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.



  • 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.



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.



No Dialogue.



  • 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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    • Anonymous

      17 Sep 2018 18:32  

      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

        06 Jul 2018 22:32  

        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

          02 Jul 2018 21:29  

          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

            09 Mar 2018 09:49  

            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

              22 Dec 2017 00:28  

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

              • Anonymous

                28 Oct 2017 13:25  

                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

                  18 Aug 2017 03:32  

                  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?

                  • 21 Jun 2017 11:30  

                    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

                      06 Jun 2017 09:04  

                      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

                        12 Apr 2017 08:09  

                        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.

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