Greirat of the Undead Settlement

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 High Wall of Lothric Greirat's Ashes
Bandit's Knife

Greirat of the Undead Settlement is a NPC in Dark Souls 3. Greirat will occasionally ask if he can go and "steal" items for you that he will then sell.


Greirat's Information



  • Initially locked in a cell, below the Tower on the Wall bonfire in High Wall of Lothric. You can find the Cell Key inside of the workshop below the Pus of Man which erupts on the rooftop. After heading down the ladder and defeating the Lothric Knight, follow the stairs at the end of the hall down to the base floor. Several Starved Hounds and Hollow Soldiers will be patrolling the area. The key is located at the back wall, down a flight of stairs which leads to a Starved Hound and eventual dead end.
  • After accepting his request he appears at the Firelink Shrine as a vendor, asking you to remember about his request when talked to.
  • You can find Loretta's Bone past the Undead Settlement bonfire. It is on a corpse hanging from the balcony of the first house the player will enter, overlooking a congregation in front of a burning tree.
  • After delivering Loretta's Bone, he will tell the player to keep the ring, but other than that will not react. Once the world is reset, however, he will be in a curled up position and will give the player the Curl Up gesture, while remaining unresponsive. Once the player leaves and enters Firelink Shrine once more, he will ask for permission to scavenge for more items. He will return following the next boss kill and can return as early as after Curse-Rotted Greatwood.


Greirat's Questline

His questline consists of five main stages:

  1. rescue Greirat;
  2. deliver Loretta's Bone;
  3. Greirat's first outing (to the Undead Settlement);
  4. Greirat's second outing (to Irithyll, where he will die unless his rescue by either Patches or Siegward is ensured);
  5. and optionally Greirat's third outing (to Lothric Castle, where he will die regardless of the player's actions).


1. Rescue Greirat

  1. From the High Wall of Lothric's Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down to the dark room with the broken floor and exit through the door on the right. Cross the rooftops where you encounter the Pus of Man, climb down the ladder on the right, and enter the building below.
  2. After dealing with the spear-wielding Lothric Knight, head all the way down to a room guarded by dogs and Great Axe wielding hollows.  Behind black powder barrels is a semi-hidden staircase where you can find the key to Greirat's cell.
  3. From the Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down one floor, and follow the hallway that is inside the tower.  You will eventually run into Greirat's cell.
  4. Unlock the cell and speak to Greirat. Accept his help.


2. Help Greirat with Loretta

  1. Talk to Greirat in Firelink Shrine, and he will speak to you about Loretta.
  2. From the Undead Settlement Bonfire, second after the Vordt of the Boreal Valley boss fight, you will immediately find a building that is dark inside.
  3. On the balcony, you will see a a corpse with loot on it.  Attack it to make it fall, and you will find Loretta's bone.
  4. Give Greirat Loretta's bone.


3. Greirat's First Outing (Undead Settlement)

Visit the Undead Settlement after sending Greirat on his first mission to trigger him to leave the Firelink Shrine for the first time. If you are having trouble getting Greirat to leave Firelink, try warping to the Dilapitated Bridge bonfire, cross the bridge and make your way through the ruins to the Road of Sacrifices.


4. Greirat's Second Outing (Irithyll Dungeon)

His second scavenging mission becomes available after crossing the bridge between the Catacombs and the Boreal Valley.

He will die on this mission, unless one of these conditions matches:

  • Seigward is sitting by the kitchen fireplace in Irithyll. Don't progress past Pontiff Sulyvahn into the Irythill Dungeon, which will move him to his next area.
  • Or you haven't bought Seigward's armor from Patches, and inform Patches of his destination after you send Greirat on his mission. If you already defeated Pontiff Sulyvahn, you won't have the option to tell Patches where Greirat went so he won't save him.

Note that Greirat will be doomed in these cases:

  • Patches will not rescue Greirat - even if you send Greirat on his second outing after the Yorm the Giant boss fight, and Siegward has died.
  • Do NOT kill Alva the Spurned, who invades when embered - just before the Irithyll Dungeon Bonfire.
  • Do not proceed into Irithyll Dungeon. It has been reported that you may light that bonfire, if perhaps Alva the Spurned has not been killed.
  • Bug / Glitch: Remove Siegward's armor from your inventory before finding Siegward in the well, or encountering Patches in the Cathedral. If Patches' spawn at the Cathedral of the Deep or Firelink Shrine are bugged and you can't purchase Siegward's armor - it might be possible to give Siegward the armor that you have. If this succeeds, it has been reported that buying the armor again from Patches might fail the quest.

