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Dark Sigil is a Key Item in Dark Souls 3.

Dark Sigil

Dark Sigil

A black gaping hole in the flesh that resembles the brand of an Undead.

The darkness of humanity seeps from this bottomless pitch-back hole, the gap filled by the accumulation of the curse.

This Dark Sigil will never heal, but there is a tale told of a Fire Keeper who returned from the Abyss, and brought great comfort to a bearer of the curse.

 

Dark Sigil Locations

  • One is given to you by Yoel of Londor each time you "tease out your inner strength" (up to 5.)
  • Three are given to you if you decide to "marry" Anri of Astora

Dark Sigil Usage

  • You need all of the Dark Sigils to unlock the Usurpation of Fire ending.
  • Triggers levels of Hollowing upon death which can be tracked from the player status screen below player level. The amount of hollowing gained per death is equal to the number of Dark Sigils you have.
  • The five first Dark Sigils each unlocks a free soul level. After Yoel gives you the first Dark Sigil, you may revisit him at 2, 6, 12, and 15 hollowing to gain these levels in exchange for another Dark Sigil.
  • If you heal the Dark Sigil before getting five free Soul levels from Yoel of Londor, he will no longer offer to "tease out your inner strength".

 

How to heal the Dark Sigil

  • The Dark Sigil may be healed by giving a Fire Keeper Soul to the Fire Keeper, which will allow her to heal your Dark Sigil.
  • The cost of healing the Dark Sigil is equal to the number of sigils you currently hold as a level per sigil.(If you have 8 sigils it will cost 8 levels worth of souls)
  • When the Dark Sigil is healed, all Dark Sigils are removed from your inventory, and your Character will no longer gain more Hollowing on death. As of a recent patch, this also cures your current level of Hollowing.
  • It is also automatically healed by starting a new NG. However you will keep your hollowing levels.
  • Removing the Dark Sigils will stop the Yuria of Londor quest.

 

How to reverse Hollowing

  • You can reverse hollowing with Purging Stones sold by Yuria of Londor.
  • Hollowing can also be reversed by spending souls equal to 100x your current level at the Altar of Velka, found in the sewers below the Undead Settlement. The sewers can be accessed by going down the stairs near the Cliff Underside bonfire and taking a right to follow the cliff face. If you have not yet explored the Settlement, the Undead Settlement guide has directions. You will require the grave key, purchasable from the  for 1500 souls upon giving the Mortician's Ashes. The locked gate is about halfway through the sewer, between the parties of rats. Unlock the gate, and take the first right. The altar will be straight ahead. Alternatively, you can also travel to the bottom of the cliff on the exit of the sewers (when you enter from the Cliff Underside bonfire side) and enter through a passage down there, requiring you to fight through a few skeletons to get to the altar. To cure Hollowing, request dissolution.
  • If you wish to access Velka without purchasing the key, you can drop down into the chasm just up from the bridge near cliff underside bonfire onto some steps that reduce the fall damage to survivable levels (with about 20-22 vigor when embered). Alternatively, the spell Spook  or the Silvercat Ring will prevent all the fall damage.

 

Notes and Trivia

  • If you don't receive the five Sigils before Yoel dies, you won't get Yuria of Londor to appear in your Firelink.

 

 

 




    • Anonymous

      27 Jun 2018 05:23  

      Because I'm an idiot and thought maybe it might help -the "Dark Sigil" item can be found where your keys and special items are in your inventory roster, not your general inventory.

      • Anonymous

        02 May 2018 01:45  

        It should be noted here that once your character attains max level (802) you can no longer acquire dark sigils, meaning after that, Yuria will be gone from all future playthroughs for your character. Also, if you heal your hollowing with a purging stone after clearing a game at max level, you can never be hollow again with that character, ever. All summon aid and storyline pertaining to Yuria will no longer be accessible.

        • Anonymous

          26 Dec 2017 05:52  

          To lessen the confusion on the cost. To HEAL the dark sigil will cost you the price of 5 levels FROM your CURRENT level. I will use my current faith character for example. My current character is SL50 with the dark sigil, so it will cost me the price of levels 50-54.
          50 15,102
          51 15,682
          52 16,274
          53 16,879
          54 17,497
          TOTAL COST TO HEAL DARK SIGIL AT LEVEL 50: 81,434.

          So why would you heal it? The only draw back to hollowing is that you look like beef jerky and have to spend souls on Purging Stone OR use the Velka Statue to get rid of the beef jerky skin.
          1) You are early-mid game and do not want to deal with having to keep paying to stop looking like beef jerky
          2) You are NOT going for the other ending tied to the dark sigil

          If you do NOT meet those requirements, then don't heal it, you don't need to. If you are late game and want to look pretty, just pay for the stones, 4500 souls are easy to come by, you can stock up on them easy.

          • Anonymous

            26 Sep 2017 18:41  

            Isn't 8 levels' worth of souls a bit much? You only level up 5 times with Yoel, the 3 sigils from Anri don't affect the stats...

            • Anonymous

              05 Aug 2017 06:59  

              I finished levelling at Yoel, killed Yuria, and healed my dark sigils at the Firekeeper, I have no more sigils. (two weeks later & on the same playthrough) I have discovered I once again have 5 dark sigils after dying 3 times and now have 15 hollowing (even though I must have died atleast 12 times in the same week without hollowing). Does anybody know what might have caused this?

              • Anonymous

                17 Jun 2017 19:28  

                i started a new game stil the ugly look so i thougd i needed to cure it and went on but turning out that i cant cure it because i dont have dark sigel somone how can i cure myself from this (dark sigel/bug)?

                • Anonymous

                  18 Apr 2017 02:48  

                  I leveled up with Yoel twice and got no dark sigil. I never healed it and immune hollowing said stuck at 5 and won't move

                  • Anonymous

                    27 Oct 2016 14:52  

                    The cost of healing the Dark Sigil is equal to the cost to gain a number of levels equal to the "free" levels gained with the Dark Sigil (including the incrementally higher cost of the higher levels).

                    Huh?

                    • Anonymous

                      Free Dark Sigils04 Sep 2016 00:42  

                      Hey guys does anyone know how to get dark sigils without leveling up? I have a build a couple levels away from the meta and I want to get the Yuria of Londor armor.

                      • Anonymous

                        Question about removing the dark sigils21 Aug 2016 17:10  

                        after the 5 free levels do you get to keep your free levels after the sigils are removed?

                        • Anonymous

                          I didn't heal my dark sigils09 Jul 2016 15:29  

                          And yet the disappeared I talked to yoel had him level me up twice then he stopped went to go kill myself at the foot of the high wall and came back and my he wouldn't level me up I check my hollow ingredients it's at 5 my dark sigils is gone and I never gave fire keepr soul nor purging stones game glitched on me bruh

                          • Edit not showing20 Jun 2016 10:16  

                            For some reason that bull***** about coop advice is still appearing in the live page even though it doesn't when you're in edit mode; can someone please help me clean some of the garbage (personal wild theories about why something happened don't belong in the live page)

                            • Anonymous

                              High cost problem :(18 Jun 2016 15:10  

                              I tired to heal my dark sigil but it costs more than my level required souls. The souls required to level up is 25000 but for healing the dark sigil is 133000. Can you help me please.

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