was hoping to get him in the Ringed City so I could pick up Murakumo, however he doesn't seem to be spawning. I am embered, tried reloading the game, nothing. Anyone know what the problem could be? I've activated the shared graves and city streets bonfires, and knocked Midir off the bridge (did not kill him in the real boss fight though). Could doing any of these stop him from spawning?

                                                                    • Protip: If you're doing speed runs, kill him when he spawns because he won't go back to his world until you fight Yhorm. You can't rest at the Profaned Capital's bonfire while he's in your world.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I didnt find him after crossing the bridge in Ringed Knight, and just take away the Black witch set, but I want my wolf ring+3>< does anyone know why he wasnt there? and how can I find him again!?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          You must also be online to spawn Alva. When offline npcs never spawn now, i've tried this across multiple playthroughs and characters.

                                                                          If you want an easy run through the ringed city, just go offline and you'll never get these invasions.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            alva isnt invading me, however I am embered. Can anybody think of a solution for this? i've already tried reloading the area

                                                                            • He returns in the Ringed City, just to give you a nasty surprise when you are exhausted after dealing with the fat knights and the ringed knights. And this time no more cliff for cheesing. You're gonna face his revenge.

                                                                              • Just had Alva invade me after I killed Sulyvahn, so I've removed the line which - everyone in the comments agrees - wrongfully claimed he wouldn't invade.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  When you've killed Alva return to the city or Greirat will die. DON'T enter the dungeon before Greirat is back in the shrine.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Alva does not spawn if Pontiff Sulyvahn has been killed. (Personally tested from NG through NG+ 6 and Alva has only spawned when Sulyvahn still alive. -Gangisburrito)

                                                                                    This is wrong. I've killed Sylvan, cleared londo, went back to the dungeon and alva invaded.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      if you keep your distance for too long, he will heal. Tested in NG+ with yhorm and the pontiff alive. I dont think its often in the RNG that he does however, only if you keep your distance. I soiled myself the first time because i was almost pushed off the edge so swung like a chicken and ran for it, watched him heal when i was far up the hill...

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Why are From so terrible at balancing NPC invaders? In DS1, they're treated more or less as normal invaders in terms of health and damage, making them incredibly easy to deal with. In DS2 and 3, they're ridiculously souped up with impossible stats, with many thousands of hitpoints and dealing simply ridiculous damage. Find a balance between them! You're telling me that Alva can deal 800 damage with an R1 of a murakumo, but to prevent Sirris from being TOO GOOD you have her hit 50 damage? Transparent and inelegant.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Ok so it took 5 crystal soul spear, 2 homing soul mass and 1 black fire orb while 2 shots from him and I'm dead WTF you're telling me she/he has over 4500 points of health ??!!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            You can tell he's a Dark Souls 2 NPC because he will kill you in one 2 R1 combo and takes about a hundred to kill, but is fortunately dumb enough to be pushed off the cliff constantly. GG From

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Does Alva not invade if you've killed pontiff? since it's a different area i assumed i could still get Alva to invade but they just wont appear. i haven't killed Yhorm yet either.

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