Knight Slayer Tsorig

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
~1000 4,000

Catacombs of Carthus

Smouldering Lake

Knight Slayer's Ring

Fume Ultra Greatsword

Black Iron Greatshield

Knight Slayer Tsorig is a NPC in Dark Souls 3


Knight Slayer Tsorig Information

  • Killable.
  • Invades you shortly after the first bonfire within the catacombs, near the bridge approaching High Lord Wolnir. Wolnir must still be alive for the invasion to occur. However, if he is still alive, he can still be killed after Wolnir is dead.
  • If you kill him or he kills you, you obtain the gesture: "My thanks!" which is "War Cry" from Dark Souls 2.

Knight Slayer Tsorig Summoning

  • Can be summoned for the Old Demon King boss fight, only after he has been killed as an invader (killing his NPC form will not cause the sign to appear). The sign is in a corner of the Demon Ruins bonfire room.  Note that Tsorig can be summoned even after you kill him in person near the lava pond, assuming you killed his dark spirit form in the Catacombs.

Knight Slayer Tsorig Location

  • Invades in the Catacombs of Carthus. The quickest way to get the invasion is to follow the skeleton boulder from the bonfire, and take the doorway just to the right of where the boulder hits the wall. Tsorig will invade upon you entering this hallway, attempting to trap you between the doorway and a wall of iron bars.
  • You can find him in Smouldering Lake (as a hostile NPC, not a phantom), near the Demon Ruins/Old Kings Antechamber bonfires. He is found under the bridge over the lava pool which leads to the ballista. After the basilisk room, instead of going up the stairs to the bridge, look left instead. There's a pathway leading down to where Tsorig is waiting.  If you have not gained The Knight Slayer's Ring from killing his Invader Phantom, killing his NPC will net the item along with the Fume Greatsword and Black Iron Greatshield.


Knight Slayer Tsorig Combat Information

  • Health: NG (~1000), NG+ (1694), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)


Knight Slayer Tsorig Strategy

  • Tsorig can be stunlocked by most weapons with poise damage.
  • In order to easily kill Tsorig's Invader form just open the gate blocking the path to the destructable bridge first. Trigger the invasion by using an Ember by the raised gate, and as soon as Tsorig starts moving towards you sprint to the bridge and damage it so it breaks once you are across it. The invader's NPC pathing will make Tsorig walk across the now destroyed bridge, causing him to fall to his death.
  • The player can also wait for Tsorig's phantom to be on the bridge before breaking it, causing him to fall to his death without walking off. However, timing is required here, as Tsorig is strong enough to survive the fall from the 1/4th of the bridge closest to the Wolnir boss arena, as he will simply fall onto the platform below (although this fall will kill most players).
  • Tsorig's Phantom can also be led to the area with the rolling Skeleton Boulder, where his slow moveset can cause him to easily fall victim to it multiple times, so long as the player can keep luring him into its path.
  • Knight Slayer Tsorig's NPC form will attack the Black Knight on the bridge above him. Lead him up the stairs and let them fight.
    • The first of the two to land the first hit will usually win, allowing you to either take on a weakened Tsorig or Black Knight.
    • As he is fighting the Black Knight, the player can use Force or another move with strong knockback to push him into the lava.
  • He will blindly chase you into the lava. If low enough on health, he will likely die (even if you die, as he will always use his gesture after killing you). His items will then appear on the shoreline when you respawn. You MUST hit him at least once, before he dies to lava, or he will remain alive after you revive.
    • The pyromancy Flash Sweat can help immensely if you decide to use this strategy, as it reduces the chance of you dying in the lava.
  • Tsorig is summonable from the Demon Ruins bonfire, it is possible to bring him where he spawns as a hostile to help you kill himself (do note that he is not good at avoiding the Basilisks' curse gas, so you may wish to kill them before summoning him to avoid him dying to curse before getting to his human form). Great Swamp Cuculus can also be summoned and brought to the fight, though may have more trouble against Tsorig than phantom Tsorig.


Knight Slayer Tsorig Drops


Knight Slayer Tsorig Dialogue

  • None. He does not speak.


Knight Slayer Tsorig Trivia

  • He is visually similar to Black Iron Tarkus, from Dark Souls 1, wearing the same armor, however unlike Tarkus he uses the Fume Ultra Greatsword, an item obtainable in Dark Souls 2, via the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC.  Likewise, his ring is visually and functionally identical to the Ivory Warrior Ring obtainable in the frozen city of Eleum Loyce in the Dark Souls 2 Crown of The Ivory King DLC, which is likely the city referred to in its description.  His posession of the Fume Ultra Greatsword means that The Fume Knight may be among the knights he has slain.  Tsorig is the only Dark Souls character to use equipment from multiple DLC's.
  • The fact that Tsorig attacks near areas designed for it to be easy for him or the player to fall to their death, both as an Invader on the destructable bridge, and by knocking his NPC form off the stone bridge into the lava, is highly reminiscent of the fate of Black Iron Tarkus in Dark Souls 1, who is capable of knocking The Iron Golem boss off the top of Sens Fortress, yet whose armor can later be retrieved from the corpse of a man, presumably Tarkus, that himself fell to his death from the narrow rafters in Anor Londo.
  • Despite possessing equipment from both The Crown of The Old Iron King and The Crown of The Ivory King DLC's, Tsorig does not possess any equipment or lore tied to the third Dark Souls II DLC, Crown of the Sunken King.


