Umbral Ashes in Dark Souls 3 are used to unlock more items from Merchants. By giving Merchants different Ashes, they will sell new and different Weapons, Armor and Items. Below is a list of Ashes that can be found in Dark Souls 3.


Name & Icon Usage Location

Unlocks Bloodred Moss Clump, Throwing Knife, Rope Firebomb, Bandit’s Knife, Longsword, Bastard Sword, Mace, Spear, Light Crossbow, Buckler, Elkhorn Round Shield, Round Shield, Kite Shield, Leather Armor, Leather Gloves, Leather Boots, Standard Helm, Hard Leather Armor Set, Chain Helm, Chain Armor, Thief Mask, Fire Arrow and Standard Bolt from the Shrine Handmaid.

Also adds 6 Embers.

Kill Greirat, or loot off his body if he dies while scavenging

Irina's Ashes

Unlocks HealCaressing Tears, Homeward, Replenishment, and Saint's Ring at the Shrine Handmaid Kill Irina

Yuria's Ashes

Unlocks Purging Stone, Poison Throwing Knife, Londor Braille Divine Tome, Dark Hand, Untrue Dark Ring, Untrue White Ring and Ring of Sacrifice at the Shrine Handmaid Kill Yuria

Mortician's Ashes

Unlocks Charcoal Pine Resin, Charcoal Pine Bundle and Grave Key from Shrine Handmaid.

Also adds 3 Embers.

Undead Settlement, Dilapidated Bridge bonfire, by the White Birch tree fired upon by the Giant Archer.

Grave Warden's Ashes

Unlocks Yellow Bug Pellet, Carthus Rouge, Kukri and Titanite Shards from Shrine Handmaid.

Also adds 3 Embers.

Catacombs of Carthus

Paladin's Ashes

Unlocks Undead Hunter Charm, Duel Charm, Morning Star, Crescent Axe, Canvas Talisman and Lloyd's Shield Ring from the Shrine Handmaid Cathedral of the Deep, follow left path to a dead end, on a corpse behind enemy

Excrement-covered Ashes

Unlocks Blue Bug Pellet, Blooming Purple Moss Clump and Dung Pie from the Shrine Handmaid

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, in the sewers with the Sewer Centipede, in a short dead-end alcove

Xanthous Ashes

Unlocks the Xanthous Set and Young White Branch at the Shrine Handmaid

Irithyll Dungeon, in a cell at the bottom being guarded by enemies

Dreamchaser's Ashes

Unlocks Hidden Blessing, Green Blossom, Black Bug Pellet, Gold Pine Resin, Gold Pine Bundle, Rotten Pine ResinTitanite Shards, Composite Bow, Feather Arrow and Life Ring at the Shrine Handmaid

Behind an illusory wall near the Watchdogs of Farron covenant location

Prisoner Chief's Ashes

Unlocks Rime-Blue Moss Clump, Pale Pine Resin and Karla's Set at the Shrine Handmaid

Irithyll Dungeon, from bonfire, drop down, cell on the right

Dragon Chaser's Ashes

Unlocks Mossfruit, Titanite Chunk, Twinkling Titanite and Titanite Scale at the Shrine Handmaid

The hidden level where you fight Nameless King, on the path to where you get the twinkling dragon body stone

Karla's Ashes

Unlocks her shop items, Affinity and Dark Edge at the Shrine Handmaid

Kill Karla

Cornyx's Ashes

Unlocks Fireball, Fire Surge, Great Combustion, Poison Mist, Flash Sweat and Pyromancer Set at the Shrine Handmaid Kill Cornyx of the Great Swamp

Easterner's Ashes

Unlocks Large Titanite Shard, Washing Pole, Dark Arrow, Onislayer Arrow, Eastern Armor Set and Eastern Shield at the Shrine Handmaid Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, corpse on the roof where the archer enemies are

Patches' Ashes

 Unlocks Red Bug Pellet, Black Firebomb, Rope Black Firebomb, Human Pine Resin, Alluring Skull, Rusted Coin, RubbishParrying Dagger, Shotel, Winged Spear, Poison Arrow and Black Leather Set at the Shrine Handmaid.  Kill Unbreakable Patches

Hollow's Ashes

Unlocks Purging Stone, Poison Throwing Knife, and Ring of Sacrifice (x3) at the Shrine Handmaid.

