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

      29 Oct 2019 15:19  

      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

        24 Jul 2019 12:37  

        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

          30 Jun 2019 10:34  

          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

            22 Apr 2019 16:22  

            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

              03 Apr 2019 16:13  

              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

                01 Apr 2019 16:08  

                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

                  15 Jan 2019 15:18  

                  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

                    13 Jan 2019 22:09  

                    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

                      11 Jan 2019 17:34  

                      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

                        22 Dec 2018 13:08  

                        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

                          17 Nov 2018 11:12  

                          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

                            15 Nov 2018 08:21  

                            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

                              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.

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