Cornyx of the Great Swamp

Cornyx of the Great Swamp
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 Undead Settlement Cornyx's Ashes
Cornyx's Set

Cornyx of the Great Swamp is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.  Cornyx teaches pyromancies, acts as a merchant, and upgrades the Pyromancy Flame.


Cornyx of the Great Swamp's Information



  • You can find Cornyx at the Undead Settlement, where he will offer you his service. He is located in a cage at the top of  the building that has 3 firebomb throwing Undead.  In order to get there you will need to drop down from the cobblestone bridge that is near the Cliff Underside bonfire and ascend to the top of the building to reach the balcony where his cage is.
  • After accepting, he will relocate to Firelink Shrine where he operates as a merchant and provides Pyromancy training services. To find him in Firelink, approach Blacksmith Andre, and head right down the stairs. He will give you a Pyromancy Flame and speaking with him a second time will unlock the Welcome Gesture.
  • If you summon White Phantom Great Swamp Cuculus (right outside Old Demon King fog) in the Smouldering Lake and defeat the Old Demon King, you can find the Spotted Whip, and a set of Cornyx’s Garb where you rescued him in Undead Settlement (Note: If Cuculus dies during the Old Demon King boss fight, then you can't get the spotted whip).




Items Sold


First encounter

Ah-ha, Unkindled are we?
Welcome to my abode.
I am Cornyx, an old pyromancer.
A crow in his cage as you see, now.
But here we are, an encounter for the ages!
I hear the Unkindled make for fine vessels.
Care to learn pyromancies from this old man?"


Ask to learn pyromancy

Most wise. A chance encounter should not be squandered.
To reiterate, I am Cornyx, of the Great Swamp.
The pleasure is mine."


Decline to learn pyromancy

 (snickers) Most foolish. This old crow has a little knowledge on his own, you know.
Bah. No sense in spelling it out.
I will not rush you. You will return, once you are enlightened.
We are, after all, both Undead. And both prisoners in our own ways." (snickers)


Second Encounter (Firelink Shrine)

Ahh, there you are, Unkindled One.
I wish to express my gratitude.
For trusting a lowly pyromancer, and allowing me to gaze upon this majestic flame.
As promised, I will impart pyromancies to you.
But first you will need a flame of your own (Gives Pyromancy Flame).
Careful you don't burn yourself with it."



Heed my words, Unkindled One.
Fear the fire.
The home of pyromancy, Izalith, was scorched by the very fire it created.
Undoubtedly, it was a flame of chaos, tangled by a witch's hand.
But who's to say that this Bonfire's flame is any different."


Carthus Tome

Well, well...I've never seen anything like this.
This inscription...this tome is from the Catacombs.
Fascinating. On this day, the teacher learns alongside the pupil." (laughs)


Izalith Tome

Ah, what have we here! A pyromancy tome from Izalith!
Then you've found the home of Pyromancy.
Brilliant. I will never curse being old and Undead again.
Now, now, show it here, quickly. Let us channel them together.
The primal pyromanices known only to old Master Salaman!"

Quelana Tome

Ahh, what have we here...
By the gods. This inscription reads Quelana, the ancient deity, one of the witches of Izalith...
The last of them, who wandered the lands. Then she must have returned to Izalith, after all.
But I regret to say, I cannot accept this.
Quelana's pyromancies are for witches, and must be learned from a mistress.
But thank you, for allowing me to peer upon such a thing.
If only I were a woman." (ha!)


Grave Warden Tome

I'm afraid I cannot accept this.
This pyromancy tome is dark, and delves into the depths of men, where an untouchable flame resides.
I cannot comprehend this myself, let alone teach it to you.
It is a spell forbidden in the Great Swamp, and nearly everywhere else, too.
Only one terribly afflicted, or burdened by deep sorrow, could begin to understand this."



"Why? What's the matter?"


Making him hostile

"Fine, fine, I see how it is.
When a pupil strays from the path, the master must intrude."


Killing the player

Spare the rod and spoil the child."



I can't complain... This old reverie... had to end..." 


Killing him in his cage

Little bird, what's to be gained?"


Upon player leaving

Do not be gone for long. What's a teacher without a pupil?"



  • Character inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.
  • Cornix is the latin name for crow.
  • Voiced by John Rowe.



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    • Anonymous

      25 Jun 2021 08:21  

      firekeeper whos this hobo sitting down here firekeeper oh hes that pyromancer you rescued

      oh i forgot about that

      • Anonymous

        23 May 2021 18:08  

        They should put Karla in either Cornyx or Orbeck location. The 2 male now looking at each other everyday, I'm sure some bromance has happened. lmao

        • Anonymous

          27 Feb 2021 21:57  

          I'm getting an additional piece of dialogue different than anything listed here. Upon selecting the Talk option, he says:

          "Ahh, you found this tome in the Catacombs... This spell is akin to chaos. It may even serve as a link to Izalith, home of pyromancies..."

          I've defeated Wolnir and entered Smoldering Lake. I gave him the Carthus Tome and showed him the Grave Warden Tome. And I transposed Wolnir's soul for Black Serpent. I'm not entirely sure what triggered this piece of dialogue.

          • Anonymous

            25 Nov 2020 16:28  

            "If only I were a woman"
            Bro, I know a guy. Let me take you to Rosaria, and she'll get you fixed right up. It's basically free, just need to C O M M I T M U R D E R a few times.

            • Anonymous

              14 Oct 2020 21:25  

              Pretty sure that this guy is Laurentius's mentor. In ds1, Laurentius, (when you don't have the pyromancy that makes him go want to go to Blighttown.) He talks about his mentor from the great swamp as an "old, withering, crow." Or something like that.

              • Anonymous

                10 Oct 2020 09:53  

                I have always had a Jim Morrison fetish. I like dudes with big chests and even BIGGER!!!!!!!! And yes, I am pleasuring myself while writing this. I am a full grown male feminist, who belives in freedom of speech and freedom to stretch my balls once in a while. Oh yeah, back to point, CORNYX IS MY HUN HUN. I mean, fwark! Have you ever seen a character like this? Best waifu ever. Would give my left nut sack to stroke his hair while he played with my impish buttwhole. Goodnight

                • Anonymous

                  01 Aug 2020 16:01  

                  Personality wise, pure downgrade to Laurentius. Of course his quest doesn’t end in a hollowed fight because nobody would care and DS is notorious at giving our favourite NPCs the saddest conclusions possible to enforce the hopeless nature of the world.

                  • Anonymous

                    26 May 2020 03:27  

                    Not sure about NG, but in subsequent playthroughs he does give you a pyromancy flame even if you started out as a Pyromancer.

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Feb 2020 17:18  

                      he seems to have a special line if you start as pyromancer (or have acquired a pyromancy) by the time you talk to him

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Apr 2018 21:06  

                        This guy is why I see no reason to start as a pyromancer. LOOK AT ME NOW!!! I'M A FIREBALL LOBBING, GREAT SWORD USING KNIGHT IN FULL ARMOR!!!

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Jan 2018 13:23  

                          This NPC is virtually useless outside a casting build. Still cool tho, there is a lot of useless npcs in regards to differing playstyles so.. not really a surprise there just thought I'd look him up and see if he has anything else to offer other then magic support/resource.

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Jan 2018 18:48  

                            Killing him is the only way to get a second pyromancy catalyst.....but he's also the only NPC capable of upgrading said catalyst. This means you are required to beat Sully in NG+ before being able to PvP with your true, pure pyro build. But those dedicated to the fire are all mad, are we not?

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