Dark Firelink Shrine, on a corpse in the corner Yoel of Londer normally resides. Or kill Yoel.

Orbeck's Ashes

Unlocks Great Soul Arrow, Heavy Soul Arrow, Great Heavy Soul Arrow, Soul Greatsword, Farron Flashsword, Magic Weapon, Magic Shield, Spook and Aural Decoy at the Shrine Handmaid.

Or you can give his ashes to Yuria to be rewarded with Morion Blade.

 Kill Orbeck of Vinheim

Alternatively, find all scrolls (such as Sage's Scroll) and give them to Orbeck. Upon buying all sorceries, exhausting all dialogue and reloading the shrine, his ashes can be found in the Grand Archives.

Captain's Ashes

Unlocks Millwood Set, Millwood Greatarrow

On a corpse on top of the tower in Painted World of Ariandel

Old Woman's Ashes

Unlocks Rusted Coin and Splitleaf Greatsword for purchase at the Shrine Handmaid, also adds 1 Divine Blessing, 1 Hidden Blessing, 5 Ember, and 3 Rusted Gold Coin to the Shrine Handmaid's inventory

Looted from the corpse of the pilgrim near the Dreg Heap bonfire. You can obtain this by killing her yourself or she will die naturally if you complete The Ringed City and you can return to where she was to pick up the ashes.


    • Anonymous

      17 May 2019 21:05  

      Say one to be trying out a new weapon in the shrine, and said weapon had a longer poke distance than expected and killed the shrine handmaiden. Can i give her chair the ashes, or.?

      • Anonymous

        27 Sep 2018 02:29  

        Some of the info on dreamchasers ashes is wrong. Xanthius ashes gives you the lightning resins, among other things, not the dreamchasers. Just thought I'd point this out. Someone should prolly fix that.

        • Anonymous

          10 Aug 2018 20:38  

          Xanthous ashes give you an "Infinite" amount of gold pine resin, where as the dreamchasers only give you 3.

          • Anonymous

            04 Feb 2018 20:04  

            Shame that you have to condemn greirat the third time so you can get fire and splintering arrows/bolts which are really useful for crossbow and bow builds

            • Anonymous

              28 Dec 2017 13:47  

              I feel like for Greirat's, the additional items that can be obtained for sale by scavenging should be added except as a note (ex. If allowed to scavenge at Lothric Castle, Greirat's ashes will also yield: )

              • Anonymous

                24 Sep 2017 01:23  

                for those wondering if the ashes and items of merchants carry on ng+...
                they dont-

                • Anonymous

                  02 Nov 2016 20:54  

                  Prisoner Cheif's Ashes link is incorrect, links to's%C2%A0Ashes

                  should be:

                  • Anonymous

                    interesting26 Aug 2016 01:58  

                    in the dream chasers ashes he seams to be holding the pendent, the useless item from dark souls, is Miyazaki making fun of us for trying to find a use for it even though it said it was useless? It makes sense to me

                    • Anonymous

                      Yellow Bug Pellet22 Jun 2016 20:27  

                      yellow bug pellet should be in the Grave Warden's Ashes section, now it's in Paladin's Ashes

                      • Anonymous

                        Ashes to NG+?29 May 2016 06:32  

                        I was wondering whether the ashes carry over to NG+ if not turned in? Thinking about keeping the dragon chaser's ashes to start the next playthrough with titanite chunks for sale. Thank you!

                        • Anonymous

                          Hollow ashes17 Apr 2016 18:14  

                          I've checked dark firelink multiple times and no hollow ashes to be found anywhere, HOWEVER in my game I have completed yoel's questline and the following yuria questline (basicaly I will get usurpation of fire as my ending) and as such, yoel's shop is still available to me via yuria. I would suggest that the hollow ashes only appear if you have not followed yoel's quest and had him vanish from firelink

                          • Anonymous

                            Which set of ashes is it that she says is worthless and asks you where you got them?16 Apr 2016 10:26  

                            I just turned them in, I wasn't paying attention but I think it was one of the dream something ashes. She says they won't make but naught and asks where I got them. I refused to say and her in invintory hasn't changed since I left and came back?

                            • Anonymous

                              Grave Warden's Ashes bug? (XB1 version 1.01)06 Apr 2016 22:48  

                              I gave the Handmaid the Grave Warden's Ashes and she doesn't sell the Grave Warden's Set yet?! What the...?

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