Kill any boss to complete his scavenging mission (Pontiff Sulyvahn is simplest, but the Old Demon King or Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf
works too). If you successfully saved him, he'll return safely to Firelink Shrine immediately after killing the boss; otherwise you can find Greirat's ashes
in the sewer area under the kitchen in Irithyll.

Player notes:

  • I sent Greirat out for pillage in Irithyll after defeating Pontiff, then killed the fire demon with Siegward and opened the main door to trigger the well location. Went back to buy his farmor for the quest line and Patches still asked about Greirat's whereabouts.
  • Sent Greirat out after defeating Pontiff, gave Siegward his armor and spoke to him in Irithyll before defeating Pontiff, I then beat the Dancer and found Greirat safe at Firelink. (CONFIRMED)


5. Greirat's Third Outing (Lothric Castle)

 Third Outing Tried and Failed :

  • Killed Yoel of Londor upon meeting, Leonhard, Londor Pale Shade invasions, and Yellowfinger Heysel.
  • Waited until after Twin Princes boss fight to send Greirat, still failed.

Player Notes :

He will request to leave for a third time to Lothric Castle. He will die if he goes; there is no known way to save him. Patches will ask where Greirat went, but this only causes Patches to disappear for a time. Patches will return later and add one Hidden Blessing to his shop inventory, while failing to save Greirat.

If you complete Step 5, Greirat's Ashes can be found on the roof at the Grand Archives, after jumping down where you see a group of Corvians. Giving Greirat's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid will allow her to sell Exploding Bolts, Splintering Bolts, and Lightning Urns along with every other item he used to sell. Additionally, any items which were sold by both NPCs (like Firebombs) are overwritten by Greirat's lower prices (50 souls for a Firebomb, instead of 100).

Obtaining Greirat's Ashes through killing Greirat in Firelink Shrine will only unlock the wares that he was selling before he died. Also, if you decide to kill Greirat while both Patches and Greirat are in Firelink Shrine it will turn Patches hostile.

Implications of Killing the Dancer Early to the Questline

  • If you choose to defeat the dancer at any time before defeating Aldrich and Yhorm, this will not change the progression of the questline.
  • Greirat will only travel to the Undead Settlement after been given Loretta's bone and talking/refreshing Firelink past the "curl up" stage.
  • He will only travel to Irithyll once he has returned from the Undead Settlement and you have crossed the bridge, walked through the barrier, and lit the central Irithyll bonfire. If you go through Lothric castle before this, it will make no difference and he will not ask if he can go and pillage there.
  • Once you have sent him to Irithyll (and have Siegward or Patches save him) and he successfully returns (typically by defeating Pontiff Sulyvahn) , if you have gone through Lothric Castle, he will immediately ask to pillage there.
  • It is best not to send him to pillage Lothric Castle until you have kill Aldrich and Yhorm, or you will not be able to enter the Grand Archives to retrieve his ashes. If you tell him no, he will not ask again, but there is a menu choice to send him there whenever you see fit.
  • Reminder that if you don't kill Alva before sending Greirat to pillage, He will kill him, as killing Dancer early alters the questline.




Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls
Immediately Available
Ember 3 2000
Bloodred Moss Clump 500
Throwing Knife 20
Firebomb 50
Rope Firebomb 50
Bandit's Knife 1500
Long Sword 1000
Bastard Sword 3000
Mace 600
Spear 600
Light Crossbow 1000
Buckler 2000
Elkhorn Round Shield 1500
Round Shield 1000
Kite Shield 4000
Standard Helm 1500
Hard Leather Armor 2500
Hard Leather Gauntlets 1000
Hard Leather Boots 1000
Thief Mask 400
Standard Arrow 10
Fire Arrow 100
Standard Bolt 30
After sending him to pillage Undead Settlement
Ember 4 2000
Divine Blessing 1 8000
Repair Powder 300
Lightning Urn 6 700
Zweihander 6000
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword 6000
Estoc 3000
Warpick 1500
Glaive 3500
Short Bow 1000
Priest's Chime 4000
Target Shield 2500
Knight Shield 1500
Pontiff Knight Shield 3000
Knight Helm 2000
Knight Armor 3000
Knight Gauntlets 2000
Knight Leggings 3000
Assassin Hood 1500
Assassin Armor 1500
Assassin Gloves 1500
Assassin Trousers 1500
Large Arrow 50
Heavy Bolt 100
Sniper Bolt 150
After sending him to Lothric Castle (sold by Shrine Handmaid after returning with his ashes)  
Ember 6 2000
Alluring Skull 6 500
Lightning Urn 700
Splintering Bolt 280
Exploding Bolt 300



