Blood of the Dark Soul is a Key Item in Dark Souls 3. It was added in The Ringed City DLC.

Blood of the Dark Soul

Blood of the Dark Soul

Blood of the dark soul that seeped from the hole within Slave Knight Gael. 

Used as pigment by his lady in Ariandel to depict a painted world.

When Gael came upon the pygmy lords, he discovered that their blood had long ago dried, and so consumed the dark soul.


Blood of the Dark Soul Usage



Blood of the Dark Soul Locations




  • This item will be removed from your inventory if you move on to NG+ and higher.




Trivia goes here


Join the page discussion Tired of anon posting? Register!

    • 25 Sep 2020 19:44  

      The world in Dark Souls is like humanity - die enough times and you go hollow. The cycle ends. Far in the future (when you fight Gael) - the world itself has "gone hollow", it has turned to Ash. The cycle has ended. You have fulfilled your destiny as Champion of Ash, the one to end the cycle, the last of all the of Chosen Undead.

      The Darksign, the symbol of the curse is a circle representing the cycle of fire and darkness. Look at the sun in the Ringed City DLC (and the hole in Ringed Knights' and Gael's chest), it is bleeding out - the circle is broken as the cycle is ending.

      One thing I wonder: if you don't give Blood of the Dark Soul to the Painting Girl, would that imply a new world does not get created? Or would the new world merely not be dark. "A cold, dark, and gentle place" seems to imply a world without fire, but she needs the Blood to create this.

      • Anonymous

        20 Apr 2020 07:45  

        Ok. I'm confused. I looked this up on YouTube, and the church was on fire. So I thought "Maybe that's what happens after you kill Gael?" Nope. So, what do I do?

        • 15 Mar 2019 18:03  

          Ringed City's lore is prettt vague but does confirmed the "Ringed Curse" was the Gods doing which makes sense. Asking my name is fan service that will never be followed on though.

          • Anonymous

            10 Nov 2018 03:46  

            I believe she paints the Bloodborne world hnce the name game and it's whole existence. A world without the curse

            • Anonymous

              26 Oct 2018 01:41  

              "Can you tell me your name?"... Your name... Yar name... Yhar nam... Yharnam... A cold, dark place. Made using the BLOOD of the Dark Soul.

              • Anonymous

                06 Oct 2018 20:00  

                Seems to be bugged. Each time I beat Gael a few teleports later the game crashes. I strongly believe this item has to do with it.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Sep 2018 13:35  

                  "A cold, dark and very gentle place" sounds like Ash Lake. Wouldn't it be funny if this is just restarting the cycle.

                  • Anonymous

                    25 Aug 2018 07:16  

                    Here's my thoughts: the painting of a new world, but one still requiring the sight of flame, seems to suggest a new series, in a new world setting in perhaps the "second age of fire." A new, fresh world to adventure in, and maybe even have a chance at becoming a true Lord of Cinder, not just "unkindled ash." A chance to become a God like the old ones became from the first flame.

                    • Anonymous

                      28 Jul 2018 01:53  

                      For all unhospitality & stresses till I obtained the Dark Soul she better paint a favourable new World,
                      If she screws up the painting we'll just take it from her in souls way

                    Load more
                    ⇈ ⇈