Creighton The Wanderer 

 
General Info
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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. In Dark Souls II, Cale the Cartographer mentions that Mirrah was the home of some infamous killer resembling Creighton that managed to escape before his execution, Cale also mentions that his name was "Cray-something…", most probably refering to Creighton.  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 could subtely indicate that the Bearer of the Curse choose to kill 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 wields 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.
  • As the thumb is not technically considered a Finger, it may be that Creighton is without a finger-related title because he serves as the thumb. With Kirk as the middle finger and Leonhard as the ring finger, that would mean you are either the index finger or the pinkie finger, depending on which finger is represented by Yellowfinger Heysel.
  • 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

      Hate how you can't get invaded again after killing certain bosses. I mean, it's Irithyll, for ****'s sake. Who in their right mind would risk getting invaded on their first time there ?

      • Anonymous

        I did Sirris quest and did not kill Sulyvhan yet(while maintaning ember form) but he didnt appear?. Does he not appear if I play offline mode?

        • Anonymous

          so i did helped sirris but i forgot that after pontiff he stops showing... someone can drop me the axe? i need it for my str/faith build....

          • Anonymous

            To the theory of him being the thumb of the rosaria's finger ( Trivia section ), if all of the invaders are named after fingers of a hand, does mabye Yellowfinger Heysel, represent indeed the index finger, as a yellow coloured finger is often the result of smoking too much (The finger you hold the cigar with are the index and the middlefinger after all).

            • Anonymous

              idk if this is a bug or if my game just flipped out, but i used undead hunter charms to try to stop his chugging, but he was still able to heal while the charm was active. no idea why lol.

              • Anonymous

                This mf kills me in 3 hits in NG+7, basically have to do a no damage run which is gonna be hard since Sirris always gets herself killed.

                • Anonymous

                  Helped Sirris to beat Creighton , and now at Yorshka's church bonfire , embered , been reloading the area since ever , still Creighton doesn't show up , why ?

                  • hi, creighton managed to kill me 3 times, and the 4th time i went back all prepared, he stopped showing :(

                    tried dried finger (heard it resets something about invaders, don't know much), dried going anywhere, tried dying, jumping, etc...

                    I'l mention that on the 4th time, i called a phantom, is that why he is not showing up anymore ? even solo ? i tried to restart the session, even the game, but nope, nothing, i retried at least 9 more attemps to go back to the bonfire,
                    just refresh with the bonfire in the church etc... nothing works :( did'nt kill pontiff, killed him with sirris etc...

                    have a good day and thanks in the future for the reply

                    • Anonymous

                      Was thinking, "What would be the best Halloween build?...". Realized the serial killer complete with hockey mask and axe would work nicely. Also he is one of my favorite Ds2 characters, so that also works out.

                      • Anonymous

                        Instead of rushing to conclusions. The game's lore always provides plenty of alternatives. 1-If you didn't rescue him. He manages to escape the jail cell without you. And ended up wandering aimlessly looking for vengeance. 2-Managed to escape from near-death again from you and Pate(he was originally on death row in Mirrah, and worked with Pate of all people). 3-He actually did die. But his Malice was so deep he became a dark Spirit (Cause DarkSouls).

                        • Anonymous

                          I don't know what went wrong but on the bridge I saw no summon sign, I heard you needed to cross the bridge and hit the bonfire and go back out... but still no summon sign. Went back and started looting the area around the bonfire and boom... he comes running down the stairs and owns me. After that I haven't gotten him to spawn again... asshat.

                          • Anonymous

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            "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

                                              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

                                                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

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

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

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

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

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

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          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?

                                                                          • 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.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I highly recommend using some weapon that deals poison. It will it him alive, when I killed him was with poison dagger and a frostbite sword. Worked wonders.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                This son of a b**** INVADED me during the Twin Princes boss fight, killed Sirris, killed Orbeck and and let me fight the boss all alone after I finally killed him. Guess what happened then...I have no idea how, even after I've done all Sirris quest line and killed him several times, this b**** came back from the deepest hell to haunt me! So if you intend to summon Sirris for this boss fight be carefull.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  This guy... I've beat every hostile/invader npc and the last 3 or 4 bosses on the first attempt, mostly to my own surprise. But this guy, this guy has K'd my A about 5 times in a row now. I just don't get it lol. Must be Khama for backstabbing him for his armor in DS2 haha.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I was invaded by him twice, and knocked off the edge of the cliff both times. After the second time, I couldn't get him to invade again, even after quitting and restarting the game. Finally I went to the bridge by the first Irithyll bonfire, and sure enough the body with his set was there. I took another look, and the Dragonslayer Axe was in my inventory already. I guess he fell off the cliff in the process of knocking me off - the axe was automatically given to me, and the items were placed on his body on the bridge. This might clear up why some people have had trouble getting him to invade after he kills you once...

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Does nobody realize how *****ing sick this dude looks? This is like the best Dark Souls illustration I've ever seen.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        So I did Sirris' questline, killed Creighton on the bridge, then I went to the Tombstone, but no Creighton? Why?

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          He has boss like health. He chugs like a scrub. He uses undead hunter charms. AND WATCH OUT BECAUSE HE USES DIVINE BLESSINGS LIKE A SALTY LITTLE *****!!!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The Church of Yorshka is at the exact place the painted world was before. And right next to the church, there is a giante tombstone. On this tombstone, there is a Corvian (who sometimes wield scythes to "imitate the master of the painted world") probably mourning the dead person.And guess what ? Creighton invade you right at this tombstone, wielding a DRAGONslayer's axe...Hmmmm Hmmm...

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              "It seems you have to be kindled for him to spawn here. The first time I got to the Church of Yorshka he spawned and I died. When I returned he didn't spawn until I used an Ember, and reloaded the area. " This is redundant. You need to be Embered for NPC Phantoms to invade you, so it's not only him. Please remove this redundant info.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Decided not to do Sirris quest line by joining Rosarias Fingers and now he won't invade outside the church of Yorshka

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  the Mirrah chain set will appear on the bridge, not after you kill him in Sirris's world but after you kill him when he invades your world at the Church of Yorshka bonfire

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    "It seems you have to be kindled for him to spawn"YOU MEAN LIKE EVERY INVASION IN EVERY SOULS GAME?? Idiot...

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      DS2 wasn't perfect and beneath the 1st in terms of level design and overall lore/story, but I liked it anyway. I'm so glad so many things returned from DS2. I hope there is an DS2 NPC to talk to.

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