First encounter (High Wall of Lothric)

"Ahh, you're no jailer are you? No, no, you're from far away.  And judging by the bell... You must be some of that unkindled ash.  Remarkable, if that's true, then i have a favour to ask.  Below the High Wall is a musty little town.  Not the home of any lord, just a very old settlement of Undead. An old woman, Loretta, lives there.  Please give her this ring.  I- I am not asking for charity.  In fa- in fact if you do this for me... I'll be sure to repay you in kind.  I-I may be a petty thief, but I've more wits than most royalty.  What do you say, then?"

[Refuse] "Yes, well, why should you? But if you change your mind, give me a shout, eh? I-I'm only a petty thief. I've nowhere else to go. Not like there's anything calling to me out there.. heh"

[After Refusing] "Oh, what have we here? Changed your mind perhaps? You deliver the ring, and I offer my co-operation. Hardly a shabby deal, hm?"

[Grant Request] "Very well. I humbly place my faith in you.  I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you.  Give this ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  ...Do your part, and I'll do mine."

[Attacking him] "Cold piss, what the devil is it now?  I get caught once, and now this!  One bloody time! Curse the gods!"

[You die] "As they say,  "The cornered rat will lick the balls of a cat." "

[Killing him] "(Forgive me, mother.) Forgive me, dear..."


Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)

"Oh, hello, you're back.  And in one piece. Well, now it's time I do my part.  Whatever trinket you need, speak up.  Just don't ask me where I got them."

[Talk] "Do me a favour, and don't forget our promise.  Give the [this] ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  A nuisance, I know, but it'll help me tie up some loose ends."

Give Loretta's Bone

"Heavens, she was already dead...  Thank you. I-I'm not surprised, though.  Hmm, almost a relief, really.  You can keep the ring.  As, well, a little trinket of thanks, I suppose."

[Leave] "Goodbye, and stay safe.  Oh, this place is a bore. What good is thievery if you've nowhere to go?"

[Attacking him] "You're heading for the brink aren't you?  Well I won't let you drag me down!  En guarde, you crusty ash bastard!"

[You die] "Cold piss, why did it come to this..."

[Killing him] "(Cries) I've gone and run my course, haven't I?"


Pillage (Undead Settlement)

"Ah, there you are. I was thinking...  You know I'm a petty thief.  Well, perhaps I'll go on the prowl.  Everyone's dead or hollowed away anyway, right, so...  I might as well fetch some weapons or treasure for you.  Well, what do you say?"

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that's your wish I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I wouldn't want to lose my touch..."

[Talk] "What is it? Have you changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you. You will not be disappointed.  Greirat the Thief was once a well-known name.  Until I ended up rotting in a cell..."

[Leave] "Good-bye. I will leave for some time. So long for now.  Do stay safe, you hear? Or my efforts will have been for naught."

[Return] "Oh, hello, you've come at a good time.  It took some prowling, but I've finally made a score.  Go on, have a gander."


Pillage (Irithyll of the Boreal Valley)

"Ahh, hello, fine work, I say.  Discovering Irithyll in the Boreal Valley, all in a day's work.  If the tales are true, it is home to old moon-worshipping nobles, and should be packed with treasure.  What do you think? Shall I go and see what I can find?

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that is your wish, I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I hate to leave a city of nobles ripe for the picking..."

[Talk] "What is it? Changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Mm, a fine choice!  I am greirat, the thief. What I bring back will be worthy of that name."

[Return] "Oh, then, we are both safe and sound.  Thank the gods for that. I don't like cutting things so close.  I might've died if it wasn't for that peculiar onion knight.  But in the end, it all paid off.  Take a good look. They're sure to be of some use."


Pillage (Lothric Castle)

"You know, I was thinking...  About leaving for another round of thieving.  There must be something of use in Lothric Castle.  I-I'm aware of the danger. That castle is a death trap.  Not a single man has returned from the castle unscathed, even back in the day.  But I don't want sit around and die a petty rat.  And I consider myself your friend."

[Refuse] "Right, fine. You're very thoughtful, you are.  But, if you change your mind, do speak up.  I meant every word of what I said."

[Talk] "Changed your mind?  I hope you do. I lived a petty rat, but would rather not die as one."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you, for placing your trust in me.  Oh, don't you worry. I know Lothric like the back of my hand."



