General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 Irithyll Dungeon
Firelink Shrine
Karla's Ashes
Karla's Set

Karla is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Karla Information



  • Located in a locked cell on the ground floor of Irithyll Dungeon, next to the main Jailer group.
  • The key to her cell is the Jailer's Key Ring and can be found in the Profaned Capital. Within the toxic swamp with the Sewer Centipedes, go up a ladder and stick to the left side of the roof until you come to some steps, follow the path and the key should be there.
  • Once she is sent back to Firelink Shrine, you can find her in an alcove under the stairs to the left of Andre.



Items Sold




First encounter

Oh, there you are."
"I thought you'd all but forgotten me. How sweet."
"Good to know that a skinny little heretic can still turn heads."

Hm? Oh...you're not one of them, are you?"
"Accept my apologies, for mistaking you for one of those leeches."
"So, what business have you here?"
"This is a land of monstrosities. And I am no exception."

Choice: Offer help/Do not help her

Offer help

"You're here to save me...?"
"But I am guilty. A wretched child of the Abyss."
"Is that something you can forgive?"

Do not help her

You're very frank. If you've no business here, take your leave at once. For your own sake.


Choice: Save her nonetheless/Do not save her

Save her nonetheless

Oh, really. You are no ordinary man."
"Very well. Besides, I've grown tired of imprisonment."
"I am Karla, and I accept your proposal."

Do not help her

You're very frank. If you've no business here, take your leave at once. For your own sake.


Talking to her again after choosing to not help her

What is it? Something else? Ahh, don't fret over me, I'm stuck here anyway."


Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)

Ahh, there you are."
"As I said, I am Karla. And am grateful to you."
"Now, what shall we do."
"The only thing that might interest you is my sorcery."
"Although my dark arts are a detestable sort."
"That wouldn't interest you, would it?"


Choice: Ask/Decline to learn dark sorceries

Ask to learn

Hm." (Nothing in subtitles)
"You're a wicked one, aren't you?"
"Very well. Humans are of the dark, and you are no different."
"Some may avert their eyes, but the truth remains the truth."
"Be careful though. Few humans are privy to this knowledge."
"Let it be a secret, [kept] between you and I..."

Decline to learn

Hm" (sight*)
"Most Regrettable"
"I have nothing else, you see, nothing at all"
"Have you so soon forgotten?That place is home only to monstrous things, and i am no exception ."

talk after decline to learn

"Ahh,hello there. I`m sorry to say..."
"This truly is all i have."
"Detestable sorceries that delve into the darkness of man..."


Ahh, hello again. Thank goodness.
Yes, yes, you require my sorceries, I presume?"

"Ah, hello again. Thank goodness.
One can become quite attached, even to a bumbling apprentice.
Oh, I'm hardly serious."


First "Talk" option

There is one thing that you should know."
"There is a darkness within man, and I am afraid you will peer into it."
"Whether the fear will spark self-reflection, or a ruinous nostalgia..."
"...is up to you entirely."
"Fear not, your choice will bring you no scorn."


Quelana Pyromancy Tome

Oh, a pyromancy tome, have we?
Quelana, Witch of Izalith...well, this is a fascinating pyromancy...
Wery well. If this is your wish.
I will unravel the thing the best I can.
Besides. It will be nice to play master for once.


Grave Warden Pyromancy Tome

Oh, another pyromancy tome, have we?
And one that resonates with the dark, yes, well suited to me... (laughs)
I may be a heretical sorcerer, but you bring me nothing but pyromancies!
Fiendish little lad, you..."


Any Divine Tome

Oh, is this a Divine Tome?
What on earth are you thinking?
I wouldn't go near a Divine Tome, or any so-called miracle.
And casters of miracles are sure to steer clear of me.
So, please.
Don't torture me so."


Any Divine Tome, again

Ahh, you, how could you...
I know, I know. I owe my life to you.
Fine, then. [but] Just this once, I will tell you this tale.
But do understand, it will be my first time.
I'll have no s.n.i.g.g.e.r.i.n.g, should I err."


After giving the Firekeeper her Eyes

Oh, are you lost on your journey?
No matter; today's lost are conquerors tomorrow.
It only demonstrates the making of a champion.
And besides, it will not change my sense of gratitutde, or how I think of you."
(And besides, whatever your choice... It will not change my sense of gratitutde, or how I think of you.)



