Creighton The Wanderer 

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops


(In Sirris' world)


(Invading you)

- Dragonslayer's Axe

Creighton The Wanderer is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.  An alledged serial killer whose quest for vengence is central to a sidequest in Dark Souls II, he reappears in Dark Souls III as a part of Sirris of The Sunless Realm's sidequest and later as an invader in Irithyll of The Boreal Valley

Unlike in Dark Souls II, where he is extremely talkative, brash, and confrontational, in Dark Souls III he is, as an invader, entirely silent, and his role is therefore unclear.  His armor description implies that he is a deserter of an order of knights from Mirrah, and his helmet is that of a criminal sentenced to death, facts unknown in Dark Souls II.  According to Sirris of The Sunless Realm, he is an invader serving Rosaria's Fingers, although he lacks the "Finger" epithet, and is unmentioned by the others, implying this might not be, or is no longer, the case. 

Creighton The Wanderer Information

  • Can be killed.
  • Invades in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.
  • List of items that refer to this NPC: Dragonslayer's Axe




  • On the long bridge towards the second bonfire in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, attacking Sirris if you are summoned to her world as part of her questline.
  • Invades behind the Church of Yorshka bonfire, near a giant gravestone. Does not invade if you have not beaten him in Sirris's quest and will not invade if you have already killed Pontiff Sulyvahn.



  • Souls: NG (8,000), NG+6 (102,000)
  • Weapons & Armor: Drops his Dragonslayer's Axe when the player kills him in their world after beating him in Sirris's. His armor, the Mirrah Chain Set can be found on the bridge where you fought him for the first time after killing him.


Combat Information

  • Creighton attacks very agressively, and will occasionally try to stagger the player with the Skill of his Dragonslayer's Axe. It also temporarily increases his attack and allows him to inflict damage through shields, so be extremely cautious when fighting him.
  • Wields: Dragonslayer's Axe (RH)
  • Has 2-3 Estus Flasks and 1 Divine Blessing.
  • When facing him on your own outside The Church of Yorshka, it is very effective to knock the otherwise troublesome enemy off the cliff he spawns upon as he is surrounded on 3 sides by cliffs.  The Dragonslayer Axe will immediately appear in your inventory when he dies, meaning reloading the area is unneccessary to retrive it if killed in this manner.


  • Creighton was first introduced in Dark Souls II as part of a possible side quest, along with Mild Mannered Pate.
  • Creighton the Wanderer's return in Dark souls III subtely indicates that the Bearer of the Curse choose to kill Mild-mannered Pate during his struggle with Creighton, and thus allowed Creighton to escape Drangleic.
  • His epithet, "The Wanderer" is likely a reference to a statement he makes in Dark Souls II, that his purpose is to travel from land to land, honing his blade.
  • The description of Creighton's armor in Dark Souls II implies that the armor he wears is not actually that of Mirrah knights, but is instead made in their imitation.
  • The Dragonslayer Axe Creighton weilds is a weapon from Dark Souls II known as The Dragon Slayer's Crescent Axe, a weapon once owned by Shieldless Lothian of Forossa, a ferocious warrior that mysteriously vanished, alledgedly tired of the weakness of men and seeking dragons as stronger foes, a fact made ironic by the current lore on the weapon implying its current usage slaying only men.
  • Wears the Obscuring Ring in attempt to take the player by suprise.
  • The position and location of the bodies you retrieve armor from after slaying an NPC enemy seems relevent to their lore, with Havel's being found on a body in the rest position by the Demon that yields his ring, and The Drakeblood Knight's being found on the meditating body that the Dragon gesture is learned from.  Creighton's body is in the "corpse reaching upward" gesture, appearing to be a plea for help, ironic given the help you give Sirris and that The Bearer of the Curse would have given to him that enabled him to survive the previous game.
  • Curiously, as Creighton will only initially appear after following Sirris's quest past The Catacombs, and Sirris's quest will immediately end if the player joins and offers covenant items to Rosarias Fingers, many people that join Rosaria's Fingers when it is first made available therefore never learn of Creighton's, a claimed member of Rosaria's fingers, existance.  
  • Creighton's questionable membership in Rosaria's Fingers, being directly stated by Sirris in game yet not possessing the finger title characteristic of members and appearing far away from where the others are found, in many ways parallels the role of Kirk, Knight of Thorns in Dark Souls 1, who is claimed in item description to be a notorious member of the Darkwraiths, but who is found instead serving The Fair Lady, with no apparant relationship to the Darkwraith cause.  However, Creighton does possess the Obscuring Ring, a reward given by the Rosaria's Finger's covenant, and utilizes undead hunter charms, which are dropped by Mangrubs, both of which serve as some evidence towards his membership.
  • Those that bear Dragon related tools appear to have a tendency for desertion, with Creighton, Hawkwood, The Nameless King, Ornstein, and Oceiros all being individuals that abandoned their previous occupation.