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    • Anonymous

      10 Oct 2020 22:24  

      Throw alluring skulls into the lava pit and watch him burn. . . .

      If you have the quick roll (equip under 30%) and a fast weapon with decent reach, he's pretty easy. Just stay out of range, let him do his slow attacks and punish.

      • Anonymous

        08 Sep 2020 16:10  

        I toughed it out and fought him without cheesing,and I got him on the first try. I used a dragon crest shield and a +5executioner sword. I had my shield up and when he went to swing I rolled into his attack then backstabbed him twice,and was done after that. I guess this is what you f*** boys call gitting gud.

        • Anonymous

          04 Sep 2020 09:20  

          Ah Tsorig, slayer of knights, plunderer of gear, hero of the ages,tough battle-hardened opponent............

          Fooled by a spooky skull thrown into some lava by a skinny dude in a loincloth.

          • Anonymous

            25 Aug 2020 14:44  

            Took me few tries but i killed him sraight up near lava field. dude hits hard thats for sure..dodging is the key here, since blocking is pretty useless. still got a shield ready for ocassional block. he ain't that hard since he can be stunlocked and lets you breathe to heal

            • Anonymous

              29 Jul 2020 10:53  

              I want to ask if this guy got patched or what? I’m sure I’ll get it sooner or later, but thing is I’m replaying on the ps4 coming from pc and there’s one heck of a difference in my experience. The knight luring trick worked easily after a few tries my first time through - ah, how fondly I remember falling off that bridge into lava with him one hit away. Good times. Problem is I can’t even get close this play through. As in: I’m nowhere near his sword’*****box and he one shots me - like a little less than half the bridge away; he’s frequently one shotted the black knight - or straight up just owns him despite whoever gets the first hit; or one shots me as i round the corner by the stairs just past the basilisks (my bad?) - but shouldn’t he on respawn be down the hall by the lava and the stairs there? It was just after running past the basilisks hadn’t even gone up to trigger the knight. Been a few weird things like that lately with things outta place waiting to kill and cost me whatever souls I’ve had. So, Is this guy harder on the ps4 version or what?

              • Anonymous

                08 Jul 2020 08:28  

                Okay, one thing I discovered. He won't invade me because I pulled the lever which lifts the iron bar and now he won't invade me even if I reload the map. I've only went to Smouldering Lake but I only went there for Horace and I never met this guy as an NPC.

                • Anonymous

                  03 Jul 2020 11:31  

                  Did he actually kill Tarkus and Raime to get the gear he is using or did he just find Tarkus's corpse in Anor Londo?

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jun 2020 04:17  

                    Ugh, I wish I had looked at this earlier, I JUST got done beating Wolnir and found out that I need the leggings for my build -_-

                    • Anonymous

                      14 May 2020 01:40  

                      i always get the black knight upstairs to come down and kick his a*s, black knight wins 68% of the time with a cheese slice of health left, so i can back stab him, and boom, not even a scratch on my character

                      • Anonymous

                        26 Apr 2020 17:08  

                        This guy is an insult to Tarkus's legacy. At least it's not a solaire case where I have to feel bad killing him to get the armor.

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Apr 2020 21:59  

                          If you use Tears of Denial and proc it against this dude he’ll act like you died and emote for the full duration. Plenty of time for a backstab.

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Apr 2020 08:52  

                            I just got invaded by this guy and let the skeleton ball deal with him, running him up and down the stairs so that the ball hit him twice on each run. I feel like I owe that ball a drink.

                            • Anonymous

                              29 Mar 2020 03:50  

                              Phantom is the exact same as the one In person. I brought a full hp phantom Tsorig to other Tsorig, they were doing the exact same thing for about 75% of their hp. Then I helped my phantom because I was scared of Tsorig killing my Tsorig.

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Mar 2020 16:39  

                                If you have a problem with this guy: Try luring him onto the bridge and then simply use Force (miracle and not the midichlorian SW bullcrap) to make him fall into lava.

                                • Anonymous

                                  22 Mar 2020 01:28  

                                  Heads up for those who try summoning this idiot for the Old Demon King boss fight - there's a chance he'll get stuck clipping through the bottom of the stone staircase outside the boss room, and be unable to enter the fight. Thanks for nothing, Tsorig!

                                  • Anonymous

                                    17 Mar 2020 01:04  

                                    Look at this fool, a dung covered peasant in a tin can wielding a oversized menstrual pad. lmao *points down* get rekt, corn fed simpleton.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      02 Mar 2020 21:06  

                                      i got invaded by this guy and ran across the bridge and broke it. i guess hes blind because he just walked right into the pit as if the bridge was still there. lol

                                      • Anonymous

                                        06 Feb 2020 23:05  

                                        I just lured the black knight off of the bridge on the corner close to Tsorig. I went to collect the loot on the other side of the bridge, and then went to see if I could observe the tail end of the fight before I went to turn off the ballista. For some bizarre reason the two of them had run straight out into the lava. I didn't get to observe a fight, I got to observe Tsorig take two steps, die, and "My thanks!" popping up on my screen. My thanks!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          05 Feb 2020 06:13  

                                          Just something I found out, if he kills you while you have tears of denial miracle active he emotes as if you had died. Allowed me to stun lock the second half of his hp bar with no counter.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            25 Aug 2019 15:50  

                                            What would happen if I brought the phantom Tsorig with me to where his actual NPC self is? Will he be there or just gone?

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