Do stay safe"


Upon Death

You're a fickle one
and vicious..."




  • Karla is voiced by Jenny Funnel, who has previously voiced Yuria the Witch (Demon's Souls), Quelana of Izalith (Dark Souls), real Iosefka and Vileblood Queen Analise (Bloodborne)
  • Karla's character appears to be a reference to Yuria from Demon's souls, both characters are found imprisoned, and use dark magic channeled from emotion, both share the same voice actress.
  • Her item and ashes description imply that she is a Child of Dark much like Nashandra, Elana, Nadalia, and Alsanna.
  • Her name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "churl" or Old High German "karal" which originally meant "man" and later "commoner", which may be picked as a reference to her "dark" nature connected with humanity in contrast to gods who are referred to, at the least, as royalty or nobility.



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    • Anonymous

      14 Aug 2019 01:56  

      I can't believe all the praising comments here. She's a poor copypasta of DeS' Yuria with a squandered hint of backstory... I like her personality, but that's about it. One of the worst NPCs in the franchise...

      • Anonymous

        23 Jul 2019 19:42  

        It's better to give Irinia the dark miracle Braille tomes, as they turn her into a thirsty and insatiable nun that craves your touch.

        • Anonymous

          11 May 2019 11:00  

          Does anyone else feel that this character could also have been inspired from Karla "The Grey Witch" from Record of Lodoss War back in 1988? She lived for over 500 years by sealing her tremendously powerful magic (and her consciousness) in a magic circlet which would possess any host of her choosing. She went on to influence events in Lodoss for centuries and is easily the most powerful character in the series, wielding many types of magic with ease.

          • Anonymous

            05 May 2019 06:49  

            Why can’t Karla be given sorcery scrolls? Someone at FromSoftware was apparently sleeping on the job. Not only is Karla a sorceress, but she is also learned enough to teach you pyromancies and dark miracles. I suppose it might be the same reason she doesn’t teach you regular pyromancies and miracles, but it still seems odd to me. Failing NPC questlines for unpredictable/arbitrary reasons is practically a grand tradition at this point, so why not let Karla the SORCERESS accept SORCERY scrolls? P.S. I’m relatively new to anonymously ranting on internet forums, and so far it’s been fun. However, I still can’t bring myself to intentionally misspell words or use atrocious grammar.

            • Anonymous

              10 Jan 2019 17:51  

              For some reason she's always dead to me. I've done about 6 playthroughs now, and never interacted with her. Consequently I don't have any of her spells. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I never actually talked with her, nor did I know she existed until I read this page. I thought it was because I died in Irithyll Dungeon and it somehow bugged her, but I just arrived at the dungeon in a new playthrough without dying, and yet again she's dead in her cell.

              • Anonymous

                30 Oct 2018 00:09  

                it would be nice if you could give her a dark sorcery scroll, even if it was just one that taught you some minor ones

                • Anonymous

                  15 Oct 2018 07:38  

                  Even though she's not a fan of miracles, it's recommended to give her the Deep Braille Tome because Irina takes it much worse than her.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Aug 2018 22:04  

                    Karla is the most badass NPC in this game. You hand her tomes everyone else is afraid to even touch and she's like "well I'm not really a pyromancer but what the hell" and "eh I don't really do the faith and miracle thing but whatever." Hand other NPCs***** that's half as advanced and in the theme of their entire life's profession and they're like "OH LORD MY PURPOSE HATH BEEN FOUND."

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Jul 2018 16:18  

                      If you want, you can lure the lycanthrope out of his cell and he'll start murdering the jailers for you if he loses sight of you. Or you can attract the jailers and then run into his cell and rapport him to get the same effect when they chase you in. Then you have less to worry about as far as losing Karla due to a death on your end while talking to her.

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Jun 2018 20:31  

                        If you are going to panic about what happens if you die while talking to her just use a crossbow/bow to deal with jailers one by one and avoid the mimic.

                        • Anonymous

                          29 May 2018 23:45  

                          no stupid questlines, just a straight rescue the lady mission and this cutie will teach you all the dark shit you want, death to Anri, Karla is waifu

                          • Anonymous

                            22 Apr 2018 10:44  

                            I find it funny that none of the times you can even give her are things she wants. She only learns dark pyromancies and dark miracles, both of which she isnt huge fans of

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