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Creighton The Wanderer 

 
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
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(In Sirris' world)

8,000

(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

 

 

Location

  • 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.

 

Drops

  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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.

 

 

NPCs
Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  Blacksmith Andre  ♦  Company Captain Yorshka  ♦  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  ♦  Corvian Settler  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Emma  ♦  Eygon of Carim  ♦  Filianore  ♦  Fire Keeper  ♦  Giant of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Great Swamp Cuculus  ♦  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Hawkwood  ♦  Holy Knight Hodrick  ♦  Horace the Hushed  ♦  Irina of Carim  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator Argo  ♦  Karla  ♦  Knight Slayer Tsorig  ♦  Lapp  ♦  Leonhard  ♦  Lion Knight Albert  ♦  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  ♦  Locust Preacher  ♦  Londor Pale Shade  ♦  Longfinger Kirk  ♦  Lords of Cinder  ♦  Ludleth of Courland  ♦  Moaning Knight  ♦  Old Wolf of Farron  ♦  Orbeck of Vinheim  ♦  Painting Woman  ♦  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  ♦  Pilgrim from Londor  ♦  Ringed City Hollow  ♦  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  ♦  Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Shira  ♦  Shrine Handmaid  ♦  Silver Knight Ledo  ♦  Sir Vilhelm  ♦  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  ♦  Slave Knight Gael  ♦  Snuggly  ♦  Stone-humped Hag  ♦  Sword Master  ♦  The Painter  ♦  Unbreakable Patches  ♦  Velka the Goddess of Sin  ♦  Yellowfinger Heysel  ♦  Yoel of Londor  ♦  Yuria of Londor

 




    • 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…

            • Anonymous

              13 Feb 2018 02:35  

              just wasted 10 ember and alluring skulls...right by the dungeon entrance where there are no rocks to save him. didn't follow a single one....ftg and it's sheety camera and game mechanics

              • Anonymous

                20 Jan 2018 09:07  

                Got invaded but Creighton earlier. As he's spawning in I attack the red eyed corvian and run back to where the invisible dudes were. As I turn back around, I see Creighton fade back into the visible obscuring ring range as he sprints off the cliff he spawned in on. Took out the corvian while laughing my ass off about Creighton wandering off the cliff.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Jan 2018 06:10  

                  He would not invade me until I fought him with Sirris on the bridge, this page does not list this as a requirement though, so perhaps there is alternative condition(s) that stop him from appearing. It would make sense if his invasion was revenge for protecting Sirris though.
                  Also, he's a pushover. With a fast-ish weapon and enough stam/regen, you can just stagger him with one r1, and pause long enough for your next r1 to interrupt his retaliation/roll/estus. Felt cheesy, but invaders should get no sympathy right?

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jan 2018 00:08  

                    At SL 5 with +0 weapon I just poisoned him with rotted ghru dagger and slapped him silly with dark hand. So easy.

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Dec 2017 16:22  

                      On NG+4, attacking Creighton with Sirrus is the equivalent of attempting to cut someone with a foam sword; you do pretty much no damage. Creighton has two estus flasks, and a divine blessing, allowing him to heal 3 times. Don't forget about Sirrus, glass of the Sunless Realms, who will take more damage in a single second than you in your entire playthrough.

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Dec 2017 22:27  

                        Can anyone trade his armor set and weapon with me? I really want the set and weapon except I don't want to reset my game again early. Ill trade just about anything

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Dec 2017 12:00  

                          Ok he is pretty easy if you do this.
                          Just a +3 lucerne with great magic weapon will stagger them long enough for you to keep on hitting em and if you do it right you can kill em before they heal

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Sep 2017 23:05  

                            I talked to Anri, went down, Creighton invaded, I dodged and felt over the cliffs :-( ... After reloading, Anri was gone, I went down again, used an ember, but Creighton did appear anymore. ... Because Anri is gone resp. dead?

                            • Anonymous

                              22 Aug 2017 02:39  

                              Did I have to be online to make him invade my world!? Cause I swear I'd done every single possible thing of the quest:
                              - Talk to Anri: CHECKED
                              - Talk to Sirris: CHECKED
                              - Dreamchaser's Ashes: CHECKED
                              - Give to the Handmaid: CHECKED
                              - Talk to Sirris 2: CHECKED
                              - Kill the Beast: CHECKED
                              - Lit all Bonfire nearby: CHECKED
                              - Defeat Creighton: CHECKED
                              - Talk to Sirris 3: CHECKED
                              - Area Boss Killed: UNCHECKED

                              And all I can see at the giant grave is nothing so mind helping me a little bit here? Oh, I also kill the assassin at the Church BOnfire too, did that make any consequence!?

                              • Anonymous

                                09 Jun 2017 17:58  

                                Invaded following these instruction this time. But not the previous playthrough when I missed the mould maker Covenant. Maybe a requirement.

                                • Anonymous

                                  29 Apr 2017 21:41  

                                  This pisses me off, between the two of them it was CREIGHTON who canonically survived? The guy who fell into Pate's trap like a dumbass? Maybe they just didn't want two patches in DS3 at once? But i liked Pate as his own character, not just as a spiritual nod to patches... They totally could've made patches's storyline SO much cooler/funnier if they'd made a competition between the two. Maybe they end up asshole friends in one of the endings, maybe in one ending one disappears and is implied to have been taken out by the other? Though i guess it'd have to be pate that dies since Patches makes it to the ringed city? Though there isn't really any evidence that the ringed city is in the future, right? "A few trees appear when Filianore awakens!"? Ok... so maybe her illusion was covering them? Nobody assumed sunless Anor Londo was in the future when Gwyndolin's influence was removed... "everything's dust!"? Okay, the world is canonically reaching it's end at the start of our ashen adventure, maybe all the areas on the outskirts of the Kingdom of Lothric's boundaries are turning to dust? We see Lothric castle in the distance and Lothric castle is where "the lands of lords are converging", so maybe all the lands that are converging are all that's left of civilization and are PHYSICALLY being pulled towards Lothric (like entire pieces of land are moving towards a center, maybe has to do with tectonic plate movement?) while as everything on the OUTSIDE of this circle being pulled towards the center is just barren dust?

                                  • 06 Apr 2017 16:32  

                                    Sirris is super weak, so you know what I did to destroy Creighton? Took my Refined Lothric Knight Greatsword and infinited him
                                    In case you're wondering the way to infinite thins with the LKGS is simple: fully charged 2 handed RT/R2, and then walk over to them and fully charged 2 handed RT/R2 again, repeat as many times as necessary, if done with enough time in between each attack it'll keep doing the thrust attack, and that attack knocks most enemies down, just keep repeating and their ass keeps getting put on the ground before they can even get up. Stamina is an issue though so a Chloranthy Ring and/or some Green Blossoms will certainly help, but as long as you can keep using it ASAP, you use it. I've infinite'd Havel before with this strat too, though Stamina is obviously an issue so he's gotten out of it because I backed up to regen Stamina.

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