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    • Anonymous

      19 Nov 2019 18:02  

      Something that always gets me is when you're reading the axe's description and how it's used for killing dragons but then you read "but Creighton used it to slay men."

      • Anonymous

        09 Nov 2019 17:43  

        After beating him with Sirris, I was down where he spawns behind the Church of Yorksha with a sunbro I had summoned and he didn't spawn. Later, I came back alone and he did spawn. Does he not invade if you have a friendly summon with you?

        • Anonymous

          08 Sep 2019 01:06  

          Doesn't really imply that you killed him in DS2. The games avoid having "canon" choices, so this wouldn't fit in at all. The undead don't really die after all, only go hollow. Also invaders and phantoms have always caused for confusing timelines.

          • Anonymous

            10 Jul 2019 06:22  

            An useless fact: In DS2 Creighton have long blond hair, but in DS3 he's partially bald. Another piece of evidence that shows how undeads get old.

            • Anonymous

              12 Mar 2019 17:38  

              Playing on cracked version(1.15) of the game with DLCs, doing a SL1 run and i m in need of his useful weapon. He won`t invade me after i helped Sirris defeat him in her world. Im embered, haven`t killed Pontiff yet but still he`s not invading me at the graveyard. Some say it`s needed to be online, but it`s impossible to me. Any advises how to solve this problem?

              • Anonymous

                10 Dec 2018 08:54  

                If you get him to spawn in the graveyard behind Church of Yorshka, you can get him to roll off the cliff if you are aggressive enough

                • Anonymous

                  10 Sep 2018 04:58  

                  Got invade by Creighton in the catacombs of carthus after the rolling skeleton ball and after i got killed he doesn't appear anymore

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Aug 2018 16:04  

                    I don't see how his relation to Rosaria's Fingers is so hard to grasp. He is a red invading phantom, he uses the obscuring ring. Joining the covenant doesn't magically change the player's name to 'Finger'.

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Aug 2018 19:07  

                      "Creighton the Wanderer's return in Dark souls III subtely indicates that the Bearer of the Curse choose to kill Mild-mannered Pate during his struggle with Creighton, and thus allowed Creighton to escape Drangleic." - well, what if: "Bearer of the Curse" did not encounter them, have choose neighter side.... or just fukken faild in his "endless" cycles?? "Wears the Obscuring Ring in attempt to take the player by suprise." - anyone can see someone is invading and he invades player close by (so he is visible), i pressume he just dont like retreating enemys. "Creighton's body is in the "corpse reaching upward" gesture, appearing to be a plea for help, ironic given the help you give Sirris and that The Bearer of the Curse would have given to him that enabled him to survive the previous game." - there are many reasons why people reach their hands in the skies, for example: he was no match against pontiff beast without shield and thats why he invaded Sirris, for ember.... he could just got pissed of her sour attitude (we all know that he is pretty easy to anger) and after she got helped, he just thought how unfair world can be, reaching desperatly for understanding of what he did wrong to get stronger (he didnt squad the chit out of her, like normal players do/she did).... he reached for Rosaria out for desperation, he even used blessing of goddess (probably not, his corpse was not found near Rosaria, he have same stats and same weapons and his body was not turned to "grub", maybe he was "honing his blade" while we "grouped" his invasions and .... i think we got his anger on us)... maybe he even wated to became pilgrim, turning himself to "pilgrim butterfly". Who the fak knows... ?

                      • Anonymous

                        09 Jul 2018 10:49  

                        His damage went from non-existent in 2 to god-slaying in 3. After getting curious and popping a seed in ng+7, i saw him 3-shot a pontiff beast. Each attack dealt roughly 1.2k damage, and after the second, a firebomb coulda killed the beast.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Jun 2018 20:47  

                          When i first found Creighton i thought he was the bad guy! turns out that after playing DS2 and reading this apparently he's actually pretty cool.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 May 2018 07:11  

                            I'm glad Creighton triumphed during the subtle Pate vs Creighton questline. He is a cool guy back in Dark Souls 2.

                            • Anonymous

                              09 Apr 2018 03:33  

                              It is known that Creighton is and assassin from Mirrah who was imprisoned in a dungeon and managed to scape before his execution, so the Bearer of the Curse and Pate fought and killed Creighton, that's why he invades as a dark spirit in Dark Souls III.

                              Cale says in Dark Souls II in Majula after meeting Creighton once:
                              Ah yes, there is something I wanted to tell you.
                              I was born in the land of Mirrah.
                              Mirrah is also the home of an infamous killer, a 'knight' in name alone.
                              He was locked in the dungeon for multiple murders. But shortly before his execution, he managed to escape.
                              And the other day… I saw a fellow with a striking likeness! And then!
                              And then…Wait…
                              Well…I think he looked rather similar…
                              N-no, it's true! I saw just such a man, I swear!
                              I believe his name was…Cr…Cr…err Cray-something…I believe…
                              They shared…some resemblance, I…I think…

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