  • Greirat is voiced by Stephane Cornicard, who also did the voice of Gavlan in Dark Souls 2.
  • The hat he is wearing is a Thrall Hood. It is said that people who wear the Thrall hood are either slaves or criminals.
  • When Patches takes residence in the Firelink Shrine he mentions that Greirat did him a good turn in Lothric Dungeon.
  • Selling him the Blue Tearstone Ring after giving him Loretta's Bone does not change his dialogue.
  • There was previously a typo in one of Greirat's dialogues. His sentence " I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you." was previously missing a "t" in the word settlement, making it read "Setlement". This was fixed in a later patch.
  • There is a rare glitch regarding Greirat in the Firelink Shrine. Sometimes, upon warping to Firelink Shrine and walking to where Greirat is, the rug he's sitting on and the stuff around him will not be absent and then suddenly appear after a few seconds. It's unknown what causes this to happen but it's mostly likely a loading or rendering glitch.



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    • Anonymous

      07 Aug 2020 21:15  

      this page didn't explain how to trigger his return for the first voyage, and was extremely messy and hard to understand

      • Anonymous

        01 Aug 2020 18:07  

        Ok this page is a mess. I saved siegward, crossed irithyl bridge, cleared irithyl (except pontiff), sent greirat out, cleared dungeon, killed siegwards giant friend, greirat lived. This is how i've done it every NG so whys this page a mess. I went to send it to my friend whos doing his first NG and it says a ton of what i did should have killed the rat

        • Anonymous

          29 Jul 2020 19:07  

          Just confirmed myself on PS4. Killed Pontiff and The Dancer before even saving both Siegward and Greirat. But just before sending Greirat to Irithyl I saved Siegward. Then I sent Greirat, insured that Siegward was inplace in the kitchen then I killed Alva. Finally I killed The Old Demon King, returned to shrine and Greirat lives. So it does'nt matter when you kill Pontiff and The Dancer as long as you insure that Siegward is in place and you kill alva before killing a boss which triggers the return of Greirat

          • Anonymous

            29 Jul 2020 16:26  

            It seems to be Patches take a liking with this guy here, even rescue him.

            Sad, this guy dies in his plunder in castle.

            • Anonymous

              29 Jul 2020 04:26  

              I just confirmed being able to save Greirat from lothric Castle. You have to get the lothric knight set and sell it to Patches. If you do this, a cutscene will trigger upon entering firelink shrine after the Grand Archives area where you fight tha Sage. They will both be sipping upon Siegbrews on greirats lil blanket and Patches will insult you for being a ****.

              • Anonymous

                20 Jul 2020 09:21  

                I have beaten pontiff, aldrich and lothric prince but still no greirat ashes. Patches didnt even mentioned about greirat

                • Anonymous

                  18 Jul 2020 16:17  

                  I could not get him to leave Firelink Shrine the first time. The problem ended up being that I was fast forwarding, "skipping" , through his dialogue since this was my 10th play through. Doing that causes you to miss the final things he says, thus he never leaves. I did a google search and found that some posted the same problem and a fix...

                  "...l didn't listen to his entire dialogue, including the "goodbye" part."

                  • 16 Jul 2020 20:28  

                    In regards to second pillage at Irithyll. Most recent playthrough:
                    1. Lit Distant Manor
                    2. Confirmed Siegward is in Kitchen
                    3. Proceeded through Irithyll opening all Shortcuts leading back to Church of Yorshka bonfire
                    4. Went to Firelink Shrine and sent out Greirat
                    5. Killed Pontiff
                    6. Greirat lives

                    This is now my preferred method.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Jul 2020 20:51  

                      Did everything correct except I entered irithyll dungeon for about a second, didn't grab bonfire or anything and he turned up dead. From what I'm reading in these comments this is a horribly inaccurate page so I'm not too surprised. With that being said IGNORE the note about it being safe to light the bonfire, do not even go to the dungeon.

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Jul 2020 04:16  

                        Why does this guide for the second stage say both that you can’t kill the Pontiff before sending him to Irithyll, and that you have to kill the Pontiff before sending him?
                        Which is it?

                        • Anonymous

                          21 Jun 2020 04:44  

                          I lit 2-nd bondire in Irithyl, sent Greirat to Irithyl, than gave armor to onionbro, and after all that killed the Dancer. Greirat appeared in the Firelink. Pontiff still alive.

