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. 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




  • 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.
  • 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

      03 Mar 2021 04:44  

      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

        17 Feb 2021 18:25  

        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

          18 Nov 2020 10:23  

          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 ?

          • 09 Nov 2020 20:04  

            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

              25 Oct 2020 00:36  

              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

                26 Mar 2020 09:03  

                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

                  14 Feb 2020 05:44  

                  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

                    19 Nov 2019 12:02  

                    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."

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