                          • Anonymous

                            13 Jun 2020 00:01  

                            ive sendt greirat to irithyl, but he wont come back. and i cant find his ashes in the sewers. i have talked eith sigvard and done his questline up until irithyl, he was sitting with the fireplace. But greirat still havent come back, and he aint eaven dead... i did enter irithyl dungeon and killed the scripted invation. but i had already sendt greirat out a while ago, i reloaded the areas a bunch of times as well. but he aint coming back.

                            • Anonymous

                              11 Jun 2020 06:29  

                              Actually to access Greirat's questline on pillaging Irythill you just need to access the first bonfire outside High Lord Wolnir's boss room, you don't need to cross the bridge and defeat the Sylyvahn's Beast. Greirat Dies in Irythill if you don't give Seigward his armor outside the Clensing Chapel and will die if you buy the Catarina Set from Patches. I don't know how much about the Old Demon King is true but I always complete an area before moving on, I defeat every enemy in the game at least once and Greirat survives if I kill the Old Demon King. Greirat in Lothric castle apparently can survive if you kill Patches after sending Greirat to pillage Lothric Castle, to be honest I don't know if that information is true but it would make sense if killing Patches helps Greirat survive Lothric Castle, maybe you tell Patches Greirat went to Lothric Castle then Kill him to access the Questline but who knows, as soon as you discover Irythill you can immediately send Greirat to pillage BUT ONLY AFTER HELPING SEIGWARD IN THE WELL AT CLENSING CHAPEL AND DON'T BUY THE CATARINA ARMOR LEAVE IT FOR THE END GAME, You can get free Catarina Armor after helping Seigward defeat Yohm the Giant, I always keep 2 Catarina Sets in storage at the bonfire and only use 1 to give to Siegward and after helping Seigward I regain the set again giving me 2 sets, gotta know how to be prepared I guess.

                              • Anonymous

                                07 Jun 2020 20:41  

                                I didn’t kill Alva and Greirat Lived. I don’t know why this wiki says such nonsense. Greirat dies in Irithyll if: 1. Siegward was not in the kitchen. 2. If you send Patches and have already bought the catarina set. Imagine trusting fextralife lmao.

                                • Anonymous

                                  06 Jun 2020 03:15  

                                  Was worried I might have doomed him on the second outing. Didn't kill Sulyvahn yet, since I wanted to kill Alva first. I did not proceed and light the Bonfire at the Dungeon and luckily Siegward was still around napping in Irithyll which meant he could save Greirat safely.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    06 Jun 2020 01:53  

                                    :( did I doom him? So basically I didn't know the path to pontiff so I accidentally touched the tip of the dungeon area. Backed out asap didn't go near the bonfire. So went back found onion man in kitchen and killed potniff. However went to shrine and he not there. Can't find his ashes either. So don't know /:

                                    • Anonymous

                                      07 May 2020 02:56  

                                      what I understand from this game is that if I, the player, light the bonfire, then all the npcs can follow it? So what I am trying to get at is: can it be possible to do this questline even further by not lighting the grand archives bonfire?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        04 May 2020 02:39  

                                        DO NOT go to irithyll dungeon before beating Pontiff Sulyvahn, even if Onion knight was already at the kitchen. This would make Siegward go to the dungeon and in turn fails the Greirat questline

                                        • Anonymous

                                          03 May 2020 19:05  

                                          (MINOR SPOILER) I have started another run (not NG+) and decided it would be a good idea to go to the crow to see what I could get through the tree jump. I knew they took shiny things and bones, so I decided to give Loretta’s bone, figuring nothing would happen. The crow then took the bone, and I can’t progress with the Greirat quest. Just a warning for everyone.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            28 Apr 2020 05:21  

                                            If this is your first time running through the game and you don't want to screw up and get Greirat killed on his second outing, you can go ahead and kill the Old Demon King in Smouldering Lake before you head to Irithyll. On my run, I went on to kill Wolnir, then I went to kill the Old Demon King. I only lit the first bonfire in Irithyll, the one before crossing the bridge, THEN I went to Cathedral of the Deep to give Siegward's armor because I didn't want Greirat to die. I crossed the bridge into Irithyll where I lit the second bonfire and I went back to Firelink to send in Greirat for his second outing. The most important thing to save Greirat is before the boss fight of Sulyvahn, speak to Siegward in the Irithyll kitchen, and don't go to Irithyll dungeon at all. Then I went back up to kill Pontiff Sulyvahn, and traveled back to Firelink, and I found Greirat safe.

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